16.04. ‐ 21.04.2024

Internationales Kurzfilmprogramm 2024

International Shorts: Future

THU 20. APRIL I MAL SEH’N KINO I 21:30 I DURATION: CA. 94 MIN

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The future will be very much about repairing the past. But that will not happen without some surprising twists along the way.

This screening will present works that engage with the past while questioning and envisioning the future.

curated by Saul Judd

Eternit

Eternit / D / 2023 / 25 Min. OmeU, Regie: Richard Dmitri Hees

Eternit by Richard Dmitri Hees asks: ‘How did asbestos come into our world?’ and sheds a very serious and ironic light on the role of modernist architect Paul Baumgarten in the distribution of asbestos products in post-war Germany.


Preoperational Model

Preoperational Model / NL / 2024 / 13 Min. Eng., Regie: Philip Ullman

In Preoperational Model by Philip Ullman, the anthropomorphic princess Sophie and her maid Jessica are preparing for a new day at the royal court. Sophie's struggle to play her role drives the two protagonists forwards and backwards in time, through worlds and identities, to find a way to live together.

For Here Am I Sitting in a Tin Can Far Above the World

For Here Am I Sitting in a Tin Can Far Above the World / F / 2024 / 18 Min. Eng., Regie: Gala Hernández López

In For Here Am I Sitting in a Tin Can Far Above the World by Gala Hernández López, a woman dreams of a future economic crisis that will affect the cryptocurrency market. Thousands have been cryogenized and are waiting for better times. Unpredictability and uncertainty is the name of the game.

grandmamauntsistercat

grandmamauntsistercat / NL / PL 2023 / 23 Min. OmeU, Regie: Zuza Banasińska

Zuza Banasińska revisits the past through archival materials by the Educational Film Studio in Łódź in grandmamauntsistercat. It tells the story of a matriarchal family through the eyes of a child grappling with the reproduction of ideological and representational systems.

Crazy Lotus

Crazy Lotus / Thailand / 2024 / 15 Min. OmeU, Regie: Naween Noppakun

Crazy Lotus by Naween Noppakun is a hyper-visual and mental trip into a world of escapism using the brand new Distant Heart Glasses tool.

International Short Film Programme

THU 18. APRIL I MAL SEH’N KINO I 22:00 I DURATION: CA. 87 MIN

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Faces, landscapes, cities – words, gestures, conversations: when they become images, we can observe them anew, interpret them, put them into perspective. The short films in this programme offer the opportunity to do so by creating unexpected, irritating and funny moments that call on us to think about and question them further.

ET SI LE SOLEIL PLONGEAIT DANS L’OCÉAN DE NUES

A construction site at the beach of Beirut – things seem to be going as normal. But nothing is as it seems. The promises connected to the construction project reveal themselves to be a great illusion with each encounter in this non-place. The result is a bitter parable about a country that seems to have given up all confidence.

France/Lebanon 2023, OV with English subtitles (Arabic), Director: Wissam Charaf, Duration: 20 min.

LOREM IPSUM

Three encounters, two people, one mask: a feminist essay that employs historical silent film aesthetics to ask which roles we play, which images we imitate and which ones we create ourselves.

Nigeria 2023, without dialogue, Director: Nosazemen Agbontaen, Rete Poki, Duration: 8 min.


UNDR

Hardly any other region in the world is as permeated by history and its conflicting interpretations as the area between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River. In a montage of historical images, mostly aerial photographs, the contradictions that arise from the appropriation, surveillance and transformation of this land appear.

Palestine 2024, without dialogue, Director: Kamal Aljafari, Duration: 15 min.


CIVID

A young man returns to Los Angeles. He drives through the city in his car, picks up old friends, and drives with them seemingly aimlessly through the urban landscape. The conversations reveal fragments of a life of which it is not clear whether they can form a whole or not, but each of which illuminates an aspect of human relationships.

USA 2022, OV with English subtitles (English), Director: Dwayne LeBlanc, Duration: 19 min.

JE VEUX DÉGUSTER

To say that Antonin is offended by the rules of civil behaviour in society would be an understatement: his behaviour ranges from subversive nonsense to outright violence. Director and lead actor Léo-Antonin Lutinier plays with the ambivalence of this behaviour, which the protagonist has to confront in the course of the film.

Award winners from our partners at the Festival de Contis.

France 2022, OV with English subtitles (French), Director: Léo-Antonin Lutinier, Duration: 25 min.

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