Luminous Darkness

21. April 21:00h until 23:00h at Kino 2

In the darkness, personal destinies shine brighter, social conflicts and interpersonal problems become visible. This filmblock takes you through nights of uncertainty or hope, through dreamscapes and rubble on a quest for self-determination, self-discovery and acceptance.

Noir-Soleil

Noir-Soleil

A father and his estranged daughter meet unexpectedly on their way to Naples to identify a corpse via DNA-test. In the shade of the Italian summer, the two get to know each other again and dive together into the memories of an unprocessed past.

France | 2021 | Animated Film | 20 Min. | French, English, Italian (English Subtitles)

A father and his estranged daughter meet unexpectedly on their way to Naples to identify a corpse via DNA-test. In the shade of the Italian summer, the two get to know each other again and dive together into the memories of an unprocessed past.

France | 2021 | Animated Film | 20 Min. | French, English, Italian (English Subtitles)
Director:
Marie Larrivé
Editing:
Vincent Tricon
Music:
Pierre Oberkampf, Maël Oudin
Sound designer:
Pierre Oberkampf
Content Warning:
mentions of suicide

Wie ein so lästiger Regen schweigen kann
[How such an annoying drizzle can be silent]

Wie ein so lästiger Regen schweigen kann

At the age of eleven, Otto Dov Kulka survived the death march from Auschwitz to Groß-Rosen. Nineteen years later, he testifies in a trial that confronts the German people with their past and gives voice to the silenced. A historic audio recording illustrated in a minimalistic collage.

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

At the age of eleven, Otto Dov Kulka survived the death march from Auschwitz to Groß-Rosen. Nineteen years later, he testifies in a trial that confronts the German people with their past and gives voice to the silenced. A historic audio recording illustrated in a minimalistic collage.

Germany | 2021 | Animated Film | 5 Min. | German (English Subtitles)
Director:
Jakob Werner
Animation:
Jakob Werner
Sound designer:
Amparo Battaglia Lopez
Content Warning:
shoah

La Noche Rota
[Broken Night]

La Noche Rota

Luisa and Antonio meet at a club and she takes him home with her. But the night takes an unexpected turn. When Antonio evades the situation, Luisa decides to confront him.

Costa Rica | 2021 | Short Film | 17 Min. | Spanish (English Subtitles)

Luisa and Antonio meet at a club and she takes him home with her. But the night takes an unexpected turn. When Antonio evades the situation, Luisa decides to confront him.

Costa Rica | 2021 | Short Film | 17 Min. | Spanish (English Subtitles)
Director:
Esteban Garita Varela
Producer:
Mickey Ryan
Screenplay:
Esteban Garita Varela, David Loynaz
Cast:
Mar Jiménez Sobrado, Gabriel Romero
Cinematographer:
Roberto Murillo
Editing:
Esteban Garita Varela
Music:
Gabriel Loynaz
Sound designer:
Irene Quiros
Film school:
Véritas University
Art director:
Catalina Murillo
First ad:
Marcela Jarquín
Content Warning:
sexual abuse

아이즈앤혼즈
[Eyes and Horns]

아이즈앤혼즈

A Minotaur appears, blurs, dissolves, and takes on new forms. As shapes and sounds intermingle, the boundaries of masculinity and femininity are explored and broken up.

Germany, South Korea, United States | 2021 | Animated Film | 6 Min. | Without Dialogue

A Minotaur appears, blurs, dissolves, and takes on new forms. As shapes and sounds intermingle, the boundaries of masculinity and femininity are explored and broken up.

Germany, South Korea, United States | 2021 | Animated Film | 6 Min. | Without Dialogue
Director:
Chaerin Im
Animation:
Chaerin Im
Music:
Karie Jacobson, Drew Kowalski
Sound designer:
Karie Jacobson, Drew Kowalski
Film school:
CalArts

Entre Nous
[Between Us]

Entre Nous

Ousmane and his sister Tiguidanké are stranded on the streets of Brussels at night and ask a passing couple for help. From an observant, uninvolved perspective, we see the situation come to a head and a subtly critical view of society unfold.

Belgium, Netherlands | 2021 | Short Film | 14 Min. | French, Fulah/Fulani, Dutch (English Subtitles)

Ousmane and his sister Tiguidanké are stranded on the streets of Brussels at night and ask a passing couple for help. From an observant, uninvolved perspective, we see the situation come to a head and a subtly critical view of society unfold.

Belgium, Netherlands | 2021 | Short Film | 14 Min. | French, Fulah/Fulani, Dutch (English Subtitles)
Director:
Simon Van der Zande
Screenplay:
Levi Jacobs, Simon Van der Zande
Camera:
Ruben Appeltans
Cast:
Ousmane Diallo, Tiguidanké Diallo, Valentina Tóth, Lucas Van der Vegt
First ad:
Gillis Cornelis
Content Warning:
racism

ليل (Layl)
[Night]

ليل (Layl)

The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. In the destroyed town, the night brings peace and sleep to all people. Only the eyes of the mother of a missing child stay restless. Night has to trick her into sleeping to save her soul.

Germany, Qatar, Palestine, Jordan | 2021 | Animated Film | 16 Min. | Arabic (English Subtitles)

The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. In the destroyed town, the night brings peace and sleep to all people. Only the eyes of the mother of a missing child stay restless. Night has to trick her into sleeping to save her soul.

Germany, Qatar, Palestine, Jordan | 2021 | Animated Film | 16 Min. | Arabic (English Subtitles)
Director:
Ahmad Saleh
Producer:
Jessica Neubauer
Animation:
Basel Nasr, Saleh Saleh, Leon Vidmar
Camera:
Saed Saleh
Cast:
Hiam Abbass, Rafia H. Oraidi, Salma Saleh
Costume:
Kati Ostermann
Editing:
Ahmad Saleh
Music:
Suad Bushnaq, Ahmad Saleh
Sound designer:
David Black, Marcus Zilz
Sound mixer:
Marcus Zilz
Art director:
Saed Saleh
Content Warning:
war, trauma

Fall Float Fly

Fall Float Fly

At the speed of thought a soul travels through a landscape of dreams, feelings, and spaces, discovering the dichotomy of darkness and light in human life by diving into a fantastical dreamscape and exploring the poetry of contrast.

Belgium, Pakistan | 2021 | Animated Film | 8 Min. | Without Dialogue

At the speed of thought a soul travels through a landscape of dreams, feelings, and spaces, discovering the dichotomy of darkness and light in human life by diving into a fantastical dreamscape and exploring the poetry of contrast.

Belgium, Pakistan | 2021 | Animated Film | 8 Min. | Without Dialogue
Director:
Qurratul Ain Saeed
Music:
Yi-jia Chen

Naya – Der Wald Hat Tausend Augen
[Naya]

Naya - Der Wald Hat Tausend Augen

The wolf Naya becomes a regional sensation after she moves from Germany to Belgium and settles there. This voyeuristic visual collage of wildlife and surveillance camera imagery captivatingly explores the relationship between humans and this iconic wild animal.

Netherlands | 2021 | Documentary Short | 24 Min. | Dutch (English Subtitles)

The wolf Naya becomes a regional sensation after she moves from Germany to Belgium and settles there. This voyeuristic visual collage of wildlife and surveillance camera imagery captivatingly explores the relationship between humans and this iconic wild animal.

Netherlands | 2021 | Documentary Short | 24 Min. | Dutch (English Subtitles)
Director:
Sebastian Mulder
Editing:
Nina Graafland
Music:
Eren Önsoy
Sound designer:
Jacob Oostra

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