Film Archive

Jahr

The Qilin

Documentary Film
Germany,
UK
2019
19 minutes
subtitles: 
English
German
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Sam Hopkins, David Lalé, Arne Birkenstock
David Lalé, Sam Hopkins
VAMOS Animation
Chu-Li Shewring
The Chinese seaport of Guangzhou is regarded as one of the centres of the shadow economy. Economic success is usually not long in coming, all is business. For years, people from different African nations have emigrated to Guangzhou to try their luck. This film, whose protagonists must remain anonymous for security reasons, shadowy silhouettes, tells of their experiences.

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