Bilder (m)einer Mutter_Poster | ©KOBERSTEIN FILM
©KOBERSTEIN FILM

Life on Tape

  • Bilder meiner Mutter / Pictures of my mother (Working title)
All titles (3)
Documentary Feature | 2019-2021 | Biography, Docu, Found Footage, Women | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting01/02/2019
End of shooting01/03/2019
Filming regionsGermany - North Rhine-Westphalia

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie79 Minuten

Brief synopsis

LIFE ON TAPE tells the story of director Melanie Lischker's mother from the early 1970s on, recorded by her father in over 100 hours of super 8- and video material. The climate of the time, torn between emancipation and a conservative way of though, rubs off on the biography of the young woman, who struggels to find and free herself from expectations towards her as wife and mother. In drawing a bow through the decades "Life on Tape" investigates the engagement of three generations of women with the traditional role allocations of their time.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Gabi Lischker [L]Barbara Weiß

Crew

ActivityNameComment
ColoristNikolaus Schreiber
DirectorMelanie Lischker
EditorMechthild Barth
EditorMelanie Lischker
ComposerFreya Arde
ComposerJens Heuler
ProducerMaria Wischnewski
ProducerEva Rink
Development
Development
Development producerEva Rink
Line producerJens Körner
Line producerJorge Bogalho
WDR
WDR
Assistant production managerLilly Rinklebe
CreatorMelanie Lischker
ScreenwriterMelanie Lischker
Production sound mixerTobias Rüther
Sound re-recording mixerTorben Seemann
Commissioning editorJutta Krug
WDR
WDR

Production companies

CompanyComment
Koberstein Film
Melanie Lischker Produktion [de]
WDR - Westdeutscher Rundfunk [de]
coproduction
coproduction
Arte [de/fr]
in collaboration
in collaboration

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Koberstein Film
Germany (theatrical)
Germany (theatrical)

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Sound (Postproduction)Chaussee Soundvision GmbH

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Melanie Lischker2021Filmfestival Kitzbühel [at]Competition Documentary FilmWinner
Melanie Lischker2021Achtung Berlin [de]DocumentaryNominated
Melanie Lischker2021DOK.fest München [de]DOK.DeutschNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2021GermanyDOK.fest MünchenOn the shortlist in section DOK.deutsch

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 25/11/2021