Marion Kellmann studied screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg and graduated at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. She lives in Cologne and works as editor and filmmaker. Her films have been shown at museums and film festivals worldwide
Films: Ekstase (experimental film, 2019) Endre Tót - I‘m glad if I‘m happy (documentary, 2017) The Sidereal Night (experimental film, 2012) Trinkhallen (experimental / documentary, 2010) The Retraining (fictional documentary / short, 2006)
“Ekstase” is a montage of scenes from various European silent films. Based on similar settings and gestures it explores the stereotype of women on the verge of insanity. Reaching its peak in an eruption of hysteria the film displays the women as captives in a continuous cycle of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.