27th Festival 2017


Fringe programme

Saturday 11. Nov. // 4.00 – ca. 6.00 p.m.

From 14 years

Passage Kinos

Free reservation tickets


ARTE-film

In cooperation with 


»Evangelium«
(»Gospel«)

Documentary film by von Pippo Delbono



Pippo Delbono

Script and direction: Pippo Delbono
Camera: Fabrice Aragno, Pippo Delbono / Music: Antoine Bataille, Piero Corso
ARTE France, 2014 / Duration: 87 minutes


Film-introduction and discussion with Pippo Delbono:
Dr. Martina Bako, theatre scholar, Universität Leipzig


At 10. Nov. will be shown the piece »Vangelo« (»Gospel«) at Schauspielhaus.




»You can’t believe your eyes. They still exist: films that you have to open up to, that almost push you away physically with their shaky mobile phone optics and pathetic artist habitus – but then they still carry an insane core that is essential. These are films that don’t represent anything, but rather perform. ›Evangelium‹ (›Gospel‹) is one such film: highly artificial and simultaneously highly authentic« (Oliver Jungen, Frankfurter Allgemeine, 27.02.2017).

This film tells the story of a refugee camp in which the Italian director Pippo Delbono developed his idea for his theatre piece »Vangelo« (»Gospel«). He doesn’t believe in a God that walks over water while thousands of refugees find their death at the sea. Many clichés are eliminated here.