Developing ideas is a meandering process. Over the next ninety minutes, Talents alumnus David Lowery returns to the Berlinale with one delicate task in mind: unpicking his own thoughts and turning them into a shared imaginative journey. The indie star director of A Ghost Story and The Old Man & the Gun takes us on a trip through his creative processes by diving into the playlists, books and other artistic pieces that feed his cinematic work. Returning to the sources of our inspiration might just open new creative pathways. So follow the filmmaker who has chosen to wander off the beaten track!
David Lowery is a filmmaker from Texas. His films include the short PIONEER (2011) and the features AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS (2013), PETE’S DRAGON (2016), A GHOST STORY (2017) and THE OLD MAN & THE GUN (2018). He attended Berlinale Talents in 2005.
Jenni Zylka is a film and music critic for newspapers and magazines, writes bestsellers (Rowohlt, Suhrkamp) and film scripts, is a member of the Berlinale selection committee for fiction films and a member of the Grimme-Preis jury, hosts a radio show about literature on WDR and comments on cultural subjects for rbb and Deutschlandradio, moderates Q&As, premieres and press conferences, works for Filmfest Dresden, surveys TV content for FSF, and teaches journalism at the AMD.