Film program on Saturday, November 25, 2023

Film program #10

10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.


INTIMITÄT (INTIMACY)     

written by Philipp Laue, Jonas Erler, directed by Jonas Erler (1999)    

DE • 2022 • 21,5 Min.          

Sommer. Hitze. Schweiß. Kinderlachen. Alles wird finster. Ein Teenager Märchen. / Summer. Heat. Sweat. Children's laughter. All becomes dark. A teenage fairy tale.                          

trigger warning: stroboscope effects

Pitoune Bum Bébé           

directed by Jeanne Cantin (2010)                 

INT / CA • 2022 • 3 Min.

Catherine heads to a store when she unexpectedly encounters a man carrying an infant. As the man begins to flirt with her in a clumsy way, she wonders: Why is a man with a baby hitting on other women?          

Kaugummi (Chewing Gum)   

written & directed by Dascha Petuchow (1996)                                

DE • 2022 • 29 Min.       

Geplagt von der Monotonie der zähen Kleinstadt-Sommerferien sehnt sich die 16-jährige Tati nach einem Abenteuer. Als ihre Mutter sich ihrem Freiheitsdrang in den Weg stellt, findet Tati Zuflucht bei ihrer besten Freundin. Zwischen jugendlichem Leichtsinn und Angst, etwas zu verpassen, und angetrieben von Dosenbier und Euphorie beginnt ihr Kampf gegen den Sonnenaufgang. / Plagued by the monotony of a chewy small-town summer break, 16-year-old Tati longs for an adventure. When her mother gets in the way of her desire for freedom, Tati finds refuge with her best friend. Between youthful recklessness and the fear of missing out and fueled by canned beer and euphoria, her fight against the sunrise begins.

Will You Look At Me (Dang wo wang xiang ni de shi hou)         

written & directed by Shuli Huang (1997)              

INT / CN • 2022 • 20 Min.       

As a young Chinese filmmaker returns home in search for himself, a long due conversation with his mother dives the two of them into a quest for acceptance and love.

Film program #11

3:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.


TAVETA

written by Ann-Marie Schwanke, Jorinde Fritsch, Melina Steude, directed by Ann-Marie Schwanke (2000)

DE • 2023 • 26 Min.

Taveta lernt die ältere X kennen und verliebt sich in sie. Aber X ist bereits mit Y verlobt und erwartet sogar ein Baby. Der Film überzeichnet die Geschichte einer jungen Frau, die aufgrund früherer Erfahrungen fragwürdige Entscheidungen trifft. / Taveta meets the older X and falls in love with her. But X is already engaged to Y and even expecting a baby. The film exaggerates the story of a young woman who makes questionable decisions because of past experiences.    

Documents of Life  

directed by Sophia (Sumin) Mok (2001)                         

INT / CA • 2023 • 2,5 Min.

In an unattended kitchen, objects levitate and arrange by themselves. They reveal details about the kitchen owner.    

Imaginärer Freund                  

written & directed by Aimée Vollmer (2007)        

DE • 2022 • 4 Min         

Ein junges Mädchen schildert ihr Leben mit ihrem besten Freund Jonas. Es gibt nur ein Problem: Jonas existiert in Wirklichkeit gar nicht ... / A young girl describes her life with her best friend Jonas. There's just one problem: Jonas doesn't really exist…

Fracture (Пукнатина)    

written & directed by Dimana Pastrakova (1999)                                   

BG • 2023 • 30 Min.

When his father dies in an accident, this catastrophic event unlocks strong obsessions and fears inside of Alexander, who's obsessiv compulsiv disorder seemed to be overcome.    

Randleben  

written & directed by Lilith Jörg (2007)                                       

DE • 2023 • 9,5 Min. 

Der triste Alltag einer Obdachlosen ändert sich schlagartig, als sie ein Handy findet und so Kontakt zu der jungen Mia erhält. Es entsteht eine unerwartete Verbindung zwischen den beiden Frauen und ihren unterschiedlichen Lebenswelten. / The dreary everyday life of a homeless woman suddenly changes when she finds a cell phone and thus gets in touch with young Mia. An unexpected connection emerges between the two women and their different lives.    

Film program #12

7:30 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.


Sary Omir      

written & directed by Rustem Dastanuly (1997)                                   

INT / KZ • 2022 • 20 Min.            

"Sary Omir" is the story about 11 year old Ayan. A summer visit to his home village reveals dark secrets of his family, that he must face now.

age recommendation / trigger warning: 16+ / sexual abuse, strong violence!

Catch up   

written & directed by Anton & Justus Krämer (2003, 2006)

DE • 2023 • 11 Min.

Als das florierende, aber illegale Geschäft von zwei Bären vom technischen Fortschritt überrollt wird, beschließen sie, aus ihrem Dorf in eine anonyme Großstadt zu ziehen. In der ungewohnt hektischen Umgebung finden sie in der Musik eine neue Bestimmung, doch ihre kriminelle Vergangenheit holt sie wieder ein ... / When two bears' thriving but illegal business is overwhelmed by technological progress, they decide to move from their village to an anonymous big city. In the unusually hectic environment they find a new purpose in music, but their criminal past catches up with them again...                                       

Velhice (Old Age)

written & directed by Anna-Maria Dutoit (1997)

DE • 2023 • 9 Min.

Eine Landschaft erinnert sich daran, wie sie sich zu dem Berg entwickelt hat, der sie heute ist. Von Gletscherzungen bis hin zu wütenden Waldbränden ist die Geschichte eine Reminiszenz an den menschlichen Einfluss auf Landschaften. / A landscape remembers how it developed into the mountain it is today. From glacial tongues to raging wildfires, the story is a reminiscence of the human impact on landscapes.

Unsere Zeit, unser Zustand (Our Time, Our Condition)

written & directed by Christiane Muñoz (1998)

DE • 2023 • 11,5 Min.

In Fragmenten erzählen drei cis-Frauen von ihren Lebensumständen, ungesehenen Gewalterfahrungen und eigenen eingefahrenen Denkmustern. Ihre Gesichter nicht zu zeigen, bietet ihnen einen Schutz, der in ihren bisherigen Erfahrungen fehlte. / In fragments three cis-women talk about their living conditions, unseen experiences of violence and their own entrenched thought patterns. Not showing their faces offers them a protection that was missing in their previous experiences.       

age recommendation / trigger warning: 12+ / reports of gender-based violence

Dissonance         

written & directed by Hugo Max (2001)                              

INT / GB • 2023 • 11 Min.

'Dissonance' observes the intimate drama of a string quartet in rehearsal.

Cinder               

written by Zeynep Dülger & Emma Nagelmaker, directed by Carmen Maria (1999) & Stijn van der Plas (2001)                               

INT / NL • 2023 • 4,5 Min.

In a dark village ruled by a clock of death, Dante’s son (8) has been selected to be sacrificed. Dante refuses to accept this faith and desperately fights the clock …

Film program #13

9:30 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.


The Dream Study  

written & directed by Isabelle Massaro (2006)                           

INT / US • 2023 • 2,5 Min.     

After volunteering to participate in a dream study, Sophia is transported into a dream that rapidly escalates into a never-ending nightmare.

In Death is Life     

directed by Swantje Furtok (1999) & Frankie Turk (1996)                           

INT / NL • 2023 • 12 Min. 

Peatlands are the largest terrestrial carbon store on Earth. "In Death is Life" tells an intimate tale of a community and their connection to this ancient ecosystem in rural Ireland.      

How to conquer Everest   

written by Lidiya Yartseva, directed by Margarita Tokareva (1995)              

INT / RU • 2023 • 18 Min.

A 60-year-old resident of a Siberian village has been telling his neighbors a legend for 25 years, how in 1996 he conquered Everest. When doubts arise about his story, he wants to prove it to everyone ...      

Body Image         

written & directed by Fee Fuchs (1998)                             

DE • 2023 • 1,5 Min.

"Body Image" beschäftigt sich mit Störungen des Körperbildes und den verzerrten Wahrnehmungen,  mit denen wir uns selbst betrachten, im Vergleich zu denen, wie die Welt uns von außen wahrnimmt. / "Body Image" deals with body image disorders and the distorted perceptions with which we view ourselves compared to how the outside world perceives us.

Acid Base      

written by Farshad Rezaei, directed by Shirin Ekhlasi (1998)                                 

INT / IR • 2022 • 15,5 Min.            

Full of pent up hatred Hamid decides to splash acid on his girlfriend's face. Hamid decides to buy the strongest acid from an underground Organisation, called "The Acid Base"  in the heart of Teheran ...

age recommendation / trigger warning: 14+ / violence, torture
 

Ist der Platz noch frei?        

written & directed by Friedrich Schätzle (2000)           

DE • 2023 •  4,5 Min.  

Alltag, U-Bahn. Ein Platz ist noch frei. Nur steht auf dem eine kleine Pfütze. Wird sich jemand da rein setzen oder verhindern es die anderen Fahgäste? Und haben wir Spaß daran, das Unvermeindliche zu beobachten? / Everyday life, subway. There is still one place available. But there's a small puddle on it. Will someone sit in there or will the other passengers prevent it? And do we enjoy watching the inevitable?

Alex & Lukas - Wanderlast   

written by Alexander Diosegi, Lukas Brennecke, directed by Regina Grimm (2001)           

DE • 2023 • 6,5 Min.

Was ist „Wanderlast“? Findet es selbst heraus! / What is "wanderlast"? Find out yourself!