ABOUT THE FILM
I am YOU is a film about the essence of life. It looks at the undiscovered world of human feelings and shows different opinions about the female and male nature.
The film accompanies young people at the beach of a greek island, as well as focuses the conversations of old grandmothers about their love and life experiences. It also provides a deep insight into the spirit, the fears and the different responsibilities of each gender.
The film includes diverse sequences of the outstanding greek landscapes and nature.
It is not a classical documentary, rather a contemplation about the topic. It also includes several touching sequences with young muscians at the mountain and at the beach.
„There's something in a woman beyond all human delight; a magnetic virtue, a charming quality, an occult and powerful motive. The husband rules her as head, but she again commands his heart, he is her servant, she his only joy and content : no happiness is like unto it, no love so great as this of man and wife, no such comfort, as a sweet wife.“
Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, published 1621
Producer / Director / Photographer
Christian Klinger (Producer and Director of Film) is a photographer and filmmaker who has worked periodically with media platforms in the USA and in Germany since the 1990s. His editorials and documentaries include the
full-length film about Jock Sturges (aired on ARTE in July 2009) and PEOPLE * LOVE * PHOTOS about Elinor Carucci, Tanyth Berkeley, Ashley MacLean and Traci Matlock (aired on DR2, Denmark).
He has also made editorials about Johann Sebastian Bach (Leipzig feature) and created several portraits of photographers and artists. In his filmmaking career, he has interviewed artists, inventors and scientists such as Will McBride (American photographer), Karlheinz Brandenburg (inventor of the MP3) and Thomas Olbricht (art collector). He has also initiated and curated various festivals and art events and has had various exhibitions of his own work.
Beth Terrano (Producer) is an art collector and privateer, based in Toronto, Canada. Beth has been collecting fine art photography since the 1980s, and have assembled a collection outstanding for its individuality and intensity. Beth has collected more than 600 photographs by an international agenda of artists dating from the early 20th century to the modern day. She concedes to being impressed to the emotional depth she finds in photographs about human life.
COMMENTS ABOUT THE FILM
I couldn't take my eyes off the people. They were so captivating to watch for me. That is what acting should be; being.
Danniella, Brisbane, Australia
Lovely scenery and matching music. I think I am in love with the woman in red...wow!
Marcel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
It's a great work; your film is touching, true and sensitive. I like it very much; I enjoy watching it again and again.
It takes a brave man to deal with this consuming final part.
Your way of capturing the physical light, the sceneries, the sounds, the human moments; some words, some glimpses and especially some feelings - Fictional movie or documentary film (its difficult to catch the difference, but that's the beauty, and the mystery, in it), your story, in the first place, seems to run freely, without a pre-script, a pre-structure that the creator-director (you) had already in mind: it seems as natural as the scenery of the island, both environmental and human - but as the film goes by, you understand that this is a happy and lucky meeting of the intentions of the director and the intentions of his "material"... and I found that even more "bounded".