with Mala Reinhardt and Bence Fliegauf
A virtual artist talk with Mala Reinhardt (D) and Bence Fliegauf (HU), moderated by Matthias Dell
For our third artist talk we’ve invited two filmmakers who take on right-wing terror in their films: one in documentary form, the other using the tools of fiction.
Mala Reinhardt interviewed victims of racist terror in Germany and members of their families for her documentary Der zweite Anschlag (English title: The Second Attack). She lets the victims tell their stories, thereby foregrounding a point of view that’s often given short shrift in media coverage. The film also points up networking and self-organizing strategies for victims, such as the "NSU-Komplex auflösen" Tribunal, a public forum held in Cologne in 2017 to “dismantle” the “National Socialist Underground complex”.
Bence Fliegauf’s Csak a szél (English title: Just the Wind) is a feature film based on a series of murders of Romani committed by Hungarian neo-Nazis in 2008 and 2009. The film depicts in detail a day in the precarious life of a Romani family in Hungary. But it’s not just any day, for the family next door were murdered by a right-wing extremist paramilitary group the day before.
Mala Reinhardt and Bence Fliegauf will be talking about their different approaches and about what they feel are the most effective and appropriate forms of film for a subject like right-wing terror.
The featured artists:
Mala Reinhardt (b. Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1989) is currently studying filmmaking at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam after studying ethnology in Cologne, New Delhi and Kampala (Uganda). She directs and produces documentaries exploring untold stories, in particular counter-narratives to public discourse, told from an immigrant and feminist perspective. DER ZWEITE ANSCHLAG (The Second Attack), her independent documentary about right-wing violence in Germany, premiered in the German Feature Film Competition at the DOK Leipzig in 2018.
Bence Fliegauf is a writer, director, production designer and sound designer who lives between Budapest and Berlin.
Born in 1974, he made his debut feature film FOREST in 2003. The film was selected for the Berlin International Film Festival where it won the Wolfgang Staudte Prize.
His second feature THE DEALER (2004) was also selected for Berlin and won the Berliner Zietung Audience Award.
His third film THE MILKY WAY (2007) won the Golden Leopard, the top prize at the Locarno International Film Festival.
He made his first English language film WOMB in 2010 with Matt Smith and Eva Green.
His fifth film JUST THE WIND (2012) played in competition at Berlin and won the grand jury prize, the Amnesty International Film Prix and the Peace Film Award.
LILY LANE (2016) also premiered in Berlin and has won many prizes around the world.
His most recent film FOREST-I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE (2021) premiered in Berlin won the Best Supporting Actress Silver Bear.
Matthias Dell is a freelance film, media and theatre critic for Deutschlandradio, Zeit-Online, Cargo, epd Film, Spiegel.de and FAS. His published books to date are “Herrlich inkorrekt”. Die Thiel-Boerne-Tatorte (2012), Über Thomas Heise (2014), Duisburg Düsterburg. Werner Ruzicka im Gespräch (2018).