Berlinale Shorts II
From the Rising of the Sun
Portugal | 2016 | Diogo Costa Amarante | 16 min
In Portuguese with English and Chinese subtitles
When six-year-old Frederico finds out at school that people die when their hearts stop beating, he is unable to sleep that night. The next day, his mother asks the teacher once again: Must children always be told the truth? Always? In great, colourful tableaux, Diogo Costa Amarante illustrates the emotional world of Frederico and his mother.
Street of Death
Libanon / Germany | 2017 | Karam Ghossein | 22 min
In Arabic with English and Chinese subtitles
On the outskirts of the city, right by the water, lies an arterial road that leads to Beirut’s international airport. Most of the houses standing there are illegal constructions, quickly erected for a life alongside the road that leads to a kaleidoscope of stories, which merge to become a new life.
France | 2016 | Jonathan Vinel | 16 min
In French with English and Chinese subtitles
Martin cries. He is alone. He woke up in the morning and all his friends were gone. Disappeared. And he searches everywhere, in the city, in the mountains, in the rivers, but doesn’t find them. Rage, violence, longing, loneliness. Without fear of great feelings, without fear of one's own courage and without fear of violence, Jonathan Vinel tells a story of love and loss.
Switzerland | 2016 | Laurence Bonvin | 20 min
In 1960, the so-called Year of Africa, many African countries liberate themselves from European colonial powers and become independent, including the Ivory Coast. Independence leads to a real boom in architecture. In Abidjan, the then-capital, buildings must be constructed for the parliament, university, banks and conference centres. Laurence Bonvin visits these buildings and is particularly interested in the work of the French architect Henri Chomette.
Oh Brother Octopus
Germany | 2017 | Florian Kunert | 27 min
In Indonesian with English and Chinese subtitles
The sea nomads of Indonesia believe that every newborn child has a twin brother in the form of an octopus. Various rituals are carried out in order to live in peace with the twin and prevent misfortune. The apocalypse comes in the form of a new artificial world about to be constructed on the water, which threatens the livelihood of the sea nomads.
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 (Programme I)
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM (Programme II)
Guest: Sun Haoran (Film director)
Theater of Nanjing University of the Arts (TNUA)
Cinematheque of Nanjing University of the Arts (CNUA)
Nanjing University of the Arts (Huju North Road No. 15)
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Programme I)
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM (Programme II)
Yanjiyou Bookstore (YB)
IFS, LG223, Hongxing Rd. 3-1, Jinjiang District, Chengdu