Deutscher Wettbewerb 2
Repression is a defense mechanism that regulates inner-psychic and interpersonal conflicts. But it is often not a solution. Therefore it is worthwhile to look back into the past, to work it up personally (TWO FATHERS & SHTUM & LYDIA), to learn from mistakes (OBERVOGELGESANG) and to build on traditional cultural assets and experiences (UP, UP, UP & COW AROOUND). Memory can be versatile. While one seeks distraction in the loneliness of old age (HELGA), one sometimes needs a lot of imagination (WINTER COLOURS) or even therapies (THE TRAIN DRIVER) in order not to push what has been experienced onto the siding.
Wednesday, 23. Mar 2022 // 20:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie
Germany 2021, color, 7 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Johann Schilling, Maud Mascré, Tristan Schneider
Production: Tristan Schneider
Helga, a lonely pensioner, sits alone in front of her TV in the evening and peels potatoes. Surprisingly, the phone rings, although she hasn’t actually been called for a long time. It’s the Norba opinion research institute, which is conducting a survey on digital media consumption among students. Instead of hanging up, Helga follows an inner impulse and pretends to be a student.
Germany 2020, color, 7 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Anna Theil
Production: Anna Theil
After the fall of the Wall, Anna plunges into her exciting youth in Berlin until events from the past catch up with her. In the broadest sense, the film is about family secrets, the resulting silence and the central question of whether some things prefer to remain hidden where they are or whether it makes sense to uncover them.
Germany 2021, color, 17 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Evgenia Gostrer
Production: Evgenia Gostrer
A documentary animation that tells the story of a Russian-jewish family that immigrates to Germany in the mid-90s. The director of the film starts a conversation with her parents who made the move in their forties and recalls her own version of the past events.
Up, up, up & cow aroound
Germany 2021, color, 4 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Ines Christine Geißer, Kirsten Carina Geißer
Production: Ines Christine Geißer
Two different yet similar situations: Loud screeching birds harass the female protagonists who live in harmony with themselves and nature. In the end, the birds button their beaks. A feminist retelling of a fairy tale written by the Brothers Grimm.
Germany 2021, color, 20 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Julia Von Heinz
Production: Julia Von Heinz, Philipp Kreuzer, Fabian Gasmia, John Quester
Julia von Heinz’s 80-year-old father dies unexpectedly. Only from his estate does the filmmaker learn that he was homosexual. The director seeks a conversation with Rosa von Praunheim, an icon of the gay movement, and together they trace her father’s life. Together they draw a sensitive portrait of a headstrong and lonely man.
Germany 2020, both, 6 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Ferdinand Ehrhardt, Elias Weinberger
Production: Malin Krüger
A teenager is confronted with a fresh rightwing extremist graffiti in the train and thus also with a grimace of her homeland saxony.
Germany 2021, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Adrianna Wieczorek
Production: Dolunay Gördüm
A woman tells a story of her childhood. She lives with her father in a Polish industrial city Katowice, where a black snow falls. Her mother doesn‘t live with them anymore and her father repressed the painful memory. Though the child doesn‘t want to forget and uses its imagination to seek the truth about the past.
Germany 2021, both, 21 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Christian Becker
Production: Oliver Schwabe, Christian Becker
Filmed in the late 1970s and written down in diary sketches in 1992, the movie tells the story of the lives of Lydia and Wolfgang B. over two decades. She, translator of French literature, he, Romance studies professor. Between life crisis and "joie de vivre", full of passion and disciplined work, driven by convictions and doubts and the fear of a fatal second tumor, their film recordings and Wolfgang’s diary texts fragmentary report about the beauty and the adversity of a symbiotic marriage and yet at the same time about a whole life.
The Train Driver
Germany 2021, color, 5 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Christian Wittmoser, Zuniel Kim
Production: Dennis Stein-schomburg, Martin Schmidt
An animated documentary film about Bernd Ziegler. Throughout his professional life he has killed six people because they threw themselves in front of his train. How does a train driver handle this?