Der Glanz des Tages

The Shine of Day

The film tells us about Walter, an elderly man and former circus artist, who is looking for his family roots and meets his nephew, an upcoming theatre actor. The documentary form enables the audience to closely follow the two protagonists and to understand what makes life for them worthwhile. The film shows how someone can transform the life of one’s neighbour by being there for the other even if it is risky. (Jury motivation)