Internationaler Wettbewerb 5

Internationaler Wettbewerb 5

The attack on the World Trade Center (FREE FALL), war in Yugoslavia (IN FLOW OF WORDS) and Cyprus (THE ROAR OF THEIR ENGINES), a murder in South Africa (FARMHOUSE) or the events in Paris in 1961 (THE SEINE’S TEARS). This program deals with tragic stages from recent history … and conveys them from new, sometimes provocative angles that skilfully exploit the artistic freedom of design. And then there are the holes (THE HOLE), which suddenly appear everywhere in the city.


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

Free Fall
United Kingdom 2021, color, 19 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Emmanuel Tenenbaum
Production: Zangro Zangro
Tom is a young trader in a London bank, whose recent performance has put his job on the line. When the first plane hits the World Trade Centre on the morning of September 11th 2001, Tom, convinced that it’s a terrorist attack and not an accident, jumps into the biggest trade of his life.

In Flow of Words
Netherlands 2021, color, 22 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Eliane Esther Bots
Production: Manon Bovenkerk
The documentary follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position at the tribunal, this film places their voices and experiences center stage.

The Roar of their Engines
Canada 2021, color, 16 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Charles-émile Lafrance, Jason Todd
Production: Jason Todd (fjord Films)
Peace talks surrounding the Cypriot conflict are at a standstill despite all the efforts made over the past 50 years. Meanwhile, the Turkish-Cypriot population is aging, silently and away from the spotlight, on a disputed and over-militarized territory. This war no longer concerns them.

The Hole
China 2021, black & white and color, 7 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Water(shui Yuan税源)
Production: Water(shui Yuan税源)
With one after another booms, several large holes suddenly appeared in the town. No one knew what the holes were and where they came from. Curiosity seekers were swarming all over the town and everyone tried to take advantage of these holes.

South Africa 2021, color, 14 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Dian Weys
Production: Dian Weys, Le Roux Fourie, Mandelise Van Loggerenberg
Two women clean a farm murder scene.

The Seine’s tears
France 2021, color, 8 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Hadrien Pinot, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Yanis Belaid, Philippine Singer, Lisa Vicente, Eliott Benard, Alice Letailleur
Production: Carlos De Carvalho
17 october 1961, "Algerian workers" get down the streets to manifest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the police prefecture.