INTERFILM 37 International Short Film Festival Berlin
16 - 21 November 2021

Doom Cruise

Doom Cruise

Simon Steinhorst / Hannah Stragholz // Germany // 2020 // 16:00 min


A huge cruise ship drifts through a dissolving world. At first, the passengers seem impassive, but, as the end approaches, panic starts to break out.

Three Questions for the Director

1. Short Film has a unique way of telling stories and exploring themes. What is it that fascinates you about the short format?

Hannah Stragholz & Simon Steinhorst: We enjoy well curated short programs for their diversity in technique and narration. The short format is highly inspiring to us. We love to experiment and use different styles and we are able to complete a labour intense film our way and without compromises in a small team.

2. The program your film is selected for is called “Hier hast du Beine, jetzt kannst du laufen.”: What connection do you see between your film and that title?

Hannah Stragholz & Simon Steinhorst: The idea of needing someone to give you legs in order to walk is disturbing to us. We believe in empowerment and independence and like to see everyone using the legs that they are born with. And walk on their own.

3. What film has inspried you most to make films yourself and what part of it do you see in your own work?

Hannah Stragholz & Simon Steinhorst: Intolerance by Phil Mulloy was a big early influence. It means to us, that
1: a film can do anything,
2: there is a smart way to show the absurdity of humanity and
3: pleasing an audience is not always the only option.

Animation: Hannah Stragholz, Simon Steinhorst

Screenplay: Olivia Schrøder

Producer: Simon Steinhorst, Hannah Stragholz

Director: Simon Steinhorst, Hannah Stragholz

Sales Agent: Simon Steinhorst

Sound Design: Marcus Zilz

The film is shown in the following programs

German Competition

Hier hast du Beine, jetzt kannst du laufen.

18.11.21, 18:00h, Babylon 1

20.11.21, 20:00h, Rollberg Kino