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

Special Programs

SP 05 Genre Now! Slashing the Patriarchy

Genre cinema is characterised by norms and expectations. In the cinema of the drastic, rules are consistently broken and (genre) boundaries crossed. The horror film's essence is its effect: fear, suspense, disgust (and all that at night, to make matters worse!) ... an existential threat, bodily fluids of all types. The monster in horror cinema is the reification of our worst fears, but also of our deepest desires. The beast of patriarchal structures has terrorised our society for far too long. Its presence still testifies to a rampant one-sided perspective on the differences between the sexes. What could be more drastic and necessary than smashing the patriarchy monster with the means of horror cinema? In this provocative programme, slasher feminists sharpen their knives for the kill!

19.11.21, 20:00h, Rollberg Kino

20.11.21, 20:30h, Babylon 2

Genre Now! Slashing the Patriarchy
7 films