RIFT FINFINNEE
RIFT FINFINNEE

RIFT FINFINNEE

Director Daniel Kötter

Production year 2020

Length 80min.

Country Germany/Ethiopia

SYNOPSIS

In grandiose wide opening shots, slow panoramas, and concise static compositions, Daniel Kötter explores the landscape east of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. He focused his attention on four urbanizing areas, in which the boundaries between urban and rural, between industry and agriculture are blurring. The film also gives us an insight into the private lives of the locals. Their off-screen comments help create a layered portrait of a place undergoing drastic ecological and social changes - for which many are not prepared.

CAST & CREW

Daniel Kötter
Daniel Kötter

Director

Producer(s)

Meike Martens

Script

Daniel Kötter

Director of Photography

Daniel Kötter

Music by

Getatchew Merkuria

Sound

Marcin Lenarczyk

Edit

Daniel Kötter

Production company(ies)

Blinker Filmproduktion GmbH, Daniel Kötter

Daniel Kötter

Born 1975. Daniel Kötter is a german film and theatre director whose work oscillates deliberately between different media and institutional contexts, combining techniques of structuralist film with documentary elements and experimental music theater. His research based practice focuses on questions of urbanity in East Europe, Middle East and Africa. Kötter's series of films (with Constanze Fischbeck) has been under development between 2009 and 2015. In 2017-20, he worked on the documentary film trilogy Hashti Tehran, Desert View and Rift Finfinnee about urban peripheries in Tehran, Cairo and Addis Ababa. Hashti Tehran won the Special Award of the German Short Film Awards.


Filmography

State-Theatre #1 Lagos (2011), State-Theatre #2 Tehran (2011), Bühne (2012, short), Hashti Tehran (2017), Desert View (2018), Yu Gong (2019), Rift Finfinnee (2020).