With a running length of well over 20 minutes, these films fall out of the Official Competition. But how can you withhold works from the audience with a clear conscience, when the finest lacony is used to search for a girlfriend and a ping-pong room in a spa hotel, when an aging miner fears for his life’s work because the last pit is closing, or when a young woman goes hunting and breaks the rules of the men’s world.
Bernhard Wenger // Austria, Sweden, Germany // 2018 // 24:00 min
A young couple from Sweden is on vacation and staying at a luxury hotel in the Alps. But their ways part quickly after an argument. She disappears without a trace, whereas he has a splendid time with the other hotel guests.