- Mon 18 Nov 2019
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Free entry
- All welcome
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rated exempt
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, founded in 1954, is one of the oldest short film festivals in the world. Held in Oberhausen, Germany it is one of the major international platforms for the short form.
Made in Germany 2: Inner City Life
The second part of our series with the best German short films of the past ten years, takes a fresh look at the city and its architecture.
At the centre of this programme is the winner of the 2015 German competition, “Shift”, which weaves together the director’s personal family history with a portrait of the city of Salzgitter. The film combines analysis and imagination as it follows the stream of revealed histories. Kerstin Honeit invites construction workers to a coffee party among the skeleton construction work of the Berlin City Palace for a grotesque staging of the demolition and reconstruction of nationalistic myths. Marian Mayland, on the other hand, recalls a demolished apartment block in Manchester by furiously combining documentary material with excerpts from cultural counterprojects of the early techno and acid house scene.
And Maximilian Villwock shows us how love in nocturnal Berlin turns into a power struggle when the ego takes the upper hand. Finally, “Please Say Something” animates the city in a way you have never seen and sets off an enigmatic and futuristic fireworks display of images about the relationship between a cat and a mouse in the internet era. All these works were festival favourites in Oberhausen and elsewhere.
DE, 2016, 13.30 min., Dir. Maximilian Villwock
future past perfect pt.03 (U_08-1)
DE, 2009, 4 min., Dir. Carsten Nicolai
DE, 2015, 28.30 min., Dir. Alex Gerbaulet
my castle your castle
DE, 2017, 15 min., Dir. Kerstin Honeit
Driving Around Where the Crescents Used To Be. A Script
DE, 2015, 15 min., Dir. Marian Mayland
Please Say Something
DE, 2009, 10 min., Dir. David O'Reilly
All films in German with English subtitles