Opening films 2016

Film program 

SYMBOLIC THREATS 15′ Lutz Henke, Mischa Leinkauf, Matthias Wermke 2015

On the night of 22 July 2014, Matthias Wermke and Mischa Leinkauf hoist two white American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. They take the US flags down and fold them in the prescribed orderly fashion.

ARMISTICE 11′ Valeriy Puzik Ukraine 2015

February 15, 2015 is a day when a ceasefire supposed to come into effect in eastern Ukraine. But it takes one visit to a half-destroyed Pisky town in Donetsk region on that very day, to discover among its apocalyptic landscapes that politics is long dead.

THE SIMPLE THINGS 26′ Alvaro Anguita Araya Chile 2015

Penelope is a Civil Registry Official that lives with her mother, who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s. One day she meets Ulises, an old homeless man with no memory and no papers, and convinces him that he’s her father and that it’s time to come home to.

 

SEXY LAUNDRY 12′ Izabela Plucinska Germany, Canada, Poland 2015

How can the flames of desire be rekindled after 25 years of married life? Izabela Plucinska’s erotic comedy, made entirely through the use of modelling clay, delves into the private lives of Alice and Henry, a couple in their fifties numbed by routine.

TEN METER TOWER 17′ Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck Sweden 2016

A ten meter diving tower. People who have never been on top before have to choose between the instinctive fear of jumping and the humiliation of having to climb back down. Ten Meter Tower is an entertaining study of human beings in a vulnerable situation.

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