Berlinale Shorts I
Argentinia | 2016 | Nicolás Suárez | 14 min
In Spanish with English and Chinese subtitles
The drama occurs when the brother falls from a horse and man and horse become one, suddenly violating the idyll by creating a fight between man and beast, the mythical realm overflows into the realm of reality.
Call of Cuteness
Germany | 2017 | Brenda Lien | 4 min
“While we watch the ‘cat fail’ of the day in cheerful safety, all that remains invisible in this neoliberal nightmare catches up with us. The cat’s body is consumed, exploited and controlled. In the end, the bodies reveal the causes and effects of power, lust and hate.” (Brenda Lien)
The Boy from H2
Israel / Palestine | 2017 | Helen Yanovsky | 21 min
In Arabic with English and Chinese subtitles
Since the Hebron Agreement in 1997, Hebron, the biggest city in the West Bank, is divided into two sectors: H1 and H2, which leads to a limitation of freedom movement for Palestinians and influences the life of children, who come into conflict with the military
Altas Cidades de Ossadas
Portugal | 2017 | João Salaviza | 19 min
In Creole with English and Chinese subtitles
Born in a slum on the edge of Lisbon, Karlon played a significantly influential role in Cape Verdean Creole rap. In this fictional film, he withdraws from the place that society assigned him to and disappears into the surrounding sugarcane fields. Karlon puts up a resistance against a system that does not leave room for those who do not wish to comply.
Estás vendo coisas
Brazil | 2017 | Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca | 18 min
In Portuguese with English and Chinese subtitles
Tecno brega is the name of a music style from the north of Brazil: The music is produced and distributed at low cost and without any regard for copyright law. Characterised by kitsch texts and depict unattainable dream worlds, Tecno brega gives the region that is shaped by poverty and restructuring a new and sexy self-confidence.
USA / Ireland | 2017 | David Oreilly | 11 min
In English with Chinese subtitles
“Whoever you are. Where you are. And whatever you are. You are in the middle. That's the game.” Everything is a video game. The game is a simulation of the world, seen from the perspective of everyone and everything: Atoms, plants, animals, planets and galaxies. The English philosopher Alan Watts accompanies this journey as narrator.
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Goethe-Institut China (GI)
Originality Square, 798 Art District, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Guest: Sun Haoran (Film director)
Cinematheque of Nanjing University of the Arts (CNUA)
Nanjing University of the Arts (Huju North Road No. 15)
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Yanjiyou Bookstore (YB)
IFS, LG223, Hongxing Rd. 3-1, Jinjiang District, Chengdu