Constructed by humans, cities exercise an influence on them in return and harbour contradictory currents. Cities are spaces for dissolution among the masses and for individuation, for prospects of employment, the quest for success and at the same time for a new social question, for illuminated skylines and hectic asphalt jungle. Whether it is heated exchanges behind closed apartment doors or life on the street, a lot remains hidden from our gaze here. Beyond the backdrop it provides, the city embodies the inner movements of characters in cinema. Initial elation is followed by alienation. Either these figures conform to the perpetual cycles of urban bustle, or they get dragged under by them.
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Marleen Valien / Holger Enck / Leopold Pape // Germany // 2018 // 06:06 min
Animation, Experimental, Live Action
Smoking and sporting a pair of shades, a hotdog drifts through the big city, philosophising in authentic film-noir fashion about the meaninglessness of life – for in the end the question is not whether one will be devoured, but by whom.
Christoph Hertel // Germany // 2019 // 19:06 min
Boring, stuck in a rut, small town life at the foot of a dam gurgles away aimlessly. Even when the structure starts to exhibit first little cracks, the community can’t be stirred from their drab routine.