Since it debuted on the festival circuit last year, we’ve had our eye on The Dreamed Path, Angela Schanelec‘s first solo directing effort since 2010. While it’s still seeking U.S. distribution, if you missed it at ND/NF in NYC here last month, it’ll be playing at Locarno in Los Angeles on April 22 and the first trio of teasers have now arrived. From the first few shots, one can glean Robert Bresson’s influence, but it looks to be a wholly original work, something we hope the rest of the country will get to see soon.
“Angela Schanelec’s The Dreamed Path is so beguiling that we, the audience, have to take comfort in pointing out its one clear structural point: it’s split into two halves, each about a different couple in separate time periods,” we said in our review. “Our first is Kenneth (Thorbjörn Björnsson) and Theres (Miriam Jakob), who we see arriving on vacation in Greece in 1984; the film is quick to divert our attention to a protest about the nation’s place in the European Union, and here already feeling the weight of democracy and mythology. A young, attractive couple (easily the film’s liveliest sequence is when they busk “In the Jungle”), circumstances suddenly drive them apart when Kenneth’s parents in England fall sick and Theres gets a teaching job back in Germany.”
Check out the three teasers below.
The Dreamed Path plays at Locarno in Los Angeles on April 22 and is seeking U.S. distribution.