BR Kurzfilmnacht „Lockdown Blues“
The pandemic is a challenge for all of us, but everyone experiences its hardships in their own unique way. Whether it’s video conferencing (‘Meeting’), homeschooling (‘The Mission’), cruise quarantine (‘Pengsionists’), among friends (‘Girl Who Cried Wolf’, ‘Never Alone’) or on the mountain (‘Not Too Close’) – the pitfalls of communication under pandemic conditions lurk everywhere. In this ‘Corona’ short film night on the occasion of the Regensburg Short Film Week, the young filmmakers also try to wring something funny out of your situation.
Germany 2020, color, 8 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Jannis Alexander Kiefer
Production: Jannis Alexander Kiefer
Three minutes before the online meeting: The welcoming joke is well thought out, the bottle is neatly tucked into the underwear, and the internet connection is premium – what could possibly go wrong?
Germany 2021, color, 11 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Marianna Ölmez
The normal madness of homeschooling during the pandemic: Mine has exactly 20 minutes left to upload her daughter’s homework. Since she hasn’t done anything, Mine has to take action herself. In her distress, she steals a classmate’s notebook. This, however, calls the classmate’s mother into action, who has been fiddling with it all morning and is not prepared to look back on her heroic deed.
Germany 2021, color, 7 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Can Tanyol
Nicht zu nah
Germany 2021, color, 17 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Luis Sütter
In times of lockdown, the overprotective Christian retreats to the mountains to pursue his passion, dancing, undisturbed. The peace lasts only for a short time, when he is surprised by the temperamental Pauline, who also breaks her foot. Christian is forced to help her – despite distance rules and a ban on contact.
Girl Who Cried Wolf
Germany 2021, color, 14 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Kevin Koch, Emma Holzapfel
Production: Jacob-lucas B
During lockdown, five friends who have moved to different cities after graduating from high school play guessing games via Zoom. An unexpected twist puts the clique’s friendship to the test.
Germany 2020, color, 14 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Philippe Matic-arnauld Des Lions
Production: Hubertus Hinse
During the lockdown, journalist Eva becomes the victim of a hacker attack. Computer nerd Coco, who is working on a new Corona app, uses her technology to take revenge on Eva. A surveillance Trojan spreads and infects more devices. Isolated from everyone, Eva spirals into a desperate paranoia. Coco’s devious game develops fatal consequences…