The Angel of History
Der Engel der Geschichte
A border in Europe. A painting by Paul Klee. A poem by Walter Benjamin. A film about yesterday and today, and how difficult it is to recognize one behind the other.
Born in 1975 in Germany, Eric Esser made his first short film in 2003. Upon completion of his studies in media informatics (majoring in “media studies”), he worked for the WZB Berlin Social Research Center. In 2005 he began his studies at the Filmarche Berlin, a self-governed film school where he majored in directing and documentary film making. He is currently a member of the Filmarche Elders’ Council and engaged in the AG DOK, a working group for documentary film making. Since autumn 2014 he has been studying for a Master's Degree in documentary filmmaking at the Konrad Wolf Film University in Potsdam, Germany. Eric Esser lives and works on Berlin.
Cinematographer: Michael Zimmer; Editor: Evelyn Rack