With patience and beauty, our understanding of mortality is altered as this film unfolds on life, laughter and Wilhelm Grimm. Within the walls of the Alter St. Matthäus cemetery in Berlin, we meet artists, story-tellers and grave sponsors— the cultural life revolving around the lively Café-finovo and its reputable cakes. Café-finovo is the first café in a cemetery in Germany.
Lefteris Fylaktos is a documentary filmmaker, born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1973 and living in Berlin. He has directed and produced numerous award-winning documentary films as well as television series and video projects for public, private and international organizations. He is also active in television and documentary production, working for ERT S.A. since 1997. He joined the Korsakow Team in 2012 and has recently completed his Master of Arts in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Freie Universität in Berlin.