program 2021


thursday oct 7

7 p.m.
opening night

© Marta Popivoda

Landscapes of Resistance (Pejzaži otpora)
Marta Popivoda | RS 2021 | DOP: Ivan Marković | 95 min | Serbian
Multi-award winning cinematic memorial to one of the last Holocaust survivors.
guests: Marta Popivoda, Ivan Marković

Siegfried A. Fruhauf | artist in focus
Distance Film
| AT 2020 | 18 sec | no dialogues
A trailer that celebrates the fragile sensuality of the cinematic medium as much as it is precisely appropriate to the present.
guest: Siegfried A. Fruhauf

friday oct 8

5 p.m.
long shorts 1: mavericks

© Mo Rhozyel, Christoph Philipp Gehl

Mensch Horst
Mo Rhozyel, Christoph Philipp Gehl
| DE 2020 | 44 min | German | Horst Baitz lives in a slab in Brandenburg. He appreciates the little things in life and goes about his daily life with a lot of heart, discipline and boundless optimism.
guests: Mo Rhozyel, Christoph Philipp Gehl, Sven Bratschke

Mareike Wegener
| DE 2020 | 29 min | German | A cinematic ancestral ritual in honor of the spirits of the Ruhr region, in which Crossroad motifs play a crucial role.
guest: Mareike Wegener

7 p.m.

SIEGFRIED A. FRUHAUF | artist in focus
AT 1997-2021 | 16mm, 35mm, HD | ca. 90 min | “The bodies of the viewers are the only real organisms in cinema. For me as a filmmaker, they become the object of influence through intense visual sensory overload. ̋ (Siegfried A. Fruhauf)
guest: Siegfried A. Fruhauf

7:30 p.m.

Nicolás Pereda | MX/CA 2020 | 70 min | Spanish | A cast member of the series “Narcos” meets a literature obsessive with a yellow Reclam book when he wants to buy cigarettes in a village in Mexico.

9.30 p.m.

© Isabell Heimerdinger

Soon It Will Be Dark
Isabell Heimerdinger
| DE 2020 | K: Ivan Marković | 23 min | no dialogues | Life on a tropical island in the rhythm of day and night.
guest: Isabell Heimerdinger

Luces del desierto (Desert Lights)
Félix Blume
| FR/MX 2021 | 30 min | Spanish | German premiere | Strange lights appear in the Mexican desert at night.

Dark Matter
Viktor Brim
| DE 2020 | 20 min | no dialogues | The contours of the circular Kimberlit Pipe, a diamond mine in Siberia, get lost in the deep black of the abyss.

saturday oct 9

5 p.m.
long shorts 3: analogue paradises

© Eva Giolo
© Nicola Müller

Flowers Blooming in Our Throats
Eva Giolo
| IT 2020 | 9 min | no dialogues | 16mm | German Premiere | About the meaning of gestures and touches after the lockdown.

Casting into the lost form
Josef Graßl
| DE 2021 | 14 min | German | 16mm | German premiere | A visit to the Bavarian Forest. Grandma Rita, the Bolex, asparagus, the stone rain barrel, hollow glasses and cast glass sculptures by Grandpa Bernhard – cast into the “lost mold”.
guest: Josef Grassl

Revue Automatique (the visitors)
Nicola Müller | DE 2021 | 7 min | no dialogues | S-8 / HD | World premiere | Brazil, the forests of the Amazon. Exotic ethnography, filmed by parents in 1972.
guest: Nicola Müller

All the Stops
Josef Dabernig | AT 2020 | 16 min | no dialogue | 16mm | A dominating woman directs several men who are renovating a villa in a small Hungarian town.

All Other Things Equal
Anya Tsyrlina
| RS 2020 | 20 min | no dialogues | 35mm / HD | Dt. Premiere | Hundreds of images and scenes from the late Soviet propaganda for women’s equality.

7 p.m.

© Alexandre Koberidze

What do we see when we look to the sky? (Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?)
Alexandre Koberidze
| DE/GE 2020 | D: Giorgi Bochorishvili, Ani Karseladze | 150 min | Georgian | It is love at first sight when Lisa and Giorgi meet for a brief moment in Kutaisi. Love catches them so suddenly that they even forget to tell each other their names. Will they succeed in seeing each other again? A film that is able to enchant unconditionally.
guest: Alexandre Koberidze

7:30 p.m.
german premieres

© Heinz Emigholz

The Lobby
Heinz Emigholz
| DE/AR 2020 | 75 min | English | Topography as Autobiography. An “Old White Male” inhabits the hotel lobbies in Buenos Aires.

Supporting Film: Hotel | Ludwig Wüst | AT 2021 | 14 min | engl. OF | The hotel as a setting for the inner life.
guest: Ludwig Wüst

9:30 p.m.
german premiere

2551.01: The Kid
Norbert Pfaffenbichler
| AT 2021 | 65 min | English | The Apocalyptic Exceeds Tod Browning’s Freaks have found refuge from the grasp of a despotic power in a convoluted sewer system. Flawless gore!

sunday oct 10

11 a.m.

© Bernhard Sallmann

Über Deutschland (On Germany)
Bernhard Sallmann | DE 2021 | 82 min | German | The Russian writer Marina Zwetajewa came to Dresden in 1919. On sublime sites of the city on the Elbe, her texts come to life.
guest: Bernhard Sallmann

Supporting film: France Against Robots | Jean-Marie Straub | CH 2021 | Diptych after Georges Bernanos.

5 p.m.

Her Socialist Smile
John Gianvito
| USA 2020 | 93 min | English | Helen Keller (1880-1968), born deaf-blind, was one of the great anti-capitalist intellectuals of the United States. A dense portrait made of historical material.

6 p.m.

© Frederick Wiseman

City Hall
Frederick Wiseman
| USA 2020 | 272 min | English| Boston’s mayor Marty Walsh is the key figure for the cohesion of Massachusetts’ largest city. A film that watches city government at work – from the 91-year-old legend of Direct Cinema.

7:30 p.m.
german premieres

© Ted Fendt

Outside Noise
Ted Fendt
| DE/AT 2021 | 61 min | 35mm | English, German | Daniela, just returned from a trip abroad, drifts through Vienna with two friends.

supporting film: For the soft glow ahead | Daniela Zahlner | AT 2020 | 3 min | no dialogues | 16mm
guest: Daniela Zahlner

9:30 p.m.

3.30 PM
Ludwig Wüst
| AT 2020 | 74 min | English
Two friends, Martin and Anthony, come across a traumatic childhood experience after 15 years.
guest: Ludwig Wüst

monday oct 11

5 p.m.

Thomas Ash
| JP 2021 | 87 min | Japanese, English | The detainees of the Ushiku deportation prison near Tokyo hoped in vain for refuge in Japan. A ruthless examination of a rigorous refugee policy.

6:00 p.m.

© Denis Côté

Hygiène Sociale (Social Hygiene)
Denis Côté
| CA 2021 | 75 min | French | Best Director, Berlinale 2021 | The eloquent dandy Antonin engages in a brilliant battle of words with five women in a meadow in his attempt to escape social constraints.

Supporting film: Train Again | Peter Tscherkassky | AT 2021 | 20 min | without dialogues | 35mm | The arrival of a train, again and again.

7:30 p.m.

© Caroline Pitzen

FREIZEIT or: the opposite of doing nothing
Caroline Pitzen
| DE 2021 | K: Markus Koob | 70 min | German | Upheaval and change are in the air in Berlin. Cranes grow into the sky, brutalism spreads. It is still better to occupy houses than foreign countries.
guest: Caroline Pitzen

Supporting Film: A terra de não retorno (The Earth of No Return)
Patrick Mendes | PT 2020 | 20 min | no dialogues
You are invited to join the order of cinema.

9:30 p.m.
german premiere

Tim Leyendekker
| NL 2021 | 84 min | Dutch | Deconstruction of the sensational Groningen HIV case, in which infected blood was injected into gay men at sex parties.
guest: Tim Leyendekker

tuesday oct 12

5 p.m.
german premiere

Le temps des autres (The Time of Others)
Claire Angelini
| FR 2020 | 123 min | french. OmeU | Archaeologists at Mont Beuvray in Burgundy search for traces of early mankind.
guest: Claire Angelini

6:00 p.m.

Pebbles (Koozhangal)
P.S. Vinothraj
| IN 2021 | 74 min | Tamil | The everyday violence against women in India is the subject of this image-rich morality tale set in the desert-like landscape of the southern Indian village of Arittapatti and its surroundings.

7:30 p.m.
long shorts 4:
brex it!

© Morgan Quaintance

Divided by Law
Katie Davies, Emma Agusita
| GB 2021 | 26 min | English |
The bureaucratic challenges of binational families in the face of Britain’s tough migration laws.

Covid Messages
John Smith
| GB 2020 | 22 min | English
The British government’s attempts to banish the Corona virus through spells and rituals.

Surviving You, Always
Morgan Quaintance
| GB 2021 | 18 min | English | German Premiere
Psychologist Timothy Leary on the expansion of consciousness through psychedelic drugs and teenage life in 1990s London.

9:30 p.m.
german premiere

Los inocentes (The Blameless)
Guillermo Benet
| ES 2020 | 100 min | span. OmeU | When a concert in a squat is interrupted by police intervention, some of the young people get into a violent confrontation.
guest: Guillermo Benet

wednesday oct 13

5:00 p.m.

Entrance fee 10 €
Proceeds go to the aid organization

Far From Afghanistan
John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Soon-Mi Yoo, Minda Martin, Travis Wilkerson
USA/AF 2012 | 129 min | English | Following the example of the collective film “Loin du Vietnam” (1967), the film sees itself as a protest against the US presence. Critically, the effects of the war on the soul and the visible mutilations of the bodies, of children and adults are dealt with – ten years later, the film has new horrific relevance.

6 p.m.

© Zhu Shengze

A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces
Zhu Shengze
| USA 2021 | 87 min | English | Poetic meditation on the metropolis of Wuhan on the Yangtze, which was initially created under the impression of the brutal Chinese Corona Shutdown.

Supporting Film: Happy Valley | Simon Liu | HK 2021 | 12 min | no dialogues | Fond memories and personal joys in the face of the end of the former crown colony.

7:30 p.m.
closing film

© Julian Radlmaier

Julian Radlmaier
| DE 2021 | 125 min | German | In this Marxist vampire comedy, a summer romance is brewing on uncertain terrain: Vampires test the physical and spiritual limits at the time of Eisenstein and Trotsky.

10:00 p.m.
closing night

Anus Solaire
Bear Boy
| DE 2021 | 97 min | German | world premiere | Bear Boy feat. Groupe Maudit torch a radical-eruptive firework between splatter-punk and art criticism. | Garnished with the Super 8 extravaganza JESUS BOY ILLUMINATED | Pieuvre Prod. | DE 2021 | 15 min
guest: Bear Boy & Groupe Maudit

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