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    47TH KYIV IFF "MOLODIST" -  27.05 - 03.06.18.

Long Nights of the Short Films: Germany

Long Nights of the Short Films: Germany

Long-awaited nights of the short films are again on the screens of Kyiv. Two geographically oriented selections finely represent popular cinema at the festival, drawing viewers to six-hour long night screenings. 

Germany
2015
Documentary
29’
Director - Rita Bakacs; Screenplay - Rita Bakacs; Camera - Rasmus Sievers; Editing - Rita Bakacs

Every morning at half past four, federal employment agent Schröder shows up with a jug of coffee in the window between his office and the waiting room. That is when the waiting and hoping for the modern daylabourers begins.

Age

Age

Germany
2016
Documentary
30’
Director - Veronika Hafner, Nancy Camaldo; Camera - Alexander Hupfeld; Editing - Andreas Baltschun; Producer - Natalie Hölzel, Laura Roll, Laura Mihajlovic

What is aging? The answer seems to depend on the age of the one who is asked. We perused the response by meeting more than one hundred people, who are aging throughout the movie. The problems and thoughts of the protagonists are as varied as their ages and backgrounds.

Germany
2015
Animation
4’
Director - Florian Werzinski; Screenplay - Florian Werzinski; Camera - Florian Werzinski; Producer - Pablo Almeida

The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre by a fan madly in love with the painting. The story told from the thief’s perspective and the audience goes on a thrilling ride with him as he tries to escape the police chasing him throughout the city of Paris.

Germany
2015
Fiction
23’
Director - Katharina Rivilis; Screenplay - Katharina Rivilis, Julia Penner; Camera - Claudia Schröder; Editing - Guillaume Guerry; Producer - Roxana Richters
Rebecca Schulz, Anna Luna Scheffel

Margarita, the introvert outsider, observes Ariana during a class outing. All boys want to be close to Ariana and all girls wand to be like her.  Margarita witnesses, when obsession for their idol Ariana leads her and the others into severe danger. Suddenly, Margarita is confronted with an unsolvable moral conflict.

Germany
2016
Fiction
15’10’’
Director - Erik Schmitt; Screenplay - Erik Schmitt; Camera - Johannes Louis; Editing - David Rauschning; Producer - Fabian Gasmia, Henning Kamm, Till Nowak
Marleen Lohse, Timo Jacobs, Maxim Mehmet, Tom Lass

A bear escapes and the whole city goes mad, yet Kore has a completely different problem haunting her.

Germany, France
2014
Fiction
15’
Director - Benjamin Müller; Screenplay - Simon Rey, Benjamin Müller; Camera - Enrico Wolff; Editing - Emma Benestan; Producer - Brieux Férot, Benjamin Müller
Lena Heimannsberg, Sarah Schütz, Jonathan Berlin

The film is about being paralyzed in life and the courage and strength it takes to break free.

Germany
2016
Fiction
21’
Director - Borbála Nagy; Screenplay - Borbála Nagy, Sabina Gröner; Camera - Faraz Fesharaki; Editing - Borbála Nagy; Producer - Senem Göcmen
Sven Scheele, Valentin Erb, Benjamin Radjaipour, Luise Aschenbrenner

Anton and his friends strand in the middle of nowhere after their car breaks down. The boys are killing time waiting for the fix up, when an innocent game takes an unexpected turn. Anton is left with a strong sense of unease, searching his soul to find closure

Germany
2015
Documentary, experimental
8’
Director - Jessica Dürwald; Screenplay - Jessica Dürwald; Camera- Jessica Dürwald; Editing - Atilio Menéndez; Producer - Jessica Dürwald
Carlos St. Ana

Impressions of a Norwegian fish factory.

Germany
2016
Fiction
12’
Director - Christian Wittmoser; Screenplay - Christian Wittmoser, Svenja Matthes; Camera - Eva Dürholt; Editing - Leonard Bahro; Producer - Christian Wittmoser, Svenja Matthes
Julia Jütte, Till-Ulrich Herber, Daniele Nonnis, Johannes Rieder

When Europe turns to chaos, Emily must hold out in her apartment in hope of reuniting with her loved one.The promise to wait becomes increasingly difficult to keep, as desperation grows and hope dwindles.

Germany
2016
Fiction
7’20’’
Director - Annika Pinske; Screenplay - Annika Pinske; Editing - Claudia Torst; Producer - Annika Pinske
Tim Kalkhof, Emma Frida Brüggler

A young father, his twelve-year-old daughter, one night club, two secrets and a lie that will solve everything.

Germany
2015
Animation
7’30’’
Director - Florian Grolig; Screenplay- Florian Grolig; Editing- Florian Grolig; Producer- Florian Grolig

It’s calm and peaceful above the clouds. But chaos lurks in the distance and each night, it draws closer.

Germany
2016
Animation, experimental
4’30’’
Director - Urte Zintler; Screenplay - Urte Zintler; Camera - Urte Zintler; Editing - Urte Zintler; Producer - Urte Zintler

A collage of fragments of Hilde Domin´s poems and overlay of sketchy drawings and sound elements – always incomplete, always close to disappearance. It describes the search for an inner place of calm, a timeless space of deceleration

Germany, France
2016
Fiction
19’37’’
Director - Steffen Goldkamp; Screenplay - Steffen Goldkamp; Camera - Paul Spengemann; Editing - Steffen Goldkamp; Producer - Jan Eichberg, Steffen Goldkamp
Julia Goldberg, Hanns Möhring, Paul Möhring, Kristin Möhring, Marie Dupuis

By visiting places of a guidebook, we follow a handful of protagonists, among hundreds of sightseers: a young family with two boys run from sight to sight, buying souvenirs and discuss the financial crisis, queuing for Notre-Dame. Meanwhile a young woman gets stood up on her weekend trip to Paris.

Germany
2015
Animation
3’
Director - Simon Schnellmann; Screenplay - Simon Schnellmann; Camera - Simon Schnellmann; Editing - Simon Schnellmann; Producer - Simon Schnellmann

Life is not fair. In brief episodes, a few strokes are all it takes to get to the heart of various absurd moments.

Germany
2015
Animation
11’
Director - Ines Christine Geißer, Kirsten Carina Geißer; Editing - Ines Christine Geißer

Lucky is looking for happiness. This animated short is questioning our search as well as its aim: What does luck mean for the individual? Is failure the only possibility?

Germany
2016
9’40’’
Director - David Wagner; Screenplay - Roman Toulany; Camera - Felix Striegel; Editing - Anne Fröhlingsdorf; Producer - Karsten Schmied
Hadi Khanjanpour, Marzieh Alivirdi, Michael Schertenleib, Farhad Payar

Plastic bags kill. As far as that, Miro and his mother have the same opinion. Only Miro’s mother is thinking about the ocean while Miro is thinking about Lorenzo.

Germany
2015
Fiction
21’
Director - Robert Nacken; Screenplay - Robert Nacken, Christos Dassios
Christos Dassios, Robert Nacken, Hayden Chisholm, Pedja Avramovic, Katha Raasch

Two bohemians hijack a live radio show including the host and guest, all in order to broadcast their political views. Their intention to better the world takes on a however slightly different spin.

Germany
2016
Fiction
17’
Director - Charlotte A. Rolfes; Screenplay - Fentje Hanke; Camera - Moritz Mössinger; Editing - Angela Tippel

An interpreter has to help a young African woman during a police deployment at the Port of Hamburg. A routine job for Janosch with unexpected consequences.

Germany
2015
Fiction
8’
Director - Matthias Koßmehl; Screenplay - Brix Vinzent Koethe; Camera - Fabian Beyer; Producer - Caroline Scheller
Christoph Glaubacker, Gerlinde Pelikan, Cornelia Dörr

Night after night Bodo sweeps the empty city streets. Attracted by a gleaming vernissage, he makes an unexpected discovery and decides not to be invisible anymore.

Germany
2015
Fiction
10’
Director - Clemens Roth; Screenplay - Clemens Roth; Camera - Conrad Lobst; Editing - Julia Kovalenko; Producer - Charles E. Breitkreuz, Helena Hofmann
Elisa Schlott, Florian Prokop

The fantastic love story of beeboy and flowergirl, whom are falling in love hopelessly. A life together requires them to face the hard reality, which soon threatens to break them apart as well as their love.

Germany
2016
Animation
5’27’’
Director - Antje Heyn; Screenplay - Alexander Isert, Antje Heyn; Camera - Antje Heyn; Producer - Antje Heyn
Percy

A film about a lost shirt button, perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots and a long-lost friend.

Germany
2016
Animation, experimental
9’
Director - Tim Weimann; Screenplay - Tim Weimann; Producer - Katharina Jakobs, Markéta Polednová

A cable car rides through San Francisco of the early 20th century and marks the background that bids farewell to the alleged blessings of capitalism. 

Germany
2015
Fiction
30’
Director - Mónica Lima; Screenplay - Mónica Lima, Goncalo Branco; Camera - David Schmitt; Editing - Mónica Lima; Producer - Myriam Eichler, Luise Hauschild, Martina Knapheide
Anjorka Strechel, Michael Kind, Anton Spieker, Sabine Werner

Viktoria is a paralympic athlete who starts walking again.

Germany
2015
Fiction, Animation
5’
Director - Zora Rux; Screenplay - Zora Rux; Fred Burle; Camera - Malte Siepen; Editing - Henning Stöve; Producer - Fred Burle
Steven Gänge; Hanns Zischler

A blend of animation and live-action in order to make a humorous account of what happens inside the brain of a man reading an extremely complex German word. The film investigates how different language structures affect the way we think.

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