Phoenix

23. July 20:00h until 22:00h at Kino 2

Sometimes the world looks a little different, a little surreal… yet conflicts past, present and future bring a whirlwind of agonizing reality with them. The filmblock ‘Phoenix’ rises above convention, bringing us new mythologies of storytelling oscillating between light and dark.

Cucaracha / Roach

Argentina | 2020 | Animated Film | 13 Min. | Spanish (English Subtitles)
Cucaracha

Gregorio lives a rather dreary life. After work in the factory, only his TV awaits him at home. One day he starts taking care of a little cockroach. But after a while, the beetle starts taking over Gregorio’s everyday life.

Gregorio lives a rather dreary life. After work in the factory, only his TV awaits him at home. One day he starts taking care of a little cockroach. But after a while, the beetle starts taking over Gregorio’s everyday life.

Director:
Agustín Touriño
Screenplay:
Exequiel Ayala Lucarelli, Matías Deon, Agustín Touriño
Animation:
Touriño Agustín, Daniel Marín
Cinematographer:
Ayala Lucarelli Exequiel
Editing:
Exequiel Ayala Lucarelli, Matías Deon, Agustín Touriño
Music:
Mariela Díaz, Ana Yaya Aguilar
Sound designer:
Exequiel Ayala Lucarelli, Matías Deon
Art director:
Agustín Touriño

خیره شدن / Gazing

Iran, Iran | 2020 | Short Film | 10 Min. | Farsi (English Subtitles)
خیره شدن

Siavash gets off his meds to be able to dream again. But what is real now, and what is only in his mind? On a journey between reality and insanity, he meets his childhood self and is confronted with horrifying manifestations within himself. A film about lived and passed-on traumas.

Siavash gets off his meds to be able to dream again. But what is real now, and what is only in his mind? On a journey between reality and insanity, he meets his childhood self and is confronted with horrifying manifestations within himself. A film about lived and passed-on traumas.

Director:
Namira Hafizi

Takamaan Tapauksia / Tales of the Outback

Finland | 2021 | Animated Film | 13 Min. | Finnish (English Subtitles)
Takamaan Tapauksia

Three mystic figures rise from a little room in a sleepy little cabin, taking us to a lake scenery with red skies and traditional fairy tales. “Takamaan Tapauksia”, that’s hazy images of nature, mesmerizing narrators and Finnish mythical creatures.

Three mystic figures rise from a little room in a sleepy little cabin, taking us to a lake scenery with red skies and traditional fairy tales. “Takamaan Tapauksia”, that’s hazy images of nature, mesmerizing narrators and Finnish mythical creatures.

Directors:
Lauri Ketonen, Konsta Verta
Editing:
Jasmiin Hämäläinen
Sound designer:
Konsta Verta

Dear To Me

Germany, Indonesia | 2020 | Short Film | 19 Min. | Indonesian (English Subtitles)
Dear To Me

Tim, an Indonesian, spends a family vacation with his parents on a secluded island. The islanders believe that a reincarnated deer lives by the beach. Looking at it means that you’re about to meet your soulmate, they say. Tim hopes to get a glance at the animal, but keeps the wish from his strictly Christian parents.

Tim, an Indonesian, spends a family vacation with his parents on a secluded island. The islanders believe that a reincarnated deer lives by the beach. Looking at it means that you’re about to meet your soulmate, they say. Tim hopes to get a glance at the animal, but keeps the wish from his strictly Christian parents.

Director:
Monica Tedja
Producers:
Astrid Saerong, Felix Schwegler
Cast:
Jerome Kurnia, Jourdy Pranata
Cinematographer:
Jonas Römmig
Editing:
Anna-Lena Engelhardt
Music:
Anna Kühlein

Sometimes a little Sin is good for the Soul

Canada, Germany | 2020 | Short Film | 9 Min. | Without Dialogue
Sometimes a little Sin is good for the Soul

A head suspended between two rods, bodies coiling around a rod and an architectural maze with an exit sign promising a way out. This experimental film comes across as an essay on the digital gaze regime, disengaging from all visual habits at a peculiar speed.

A head suspended between two rods, bodies coiling around a rod and an architectural maze with an exit sign promising a way out. This experimental film comes across as an essay on the digital gaze regime, disengaging from all visual habits at a peculiar speed.

Director:
Alex Beriault
Cast:
Alex Beriault, Hillawi Eman, Tahnee Reyes
Cinematographer:
Alex Beriault, Paul Moleiro
Editing:
Alex Beriault
Sound designer:
Alex Beriault

Have a Nice Dog!

Germany, Syria | 2020 | Animated Film | 13 Min. | Arabic (English Subtitles)
Have a Nice Dog!

Held captive in Damascus, surrounded by war, a lonely man waits for his chance to leave the country. His isolation causes him to lose himself more and more in escape fantasies and monologues. Only his dog Baroud is there to respond with silence.

Held captive in Damascus, surrounded by war, a lonely man waits for his chance to leave the country. His isolation causes him to lose himself more and more in escape fantasies and monologues. Only his dog Baroud is there to respond with silence.

Director:
Jalal Maghout
Animation:
Jalal Maghout
Music:
Dascha Dauenhauer
Sound designer:
Oscar Zöllner
Sound mixer:
Nicolas Voss

SALIDAS / Departures

Germany | 2021 | Short Film | 10 Min. | Spanish, Arabic (English Subtitles)
SALIDAS

A mortician sends deceased people off to the afterlife to the rhythm of Spanish flamenco. Shot in an old ship lift, a flow of associations between farewell and eternity, song and silence arises from this fictitious dance film.

A mortician sends deceased people off to the afterlife to the rhythm of Spanish flamenco. Shot in an old ship lift, a flow of associations between farewell and eternity, song and silence arises from this fictitious dance film.

Director:
Michael Fetter Nathansky
Producer:
Virginia Martin
Screenplay:
Michael Fetter Nathansky
Cinematographer:
Valentin Selmke
Editing:
Kai Eiermann
Sound mixer:
Lorenz Fischer
Production designer:
Jonathan Saal

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