Die Zeit, die es braucht
Germany, Austria / 2009 / 40'
Every year Edwin Steurer spends the summer months with his cattle on the Wildmoos pastures. Every day the 74-year old breeder carries out his hard and tiring work with patience and tranquillity. His attitude is to do everything with calm and much care, as “up here there is always enough time”. On the background of silent landscapes, the passing of peaceful days and the continual dialogue with nature and animals, this film tells of the daily life of a man who has fulfilled his ambitions through his humble work.
He was born in Freiburg im Breisgau in 1980. After studying at Hamburg Universität Volkskunde, he started to work as assistant cameraman for television and production companies. In 2004 he specialised in digital film and cinema at the Hochschule für bildende Künste. His filmography includes: Expatria (2006) and A Fundamental Right (2008).