Film Archive

Grandpa Walrus

Animated Film
France
2017
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Daniel Sauvage, Jérôme Barthélemy
Lucrèce Andreae
Flavien Van Haezevelde
Lucrèce Andreae
Guillaume Lauras, Catherine Aladenise
Lucrèce Andreae
Flavien Van Haezevelde
A sandy beach in the off season, deserted, dirty. The guests have left their cigarette butts behind, and one of them more than the others: grandpa. The place where he lay in the sun is outlined by frayed fags like a murder victim’s body by chalk. Now he’s gone, dead. But what is this stirring in the sand? The depiction of a surreal incident accompanied by sublime compositions by Flavien Van Haezevelde.

Carolin Weidner



Mephisto 97.6 Audience Award

Nothing Happens

Animated Film
Denmark,
France
2017
12 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Marie Bro (Dansk Tegnefilm), Emmanuel-Alain Raynal (Miyu Productions)
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Uri Kranot
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Michelle Kranot, Juliette Viger, Marine Duchet
Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot
Sofie Birch, Thomas Ahlmark
We’re on the outskirts of a city – whether of the past or future is irrelevant. Despite the freezing cold a crowd of onlookers is slowly gathering. There’s a strange calm. Snow is falling silently, only the crows can be heard. What is there to see? What does it have to do with me? Michelle and Uri Kranot and a big team have explored the possibilities of Virtual Reality in this immersive project, for the disturbing theme “called for a form that involved the audience more”.

Nadja Rademacher

Password: Fajara

Documentary Film
France,
Spain
2017
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Patricia Sánchez Mora, Séverine Sajous
Séverine Sajous, Patricia Sánchez Mora
Chris Blakey
Séverine Sajous
Patricia Sánchez Mora
Óscar Santamaria
Patricia Sánchez, Séverine Sajous
Chris Blakey
Abstract phantoms of trucks cross the screen – we see them moving as bands of light across the top edge the frame. Infrared images of the Jungle near Calais. This is where refugees are waiting in the hope of reaching Great Britain through the Eurotunnel one day. “Fajara” is the Arab word for explosion. But in the Jungle it was a word for: getting through, making it to the other side, arriving. The images become abstract, semantics dissolve. A haunting film about the phantoms of meaning (of words).

Lukas Stern

The Bird and US

Documentary Film
France
2016
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Margaux Juvénal
Félix Rehm
Axel Nouveau, Géry Petit
Félix Rehm
Merlin Andreae, Lucas Marchina
Romain Ozanne
Following a customs dispute in 1928, Constantin Brâncuşi’s “L’Oiseau dans l’espace” was the first abstract sculpture to be legally accorded the status of artwork. Félix Rehm brilliantly reopens the case – in all its philosophical depth and with all its absurdities. Set to a poetic sound and noise composition, scenes from historic educational films and documentary recordings offer an image of the times and contemplations on the polymorphic variety of birds in space.

André Eckardt