With patience and beauty, our understanding of mortality is altered as this film unfolds on life, laughter and Wilhelm Grimm. Set within the walls of the Alter St. Matthäus cemetery in Berlin, we meet artists, story-tellers and grave sponsors—the cultural life revolving around the lively café-finovo and it’s reputable cakes. If cemeteries exist more for the sake of the living than for the dead, can we live better lives by accepting the certainty of our limits and our mortality? If the fear of death is simply a lack of familiarity with it, what better consolation than an unplanned, delightful and tasty walk through the cemetery? Café Finovo is the first café in a cemetery in Germany.
2013 | Greece, Germany | 53′