Musarion adapts the eponymous work by German writer Christoph Martin Wieland and transfers the love story into the present day. Phanias withdrew from the city of Athens to the countryside to leave his old life behind. But one day he encounters his former girlfriend Musarion who tries to bring him back to reason. The art film follows their struggle to find an enlightened form of love that can overcome philosophical and political fanaticism. Musarion was directed by a collective of five young artists and mixes elements of the original text, opera, theatre, video art and narrative film.
written and co-directed by
Vincent Hannwacker, Dominik Bais, Marie Jaksch, Mara Pollak, Julian Rabus
Julia Windischbauer, Leonard Kunz
Daniel Asadi Faezi, Dominik Bais, Lara Stump, Pantelis Karasevdas
director of photography
Alexander Brack
30 min., 2020

screened at
Biberacher Filmfestspiele, Short Film Section, Biberach, October 2020
"Künstliche Paradiese", Kunstverein Leipzig, Leipzig, August 2021
Videodox – Video Art Biennale, Galerie der Künstler*innen, Munich, October 2021
Rencontres International Paris/Berlin, Louvre, Paris, May 2022
Rencontres International Paris/Berlin, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin, August 2022
"Reconstructions", Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, November 2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Festival der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste, Bamberg, October 2023