Finding the right words in the right situation is not so easy: whether in a conversation with a partner, for a loved one or in the context of humanity, the film block “How should I say it?” is about the philosophy between the lines.
La Balade des Gens Heureux
Ballad of the Happy Kind
Mona and Simon are in a happy relationship. On a road trip together, they start role-playing. At first, it’s all fun and games as they open up to each other and talk about their relationship. Slowly, it is revealed that they may not be as happy as they seem.
In a dark and clammy space, round creatures comradely moisten each other. However, their shared bliss is disturbed by bugs time and time again. Only after the creatures squash them, does the bugs’ contribution to the community become apparent.
Ronja and Bruno are moving into a new flat together and thus, about to enter into domestic bliss. If only their intrusive landlord and this odd religious sect would stop appearing in their lives… Taurus is as peculiar as it is memorable in its negotiation of the current state of the housing market.
An extraterrestrial being takes a look at the human world. Poetically, it muses about love, pain, closeness to nature, and the desire to understand the universe logically. With a soft voice, the alien begs the question if, ultimately, we are aliens to everyone but ourselves.
Mira el silencio
Poetry does not always require the spoken word. In a creative space, deaf people create and enact poems using Mexican sign language. Mirar el Silencio holds an impressive poetic power of impact by offering a canvas to other ways of naming the world.
Love at first byte
Are love and obsession exclusive to the human experience? A thought experiment taking on the question of how AI would behave if it gained consciousness and what would happen if a subway surveillance camera fell in love with a passerby.