The Bees and the Birds

Dokus
Independent
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German
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Lola Randl packs up the family and leaves crowded Berlin for the Uckermark countryside and documents herself in this experiment of the "post-capitalist individual". They set off with a lot of verve but the couple soon realize what a harsh reality life far from the big city has in store for them. But who is going to give up right away? An old garden is bought and turned into a community project, chickens and pigs and sheep and vegetables are purchased, and a lover shows up pretty soon. Randl's semi-documentary "search by a post-capitalist individual for meaning, using the reconstruction of an old gardening nursery as a case study - or more precisely the wishful thinking of a couple who have moved in" offers viewers space for amused self-reflection.