Einmal wieder dieser Junge sein

Filmstill Being That Boy Again

Being That Boy Again

Einmal wieder dieser Junge sein
Jan Koester
German Competition Short Film 2022
Animated Film
7 minutes

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Jan Koester
Christine Haupt
Lisa Violetta Gaß
Jan Koester
Jan Koester
Jan Koester
Jan Koester
Alexander Heinze

His mother starts drinking when he is eight years old. Jan Koester projects photos from his childhood on his own body that tell of loneliness and helplessness in toxic relationships. These Rorschach-like superimposed images put physical abstractions in relation to their violent and alienated surroundings. Shifting between fluid and halting movements, telescoped pixels tugging at each other deconstruct predominant gender norms.

Samuel Döring
Nominated for mephisto 97.6 Audience Award, Gedanken Aufschluss Prize
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