Film screening
German Competition

Scene from the film "Fest"
© Nikita Diakur

Within the framework of the "Weeks of the German language"

ARTos House

This programme with works from the 2018 German Competition centres on civil society, the globalised middle class and tourism.

While Willy Hans, in calm black-and-white pictures but with subtle allusions to horror film, recounts how a small family with educated middle-class principles gradually falls apart, Yannick Spiess shows us the everyday routine and dedication to duty of a wealthy Swiss woman.

In between, Nikita Diakur has dolls dance furiously in the courtyard of a prefab housing estate. In a free adaptation of Michel Houellebecq, Beyond Beach serenely imagines the lethargy and indifference of Western hedonists on Latin American beaches as a colourful daydream. In the work by Judith Hopf, a slender apartment tower trots out of the picture whenever things get too boring for it.

And finally, in Bigger Than Life, the winner of the 3sat Promotional Award, music sets the tone of the film. It provides the playful structure for this survey of a chauvinist urban project that is intended to catapult Skopje up among the principal arenas of European history alongside Rome and Athens.

Beyond Beach
Clara Winter/Miguel Ferráez, Germany 2018 colour, English/Spanish with English subs, 14’
The Days
Yannick Spiess, Germany 2018 colour, German with English subs, 20‘
Nikita Diakur, Germany 2018 colour, no dialogue, 3‘
The Satanic Thicket - THREE
Willy Hans, Germany 2017 colour and b/w, German with English subs, 21‘30“
Judith Hopf, Germany 2018 colour, no dialogue, 2‘30"
Bigger Than Life
Adnan Softić, Germany/Italy/Macedonia 2018, colour, English, 30‘


ARTos House

Agion Omologiton 64

Language: English subtitles
Price: Admission free

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Part of series International Short Film Festival Oberhausen