An eclectic selection of six short films that question the apolitical nature of art and explore the emotional, physical and political relationships people build with their surroundings.

  • Still frame from the movie ALL MOVEMENTS SHOULD KILL THE WIND

    ALL MOVEMENTS SHOULD KILL THE WIND

    Wang Yuyan China

    13 min documentary 2019 Language of dialogues Chinese

    Man shapes his environment, which shapes his brain. Two hundred kilometers from Beijing, men live among rocks waiting to be broken, cut, sanded. The same gestures come back again and again to write a history of damage and repair.

  • Still frame from the movie FIRST ACT

    FIRST ACT

    Matheus Parizi Brazil

    20 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues Portuguese

    Two theatre students try to convince their colleagues to leave their classroom and join them in the protests against the dismantling of culture policies, that take over Brazil.

  • Still frame from the movie 023_GRETA_S

    023_GRETA_S

    Annika Birgel Germany

    12 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues German

    A young actress' audition quickly spirals out of control, turning into an intimate and manipulative interrogation. As she fights to stand her ground, one pressing question will remain: how far will she go to get the role?

  • Still frame from the movie THE RAFT

    THE RAFT

    Sylvain Cruiziat Germany

    20 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues English, German

    Performance artist Vittoria Hopkin's has made a career addressing the guilt of the viewer in the face of their vulnerability. Her latest work THE RAFT has all the ingredients of a landmark: classical references, naked people lying still on a canvas and an accusatory monologue, written from the perspective of a drowning man in the Mediterranean sea.

  • Still frame from the movie THE BEST ORCHESTRA IN THE WORLD

    THE BEST ORCHESTRA IN THE WORLD

    Henning Backhaus Austria

    13 min fiction 2019 Language of dialogues German

    Ingbert, the sock, applies for a position as double bass player at the Vienna State Orchestra. Bad idea.

  • Still frame from the movie THE LINE

    THE LINE

    Malte Schulz Germany

    9 min fiction 2020 Language of dialogues English, German

    Berlin based American actor Michael finally receives the great script he has been waiting for. Unfortunately, he only has one line to play, which will, however, ultimately reflect on his own life.