Spotlight

22. July 15:30h until 17:30h at Thalia Kino

An exploration of the relationships we have to ourselves, to each other and to society. From soliloquies in the park to the realities of the streets. Dancing in an abandoned warehouse or in the boxing ring – these films shine a spotlight on friendship, connection, identity and survival in this world.

Deers love Blueberries

Germany | 2020 | Short Film | 20 Min. | German, English (English Subtitles)
Deers love Blueberries

Dating in times of corona. SHE invites him to a picnic in the park. Nude HE serves as a reflective object for a feminist cinematic discourse. Inspired by Manet’s painting ‘Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe’, the filmmakers reflect on love and happiness in the era of late capitalism.

Dating in times of corona. SHE invites him to a picnic in the park. Nude HE serves as a reflective object for a feminist cinematic discourse. Inspired by Manet’s painting ‘Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe’, the filmmakers reflect on love and happiness in the era of late capitalism.

Directors:
Laura Nai, Selena Goedeke Tort, Ada Labahn
Producers:
Selena Goedeke Tort, Ada Labahn, Laura Nai
Author:
Selena Goedeke Tort, Ada Labahn, Laura Nai
Cast:
Hauke Diekamp, Ada Labahn, Umtata
Cinematographer:
Harebell Suzuki
Editing:
Laura Nai
Music:
Lucas Castillo Villamil, Johanna Lucia Pohlmann
Sound designer:
Giuseppe Ielo
Sound mixer:
Lorand Balazs-Imre

Catsitter

Germany | 2021 | Short Film | 20 Min. | German (English Subtitles)
Catsitter

Day after day, the feeding bowl is empty, but cat sitter Helen simply can’t find her mysterious client’s cat. Out of curiosity, she decides to spend the night in the apartment, leading to a surprising and tender encounter.

Day after day, the feeding bowl is empty, but cat sitter Helen simply can’t find her mysterious client’s cat. Out of curiosity, she decides to spend the night in the apartment, leading to a surprising and tender encounter.

Director:
Lukas Becker
Screenplay:
Lukas Becker
Cast:
Shirin Eissa, Thomas Hauser
Cinematographer:
Tobias Blickle
Editing:
Lukas Becker
Music:
Silvius Sonvilla
Sound designer:
Philip Hutter
Art director:
Marleen Johow

Entre el monte y la marisma / Between the hill and the marsh

Spain | 2020 | Documentary Short | 20 Min. | Spanish (English Subtitles)
Entre el monte y la marisma

Rafael and Juan have been living on the streets of Sanlúcar de Barrameda since the late ’90s. Their unconditional friendship with each other and their love for singing carries both of them through life. Gracefully, with confidence and outside of the social structures, they create their own world.

Rafael and Juan have been living on the streets of Sanlúcar de Barrameda since the late ’90s. Their unconditional friendship with each other and their love for singing carries both of them through life. Gracefully, with confidence and outside of the social structures, they create their own world.

Director:
Niete  
Screenplay:
Niete
Cinematographer:
Niete
Editing:
Niete
Sound designer:
Calvo Miguel

Swelling

South Korea | 2021 | Short Film | 24 Min. | Korean (English Subtitles)
Swelling

North-Korean refugee Mu Taek works as a boxing coach in South Korea. At the same time he is still looking for his wife who disappeared during their flight. But help is not for free. A sparring fight against the boxing world’s rising star could help him solve all his financial problems – but he never wanted to be back inside the ring.

North-Korean refugee Mu Taek works as a boxing coach in South Korea. At the same time he is still looking for his wife who disappeared during their flight. But help is not for free. A sparring fight against the boxing world’s rising star could help him solve all his financial problems – but he never wanted to be back inside the ring.

Director:
Sangkyu KIM
Producer:
Tacksu SHIN
Screenplay:
Sangkyu KIM
Cast:
Youngwook JIN, Seho LEE, Jaeseong RYU
Cinematographer:
Dongik KIM
Editing:
Wonjun JEONG
Music:
Kwangho CHO
Sound designer:
Jungu JANG

Dustin

France | 2020 | Short Film | 20 Min. | French (English Subtitles)
Dustin

From a drug-oversaturated techno event at 145 bpm to the after party at dawn: In an apartment, still showing the traces of last night, Dustin, a young trans* person, and their crew search for sense and connection in the melancholic atmosphere of the fresh of day – an exploration of affection, desire and identity.

From a drug-oversaturated techno event at 145 bpm to the after party at dawn: In an apartment, still showing the traces of last night, Dustin, a young trans* person, and their crew search for sense and connection in the melancholic atmosphere of the fresh of day – an exploration of affection, desire and identity.

Director:
Naïla Guiguet
Producer:
Jean-Etienne Brat
Screenplay:
Naïla Guiguet
Camera:
Claire Mathon
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