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Erwin

Documentary Film
Austria,
Germany
2020
16 minutes

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Jan Soldat
Jan Soldat
Gerald Weber
Dietmar Schwärzler
Gerald Weber
Jan Soldat
Jan Soldat
Like many of Soldat’s films, Erwin takes sexual routine as its point of departure. Desire is not on display or interpreted, but instead captured as integral to common and insufficiently documented forms of lifestyle and relationship. These forms of relationship include the filmic encounter between the filmmaker and the subject he is portraying: restrictive biographical formulas are avoided through the combination of Soldat's friendly, direct questions and Erwin’s concentrated willingness to provide information and pleasure performing for the camera. Erwin’s staging of himself as a “horny pig” tugging on his nipple clamps, his sexual fantasies involving his own father, the hardships of typical gay life in rural Austria as of the 1970s, territorial and social isolation inside a shuttered mobile home with a laptop serving as the only window – each piece coexists equally in the film, without one telling more about Erwin than the other. By the time a naked ass bids us farewell, Erwin has already made clear that here exposure serves the aim of self-determination and making contact. (Joachim Schätz)
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Robin’s Hood

Documentary Film
Austria
2020
93 minutes

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Jasmin Baumgartner
Jasmin Baumgartner
Dominic Spitaler
Jasmin Baumgartner
Jasmin Baumgartner
Anna Hawliczek
Olga Kosanovic
Matthias Writze
Lee Niederkofler
Nvie Motho
A soccer team full of underdogs. The kind-hearted, big-mouthed, ex-convict Robin is president of his own amateur soccer club in Austria, which lurks around, with varying degrees of success, in the lower leagues.
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2020
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The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy Uwe Brunner, Bettina Katja Lange, Joan Soler-Adillon
Walk-in archive, time capsule and storage for the collective memory of a state of emergency: globally collected snapshots of self-isolation and quarantine.
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Zaho Zay

Documentary Film
Austria,
France,
Madagascar
2020
79 minutes

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Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Georg Tiller
Georg Tiller
Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Thomas Lambert
Thomas Lambert
Thomas Lambert
Georg Tiller
Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Georg Tiller
Barbara Bossuet
André Fèvre
Térence Meunier
Herimandresy Randriambololona
André Fèvre
A young woman works as a guard in a hopelessly overcrowded prison in Madagascar. She passes the time daydreaming about her father, a murderer who abandoned her as a child after killing his own brother.
In her imagination, her father becomes a mythical killer, wandering the countryside and rolling enchanted dice to decide the fate of his victims.
Secretly, she yearns for the day he might turn up amongst the prisoners. When a new inmate arrives claiming to know her father, the young woman’s fantasies begin to turn to nightmares.
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Zwischen mir und der Welt / Aufräumen

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Michaela Schwentner
Michaela Schwentner
Gerald Weber
Gerald Weber
Brigitta Burger-Utzer
Gerald Weber
Michaela Schwentner
Michaela Schwentner
Michaela Schwentner
Nik Hummer
The playful impression disappears quickly. The wooden blocks are indeed luminous and colourful like bonbons, but the hands that constantly rearrange the objects for the camera are in rubber gloves. The incessant piling and arranging, twisting, turning, and moving is reminiscent of a restless search for the “right” constellation.
“But what is normal, anyway?”, asks the voice superimposed over this arranging in Zwischen mir und der Welt / Aufräumen. In the film, Michaela Schwentner gives people who have been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, more specifically, with Asperger syndrome, the chance to speak. They offer profound reflections on what isolates them from the so-called world out there, how their social handicap and the difficulties in communicating with others lead them to experience the disturbance as a prison. The limitations, as well as the compulsion, are reflected and intensified at the visual level: the organizing of the geometric structures becomes a Sisyphean struggle; it is a symbol of the inability to grasp the structure of a social situation.