Peter Handke - In the woods. Might be late.

Peter Handke - In the woods. Might be late.

Direction: Corinna Belz


Germany, 2016
89 Min.

CinéCinema Sarah Wiener - One week among

zero one film in Coproduction with SWR.
Funded by Film- und Medienstiftung, NRW, BKM, DFFF, Media.

Rental: Piffl Medien
World Distribution: The Match Factory

World Premiere: Aug 6, 2016, Festival del Film Locarno
Cinema premiere: Nov 10, 2016
TV premiere: Dec 7, 2017, 12/7/2017



Filmmaker Corinna Belz explores the enigma that is Peter Handke: from the portrait of a young man of the Austrian countryside who wrote his way onto the literary center stage, to his current life at home in the Paris suburbs. For more than five decades, this timid yet often provocative man has devoted himself to writing: poems, essays, novels, plays, screenplays. The rhythm and precision of his language, the long, pulsating sentences, the invention and examination of reality - all elements behind this unmistakable voice in modern literature. At home, Peter Handke shares his passion for mushrooms, needlepoint and pensive walks in his wooded surroundings. Encounters include intense conversations, a huge cache of personal Polaroids from the 70s, and a cosmos of handwritten notebooks...


Adolf Grimme Award 2018

nominated for "Best informational Program"

Bavarian Film Awards (Germany), 2018

Best Editing: Stephan Krumbiegel

NRW Film Award

Best Documentary


Written and directed by Corinna Belz 
Camera: Nina Wesemann, Axel Schneppat,
Piotr Rosolowski
Editing: Stephan Krumbiegel
Sound & Sound Design: Andreas Hildebrandt
color design: Gregor Pfüller
Sound mixing: Martin Steyer
Producer: Thomas Kufus