Assaf Gruber

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The Calling
Video, 17', 2017

The Calling illustrates a fictional portrait of Thomas, a son of a protestant pastor who was not accepted to art school in East Germany during the times of the GDR due to his religious background. Nowadays, in his late 50’s, still haunted by that trauma, he lives with his wife, in a huge house that they inherited from the wife aristocrat family.
Thomas actions are accompanied with a voice over of his daughter who tells his life story from her own perspective. Thomas has a rather comfort life free from financial burden. His daily leisure activities and houseman obligations are encompassed by melancholia and doubts about the sense of the calling of his life.

Written and directed by Assaf Gruber; Actor: Thomas Rudnick; Voice Over: Eva Bay; Producer: Eyal Vexler; Co Producer: Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V.; Cinematography: Frank Meyer; Music: Terry Riley; Editing: Janina Herhoffer; Sound recording: Frank Bubenzer; Sound Mixing: Jochen Jezussek; Stage Design: Romy Kiessling

Full video can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/197812939 (request password here)

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