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

Hanging On

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Hanging On

Alfie Barker // England // 2021 // 10:21 min


Ein Flugblatt informiert die Bewohner einer britischen Gemeinde, dass sie und ihre Häuser einem Bauvorhaben weichen sollen. Gefangen in einer Schockstarre erzählen sie davon, welche Konsequenzen der Verlust für sie hat.

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?

Alfie Barker: You only have limited time to tell the story, it’s quite hard to get everything you want to say in such a short space of time. Shorts don’t have any rules, there’s an element of surprise of the expectation when you watch them.

2. The program your film is selected for is called “Mementos of Late Capitalism”: What connection do you see between your film and that title?

Alfie Barker: Given the complete decimation of meaningful social housing in the UK since the 70s it has a big connection. Our film highlights the long term implications of exploiting people for profit by huge companies, which is a huge problem.

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

Alfie Barker: I don’t think there’s one particular film that changed my life but I’m inspired by real life and the things around me. Films that represent the world I know and where I’m from inspire me the most, they give me belief in the stories I’m telling.

Kamera: Ben Brown

Musik: Ben Squires

Produktion: Hollie Bryan

Regie: Alfie Barker

Sales Agent: Hollie Bryan

Sound Design: Rob Wingfield

Sound Editing: Rob Wingfield

Der Film wird in folgenden Programmen gezeigt


Mementos of Late Capitalism

17.11.21, 18:30h, Babylon 2

19.11.21, 18:00h, Pfefferberg Theater