INTERFILM 37 Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin
16. - 21. November 2021

Phlegm

Phlegm

Jan-David Bolt // Schweiz // 2021 // 06:24 min

Live Action

Synopsis:
Was hat die Schnecke auf dem Betonboden eines Geschäftsviertels zu suchen? Während in den umliegenden Wolkenkratzern jede Minute zählt, Hände geschüttelt und Verträge unterzeichnet werden, muss sich der eifrige Geschäftsmann mit den kleinen Weichtieren herumschlagen, die keine Zeit kennen.

Drei Fragen an die Regie

1. Short Film has a unique way of telling stories and exploring themes. What is it that fascinates you about the short format?

Jan-David Bolt: There’s a kind of short film that I never quite understood. The kind that only seems to work as an extended trailer for a feature film. I get the idea of it - it makes funding easier. But these films don’t respect short film as an stand-alone art form. I don’t make these kind of movies. I try to create short films that don’t feel as if the audience got cheated out of a prequel or sequel. The limitations of the short format are it’s strength: There’s no need for a long introduction of the world and characters you created, no need to explain how we got to the point when/where the story takes place. Sometimes you don’t even need dialogue.

2. The program your film is selected for is called “Finding your Feet”: What connection do you see between your film and that title?

Jan-David Bolt: Well, I think the person who came up with the title and chose to put my short into it may be the right person to answer that question. Anyway. There’s feet in Phlegm, if that helps in any way.

3. What film has inspried you most to make films yourself and what part of it do you see in your own work?

Jan-David Bolt: People usually say a name of a person who inspired them to become a filmmaker and then you go: Ahhhhh yes, I can the influence now. I don’t know if that applies in my case. The films that inspired me to make films where the films of Jackie Chan. I watched them when I was a kid and fell in love with his playfulness and humor - ahhhhh yes, I can see the influence now.

Drehbuch: Jan-David Bolt

Produktion: Jan-David Bolt

Regie: Jan-David Bolt

Sales Agent: Jan-David Bolt

Der Film wird in folgenden Programmen gezeigt

INTERNATIONALER WETTBEWERB

Finding your Feet

18.11.21, 22:00h, Babylon 1

19.11.21, 20:00h, Babylon 1