Sunday February 14, 2010
David Wants to Fly
((Documentary) -- Germany-Austria-France)
By ALISSA SIMON
A Neue Visionen (in Germany) release of a Lichtblick Film Lichtblick Media (Germany)/Dschoint Ventschr (Austria)/Navigator Film (Austria)/SRG SSR idee (Switzerland) production with the support of Bayerisch Rundfunk, Arte, SFDRS, in cooperation with FFA, RTR Fernsehfonds Austria, Bundesamt fur Kultur Sektion Film, DFFF, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Filmstiftung NRW, Zurcher Filmstiftung. (International sales: Autlook Film, Vienna.) Produced by Martin Heisler, Carl-Ludwig Rettinger. Co-producers, Johannes Rosenberger, Werner Schweizer. Directed, written by David Sieveking.
With: David Sieveking, Marie Pohl, David Lynch, Swami Swaroopanand, Dr. Michael Persinger, Judith Bourque, Earl Kaplan.
(German, English, Hindi dialogue)
A sprightly docu about finding your own artistic inspiration, "David Wants to Fly" follows German writer-helmer David Sieveking on his road to enlightenment, a journey that involves David Lynch, various headquarters of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement and the icy source of the Ganges. Both tongue-in-cheek and seriously questioning (particularly as pertains to TM's financial empire), this entertaining, globe-trotting pic already has bigscreen release dates in co-production countries. It could take off for further niche theatrical play, maybe even Stateside, before making a landing at broadcasters.
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