Shadowless adapts the plot of the novella Peter Schlemihl's Miraculous Story (1813) by Adelbert von Chamisso, which follows a man who sells his shadow to the devil. Inspired by the expressionist film of the 1920s, the collage of drawings, photographs, film clips, found footage recordings and performatively read text excerpts situates the plot in today's Berlin real estate industry. Slowly, a fantastic psychodrama unfolds.
Screenplay, Image Design & Reading: Azin Feizabadi
Co-writer Treatment: Judith Funke
Storyboards: Ghazaleh Saketi
Live Music: Chloe Lula
Dramaturgical Consulting: Moritz Schönecker
Developed in the framework of the Fellowships BS Projects Braunschweig 2019.
Funded by the Research Grant of the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe 2020.
Azin Feizabadi is a filmmaker, visual artist, and educator born in Tehran and raised between Iran and Germany. Feizabadi has screened, staged, published, and exhibited his works in museums, film festivals, biennials, and theaters internationally. He is a member of the Berlinale Shorts selection committee and the programming team for the Kassel Video & Documentary Film Festival.