From Oberhausen to Ottawa
Open-Air-Cinema | German Competition from International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2020
Presentation on Septermber 2, 2021 at 8PM
In collaboration with Digital Arts Ressource Center
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German Competition from International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2020
94 mins / Original versions with English subtitles
This programme, with works from the German Competition 2020, focuses on political, but also personal crises. “The Ghosts We Left at Home” is a moving story about longing and grief against the backdrop of chaotic city life in Amman. In if there is love, you will take it, Daniel Hopp presents a small place in the middle of Germany, where criminals hang out with empty eyes and play cards. They are joined by talking stuffed animals that constantly repeat what they say. L’Artificio, on the other hand, shows the vision of a utopian urban landscape from the 1960s that is interwoven with today’s protagonists playing themselves. Cana Bilir-Meier’s This Makes Me Want to Predict the Past is about the racially motivated attack in the Olympic Shopping Centre in Munich in 2016, in which nine young people with a migrant background were murdered and many people were injured. The camera in the film follows two teenagers as they explore the mall on a daily basis while they talk about their personal dreams and fears. Finally, the cryptic collage film The Natural Death of a Mouse by Katharina Huber shows the young protagonist Anna in the dichotomy between the desire for self-improvement in a spiritual-moral sense and the doubt about her usefulness on the way to saving the world.
Faris Alrjoob, Germany/Jordan 2020,
colour, Arabic with English subs, 21'
If there is love, you will take it
Daniel Hopp, Germany/United Kingdom 2020,
colour, German, English with English subs, 12‘
Francesca Bertin, Germany 2020,
b/w, Arabic, Italian, Spanish with English subs, 23‘
This Makes Me Want to Predict the Past
Cana Bilir-Meier, Austria/Germany 2019,
b/w, English, 16‘
Der natürliche Tod der Maus
The Natural Death of a Mouse
Katharina Huber, Germany 2020,
colour, German with English subs, 21‘30‘‘
Language: Original versions with English subtitles
Price: Free, upon registration.