Lebe! © DEFA-Stiftung
This short film traces the story of a man from birth to old age. The magical dreams of his youth appear from time to time, but daily routine quickly takes over. His striving for material wealth—including a Trabant car, a shelving unit, a boat—leads him to betray his youthful ideals, and he ultimately becomes a slave to his possessions. In the final frames of the film, “LIVE”—written in big white letters—ironically reminds viewers not to forget to follow their dreams.
This short film is available for streaming as part of the collection Against the Mainstream: Lutz Dammbeck's Animated Works.
Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animation Film, Germany
|2014||The Animations by Lutz Dammbeck, Fast Forward Film Series, Northampton, USA|
“Lutz Dammbeck gave this short film ideological nuances.” —filmaffinity.com