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

Auntie Empire

Auntie Empire

Julia Taudevin / Niamh McKeown // Schottland // 2020 // 06:23 min

Live Action

Auntie Empire erzählt Geschichten aus der Ära des Britischen Weltreiches. Doch leider verblutet die Dame dabei allmählich. Die gute alte Zeit ist wohl doch für immer vorüber.

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?

Julia Taudevin & Niamh McKeowin: I like how the short form forces you to streamline - to focus your creative energy into one concept, theme or message.

2. The program your film is selected for is called “Genre Now! Slashing the Patriarchy": What connection do you see between your film and that title?

Julia Taudevin & Niamh McKeowin: A lot of my work, maybe even all of it, is about smashing the patriarchy, and this is the least nuanced expression in that. I was given a residency to explore live and on screen gore and I thought about what I'd like to disembowel the most and I focussed in on patriarchy and empire (specifically the British empire) and thus the character of Auntie was born.

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

Julia Taudevin & Niamh McKeowin: American Honey is a key inspiration for me: it's refusal of the male gaze, it's celebration of female teenage sexuality, it's depiction of triumph over abuse.

Cast: Julia Taudevin

Drehbuch: Julia Taudevin

Produktion: Jana Robert

Regie: Julia Taudevin, Niamh McKeown

Sales Agent: Jana Robert

Der Film wird in folgenden Programmen gezeigt


Genre Now! Slashing the Patriarchy

19.11.21, 20:00h, Rollberg Kino

20.11.21, 20:30h, Babylon 2