Finding one’s inner peace often seems abstract, subjective and somehow intangible. However, these five contributions show very impressively and concretely what it means to be torn between love and death. The transience of life (DAUGHTERS & 7 STORIES ABOUT YOU & ELEPHANTS BETWEEN US) demands many a sacrifice in the friendly (CAPTAIN) and familial environment (GÖR).
Sunday, 20. Mar 2022 // 15:00 Uhr @ Ostentor Kino
Germany 2021, color, 20 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Quynh Le Nguyen, Katharina Soon-hi Thaler, Stella Deborah Traub
Production: Marlon Hofmann
What does it mean to be the daughter of one’s own parents? This question occupies three filmmakers, who thus become the protagonists of their own film. In an artificial setting, conversations arise about a family trauma, about the fear of being too much of a stranger to each other, and the certainty that death will one day end the parent-child relationship.
Germany / Croatia 2020, color, 25 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Ben Blaskovic
Production: Claude König, Ben Blaskovic
Max and Anna go on a sailing trip to Croatia. But what seems like wonderful vacation at first, soon turns out to be a struggle between love and death, that forces Max into a terrible sacrifice.
7 Stories about You
Germany 2020, color, 14 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Paula Lindinger
Production: Paula Lindinger
In seven tracks, I try to trace my own memories and tell a story about past moments. I combine soundscapes with so-called pillow shots, which were all shot at the place of my memories. In addition, there are spoken words and songs arranged from old diary entries.
Elefants between us
Germany 2021, black & white, 11 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Sophie Lahusen
Production: Alina Rhotert
In this autobiographical film, the director embarks on a journey into her childhood in search of memories and answers from her deceased father. The film is about trying to hold on to the past and memories, because left behind, at first glance, nothing but memories and the little things in life. And he left behind a camcorder with footage full of banalities and momentariness.
Germany 2021, color, 9 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Anna Roller
As a single mother in her mid-twenties, Mia doesn’t have it easy in the countryside. When her son Leon is accused of stealing a gold chain and his classmates tease him for it, Mia becomes a mother lion.