letter from a friend
out in June 2021
A film by Renato Unterberg and Stefanie Weberhofer
Letter from a Friend is a musical road movie, a journey told entirely through songs laid over Super 8 film, hardly a word spoken. Captured in over six years of travel, concerts and album recording, it is an intimate portrait of a young musician looking for truth by going abroad. A story deeply personal yet a gift to everyone, it is a homage to the art of music and filmmaking, picturing the beauty of a unique friendship, the joy of travelling – and a farewell that might be final.
“If you cannot travel, you need films. Films like this – so fresh, so full of the smell of sugar cane, of sea spray and ocean breeze, of the dusty streets of Northern India. Renato Unterberg’s songs unfold a pull that makes me wish I could hear them over and over again. The pictures of Stefanie Weberhofer’s Super 8 camera open up this world to me, in which the hot air streams in through an open train window: pictures full of vivid memories.” – Gabi Mathes