BERLIN SHORTS PROGRAMME

SCREENING:
SATURDAY, 06.12.2014, 15:30

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KINGDOM COME: RITUALS

We see radically untamed and almost threatening images of something flying up in the air right above Berlin’s government district. The sound is raw, noisy, eerie. Up and down, up and down, higher up until finally-

D 2014, Vika Kirchenbauer/ Martin Sulzer, 7′
language: none
guests: Vika Kirchenbauer, Martin Sulzer

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PRIVACY:ZERO

Three episodes about life in times of complete surveillance. A woman in front of her computer, a boy talking about cyber-bullying, two guys chatting away in observation – all shot in magnificent black-and-white in Cologne and Berlin.


D 2014, Corinne Le Hong/ Eduardo Pavez Goye, 4′
languages: French, German, subtitles: English
guests: Corinne Le Hong, Eduardo Pavez Goye

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BEGEGNUNG / ENCOUNTERS

A short and poetic story about a Christmas goose and the way it’s processed before it ends up on our dinner plate. Shot in compelling black-and-white images that sharply contrast the irritating violence we use to have our feast ready.


D 2012, Meggie Schneider, 6′
languages: German, subtitles: English
guest: Vadim Otto Ursus (protagonist)

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ENTSCHULDIGEN SIE BITTE DIE KURZE STÖRUNG/ SORRY TO INTERRUPT

A day in the life of a street paper vendor on the subway – shot with hidden micro cameras from the point of view of a person we all know – but have never seen like this before.

D 2012, David M. Lorenz, 14′
language: German, subtitles: English
guest: David M. Lorenz

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HUNDEKOPFTEE/ DOG HEAD TEA

A weird and wonderful tale about a stuttering woman who works in a Chinese garden and steals a cell phone after a stranger gets hit by a car. And that’s not all… Told in a style somewhere between Ulrike Ottinger and Blake Edwards with very ununsual Berlin images. Great fun!


D/S 2014, Marie-Catherine Theiler, 17′
languages: Chinese, German, subtitles: English
guest: Marie-Catherine Theiler

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DIEBE / THIEVES

Two young men make a living with petty theft until one day things don’t run as smoothly. Shot in a social realist style, Lauro Cress‘ exquisite short tells the story of two outsiders without false pity. Shown at Cannes this year.

D 2014, Lauro Cress, 7′
languages: German, subtitles: English
guest: Cécile Tollu-Polonowski (producer), Florian Plumeyer (co-author)

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A PROMISED ROSE GARDEN

Set exclusively in various milieus of Berlin’s Vietnamese diaspora and shot completely in Vietnamese, Lisa Violetta’s stunning short presents a Berlin between illegal immigration and the loneliness of the priviliged. A small masterpiece with an amazing cast, impeccable cinematography and an impartial look into mostly invisible parallel worlds.

D 2013, Lisa Violetta Gaß, 32′
languages: Vietnamese, subtitles: English
guests: Lisa Violetta Gaß, Do Thi Minh Tam (actor), Hoang Bac Ngan (actor), Thuy Trang Nguyen (assistant director)