Du bei mir - Teil II (You by Me - part II), 2018-19

2018-19, stop motion animation, HD, 5:00

Realized with the support of Autonome Provinz Südtirol - Amt für Deutsche Kultur, Italy

Concept and direction: Christian Niccoli
Stop Motion Animation: Hylas Film
Postproduction: Cristiano Cesolari
Dramaturgical Advisors: Susanne Krauß
Sound design: Roman Strack

“Du bei mir - Teil II” (You by Me - Part II) is the second film of a series of works on faith, describing
the diverse aspects of the intimate and trusting relationship a person may develop with a spiritual
entity. Part II focuses on the afterworld. It metaphorically looks at the overcoming of death as a
jump into an unknown dimension. The film presents a dark, dirty alley. The camera slowly pans
into a narrow passage. The viewers find themselves staring at a dead end, a wall with no doors or
windows to escape through. Suddenly, a sound of running steps comes closer, louder. A
pole-vaulter spins by the camera and jumps over the wall, disappearing.