Film Archive

Speaking for the Dead

Documentary Film
UK
2019
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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Colin Farley
Peiman Zekavat
Peiman Zekavat
Nick Bridge
Rob Szeliga
On 14 June 2017, the Grenfell Tower in the London borough of North Kensington went up in flames. The fire in the 24-floor council housing complex, which killed 72 people due to safety deficiencies, attracted attention beyond the borders of the UK. Director Peiman Zekavat’s subject is the attitude of the media system in the face of a disaster. In the midst of media hype and outrage he struggles for a decent position as a filmmaker – an attempt at empathy.

Ralph Eue

The Doll’s Breath

Animated Film
UK
2019
22 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Keith Griffiths
Brothers Quay
Michèle Bokanowski
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Brothers Quay
Joakim Sundström, Brothers Quay
A life-sized doll serves Horacio as the immortal likeness of his wife. But he falls under the spell of this artificial Hortensia. Based on a short story by Felisberto Hernández, the Brothers Quay have designed this role play of misperceptions as a bizarre chamber play with fascinating tableaux vivants. Distorted perspectives, mirror cabinets and the menacingly oscillating sound of an electronically manipulated woman’s voice become the architecture of Horacio’s feverish delirium.

André Eckardt

Tony Fraginals

Documentary Film
UK
2019
16 minutes
subtitles: 
English
No

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Ben Young
Ben Young
Luke Seomore
Junaid Iqbal
Theo Watkins
Ben Young
Emily Wiles
In the early 1990s, a bizarre hoax mesmerised the U.S. media landscape and even called Oprah Winfrey to the scene. The occasion: the autobiography of a minor, called “Tony”, who suffers from Aids and syphilis after years of abuse. But despite his numerous celebrity supporters, Tony never appears in public. His adoptive mother, Vicki Johnson, does instead. Now an old friend from Great Britain speaks up at last …

Carolin Weidner

When the Silence Comes

Animated Film
Taiwan,
UK
2018
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English
German

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Huang Liang-Hsin
Huang Liang-Hsin
Sarah Playford
Two figures fall silent and meet in sibling-like familiarity and mutual dissociation. Separated, they don’t fare particularly well, seem ill. As if attracted by an invisible magnet, the two keep searching each other, flow into each other, hair first, and form a protected world of their own, free from the grasp of words. Huang Liang-Hsin uses spare drawings and pointed animation to create delicate moments of silence.

André Eckardt