| #3 The Past Is Present
(BALi, KulturBahnhof Kassel)

The film ESTATE. deals with the unspoken. A family reappraisal triggered by a letter written by the filmmaker's grandmother to her grandfather in 1963. The gaze falls on the unhealable wound in the face of death. The Film is not about betrayal per se, but about how we deal with injustice that has not been spoken, that cannot be rectified in death. "Would my grandma's anger, had it been made public, have changed anything about my grandpa's position of power? Perhaps there is a piece of futility in this questioning, but perhaps it is also useful to bring a glimpse of this darkness to see that the time of angry women has begun to fight for their rights and their just place in society." (Anika Wagner)

  • Duration: 6 Min.
  • Countries: Germany
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Production year: 2023
  • Premiere: World Premiere

  • Director: Anika Danielle Wagner
  • Camera: Anika Danielle Wagner
  • Editing: Anika Danielle Wagner
  • Sound: Anika Danielle Wagner
  • Music: Anika Danielle Wagner
  • Production: Marie-Hélène Gutberlet, Edgar A. Langer