68 min + Q&A / Wed. 10.3., 19:30 / online available for 48 hours
Wandering through strange places we encounter flying unicorns, surreal childhood architectures and angry goats. Love often involves conflict and negotiation, differences and misunderstandings – whether it’s loving our family, our friends, our bodies, or our past. Relationships are complex and multifaceted as feelings can be strange and contradictory. Sometimes it takes a wild storm to bring release and relief.
Ronni Shalev, Hod Adler, Alon Sharabi, 2020, Israel, 3 min
In a town where adults live on ground level and children refuse to come down from the treetops, a series of interviews tries to find out what it is exactly that different generations misunderstand about each other. An animated documentary highlighting the absurdity of childhood, adultness, the internet, and generational gaps.
Susi Haaning, 2020, Denmark, 7 min
A poetic and humorous portrait of a father-daughter relationship. In snapshots, we follow Favorite Daughter through her childhood with a loving and funny father who is the most amazing whilst also struggling with a bipolar disorder.
Milda Kargaudaite, 2020, United Kingdom, 4 min
A family tale – goats and horns and pain, intergenerational violence, toxic male behavior and empowering bonds between a grandchild and her grandmother.
Jeong Haeji, 2020, South Korea, 5 min
A young woman is feeling painfully trapped in a situation, like in a spider’s web. On baby spiders, the importance of friendship and the undeniable right to decide over your own body.
Huang Ping An, 2020, Taiwan, 3 min
Times of grief and spaces of memory. After losing his mother, the protagonist thinks back and remembers absence and love through tastes, smells and everyday rituals.
Olga Synyshyn, 2020, Poland, 2 min
Bonds and ties, intense, physical and oftentimes painful. Do we recognize one another? Some of the intangible aspects of the kinship between parents and children, translated into dense imagery and intense visual expressions.
Elena Wiener, 2020, Germany, 10 min
What to do when your body eats you up? When the fight against yourself overshadows your daily routines, your relationships and your freedom? A protagonist relentlessly fights an autoimmune disease, restrictions and inner demons.
Mathilde Dugardin, Orane Laffra, Hugo de Magalhaes, Wassim El Hammami, 2020, France, 9 min
Deep into her dreams, Ava wanders through the mysterious walls of her childhood dollhouse.
Kim Dam-eun, 2020, South Korea, 2 min
Ordinary street scenes – single drawings brought together to tell a story about our emotions and thoughts in our everyday lives.
Natalia Durszewicz, 2020, Poland, 5 min
Tired of conforming to all kinds of outside expectations, a woman finally tries to break free and fights to liberate herself. Will she succeed? Inspired by a poem by Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska.
Astrid Guinet, 2020, France, 6 min
As a storm is brewing, a sad woman grabs her spoon and slowly lets the flood take hold of her mind, drifting through streams of memory, grief and codependence until she finds a movement of release.
Phoebe Morrison, 2020, United Kingdom, 3 min
A visceral depiction of the very human process of senescence: the condition and process of deterioration with age.
*contains flashing images!
Olha Karasova, 2020, Germany, 4 min
A poetic dance-dialogue between a dancer and her shadows that personify her inner experiences. A frame-by-frame animation to the music of the Ukrainian freak cabaret band Dakh Daughters.
65 min + Q&A / Thu. 11.3., 19:00 / online available 48 hours
Some have cats on their heads, others chase forbidden delights. Complacent citizens sip bubbly drinks in closed circles, cocky performers vie for attention on stage, tiny creatures long for love amid death and decay. From bizarre to beautiful, everybody has to find their own way in these strange worlds.
Isabel Garrett, 2019, United Kingdom, 11 min
A miserable performer in a cliff-top hotel finds her most primal self when she unexpectedly falls in love with a giant pink walrus.
Bianca Caderas, 2020, Germany, 7 min
Be it at bars, house parties or romantic dinners, the people in Jeroboam like to raise their champagne-filled glasses. However, they all seem quite indifferent to the cruelty necessary to give their favourite beverage its signature fizz.
Nina Winiger, 2020, Switzerland, 4 min
The bourgeoisie is celebrating in a circular space where eating, drinking and dancing is followed by dancing, drinking and eating. This particular merry-go-round could go on forever.
Kata Gugić, 2020, Croatia, 4 min
A lascivious henhouse opera inspired by Aesop's fable "The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle". Cocky behavior in an almost ridiculous performance of masculinities fighting for attention on stage.
With the kind authorization of ARTE.
Bára Anna Stejskalová, 2020, Croatia, 11 min
In the desolate world of a landfill, a parasite living in the corpse of a dog is longing for a soulmate but nobody can see through its shell. Its loneliness brings it to the brink of death. In the end, only love can give it wings.
Sofia Gorelova, 2020, Estonia, 3 min
‘You’ are trying to get in touch with ‘your inner self’, but it turns out you speak different languages and a self-destruction mode is triggered.
Margrethe Danielsen, 2020, Norway, 9 min
Three couples are facing different challenges. A middle-aged hedgehog falls in love with a balloon, but finds it difficult to maintain his grooming routine. A couple of arctic lovers are experiencing a coldness between them, and two oysters are losing patience as they wait to be on the same schedule.
Elisabeth Jakobi, 2019, Germany, 4 min
A woman who is in Tehran for a nose operation loses her wedding ring. While her husband is pursuing his hobbies and the employees search the hotel for the lost item, she finds the peace she was looking for.
Lise Rémon, 2019, France, 3 min
Once again they try to talk to each other; and once again the other one just seems so far away. How can that be when they are only at different ends of the table?
Chloé Farr, 2020, Belgium, 5 min
In a two-dimensional, game-like world, Dani is babysitting twins. Everything is fine – if only it wasn’t for the sumptuous cake in the fridge that he is forbidden to touch. Late at night, he can’t resist sneaking a look at it …