Obstructed Excess

23. April 17:00h until 19:00h at Thalia Kino | Saal 2

Our filmblock “obstructed excess” shows how we can be trapped in our own thoughts and environment from time to time. With clear color schemes, exuberant creativity, and increasing outburst, these films manage to let us break free.

Nada Para Ver Aqui
[Nothing To See Here]

Nada Para Ver Aqui

There is nothing to see here. Or is there? What about the light shapes on house facades, the pastel hues, the traces of airplanes in the sky? With a meditative and attentive manner, the north of Portugal is gently being explored. A journey for the eyes.

Portugal, Belgium, Hungary | 2022 | Documentary Short | 16 Min. | Portuguese (English Subtitles)

There is nothing to see here. Or is there? What about the light shapes on house facades, the pastel hues, the traces of airplanes in the sky? With a meditative and attentive manner, the north of Portugal is gently being explored. A journey for the eyes.

Portugal, Belgium, Hungary | 2022 | Documentary Short | 16 Min. | Portuguese (English Subtitles)
Director:
Nicolas Bouchez
Producer:
Victor Candeias
Animation:
Nicolas Bouchez
Camera:
Nicolas Bouchez
Editing:
Nicolas Bouchez
Graphic creation:
Andres Silva Polanco
Music:
Francisco Nogueira
Film school:
DOCNOMADS
First ad:
Taymour Boulos

Atopia

Atopia

“Where to flow with all my liquidity?” Somewhere between reality and fantasy lies Atopia, a place where everyone has a place and the sexes are fluent. In a very personal video essay gender identities are being explored.

Belgium | 2021 | Documentary Short | 17 Min. | English, French (English Subtitles)

“Where to flow with all my liquidity?” Somewhere between reality and fantasy lies Atopia, a place where everyone has a place and the sexes are fluent. In a very personal video essay gender identities are being explored.

Belgium | 2021 | Documentary Short | 17 Min. | English, French (English Subtitles)
Director:
Olivier De Vos
Author:
Olivier De Vos
Music:
Eliott Delafosse
Sound mixer:
Hugo Simons
Film school:
RITCS (Brussels)

Kaikki äitini puhelut
[All My Mom’s Phone Calls]

Kaikki äitini puhelut

Mai-ja’s cell phone never seems to remain silent, constant calls keep the stressed mother on her toes. The scattered phone calls show insights into her chaotic life, between alcoholism, autism and absurd situations that seem to haunt her.

Finland | 2021 | Animated Film | 10 Min. | Finnish (English Subtitles)

Mai-ja’s cell phone never seems to remain silent, constant calls keep the stressed mother on her toes. The scattered phone calls show insights into her chaotic life, between alcoholism, autism and absurd situations that seem to haunt her.

Finland | 2021 | Animated Film | 10 Min. | Finnish (English Subtitles)
Director:
Iiti Yli-Harja
Cinematographer:
Iiti Yli-Harja
Editing:
Lyydia Mäkipää

A Film About a Pudding

A Film About a Pudding

After a small mishap, Ronin finds out in an undesirably sweet way that ignoring problems and to-do’s doesn’t make them smaller. On the contrary, they grow and grow and grow…

United Kingdom | 2021 | Animated Film | 9 Min. | Without Dialogue

After a small mishap, Ronin finds out in an undesirably sweet way that ignoring problems and to-do’s doesn’t make them smaller. On the contrary, they grow and grow and grow…

United Kingdom | 2021 | Animated Film | 9 Min. | Without Dialogue
Director:
Roel Van Beek
Screenplay:
Julie Nørgaard Bonde Jensen
Camera:
Sonja Huttunen
Film school:
National Film and Television School
Production designer:
Burrows Freddie

First Work, Then Play

First Work, Then Play

Between musical success, performance pressure and procrastination, a young artist finds herself in her own bedazzled hell. While being mistreated by her inner child and the personified society, she tries to finish her new album.

Germany | 2022 | Short Film | 20 Min. | English (English Subtitles)

Between musical success, performance pressure and procrastination, a young artist finds herself in her own bedazzled hell. While being mistreated by her inner child and the personified society, she tries to finish her new album.

Germany | 2022 | Short Film | 20 Min. | English (English Subtitles)
Director:
Brenda Lien

Metal Dreams

Metal Dreams

In this parallel universe, the focus is not on people, animals or plants, but on nails. In their reality, they try to imitate objects and living beings of our world. An allusion of our digital environment in the form of a hypnotic sound scape.

Germany | 2021 | Animated Film | 3 Min. | Without Dialogue

In this parallel universe, the focus is not on people, animals or plants, but on nails. In their reality, they try to imitate objects and living beings of our world. An allusion of our digital environment in the form of a hypnotic sound scape.

Germany | 2021 | Animated Film | 3 Min. | Without Dialogue
Director:
Viacheslav Romanov
Animation:
Viacheslav Romanov
Sound designer:
Lasse Bornträger
Film school:
Hochschule Für Künste Bremen (Class “Trick Der Sterne” By Prof. Kati Barath, Ulrike Isenberg)

Techno, Mama

Techno, Mama

Techno is Berlin. Berlin is techno. This is exactly where Nikita wants to go, away from his cold-hearted mother, to the big city, to his father and straight into Berghain. Putting his plan into action is going to be harder than he thought.

Lithuania | 2021 | Short Film | 18 Min. | Without Dialogue

Techno is Berlin. Berlin is techno. This is exactly where Nikita wants to go, away from his cold-hearted mother, to the big city, to his father and straight into Berghain. Putting his plan into action is going to be harder than he thought.

Lithuania | 2021 | Short Film | 18 Min. | Without Dialogue
Director:
Saulius Baradinskas
Screenplay:
Saulius Baradinskas
Cinematographer:
Vytautas Katkus
Editing:
Karolis Labutis
Music:
Rob Meyer

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