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International Programme 2014
My Milk Cup Cow Yantong Zhu

Nunu is raised by her father. He tells little fibs to try to make his daughter believe in an ideal world as long as possible. These lies become a problem as Nunu grows older.

My Milk Cup Cow

Animated Film
Japan
2014
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Koji Yamamura
Yantong Zhu
Asuka Horiguchi
Ayane Fukushima
Nunu is raised by her father. He tells little fibs to try to make his daughter believe in an ideal world as long as possible. These lies become a problem as Nunu grows older.
International Programme 2014
Sansui, Landschaft Nina Wiesnagrotzki

Fujiyama as a popular picture postcard, the expression of a fragile existence on the fault line between two tectonic plates. A multifaceted visual examination of a post-Fukushima mentality.

Sansui, Landschaft

Documentary Film
Germany,
Japan
2014
27 minutes
subtitles: 
German

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Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
Nina Wiesnagrotzki
Nina Wiesnagrotzki
Nina Wiesnagrotzki
Pablo Paolo Kilian
The Japanese have a special relationship with mountains, and not just since the cheesy film adaptation of “Heidi”. The snow-covered Fujisan (the correct name of Fujiyama) is probably the most popular picture postcard. Katsushika Hokusai’s coloured woodcuts are a masterful visualisation of their respect for the natural powers. Hardly surprising: two thirds of the archipelago are mountains and situated on the fault line between two tectonic plates. This fragile underground, which regularly triggers earthquakes and devastating tsunamis, has shaped the lives of its inhabitants. But they have also learned to live with it. Installation artist and filmmaker Nina Wiesnagrotzki’s film “Sansui, Landscape” is a kind of visual examination exploring the history of the Japanese mentality. She moves in ever widening circles of thinking which incorporate the image arsenal of popular cinema, comics and legends. Ever since the Fukushima disaster we know that Godzilla as the embodiment of a nightmare is no exaggeration.
Cornelia Klauß