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Lambert Crickxstraat 30
1070 Brussels, Belgium

In der Dämmerstunde – Berlin (de l’aube à la nuit)

Annik Leroy

16mm & 16mm transferred to HD video, b&w, 4:3, stereo & 5.1, BE, 1980, 67’

“Two years have passed since my first trip to Berlin. This month of October shows me the picture of my loneliness. I can still hear the sound of my footsteps on the Landwehrkanal, their crunching, and then the silence, the silence of a city. These empty roads, whose desolation confuses me; a moment of love imprinted on my memory.” Paris – October 1980

With this film I try to retrace my journey, my story through the ruins, neighbourhoods, and streets of Berlin. I filmed the dialogue that took place between the city and myself, the wanderings in the old neighbourhoods (Moabit, Kreuzberg, Wedding), places where you can still find most of the traces of the past, or rather what’s left of them.” (AL)

“The feeling of finding oneself back in Berlin, a year later, to end a story. Searching for a past that no longer exists; an emotion in this city, which, the longer I walk around, increasingly resembles others, a city like any other … Bahnhof Zoo, to come back here, take the train to Paris, and start all over.” Berlin – November 1980

Camera Annik Leroy
Sound Alain Marchal & Edith Dewit
Sound mix Jean-Paul Loublier
Editing Eva Houdova & Daniel De Valck (Cobra Films)
Produced by Gamma Films & ZDF “Das kleine Fernsehspiel”
Co-produced by Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles

In der Dämmerstunde – Berlin (de l’aube à la nuit) has been on display at the following locations:

The Machine That Kills Bad People London, (GB) Wednesday, Sep 20 2023 Kino im Sprengel Hannover, (DE) Saturday, Apr 30 2022 Austrian Film Museum Vienna, (AT) Oct 7–Oct 8 2021 États généraux du film documentaire Lussas, (FR) Wednesday, Aug 18 2021 Il Cinema Ritrovato Bologna, (IT) Tuesday, Jul 27 2021 Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin, (DE) Friday, Jun 4 2021 DOK Leipzig, (DE) Oct 29–Oct 30 2020 Whitechapel Gallery London, (GB) Saturday, Nov 23 2019 Festival En Ville - Le p'tit ciné Brussels, (BE) Wednesday, Nov 6 2019 HEAD Geneva, (CH) Thursday, Sep 19 2019 Fondation Boris Lehman Brussels, (BE) Tuesday, Jul 30 2019 Deptford Cinema London, (BE) Saturday, Mar 23 2019 Courtisane Festival Ghent, (BE) Sunday, Apr 1 2018 Regenbogen Kino Berlin, (DE) Saturday, Jul 28 2012 Tonkino Saalbau Vienna, (AT) Saturday, Jun 2 2012 Cinematek Brussels, (BE) Tuesday, Mar 14 2006 XXP- Berliner TV (program editor Alexander Kluge) Berlin, (DE) Friday, May 25 2001 Cinema Nova Brussels, (BE) Monday, Oct 4 1999 Goethe-Institut Brussels, (BE) Wednesday, Oct 31 1990 Cinematek Brussels, (BE) Monday, Oct 17 1988 Cinematek Brussels, (BE) Tuesday, Oct 2 1984 Cinematek Brussels, (BE) Tuesday, Oct 2 1984 Cinématheque Française Paris, (FR) Thursday, Apr 21 1983 Rencontres Cinéma et Histoire Valence, (FR) Monday, Apr 11 1983 36th Edinburgh International Film Festival Edinburgh, (GB) Sunday, Aug 22 1982 British Film Institute London, (GB) Monday, Apr 26 1982 Centre Culturel Communauté Française de Belgique Paris, (FR) Monday, Jan 25 1982 Maison de la culture Tournai, (BE) Saturday, Jan 16 1982 Amsterdams Filmhuis (Rialto) Amsterdam, (NL) Jan 7–Jan 12 1982 Cinematek Brussels, (BE) Thursday, Dec 31 1981 Musée d'Art Moderne Paris, (FR) Sunday, Dec 13 1981 Film Fest Gent, (BE) Friday, Nov 13 1981 Festival Nouveau Cinéma Montreal, (CA) Wednesday, Oct 28 1981 Festival de Nyon, (CH) Monday, Oct 12 1981 Filmweek Arnhem, (NL) Oct 11–Oct 12 1981 Festival Jeune Cinéma Hyères, (FR) Monday, Sep 14 1981 Festival de Films de Femmes Brussels & Antwerp, (BE) Thursday, Apr 23 1981 Mostra del Film d'Autore San Remo, (IT) Thursday, Mar 19 1981 ZDF Berlin, (DE) Thursday, Feb 26 1981 Berlinale Berlin, (DE) Saturday, Feb 14 1981