Unconventional documentary about Max Schönwetter’s fascination with the Egg. For more than sixty years, he compiled a scientific oological manual, his life’s work. Until that shell burst...
Eggs with a translucent yellow-brownish colour of the lammergeier from Tibet or dark grey eggs with black spots of the lyre-bird from Australia. Matt, shiny, white or coloured, spotted or speckled; all eggs were carefully classified in seven cabinets. O is an archive film with a text based on Max Schönwetter’s historical correspondence. In the last night of World War II, his house in Gotha is hit by a piece of shrapnel and ten percent of his collection is lost. Schönwetter is left a broken man.

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Title: O, verzamelen van eieren in weerwil van de tijd
Year: 2021
Duration : 1 hour, 20 minutes
Category: Feature documentary
Theme: Art & Culture, Society
Edition: NFF 2022

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