Pool – Internationale TanzFilmPlatform Berlin
Sao Carlos Videodance Festival
Dance Moments Krakau
Sisters Wild Cinema Ulm
Dance/Choreography: Romy Schwarzer und Torsten Matzke
Writer/Director: Elke Brugger
Director of Photography: Stefan Eisenburger
Art Department: Mena Moskopf
Editor Bele Albrecht
Music: Sophie Reyer und Tonverbrechung
Animation: Michelle Park, Frank Pingel, Judith Bornmann, Diana Sanchez, Camilo Colmenarez, Bele Albrecht
Elke Brugger is Austrian-born screenplay writer and director who lives in Cologne. Her films move between different genres and explore the depths behind facades of everyday life. She is also interested in conflict between an individual and a system – a system that can be a society, family, or a relationship.
Elke was born in Salzburg and studied Theatre, Film and Mediascience at the University Vienna. After finishing her studies, she worked as assistant director in film and theatre. She also studied psychology for two semesters in Berlin and finally, she decided to start her master studies at the Academy of media arts Cologne, where she concentrated on directing and screenplay writing. Since then, Elke’s short films have been shown in different festivals around the world. Her first screenplay for a feature film, named “Fishe im blauen Himmel” (eng. Fish in the blue sky) was shortlisted for German screenplay prize in 2018. Elke is also a founding member of “Lagerfeuer Writers’ Room”, a team of writers involved in fictional storytelling. With this team, she developed an episode for a well-known german television crime series. This team also won Wim Wenders scholarship for innovative storytelling. At the moment, Elke is working together with a co-director Lisa Wagner on a feature documentary about young female break-dancers.
What should one do with traces of the past that are fading, leaving you less than what you were? Be stronger, hold on to them, unite with them so that you don’t stay behind? Transform them or change yourself and hold on until the next moment that makes more of you again? “more” examines the memory of a relationship, the shared dance, rubbing off on each other, the making of images. A woman immerses herself once again in the past and ultimately transforms that which she had experienced. What remains is space for something new.