Since the beginning, one of the central functions of art, especially cinema, has been not only to allow us to immerse ourselves in other worlds, but to make the invisible visible in the first place. In the juxtaposition of the familiar with the strange, hidden longings are also revealed. Alas, the encounter and confrontation with the other are not always desired, for they force us to leave behind familiar territory and surrender to the uncertain.
Sasha Svirsky // Russische Föderation // 2020 // 06:33 min
Identity, Migration, Mix-Medias, Sci-Fi
It all started with the idea of two galactic twins who protect the galaxy against the powers of evil. After all the superfluous details have been whittled away, all that remains is an undefined form and the desperate attempt to entertain the audience.
Kaveh Tehrani // Norwegen, Iran // 2019 // 20:00 min
Comedy, Human Rights, Identity, Migration, Mockumentary, Politics
Mina bristles at the headscarf law in Iran. One day her husband Saeed comes up with an unusual idea for transferring responsibility in the matter to the country’s male population.