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Re-Visions 2020
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100 Jahre Kino Heinrich Sabl
A short and entertaining foray through 100 years of international cinema history: an animated man takes a walk that leads us from the magic cylinder into legendary film scenes.
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100 Jahre Kino

100 Jahre Kino
Heinrich Sabl
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
Germany
1994
3 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Heinrich Sabl
Heinrich Sabl
Hans Moser
Heinrich Sabl
Sven Pannicke

Cinema turned 100. With his homage Heinrich Sabl went one short step further back into the prehistory of cinematography for a run-up. Individual images are set in motion in a praxinoscope, invented by Émile Reynaud in 1877. A pedestrian seizes this illusion as an occasion to walk out of the magic cylinder through scenes from international film history.

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Witty

79 Springtimes

Documentary Film
Cuba
1969
25 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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ICAIC
Santiago Álvarez
Idalberto Gálvez
Iván Nápoles
Norma Torrado
Santiago Álvarez
Carlos Fernández, Raúl Pérez Ureta
Agit pop art condensed and charged to the maximum. Frenetic ingenuity full of a genuinely materialist sensuality and a visually powerful forward thrust. In terms of content: a cinematic brotherly kiss on the occasion of the death of Bác Hồ, also known as Hồ Chí Minh (1890–1969). Also: formulating the certainty that the fight will go on, must go on.

Ralph Eue
Re-Visions 2020
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Achilles Barry Purves
Trench warfare around Troy, the heroes are well-known. This adaptation of a classical myth, inspired by antique designs, dares to show explicit images for adults.

UK

UK
1995
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Achilles

Achilles
Barry Purves
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
UK
1995
11 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Barry Purves
Glenn Holberton
Channel Four
Bare Boards Productions
Barry Purves
Barry Purves
Leo Casserley
Nigel Hess

The winner of the first golden “Animation Dove”: nine years of war between Greeks and Trojans have gone past. The impulsive Patroclus, comrade in arms and bed mate of the rather battle-weary Achilles, thinks that victory can be achieved by other means. The tragedy takes its course – just as it was passed down in the classical myths but supplemented by what they left unspoken.

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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Re-Visions 2020
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Buy My Film! John Schnall
An unappreciated filmmaker wants to be part of the big industry, sell himself and be bought. A torrent of buzzwords from the beginner’s guide to self-marketing.
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Buy My Film!

Buy My Film!
John Schnall
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
USA
1995
3 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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John Schnall
John Schnall
John Schnall

A genius of independent cinema looks back on his hitherto unrecognized work. From now on he will leave this unprofitable art well alone, be part of the big business, sell himself and be bought. A brilliant future seems within reach. A torrent of buzzwords from the beginner’s guide to self-marketing. Burning ambition. Caustic sarcasm. Biting irony.

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Witty
Re-Visions 2020
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Carnival of Animals Michaela Pavlátová
Two different planets: men and women. What used to be one in paradise was divided a long time ago by original sin. But the world is consumed with longing for a reunion.
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Carnival of Animals

Karneval zvířat
Michaela Pavlátová
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
Czech Republic
2006
9 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Michaela Pavlátová
Negativ Film Productions
Michaela Pavlátová
Michaela Pavlátová
Michaela Pavlátová
Michaela Pavlátová

Two different planets: men and women. What used to be one in paradise was divided by original sin. Ever since then, the sexes have been facing each other in conflict, all the while consumed with longing for a reunion. Expectations are high, the excitement is immense, the imagination is boundless. A day in the garden of carnal delights – from ecstasy to exhaustion and back.

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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Re-Visions 2020
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City Paradise Gaëlle Denis
Tomoko from Japan travels to London. She is well-prepared, works hard on a language course and has brought her goldfish to fight homesickness. But she still feels lonely.
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City Paradise

City Paradise
Gaëlle Denis
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
UK
2004
6 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Gaëlle Denis
Erika Forzy
Andrew Ruhemann
Channel Four
Passion Pictures
Sarah Bartles-Smith
Gaëlle Denis
Tony Fish
Fabrice Gerardi
Andy Thompson
Joce Mienniel
Joanna Newsom

Who hasn’t?! You arrive in a foreign land, ready to embrace the world, but the world refuses to be embraced. Tomoko from Japan travels to London. She is well-prepared, works hard on a language course and has brought her goldfish to fight homesickness. And yet she feels lonely and unable to utter a word when spoken to. What to do? How about a slight change of perspective?

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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Re-Visions 2019
Der lachende Mann Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann

One of the most controversial documentaries ever. The core of this film is a long interview with the infamous West German mercenary Siegfried Müller.

Der lachende Mann

Documentary Film
GDR
1962
62 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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DEFA-Studio für Wochenschau und Dokumentarfilme
Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann
Peter Hellmich, Horst Donth
Traute Wischnewski
Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann
Heinz Reusch, Ingrid Schernikau
The core of this film is a long interview with the infamous West German mercenary Siegfried Müller, supplemented by sequences shot for “Commando 52”. “The Laughing Man” broke new stylistic ground at the time. On the one hand it is regarded as a milestone of GDR film history, but on the other hand its production history and style make it one of the most controversial documentaries ever.

Ralph Eue
Re-Visions 2018
Die Musici Katja Georgi

Four petty bourgeois and their assiduous attempts to play a harmonious home concert. The “Neues Deutschland” newspaper interpreted “Musici” as a pamphlet against West German philistines.

Die Musici

Animated Film
GDR
1963
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Katja Georgi
Addy Kurth
Manfred Schreyer
Eva d’Bomba
Katja Georgi
Katja Georgi won the 1963 Bronze Dove in Leipzig for her short cut out animation about four petty bourgeois and their assiduous attempts to play a harmonious home concert. The “Neues Deutschland” newspaper interpreted “Musici” as a pamphlet against West German philistines who ignored the arms race before their eyes and escaped into private music-making.

Ralph Eue
Re-Visions 2018
Don’t Get Me Wrong Adina Pintilie

The protagonists or rather heroes of this first film by Adina Pintilie are inhabitants of a psychiatric home in Romania.

Don’t Get Me Wrong

Documentary Film
Romania
2007
50 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Dan Nutu (Aristoteles Workshop)
Adina Pintilie
Sorin Gociu
Ligia Smarandache
Adina Pintilie
Tudor Petre
The protagonists or rather heroes of this first film by Adina Pintilie are inhabitants of a psychiatric home in Romania. It’s taken for granted that God speaks here, and the “lunatics” very politely discuss who rules the rain. This debut film was celebrated all over the world as a poetical and political masterpiece and won the DOK Leipzig Golden Dove in 2007.

Ralph Eue
Re-Visions 2018
Einmart Lutz Dammbeck

A hermetically sealed, uncomfortable universe. The hero, Einmart, is a torsoless head who just scratches along. Once, however, Einmart successfully attempts to fly. Richly allusive. Subversive.

Einmart

Animated Film
GDR
1980
15 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Lutz Dammbeck
Thomas Herfel
Hans Schöne
Eva d‘Bomba
Lutz Dammbeck
Lutz Dammbeck
Heinz Kaiser
Friedrich-Wilhelm Junge, Dagmar Manzel
A hermetically sealed, uncomfortable universe. The hero, Einmart, is a torsoless head who just scratches along. The ordinary creatures are condemned to stay on the ground. Once, however, Einmart successfully attempts to fly. From above he can see the outside, where free and unlimited flying seems to be normal. Richly allusive. Subversive.

Ralph Eue
Re-Visions 2020
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Error 404 Kays Khalil
The Tunisian censors used “Error 404” to block unwanted websites. The situation changed only after Mohamed Bouazizi burned himself in public on 17 December 2010.
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Error 404

Error 404
Kays Khalil
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
Germany
2017
7 minutes
German
subtitles: 
None

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Kays Khalil
Kays Khalil
Kays Khalil
Kays Khalil
Kays Khalil
Kazim Emrah Akal
Kays Khalil
Kazim Emrah Akal
Rudi Hochrein
Marcus Tronsberg

What’s growing in that empty space there? On 17 December 2010, the Tunisian grocer Mohamed Bouazizi burns himself to death in public – the Arab Spring begins, the fire spreads through the Internet. A fast-forward trip through the interior architecture of a modern revolution, right into the dispersed character of the event: from the planet’s surfaces to digital de-spatialization.

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Umverteilen und Mitreden
Zustand der Welt
Re-Visions 2020
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Ferment Tim Macmillan
An old man and his granddaughter are sitting in a quiet square in the middle of the city. Suddenly he has a heart attack, falls to the ground – and time freezes.
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Ferment

Ferment
Tim Macmillan
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
UK
1999
5 minutes
without dialogue
subtitles: 
None

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Tim Macmillan
Grace Kitto
LUX Distribution
LUX Distribution
Tim Macmillan
Tim Macmillan
Tim Macmillan
Malcolm Macmillan
Soma

An old man and his granddaughter are sitting in a quiet square in the middle of the city. Suddenly he has a heart attack, falls to the ground – and time freezes. This could be the famous second where you see your life flash before your inner eye. But in which direction is it moving? Forward into the past, backward into the future or sideways into the now?

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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Re-Visions 2020
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Fight da faida Vincenzo Gioanola
A garishly colourful political rap video from Italy. Politics, business and daily life are poisoned by the influence of Mafia and Camorra. Fight da faida! Fight blood vengeance!
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Fight da faida

Fight da faida
Vincenzo Gioanola
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
Italy
1995
5 minutes
Italian
subtitles: 
None

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Vincenzo Gioanola
Vincenzo Gioanola
Vincenzo Gioanola

A garishly coloured and driving video for a 1992 single by the Italian rapper Frankie hi-nrg mc. It’s about how the Mafia and Camorra poison politics, business and everyday life. This incandescent complaint from a “civil war” turns into an appeal: immunize yourself against the seductions of a deathly lifestyle! Fight da faida: Fight the apparent inevitability of blood vengeance!

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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Re-Visions 2020
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Frankly Caroline Frank Mouris, Caroline Mouris
Frank is Caroline’s husband. The successful director wants to help her with her autobiography but of course have a say in it, too. Caroline isn’t exactly enthusiastic.
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Frankly Caroline

Frankly Caroline
Frank Mouris, Caroline Mouris
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
USA
1999
9 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Frank Mouris
Caroline Mouris
Caroline Mouris
Mouris Squared
Frank Mouris
Caroline Mouris
Frank Mouris
Caroline Mouris

A couple of filmmakers – she produces, he directs – are trying hard to assemble the autobiography of the woman, Caroline. A long time ago the man, Frank, won an Oscar for the adaptation of his own life on film. Now he just wants to help Caroline a little, but of course have a say in things, too. Caroline isn’t exactly enthusiastic.

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Family Ties
Liebe/ ohne Liebe
Re-Visions 2020
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Grüezi Jonas Raeber
A plaid man, a friendly hello, a praise of travelling to the South – followed by an animated escalation of everything that long needed to be said.
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Grüezi

Grüezi
Jonas Raeber
Re-Visions 2020
Animated Film
Switzerland
1995
3 minutes
Swiss German
subtitles: 
German

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Jonas Raeber
Jonas Raeber
SWAMP Animation Luzern
Jonas Raeber
Jonas Raeber
Daniel Bühler

A short yes and a long but. A man in a plaid shirt says a friendly hello and rhapsodizes about travelling to southern countries. But when he returns, he finds those southern foreigners have been swept, yes, into Switzerland. That’s not good. Not good at all! Every sentence fires up the next. The longer his hate-rant lasts, the redder and madder the otherwise friendly plaid man grows.

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Zustand der Welt
Re-Visions 2018
Hanoi, Tuesday 13th Santiago Álvarez

The montage of a day in the North Vietnamese capital, including the inferno of an air raid.

Hanoi, Tuesday 13th

Documentary Film
Cuba
1967
38 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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ICAIC
Santiago Álvarez
Leo Brouwer
Iván Nápoles
Norma Torrado, Idalberto Gálvez
Jorge Pucheaux, Pepín Rodríguez, Adalberto Hernández
Santiago Álvarez, José Martí
Carlos Fernández
The montage of a day in the North Vietnamese capital, including the inferno of an air raid. Álvarez saw himself as an interventionist artist, as a contributor to building a new and hopefully better world which was to be defined on the basis of present conditions and then advanced. The reality of his films is that of his ideals, opinions and aspirations.

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