Samsa - Homage to Franz Kafka (Samsa - Hommage an Franz Kafka)

Samsa - Homage to Franz Kafka
Scene from “Samsa – Homage to Franz Kafka” (photo © Hochschule fuer Film & Television "Konrad Wolf"/René Lange 2008)

A brief, nightmarish sequence depicting Kafka in a process of writing, where lines between reality and fiction are beginning to blur.


René Lange was born in 1977 in Saxony-Anhalt. From 1995-2000, he studied Graphic Design in Dessau. Since 2003, he has been studying Animation at the University of Film & Television “Konrad Wolf”. His films include: Die Identitaetskrise (2002), Wie der Pfeffer auf die Sterne kam (2003), Fuchs, du hast die Gans gestohlen (2004), and Samsa – Hommage an Franz Kafka (2008).
Genre Literature, Animation, Experimental
Category Short
Year of Production 2008
Director René Lange
Screenplay René Lange
René Lange
Daniel Regenberg
Animation René Lange
Producer Nadine Sklodowski
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 4 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Original Version
 no dialogue
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals L'Alternativa Independent Film Festival Barcelona 2008, Cottbus 2008, Braunschweig 2008, Leipzig 2008 (Animation Competition), Molodist Kiev 2008, Animadrid 2008, Melbourne International Animation Festival 2008, Sehsuechte Potsdam 2008, Dresden 2008, GoEast! Wiesbaden 2008, Berlin & Beyond San Francisco 2009

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