In der Nacht / In the night
Production: GER 1931
“Eine musikalische Bildphantasie“ – a piano and picture impression made on the 75th anniversary of Robert Schumann's death. The film is a kind of cinematic polemics with the composer's “Night Pieces.” The central motif is water. Water – one of the four elements, the symbol of new life and infinity, in Ruttmann's work shines in a raging whirlpool, a torrent, a steaming geyser. However, the director also shows the gentle face of water – the peaceful water surface or the innocent, playful waves. The film is a predecessor of a music video.