Il Secondo Principio di Hans Liebschner



Written and directed by Stefano P. Testa
Genre: Documentary
Running time:88’
Country: Italy
Year: 2020
Language: Italian, German
Subtitles: English
Cinematography: Andrea Zanoli
Editing: Stefano P. Testa
Sound Design: Alberto Ricca
Sound Mix: Nicola Gualandris
Music: Sonars, The Honolulu, Luca Severino
Producer: Andrea Zanoli
Production Assistants: Martina Fiorellino, Giulia Esposito
Production / Distribution: Lab 80 film


Synopsis:

Johannes “Hans” Liebschner filmed his life from 1963 to 2012. Born in 1927, he came to Italy due to the war and stayed after falling in love with Iole, a young Italian girl from Bergamo, with whom he had five boys. In fifty years of amateur filming, Hans creates the intimate story of a united and happy family, although in 2013, the year of his death, his films ended up for sale in a second-hand market. Who was to get rid of those precious memories? His sons Klaus and Peter try to solve this mystery, retracing the story of a family that goes through social and cultural changes, recorded through the technological and expressive evolution of home movies.

Screenings and Festivals:
Filmmaker – Online Edition (Milano, Italy, 2020) | Prospettive Jury Award
Bergamo Film Meeting (Bergamo, Italy, 2021 – Online Edition) | Special Event
Outer Docs (Ithaca, NY, 2021 – Online Edition) | Best Documentary Feature – Runner Up
Film Festival del Garda (San Felice del Benaco, Italy, 2021 – Online Edition) | Official Selection
Lucca Film Festival (Lucca, Italy, 2021) | Special Event
Documentaria (Palermo, Italy, 2021) | Audience Award, Best Editing Award
Linea d’Ombra (Salerno, Italy, 2021) | Popular Jury Award
Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival (Paris, France, 2021) | Official Selection
Lo Schermo Bianco (Bergamo, Italy, 2022) | Screening
UnArchiveFound Footage Fest (Rome, Italy, 2022) | Official Selection
Fuorinorma (Rome, Italy, 2022) | Official Selection
Racconto di due città (Bergamo, Italy, 2023) | Screening
Cinema Docet (Bergamo, Italy, 2023) | Screening

Reviews:
● Cinemaitaliano.info
● Ingenerecinema.com
● Silenzioinsala.com
● Cinematografo.it
● Bookciakmagazine.it