The Folds of the King

The Folds of the King is a documentary about simultaneous interpreters.
Two interpreters sit in a booth. Using headsets, they listen to prerecorded English interview passages (these "originals" are inaudible to the viewer), which they simultaneously translate into German.
The source interviews are conversations with translators, translation scholars, interpreters, politicians, philosophers of language, neurolinguists, and others. Approaching the process of translation from a great variety of perspectives, the film also allows the viewer to become part of that process.

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Orig. Title
Die Falten des Königs
Year
2010
Country
Duration
31 min
Category
Documentary
Orig. Language
german
Subtitles
english
Credits
Director
Matthias van Baaren
Cinematography
Mario Minichmayr
Editing
Gerd Berner, Alexandra Löwy
Sound
Nils Kirchhoff
Production
Arash T. Riahi
Supported by
bm:ukk
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2011
Nyon - visions du réel - Festival Int. du Cinéma Documentaire
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
Uppsala - Int. Short Film Festival
Kassel - Dokumentarfilm- & Videofest