Frankfurt am Main | 14 – 22 October 2023

Actually Actually January

Documentary Film Germany 2022
By Jan Peters
Sat, 14 October 2023, 5:00 PM

A bag filled with unexposed analog film material, some of it long overlaid, is the starting point for Filmmaker Jan January is not an easy month: the weather is cold and dreary, the glow of Christmas lights is gone and a feeling of emptiness sets in. But there's that drive and all those good New Year's resolutions....Jan Peters wanted to tidy up and found two refrigerator bags from the 1980s, filled with unexposed Super 8 and 16mm film material collected over decades. The idea of exposing a roll of three minutes every day and then developing it himself at home in a bucket with a mixture of instant coffee, vitamin C powder and washing soda could not be followed through. It did, however, provide the starting point for Peters' new diary film EIGENTLICH EIGENTLICH JANUAR, which is simply brilliant. (Ina Borrmann)


Film Info


Actually Actually January
Original title
Eigentlich eigentlich Januar
Documentary Film Experimental Film
Release Date
  • Germany
Spoken language
  • German
  • No Subtitle
100 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour and B&W


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