The idiotic rules of the capitalist world incessantly demand that we humans be productive. That puts a lot of pressure on us and keeps us hustling like mad, meaninglessly, in order to conform to the ideals of the modern work world. But sooner or later enough is enough! With a clenched fist full of shifts in the power dynamic, refreshing roll reversals and new perspectives, the films in this program are characterised by surprises: they break the axel of the capitalist hamster wheel, they make use of subversion as a means of gaining self-knowledge and actively rebelling and they're not afraid to deliver an upper cut or two to the chins of those that deserve it!
Triggerwarning: explicit depiction of physical violence
Markus Wulf // Germany, United States // 2022 // 08:30 min
When a gust of wind carries a crown to Louis, he appoints himself the first king of the sheep. The unexpected power quickly goes to his head and is fortunately over again with the next breeze.
Moritz Geiser // Germany // 2022 // 22:00 min
Quirky teacher Helen and notorious problem pupil Mia have one thing in common: they detest the social roles which have been assigned to them by the institutional context of school. A conflict takes shape, and soon escalates.