Little Hans (Hänschen Klein)

Germany 2009, Experimental, 7' | Director, Screenplay, Production, Contact Corinna Schnitt | DoP, Sound Justyna Feicht | Cast Peter Thede

In a single take, Hänschen Klein is plunged into various eras, creating a fairy tale-like atmosphere. The trick: the camera zooms out from the 18th century to the present day, a genre scene turns out to be a picture on a cup that is part of a baroque still life, even though it is not exactly part of a baroque scenery. And the nursery rhyme of the title eventually finds its place in the film much quicker than expected.

"The paradoxical longing for both faraway places and for home is what the nursery rhyme is about. Homesickness is a nostalgic searching for a home that symbolises the very happiness that this home cannot provide."
Corinna Schnitt


Corinna Schnitt studied Art and Film at the Academy for Art and Design in Offenbach and at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. Her video works have been shown at home and abroad. Schnitt is a professor at the Braunschweig University of Art.

Corinna Schnitt
Experimental Film, Short Film