The Mushroom Speaks

Switzerland2021documentary88'
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Hidden and inconspicuously beautiful, mushrooms seldom play main film parts. It is regretful, as they may serve as an excellent example of how to enter into successful alliances or life giving symbioses and fruitful collaboration in delicate ecosystems. Seemingly frail, they are immortal and eternal. Separate, they join forces to form a gigantic network and become omnipresent. German director Marion Neumann revisits the way we think about fungi and, above all, about ourselves – humans. Her oneiric film employing sophisticated images and sound is suspended somewhere between a documentary and an artistic creation.

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Marion Neumann

Film director. She was born in 1977 in Germany. She studied Documentary Film at the University of Television and Film Munich. Her first film “This Moment Is Not the Same” (2010) premiered at Visions du Réel. Her works are based on her personal experiences and Neumann herself shifts between a documentary and an experimental approach to film entwining narration with science, poetry and contemporary social problems. “The Mushroom Speaks” (2021) is her second feature film.

cinematography
Marion Neumann
script
Marion Neumann
music
Olga Kokcharova
editing
Orsola Valenti
production
Luc Peter, Katia Monla (Intermezzo Films)
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