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New short film SERENITY | Neuer Kurzfilm SERENITY | Dec. 31, 2016
written & directed by | Buch & Regie ANDREA OBERHEIDEN-BRENT

Topic: The importance of succumbing to death as opposed to fighting against the inescapability and inevitability of it | presentation of death as something that haunts all living creatures without judgement and exposes the human concept of a ‘value of life’ as exactly that: a human, and therefore subjective, idealized construction that must either apply to all living creatures or to none.

SERENITY [Gelassenheit]
Thema: Die Notwendigkeit, sich dem Tod in seiner Unentrinnbarkeit und Unabwendbarkeit zu fügen | Der Tod wird als banaler natürlicher Vorgang präsentiert, der jede lebende Kreatur urteilsfrei ereilt und entlarvt dabei das Konzept einer Sinnhaftigkeit des Lebens als genau das: eine menschliche und daher subjektive, idealisierte Konstruktion, die dem Grunde nach entweder jedem Lebewesen zugesprochen werden muss oder keinem.

SERENITY features the poem “Fear no more the heat o’ the sun” from the play “Cymbeline”, Act IV. Scene 2, probably written in 1610 by William Shakespeare.

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun,
Nor the furious winter’s rages;
Thou thy worldly task hast done,
Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages:
Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.
Fear no more the frown o’ the great;
Thou art past the tyrant’s stroke;
Care no more to clothe and eat;
To thee the reed is as the oak:
The scepter, learning, physic, must
All follow this, and come to dust.
Fear no more the lightning flash,
Nor the all-dreaded thunder stone;
Fear not slander, censure rash;
Thou hast finished joy and moan:
All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee, and come to dust.
No exorciser harm thee!
Nor no witchcraft charm thee!
Ghost unlaid forbear thee!
Nothing ill come near thee!
Quiet consummation have;
And renownèd be thy grave!

William Shakespeare (1564–1616)