Short films by Eren Aksu
Goethe-Institut New York30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003
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The German Film Office is pleased to host an evening with Eren Aksu. The filmmaker will present two of his short films, Other Than That, I’m Fine (2020) and Cosmorama (2015), and will be in conversation with Deniz Sertkol after the screening.
Onun Haricinde, İyiyim (Other Than That, I’m Fine), 2020, Germany/Turkey, 14 min.
As part of a recent wave of immigration from Turkey to Germany, Aslı is new in Berlin. She auditions for the Turkish voice-over of the Pergamon Museum’s audio guide, which confronts her with objects from her home country, including the monumental Altar of Zeus. Her encounters during the rest of the day further reveal the absurdity of being out of place.
Cosmorama, 2015, Germany/Turkey, 8 min.
A young couple goes on a day trip to an island near Istanbul. They find themselves captivated by the never-ending cityscape and sink into a contemplation of urban decay. Living in a concrete jungle is their future.
Eren Aksu was born in Istanbul, Turkey. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film & TV from Istanbul Bilgi University, he moved to Berlin, where he currently lives and works. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Arts & Media from Berlin University of the Arts.
His films tell personal stories through hybrid and experimental forms. Cosmorama (2015) premiered at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. It was screened in the short film competition at the Sarajevo Film Festival, in competition at the Dresden Short Film Festival, and at Akbank Short Film Festival as well as other international film festivals. Routines (2018) premiered in Oberhausen, screened at Exground Film Festival, and was included in the 2018 German Short Films – Cannes DVD Edition. His latest film, Other Than That, I’m Fine (2020) won the 3sat Promotional Award in Oberhausen and Best Short Film at Achtung Berlin. It recently screened at the Berlinale as part of the Forum’s Fiktionsbescheinigung program.