Internationaler Wettbewerb 8

Internationaler Wettbewerb 8

Brazilian delivery men offer us a musical (NEON PHANTOM); a study examines the rhythm of the human locomotor system (HUMAN WALKERS IN MOTION); an autonomously driving car causes an accident that, according to the program, cannot exist (VO); a proud Mexican poses as a reflection of the colonialist gesture on his motorcycle (MOTORCYCLIST’S HAPPINESS…); trains thunder across the screen as an allegory of film (TRAIN AGAIN); and the paths of two bicyclists cross in unassuming yet drastic ways (THE PASSERBY) – six experimental and animated films centered on different means of locomotion.

Tuesday, 22. Mar 2022 // 20:00 Uhr @ Leerer Beutel Filmgalerie

Neon Phantom
Brazil 2021, color, 20 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Leonardo Martinelli

João works as a messenger and dreams of owning a motorcycle. Everything will be like a musical movie, he was told.

Human Walkers in Motion
Belgium 2020, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Ethann Néon
Production: Anton Henne
The walk inhabits our being and governs our social space. Side by side or face to face, it implies an exchange. When combining everyone’s specific pace, a hidden harmony arises. Reconnecting with Eadweard Muybridge‘s work, this film projects us into the frenetic rhythm of the steps of fifty walkers.

France 2021, color, 17 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Nicolas Gourault
Production: Le Fresnoy, Studio National –
A deadly accident between a self-driving car and a pedestrian sets off an investigation about the role of human workers in the training of driverless cars. Testimonies from vehicle operators guide us through a night shift where the landscape merges with data from the car’s sensors.

Motorcyclist’s Happiness won’t fit into his Suit
Mexico 2021, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Gabriel Herrera
Production: Susana Bernal
There he sits proudly on his beautiful motorbike which he would never loan to anyone. He is certain that he alone can explore the jungle. A playful re-enactment with reversed roles that takes aim at the hubris of the colonial conquerors.

Train Again
Austria 2021, black & white, 20 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Peter Tscherkassky

Carriages and riders compete with the railroad one last time, one cut against the other and dizzyingly blended into each other. A phantom ride through the engine room of the seventh art, a ceremony of the (annihilation) mechanics of track vehicles and image transporters.

The Passerby
Belgium 2020, color, 15 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Pieter Coudyzer
Production: Linda Sterckx Geert Van Goethem
On a summer day, the paths of two boys unexpectedly cross.