- Thu 21 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.
Deurscher Wettbewerb | German Competition
This programme with works from the 2018 German Competition centres on civil society, the globalised middle class and tourism. While Willy Hans, in calm black-and-white pictures but with subtle allusions to horror film, recounts how a small family with educated middle-class principles gradually falls apart, Yannick Spiess shows us the everyday routine and dedication to duty of a wealthy Swiss woman.
In between, Nikita Diakur has dolls dance furiously in the courtyard of a prefab housing
estate. In a free adaptation of Michel Houellebecq, “Beyond Beach” serenely imagines the lethargy and indifference of Western hedonists on Latin American beaches as a colourful daydream. In the work by Judith Hopf, a slender apartment tower trots out of the picture whenever things get too boring for it.
And finally, in “Bigger Than Life”, the winner of the 3sat Promotional Award, music sets the tone of the film. It provides the playful structure for this survey of a chauvinist urban project that is intended to catapult Skopje up among the principal arenas of European history alongside Rome and Athens.
DE, 2018, 14 min., Dir. Clara Winter/Miguel Ferráez
In English with Spanish subtitles
Die Tage | The Days
DE, 2018, 20 min., Dir. Yannick Spiess
DE, 2018, 3 min., Dir. Nikita Diakur
Das satanische Dickicht – DREI - The Satanic Thicket – THREE
DE, 2017, 21.30 min., Dir. Willy Hans
DE, 2018, 2.30 min., Dir. Judith Hopf
Bigger Than Life
DE/IT/MK, 2018, 30 min., Dir. Adnan Softić
All films in German with English subtitles (Unless otherwise stated)