Werner Nekes – Life between the pictures

One of the most important contemporary experimental filmmakers

The film takes on the challenge of not only capturing Nekes' significant body of work, but also building a deeper understanding through Nekes the person, by exploring his roots, his environment and his personality. Personal encounters and active creation formed the basis for making Nekes' film work and special treasures of his collection tangible. We experience how closely Nekes lived among the images that surrounded him and that he himself created.

In conversations with Alexander Kluge, Nekes reveals himself to be a competent film scholar and an active researcher of perception; the film also addresses his close collaboration with Helge Schneider and Christoph Schlingensief.

Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, 2017
Filmfest Hamburg, 2017
Duisburger Filmwoche, 2017
DOK.fest München, 2017
Kasseler Dokfest, 2017
European Media Arts Festival, 2017
87 minutes
Ulrike Pfeiffer
Ulrike Pfeiffer
Director of Photography
Bernd Meiners
Thomas Vollmar
Film Editing
Kawe Vakil
André Feldhaus
Cinema Sound Mix
Andreas Hellmanzik
Post Production
Cine Complete GmbH
Color Grading
Jan Gerold
Barrier-free version
Kathy Hellmanzik
Cine Complete GmbH
Gerd Haag
Mike Beilfuß
Matthias Greving
Line producer
Kerstin Krieg
Production Manager
Cornelia Kellers
mindjazz pictures UG
nordmedia – Film- und Mediengesellschaft/ Bremen mbH
MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Filmstiftung NRW
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM)