Focus Production: The Private Radiates into the Political Sphere

23. April 14:00h until 16:00h at Thalia Kino | Saal 2

The most courageous deeds are not performed without fear, but in spite of it. The films of the second block focus on the individual in stories about responsibility, conviction, resignation and transformation.

Topfpalmen

Topfpalmen

Betty is all alone at the wedding – surrounded by her family, who don’t feel any responsibility towards her. The father of her unborn child dances with his new bride, her stepfather sees his spending time with her as a favour, and her mother is drunk. Topfpalmen shows tragedy in dazzling colours.

Topfpalmen plays out of competition

Austria | 2020 | Short Film | 20 Min. | German (English Subtitles)

Betty is all alone at the wedding – surrounded by her family, who don’t feel any responsibility towards her. The father of her unborn child dances with his new bride, her stepfather sees his spending time with her as a favour, and her mother is drunk. Topfpalmen shows tragedy in dazzling colours.

Topfpalmen plays out of competition

Austria | 2020 | Short Film | 20 Min. | German (English Subtitles)
Director:
Rosa Friedrich
Producer:
Dominic Spitaler
Screenplay:
Rosa Friedrich
Cast:
Henny Reents, Maresi Riegner, Lars Rudolph
Cinematographer:
Albert Car
Editing:
Svenja Plaas
Sound mixer:
Kai Shimada

Die Allgemeine Ordnung
[The Common Order]

Die Allgemeine Ordnung

Protests shake the city as revolutionaries disappear within its streets. Impressive black and white images show a martyr whose uprising threatens to die before he does. Lost between revolution and resignation, the question arises of whether there is still a way back.

Germany | 2021 | Short Film | 15 Min. | German (English Subtitles)

Protests shake the city as revolutionaries disappear within its streets. Impressive black and white images show a martyr whose uprising threatens to die before he does. Lost between revolution and resignation, the question arises of whether there is still a way back.

Germany | 2021 | Short Film | 15 Min. | German (English Subtitles)
Director:
Ben Voit
Producers:
Malte Kutz, Julia Pallesche
Screenplay:
Luca D. Calluso, Ben Voit
Cast:
Susanne Bredehöft, Sina Genschel, Vito Sack
Cinematographer:
Konrad Waldmann
Costume:
Sarah Wolters
Editing:
Merit Giesen
Sound designer:
Richard Meyer
Production designer:
Branford Meentzen

Vote!

Vote!

Upon entering a jazz club, a young guest immediately loses himself in the beautiful singer’s enticing music. Taking a seat in front of the stage, however, requires the consent of all those present. With alternating strategies, he charms the grotesque guests and gradually becomes the perfect guest himself.

Austria | 2022 | Short Film | 20 Min. | Without Dialogue

Upon entering a jazz club, a young guest immediately loses himself in the beautiful singer’s enticing music. Taking a seat in front of the stage, however, requires the consent of all those present. With alternating strategies, he charms the grotesque guests and gradually becomes the perfect guest himself.

Austria | 2022 | Short Film | 20 Min. | Without Dialogue
Director:
Lisa Hasenhütl
Producer:
Victoria Herbig
Screenplay:
Lisa Hasenhütl
Animation:
Franz Brandstaetter, Florian Grünberger
Cast:
Felix Kreutzer, Markus Schleinzer, Anna Suk
Cinematographer:
Bernhard Schlick
Costume:
Natalya Lugovaya
Editing:
Moritz Stieber
Lighting:
Adrian Bidron
Music:
Angel Vassilev
Sound mixer:
Ken Rischard
Film school:
Filmacademy Vienna
Production designer:
Lena Müller
First ad:
Johannes Hoss

Nakam

Nakam

In Nazi-occupied Ukraine, the 12-year-old Mitka joins a resistance group. When Mitka discovers that high-ranking SS officials will be staying at the inn where he works, he hatches a plan. Only, its implementation would also place Mitka’s friend in mortal danger.

Germany | 2022 | Short Film | 33 Min. | Ukrainian, Russian, German, Yiddish (English Subtitles)

In Nazi-occupied Ukraine, the 12-year-old Mitka joins a resistance group. When Mitka discovers that high-ranking SS officials will be staying at the inn where he works, he hatches a plan. Only, its implementation would also place Mitka’s friend in mortal danger.

Germany | 2022 | Short Film | 33 Min. | Ukrainian, Russian, German, Yiddish (English Subtitles)
Director:
Andreas Kessler
Producers:
Max Breuer, Janick Gootz
Screenplay:
Fabien Virayie
Cast:
Rostyslav Bome, Anton Krymskiy, Peter Miklusz, Jevgenij Sitochin, Irina Usova
Cinematographer:
Leonard Frederic Caspari
Costume:
Laura Jasmin Schäffler
Editing:
Christoph Hans
Music:
Ege Ateslioglu
Sound designer:
Bjarne Taurnier
Art director:
Natasha Donis, Julie Griebau

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