Expressive Restraint

23. April 11:00h until 13:00h at Thalia Kino | Saal 2

Whether external constraints or internal restraint: these films show protagonists who move in a variety of ways between restriction and escape. Their approach may be different, but they all want one thing: to live out their lives, however that is possible.

Glückspfad
[Happytrail]

Glückspfad

Franka has a problem that shouldn’t be one: body hair. Between social norms, hair removal possibilities, and inner insecurities, a young woman guides us through her very personal experiences and her deliberate decision to proudly accept and love her own body.

Germany | 2021 | Animated Film | 5 Min. | German (English Subtitles)

Franka has a problem that shouldn’t be one: body hair. Between social norms, hair removal possibilities, and inner insecurities, a young woman guides us through her very personal experiences and her deliberate decision to proudly accept and love her own body.

Germany | 2021 | Animated Film | 5 Min. | German (English Subtitles)
Directors:
Thea Sparmeier, Pauline Cremer, Jakob Werner
Camera:
Hannes Schulze
Music:
Sebastian Farnbacher
Sound designer:
Nils Plambeck

Gare aux Coquins
[Naughty Spot]

Gare aux Coquins

Tonio scours not only the Corsica landscape, but also his dating app. Here he meets the “Oracle”, who lets him in on the island’s cruising scene. With skilfully used animation and slow narration, Tonio discovers the unknown corners of the island.

France | 2021 | Short Film | 20 Min. | French (English Subtitles)

Tonio scours not only the Corsica landscape, but also his dating app. Here he meets the “Oracle”, who lets him in on the island’s cruising scene. With skilfully used animation and slow narration, Tonio discovers the unknown corners of the island.

France | 2021 | Short Film | 20 Min. | French (English Subtitles)
Director:
Jean Costa
Producers:
Juliette Arradon, Myriam Martou, Colomba Sansonetti
Screenplay:
Jean Costa
Animation:
Thomas Ducastel
Cast:
Jean Costa, Christian Ruspini
Cinematographer:
Alexandra De Saint Blanquat
Editing:
Tomas Cali
Music:
Santiago Dolan
Sound designer:
Andria Vivarelli
Sound mixer:
Secco Edson

Ach So

Ach So

A dream scenario somewhere between psychedelic images, humorous absurdity, and harsh social criticism. Closer to reality than the first glance would suggest: The club is closed, the ambulance doesn’t come, and so you walk through the city with your inner monsters.

Germany, Ukraine | 2022 | Animated Film | 3 Min. | Ukrainian, English, German (English Subtitles)

A dream scenario somewhere between psychedelic images, humorous absurdity, and harsh social criticism. Closer to reality than the first glance would suggest: The club is closed, the ambulance doesn’t come, and so you walk through the city with your inner monsters.

Germany, Ukraine | 2022 | Animated Film | 3 Min. | Ukrainian, English, German (English Subtitles)
Director:
Polina Piddubna
Animation:
Sofia Leliukh, Polina Piddubna
Sound designer:
Danylo Okulov

Der Solist
[The Soloist]

Der Solist

Bautzen II – formerly the most famous political prison in East Germany. More than a hundred political prisoners, many from West Germany, were locked up here. Everything was top secret but suddenly, just for 32 minutes, the doors are open to us. Individual memories come together in a form of collective processing.

Germany | 2021 | Documentary Short | 32 Min. | German (English Subtitles)

Bautzen II – formerly the most famous political prison in East Germany. More than a hundred political prisoners, many from West Germany, were locked up here. Everything was top secret but suddenly, just for 32 minutes, the doors are open to us. Individual memories come together in a form of collective processing.

Germany | 2021 | Documentary Short | 32 Min. | German (English Subtitles)
Director:
Johann Olenitsch
Cast:
André Baganz

Vibrations – Inner Music

Vibrations - Inner Music

A dancer roams the city picking up sounds and movements from her surroundings to compose her very own music in dance. Through this musical and lively journey, she challenges our current perception and understanding of sound. Her personal advantage? Her deafness.

Germany | 2022 | Documentary Short | 15 Min. | German (English Subtitles)

A dancer roams the city picking up sounds and movements from her surroundings to compose her very own music in dance. Through this musical and lively journey, she challenges our current perception and understanding of sound. Her personal advantage? Her deafness.

Germany | 2022 | Documentary Short | 15 Min. | German (English Subtitles)
Director:
Cadenza Zhao
Producer:
Anna Maria Pürthner
Camera:
Richard Greif
Cast:
Kassandra Wedel
Editing:
Ilya Gavrilenkov
Music:
Max Van Dusen
Narration:
Larissa Barros De Oliveira Holtz
Sound designer:
Enrique Cuesta
Sound mixer:
Bertold Budig, Horst Koerner
Film school:
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
First ad:
Ilya Gavrilenkov
Assistant camera:
Jonathan Junge, Marek Lück

Warsha

Warsha

Mohammad is a Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to man one of the tallest and most notoriously dangerous cranes. Dozens of metres above the city, away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to experience freedom and to live out his deepest passion.

Lebanon, France | 2021 | Short Film | 16 Min. | Arabic (English Subtitles)

Mohammad is a Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to man one of the tallest and most notoriously dangerous cranes. Dozens of metres above the city, away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to experience freedom and to live out his deepest passion.

Lebanon, France | 2021 | Short Film | 16 Min. | Arabic (English Subtitles)
Director:
Dania Bdeir
Cast:
KHANSA
Cinematographer:
Shadi Chaaban
Editing:
Ali J. Dalloul
Music:
Hello Psychaleppo
Sound designer:
Régis Diebold, Mathieu Z’Graggen

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51st International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte
Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg
GERMANY

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