Volker Bertelmann founded Needlewood Records for those album productions that couldn’t find a home and in order to facilitate and accelerate processes. Needlewood Records is strongly connected to Hauschka’s and Volker Bertelmann’s musical output and provides him with an opportunity to act independently.
1906: young mother Hanna wants nothing more than to break free from her bourgeois role and its social constraints. She flees to the Monte Verità sanatorium, where, surrounded by idyllic Ticino nature and courageously devoting herself to her art, she is soon faced with a wrenching decision. Can she return to her family without giving up on herself? Directed by Stefan Jäger.
World Premiere: Locarno Film Festival 2021
Kent, England 1940. When an evacuee boy arrives out of the blue and is placed in the care of Alice, a cantankerous hermit, she resolves to be rid of him. Yet, as the young boy opens her heart, allowing her to unlock the secrets of her past, Alice begins to realise that sometimes imagination really can set you free. Directed by Jessica Swale
“Als Hitler das Rosa Kaninchen Stahl“ (When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit), directed by Academy Award winner Caroline Link, is an adaptation of British writer Judith Kerr’s 1971 award-winning semi-autobiographical novel of the same name about a young Jewish girl and her family’s escape from the Nazis through Switzerland and Paris in 1933, before settling in England in 1936.
This crime series Dublin Murders, based on the novels by Tana French, is set during the height of the Celtic Tiger financial boom of the millennium and focusses on two murder investigations led by detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox. The victims are seemingly unrelated, but actually knitted together by powerful shared themes.
Perhaps it is true that things can change in a day. That the outcome of a decision made by a brother and sister in 1945 can affect the course of whole lives, for decades to come. Yael Reuveny’s documentary “Farewell, Herr Schwarz“ is an epic documentary about stories that can be inherited like the color of your eyes.
Where his preceding album “Foreign Landscapes” saw Hauschka shifting from his acclaimed solo ‘prepared’ piano into full-scale orchestral compositions, “Salon des Amateurs” sees the artist utilising the percussive qualities of the treated piano for a unique take on techno and house music.
Following up Hauschka‘s groundbreaking “Salon Des Amateurs” release, comes this great collection of electronically-angled remixes commissioned from a selection of highly respected producers. Pitched between the dancefloor and the more experimental edges of electronica, the cast of remixers is largely drawn from fellow German artists, friends and FatCat allies.