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The Horses of a Cavalry Captain

Clemens von Wedemeyer
Die Pferde des Rittmeisters
Germany 2015 / 10’

The archival footage used in the film, shot with a 16 mm camera, is of priceless historical value for contemporary audiences. We have an amateur to thank for the footage, Harald von Vietinghoff-Riesch, a man who, during the first three years of World War II, recorded the daily life of soliders and civilians, as well as horses, which play a key role in Clemens von Wedemeyer’s documentary.

Patryk Tomiczek

Clemens von Wedemeyer

Born in 1974 in Göttingen. From 1996 to 1998, studied Photography and Media at Fachhochschule Bielefeld. Transferred in 1998 to the Academy of Visual Arts in Lipsk. Was an award winner at the International Film Festival in Oberhausen in 2006. His work has appeared at the Biennale in Moscow and in Berlin, among other places. He lives and works in Berlin.

Selected filmography

1998 Mass (video, short)
2007 Von Gegenüber / From the Opposite Side (short)
2008 Die Probe / The Test (video, short)
2015 Konie rotmistrza / Die Pferde des Rittmeisters / The Horses of a Cavalry Captain (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Clemens von Wedemeyer
screenplay Clemens von Wedemeyer
cinematography archival footage
editing Clemens von Wedemeyer
sound Clemens von Wedemeyer
producer Clemens von Wedemeyer
language German
colouration b&w