André Heller’s Menschenkinder: Christoph Ransmayr

Film screening – Reflektor André Heller / Elbphilharmonie PLUS

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Christoph Ransmayr
Christoph Ransmayr © Magdalena Weyrer

World trip literature

The writer Christoph Ransmayr, born in Wels, Upper Austria in 1954, was already writing for travel and culture magazines, such as »Transatlantik«, »Merian« and »Geo«, during his studies before he had finally made a name for himself as a freelance writer. Ransmayr’s writings, profoundly influenced by his journeys across all continents, have been translated into more than 30 languages and awarded numerous literary prizes. Ransmayr lived in Ireland for years, but is now back in Vienna. In conversation with André Heller, he permits insights into deeply personal experiences. It is a gripping conversation in which Ransmayr genuinely runs through even the dark hours of his life.

In his film series »Menschenkinder«, André Heller has been profiling very different personalities and their lives since 2013. Insightful conversations give the interviewees free reign to recount from their memoirs. Without any pressure or specified direction, they disclose such intimate insights into their career, suddenly recollect long-forgotten memories and, completely incidentally, create a panorama of contemporary history and lived-in worlds. Christoph Ransmayr describes himself as a »semi-nomad«, who has traversed almost the entire world in the course of his life.

Please note: This film will be shown in German.


André Hellers Menschenkinder: Christoph Ransmayr (director: André Heller, AT, 2019)

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Reflektor André Heller

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by Stiftung Elbphilharmonie