The films in this programme showcase self-images and self-portrayals of the young and old, shown from very different angles, and in very different countries. The everyday images from Iran could depict an atmospheric portrait of Tehran, if it wasn’t for the whale in the bath, and if the mirror didn’t look so strange: The mirror is dark and inky. Andre, the protagonist, could be so many things – a brilliant crook, philosopher or film director. But, above all, a film director – however, he has disappeared, and his cell mates are only able to narrate his film, creating its “making-of”, almost by chance, as a detective story. The B-Roll with Andre evolves, albeit without Andre. In a deserted amusement park in the heart of Casablanca, adolescents reconstruct images they’ve found on social networks. A frozen still life in Le Park, a constant danger of interference and movement: the slow tracking shots around the youths mercilessly record every tremble. A documentary portrait is also showcased in Sadhu in Bombay: Sadhu drives a taxi, has a girlfriend, and lives in Mumbai. He says. But perhaps that’s not the case, after all. In YOLO, adolescents film themselves: self-portraits of youths from the “Eat my dust” collective, shot in the ruins of a disused cinema in Soweto.
Filmprogramm/Int. Auswahl / Fr, 22. April 2016 | 19:30 / Lagerhalle
Watch me, see me be!
The mirror is dark and inky > Kevin Gaffney / IR / 05:38
B-ROLL with Andre > James N. Kienitz Wilkins / US / 18:20
Le Park > Randa Maroufi / FR / 14:00
Sadhu In Bombay > Kabir Mehta / IN / 14:46
YOLO > Ben Russell / ZA/US / 06:30