Dark, deserted streets in a devastated European town at the end of the 20 th Century. People on the run. Explosions. A woman and a man meet. And they loose sight of each other again after spending a night in a hotel room. Surrounded by a desolate and polluted universe where night never seems to come to an end, these lonely souls are on their melancholic quest for a lost world. But in the longed for world there cannot be any reality. In the other one, which is existing, life has come to an end. It needs to cross the wasteland and to go beyond the horizon to find the starting point of something new.
“Kalyi – Age of Darkness” follows rather the structure of o poem than of a novel. It is inspired by motives of the German expressionist short story “Miramée” by Walther Rheiner (1895 – 1925). —Fredkelemen.com
Descending of German and Hungarian families, Fred Kelemen was born in West-Berlin/Germany.He studied painting, music, philosophy, science of religions and theatre sciences and worked in different theatres as a director’s assistant before he began his studies in directing and cinematography at the German Film & TV Academy Berlin (dffb) from 1989 to 1995. He graduated from the dffb with a diploma as a director and as a cinematographer.
For his diploma film “Fate” he received the German National Film Award in 1995. Since that time, he has made a number of films and videos as director and collaborated as cinematographer with several film directors like Béla Tarr (“Journey to the Plain”, Hungary 1995, “The Man from London”, Hungary/France/Germany 2007, “The Turin Horse”, Hungary, France, USA, Germany 2009/10 ), Rudolf Thome (“The Visible and the Invisible”, Germany 2006), Gariné Torossian (“Stone, Time, Touch”, Canada/Armenia 2005) a. o.
Since 1995 he is working as an… read more