War on Stones (Guerra alle Pietre - Krieg den Steinen)

War on Stones
Scene from "War on Stones"

On a stony leasehold in the south of Italy, a father is showing his son how to build dry-stone walls to mark off the fields and clear the stones from the land so that it can be farmed. Watching his father's precise and seemingly effortless gestures, the son realizes that exercising a craft with anything less than total devotion will mean that it will be void of "vitality or life and so - devoid of beauty."


Andreas Teuchert was born in 1970 in Tuebingen. He studied Literature and History in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin, followed by Film Studies at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin. A selection of his films includes: Der letzte Vietcong (short, 1995), La musica seite voi, amici! (1998) - a "making of" the film Sicilia!, and War On Stones (Guerra alle pietre, short, 2003).
Genre History, Literature
Category Short
Year of Production 2003
Director Andreas Teuchert
Screenplay Saverio Strati
Cinematography Andreas Teuchert
Andreas Teuchert
Producer Andreas Teuchert
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), in cooperation with Andreas Teuchert Filmproduktion/Berlin
Length 11 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Italian
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2003 (short competition), Reykjavik 2003, Oberhausen 2003, Hamburg 2003, Cinema Jove Valencia 2003, Montecatini 2003, Ludwigsburg 2003, Viennale 2003, Uppsala 2003, Bologna 2003, Badalona 2003

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