The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

The Illegal Film

Germany | 2018 | 84 min
German, English | Subtitles in English
Editing: Ralph Streese
Director: Martin Baer, Claus Wischmann


North American Premiere

Since the invention of photography, billions of photographs have been taken. Today, more photographs are taken in a single day than were taken in the entire twentieth century. This documentary explores the whirlwind evolution of image production and addresses the issues of copyright and privacy, as the new technologies become more and more invasive. A striking documentary on a reality of the current times.


Martin Baer

Martin Baer is a cameraman, writer and film director, based in Berlin, Germany.
Filmography | Kinshasa Symphony (2010); White Ghosts (2004); Humedica in Ruanda (2003); Vamos a la playa (2001); Headhunting (2001); Free Africa! (1999); Hezbullah in Lebanon (1994); Dance with Death – A history of bull-fighting (1992); Licensed to kill (1991)

Claus Wischmann

Filmography | Documentary films (selection):
„City of Kings“ 90 min, 2017
„Gozo – One Island, Two Operas“ 54 min, 2016
„Survival Artists“ 52 min, 2016
„Carnival! – proud to be mad“ 93 min, 2014
„A Baroque Celebration” 90 min, 2011
„Not of this world – The Pianist Murray Perahia“ 52 min, 2011
„Kinshasa Symphony“ 95 min, 2010
“Hot Roads – An Iceroad in Siberia” 43 min, 2010
“András Schiff at the Teatro Olimpico” 72 min, 2008
„The Art of Belcanto – Edita Gruberova“ 75 min, 2008
„Wagner’s Mastersinger, Hitler’s Siegfried” 52 min, 2008
“Damages for Eternity – The Remains of Coal” 44 min, 2007
„Boundless Play - Boris Berezovsky“ 43 min, 2006
“Splendour of the Earth” 43 min, 2004
„A Voice out of the Cold“ 52 min, 2004
„Now tell me, little white Cloud ...“ 52 min, 2002

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