Letting go by Anne-Katrin Titze

Letting go by Anne-Katrin Titze
Wood And Water director Jonas Bak on Anke Bak: “It was important to show the mother reminiscing about the past and maybe living more in the past than in the present.”

Jonas Bak’s unhurried Wood and Water, starring his mother Anke Bak, is a highlight of the 50th anniversary edition of New Directors/New Films and will screen in the summer edition of the 71st Berlin International Film Festival. I see a thread developing from the Nd/Nf feature committee, as the Opening Night selection, Amalia Ulman’s El Planeta, also stars the director’s mother (Ale Ulman).

Bak’s debut feature with the help of remarkable, thought-provoking cinematography by Alexandru Grigoras, the music of Brian Eno, and a Chinese fortune teller, the nostalgia for “beautiful, quiet, normal family life,” shifts slowly into a different gear.

Anke retires from her church job in a small picturesque town in the Black Forest.
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