The Spree – Symphony of a River

Documentary / Germany / 2007 / 52’ & 86’

  • Author:Gerd Conradt
  • Director:Gerd Conradt
  • DOP:Hans Rombach
  • Editor:Astrid Vogelpohl
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:achtung berlin – new berlin film award 2008, Pyongyang IFF 2008, Sulmona FF 2008, GZDOC Guangzhou 2008

It revives and invigorates: the River Spree – the hallmark of Berlin. In his film, Gerd Conradt shows the river in all its glorious facets – as a border, a waterway, an energy source, a watering place, a work place and habitat – without shunning its more problematic aspects. The images unfold and create a dazzling allure, to the backdrop of Karsten Gundermann’s specially composed symphony, performed by the Dresden Philharmonic. It’s a film which will enchant you as it takes you on a unique journey along the Spree from its source to where it feeds into the Havel.

In co-production with Koppfilm and RBB. Supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Development supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung.