It Comes With Horror, Romance and Nostalgia:
Homemade Horror and Kitchen Sink Dramas mixed with surrealistic scenes and a touch of nostalgia. In the background, echoes of youth memories and family matters are resounding. Towards the end of the programme, it will be hard to distinguish between art and camp.
JONAS MEKAS IN KODACHROME DAYS – KEN JACOBS
(US 2009, video, 03:22 min.)
Ken Jacobs films Jonas Mekas, a fellow icon from the history of experimental film, at an apparently everyday and homely moment. But precisely these moments tend to be most meaningful.
KURASHI ATO – MAKI SATAKE
(Japan 2009, video, 11:40 min.)
A late night visit to the empty house where her grandparents have lived for years. In her editing, Satake beautifully integrates this footage with old photographs and film fragments of family gatherings and visits to her grandparents.
CI SONO GLI SPIRITI – ALVISE RENZINI
(Italy 2009, video, 06:20 min.)
This animation film by Alvise Renzini shows the phenomenon ‘house’ as an arena for psychological interpretations, based on Carl Gustav Jung.
IN A PIG’S EYE – ATSUSHI WADA
(Japan 2010, video, 10:10 min.)
Wada burdens a Japanese family with a Freudian pig.
MORTALE – PAOLO BONFIGLIO
(Italy 2009, video, 06:48 min.)
This solitary hike also is an existentialist confrontation.
BEINE BRECHEN – FLORIAN KRAUTKRÄMER
(Germany 2010, video, 14:41 min.)
The hallucinations of a man accused by the secret service. A beautiful hybrid of film and animation.
FOUR SEASONS – KEREN CYTTER
(Denmark 2009, video, 12:15 min.)
‘Four Seasons’ by Karen Cytter has no restraints. Soft porn, Neo Noir and soap in the mix.
TIME TRAVEL BOYFRIENDS – JOSEPHINE HALBERT
(UK 2009, 35mm/file, 09:58 min.)
A love letter to Halbert’s favourite men from world history: Orson Welles, Marlon Brando, Jim Morison. Fantasy knows no borders.