Gerti Gerbert was photographed by her husband Eugen over a period spanning more than forty years. Besides the obligatory family photographs, from their wedding day until his death Eugen took countless pictures of Gerti: in her underwear, in homemade summer frocks, or completely naked; on the beach, in the woods, in the car, or on the floor at home. Using the Gerberts’ picture archive, interviews with Gerti, and Eugen’s notes, the film looks at what remains of life and love at the end.

The Photographer's Wife
The Photographer's Wife
The Photographer's Wife

D 2011, HD/ 8mm, 1:1,78, color & b&w, surround, 29 minutes

  • photographs, films, texts

  • Eugen Gerbert

  • direction, camera, sound, montage

  • Karsten Krause

  • script, direction, camera, montage

  • Philip Widmann

  • color grading

  • Matthias Behrens

  • sound design, mixing

  • Roman Vehlken

  • produced by

  • works cited

  • in cooperation with

  • Hamburg University of Fine Arts

  • funded by

  • Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and Freundeskreis der HfbK Hamburg e.V.

  • screenings

  • 21er Haus Vienna
    Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal
    Transcinema Lima
    Encuentros del otro cine Quito & Guayaquil
    Grande Filiale Speyer
    DocLab / Goethe Institut Hanoi
    DOXA Documentary Film Festival – Best Short Documentary
    Timishort Film Festival – Special Mention
    Neisse Film Festival
    Nowe Horyzonty Wroclaw
    EUShorts Budapest
    Achtung Berlin
    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
    Dokumentarfilmwoche Hamburg
    Beogradski Festival Dokumentarnog i Kratkometražnog Filma
    Filmfest Schleswig-Holstein
    Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
    Rencontres Henri Langlois
    German Short Film Award – Best Documentary
    Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival
    Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest
    Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife
    dokumentART Neubrandenburg/Szczeczin – Latücht-Award
    Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro – Special Jury Award
    Festival Internacional de Jóvenes Realizadores de Granada
    Festival Internacional de Curtas de Belo Horizonte – Melhor curta
    First Steps Awards – Best Documentary
    Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg – Special Mention
    Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca – Special Mention
    Krakow Film Festival – Special Mention
    Curtocircuito Santiago de Compostela
    Visions du Réel