Rain on a window pane, a fire truck, a tomcat with innumerable offspring: it is an intentionally unintentional gaze that allows for chance encounters, for stories and memories – leads that Ruth Beckermann follows across Europe and the Mediterranean.
Nigerian asylum seekers in Sicily, an Arab musician in Galilee, nationalists drunk on beer in Vienna, the Capitoline Wolf, and three veiled young women trying for minutes to cross a busy road in Alexandria. Threads, cloth and textiles pop up like book marks in a fabric of movement, of travelling or seeking refuge.

THOSE WHO GO THOSE WHO STAY is a story of being on the move, in the world and one’s own life.

HD - 75' - 25fps - 1:1,85

Dolby Digital
subtitles: english

book and direction Ruth Beckermann
camera Johannes Hammel, Peter Roehsler, Ruth Beckermann
montage Ruth Beckermann, Dieter Pichler
sound design Gerhard Daurer
producer Ruth Beckermann
composer Eleni Karaindrou

world premiere 25.10.2013, VIENNALE - Vienna International Film Festival
international premiere Visions du Réel, Nyon
festivals FIDD Marseille