People lose themselves in daydreams and parallel worlds to escape the melancholy and strains of everyday life. In our search for diversion or peace, the boundaries to reality become blurred. Temporary sanctuaries emerge, but it is hardly possible to attain satisfactory fulfilment of individual needs in this manner. Personal and social alienation cause us to question how to cope with our own lives, how to slow down. Sometimes, a poem is enough to get our minds moving in fresh directions. There's just one thing: How exactly are we supposed to deal with our new thoughts?
Elena Wiener // Germany // 2020 // 09:58 min
Animation, Live Action
What if your body eats you up, when the struggle against yourself overshadows your everyday life, your relationships and your freedom? A film about the fight against an auto-immune disease and inner demons.
Nader Farahwaschy // Germany, Iran // 2021 // 13:40 min
The story of two estranged brothers who are both struggling with significant issues in their lives. They set off on a journey through the deserted landscape of Eastern Iran, where they must decide whether or not to help a refugee cross the Irani-Afghan border.
Anne Isensee // Germany // 2020 // 04:37 min
While tidying up, a character finds a poem by Bertolt Brecht and now has to act in accordance with the text. But how, when the mechanisms of repression are so powerful?