Film program on Wednesday, November, 22, 2023

Opening ceremony

7:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.


Plus Minus

written & directed by Madita Rutten (1996)

DE • 2023 • 13 Min.

Bin ich oder bin ich nicht? Bis das Ergebnis vorliegt, vergeht viel Zeit, um sich Gedanken zu machen … —  Am I or am I not? It takes a lot of time to think about it until the result is available...

Drowning (Buscando el Retorno)

written & directed by Julieta Bernal (2002)

INT / MX • 2023 • 6 Min.

Auras usual life is interrupted one night due to an unexpected and unfamiliar leak. While trying to survive, Aura discovers that in the water exists a comforting escape from her mundane life, but at the same time, it condemns her.

Dog Days

written by Milo Cremer Eindhoven & George Hampshire, directed by George Hampshire (1997)

INT / NL • 2022 • 2 Min.

A young man clings to the last remaining piece of his relationship: his ex girlfriend’s beloved sausage dog.

 

Film program #1

9:00 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.


Border Conversations

written & directed by Jonathan Brunner (1996)

DE • 2022 • 30 Min.

Border Conversations spielt im November 2021, als Tausende von Migranten über die Grenze Polens zu Weißrussland in die EU einreisen. Der Film folgt dem Wandel zweier polnischer Aktivistinnen, Karolina und Kornelia, die mit den Grenzen der humanitären Hilfe konfrontiert werden. / Border Conversations is set in November 2021 as thousands of migrants enter the EU via Poland‘s border with Belarus. The film follows the shift of two Polish activists, Karolina and Kornelia, and their confrontation with the limits of humanitarian aid.

The Spell

written & directed by Diego Oliva Tejeda (1998)

DE • 2023 • 11 Min.

Nachdem sie viel zu lange von der HAND ausgebeutet wurden, organisiert eine kleine Gruppe von Näherinnen ein Ritual, um mit einer okkulten Macht bessere Arbeitsbedingungen für sich selbst zu beschwören. Aber ist diese Macht auch stark genug, um die HAND zu überwinden? / After being exploited by The Hand for far too long, a small group of sweatshop seamstresses organizes a ritual to summon an incredible power to achieve better working conditions for themselves. But is this power strong enough to overtake the might of The Hand?

Is that so? - It’s okapi

written & directed by Seung Jae Lee (2001)

INT / KR • 2022 • 21 Min.

Seung-soo visits Min-ji's funeral home, his younger sister's friend. A drama about sorrow, desparation and guilt unfolds.

age recommendation / trigger warning: 14+ / bullying, vomitting, suicide, violence

Hey Teacher

directed by Stanislaw Maciejewski (2001)

INT / PL • 2022 • 3 Min.

A surreal collage-style animation created to express hatred and frustration related to the author's own experiences with the schooling system.

 

Heimweh (homesick)

written & directed by Maja Bresink (1998)

DE • 2022 • 7 Min.

„Als ich klein war, hat meine Mutter zu mir gesagt, dass mein Körper mein Zuhause ist. - Ich habe Heimweh.“ Eine Frauenstimme erzählt von dem Zustand ihres Körpers nach einem männlichen sexuellen Übergriff. / "When I was a child, my mother said to me that my body is my home. - I'm homesick." A woman's voice talks about the state of her body after a male sexual assault.

age recommendation / Trigger warning: 12+ / reports of sexual abuse

Cataract (Katarakt)

written & directed by Jonatan Egholm Keis (1998)

INT / DK • 2023 • 24 Min

A desperate woman robs a gas station with her nearly-blind younger brother and catapults herself into deep water in order to pay for his cataract surgery.

age recommendation / trigger warning: 14+ / violence