An animated short about puberty, based on real-life interviews with teenagers.
Wikipedia says about Emmelsum that it has around 300 inhabitants, has never been independent and has no places of interest. On the town‘s own website it even says: There is not much to say about Emmelsum. The film is an attempt to create its portrait.
Hans died. His ex-wife Conny is now in charge of their daughter Leo. After their divorce Leo spent most of the time with her father Hans. Conny and Leo find a new and unique way of a mother and daughter relationship.
Beyond the forest lies the city of tomorrow. In front of the forest lie the villages of yesterday.
A promise, once given
and a vision of community, once lived,
have become redundant.
A construct of family is about to dissolve:
Two daughters, a mother, a father and
a friend of the family – an old idea that failed.
A home becomes a place of the past.
The film questions the current global ideological paradigm shifts towards new forms of religious capitalism by confronting ideas and quotes of the self-proclaimed objectivist philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand with evangelical contents of American mainstream movies.
Held captive in his mother’s house with a shackle on his leg, 27-year-old Benjamin serves a ten-month custodial sentence. The distance that has built up between them over the years gradually gets smaller again. A totally different kind of family reunion.
Leaving their journey's direction to chance at all times, a couple strand at an intersection without any prospect of moving any further. In search of a campsite they end up on a far-off point of the periphery. At nightfall the place exerts influence on mood of the two.
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.
Julius can't sleep. To get his head empty he decides to go on a roadtrip, but somehow he can't manage to leave. A hand-drawn film about insomnia and waterproof socks.
Steffi, the computer voice of Apple, reads to us about one day of a blind person. The story of this day assembles stories of blind persons who answered my question: What annoys you about the world of seeing people?
Leyla, a young woman of Turkish origin living in Berlin, decides after the death of her father to return to Istanbul to find the answers to some questions from the past.
Otto and Ulrike run an organic farm employing handicapped people and Jakob, who is reintegrating into society there since leaving youth prison. When Ulrike’s coffee cup smashes on the kitchen floor, something dark breaks loose.