Internationaler Wettbewerb 4

Internationaler Wettbewerb 4

Posts about women, about men, about women and men, about neither just one nor the other: A bicycle breakdown, hostility or stupid and dubious sayings from the side make it increasingly difficult for a young woman to stay ABOVE WATER that day. OB SCENE links clinical studies of sexuality with today’s mainstream pornography. ON HOLD lets us in on young men’s thoughts and doubts about what it means to be a man. In CROMASOMA X, Rich and his colleagues certainly think they know what makes a man, and how to behave towards women. But a pink smoke bomb upsets everything, and Rich suddenly has to experience – or rather endure – his behavior through the eyes of his female colleague. Why actually man or woman and not both, something in between or even beyond, these are the questions URSULA brings up. The conclusion is CLOSING TIME, where a locked door becomes the catalyst of a relationship dispute.


Sunday, 20. Mar 2022 // 18:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie

On solid Ground
Switzerland 2021, color, 12 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Jela Hasler
Production: Olivier Zobrist
A city, in summer. The morning coolness in the river does not last long, the heat covers the city like a magnifying glass under which supposedly trivial everyday nuisances suddenly take on weight. Eli tries to escape the narrowness and agitation of the city – yet keeps being confronted with aggression. And the rage starts to build up within her.

Ob Scene
Argentina 2021, color, 17 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Paloma Orlandini Castro

The filmmaker turns to clinical studies on sexuality written by psychiatrists in the 1980s and links them to today’s mainstream pornography. An intimate reflection on how social control subtly enters into representations of sex.

On Hold
Finland 2020, color, 20 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Laura Rantanen
Production: Anna Mellin
Did you know puberty lasts forever? An experimental documentary short film contemplating around the themes of intergenerationality and socially constructed masculinity. It is based on anonymous phone calls dialed for a helpline for boys and young men under 20-years of age.

Cromosoma X
Italy 2021, color, 9 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Lucia Bulgheroni
Production: Nicola Prosatore
their office break, Rich and his colleagues joke about a new female
colleague by commenting on some of her photos with macho allusions and
jokes. A pink smoke bomb launched by feminist protesters enters the
office window and hits Rich, who is thus catapulted into a deep and
hellish dream.

Portugal 2020, color, 6 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Eduardo Brito
Production: Rodrigo Areias
Between the northernmost city in the world, on a long polar night, and a foggy summer morning in the south, a dream, with all of its doubts, takes place.

Closing Time
Italy 2021, color, 19 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Tommaso Santambrogio
Production: Marco Malfi Chindemi, Ivan Casagrande Conti, Tommaso Santambrogio
Returning from a dinner with friends, a young couple fails at the front door, which cannot be unlocked. While the dog barks and tiredness and frustration increase, the situation quickly bring out the problems of their relationship.