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A woman who can’t have children steals the imaginary friend of a little girl and keeps this a secret from her husband. While the woman enjoys life with her imaginary child the gap between her and her husband grows bigger. When the little girl comes to claim back her imaginary friend, it’s the power of imagination that brings everyone together.
Landscape painting with creative pixel disturbances. José Miguel Biscaya explores a nature scene with his camera and rediscovers it with manipulated MPEG algorithms and wanton encoding errors. Familiar natural phenomena liquefy into surprising forms and colours from the hidden of perception. Ines Seifert
France hasn't had normal tomatoes in ten years. Périot reveals the truth behind large-scale cultivation, genetic manipulation, price pressure and false bio-declarations and comes to the conclusion that nobody cares. And he points out the parallels to other phenomena, such as the elections in France, in which the population is no longer questioned, but dazzled by beautiful appearances. Annegret Judge
In his new animated film "1989 - Lieder unserer Heimat - Vorwärts immer" Schwarwel tells from a personal perspective what makes an injustice system with and out of the people who grow up and live in it.Embedded in music videos - from a colourful potpourri of different musical genres and songs composed by Schwarwel himself - this cross-genre episodic animation film, which unites the different styles in itself, semi- and autobiographically as well as documentarily in the context of a flowing overall plot in short stories and stories historical themes and true events, is embedded in music videos - semi- and autobiographical, always very close and lasting, the contents are presented funny, cheerful, entertaining and bitter, dramatic, profound at the same time. And what is this film about: childhood, youth and upbringing, the cutting of the cord from the parental home, youth movement and music, state control, surveillance and prison, the restriction and curtailment of rights, life in an injustice state and a dictatorship, war, rolling tanks and shooting orders, demonstrations, opposition and revolution, sport and doping and last but not least freedom of opinion, of the press and of religion as well as one's own freedom and so much more.Schwarwel grew up in the GDR and experienced it as a systemically "unadapted youth". Since he could hold a pen, he drew pictures and later comics, had his own band, was a musician and punk. As a teenager he took part in the first Monday demonstrations (later no more) and spent the early 90s in Berlin ... Schwarwel combines his experiences and experiences in "1989 - Lieder unserer Heimat - Vorwärts immer" and his stories are symbolic: Everyone can identify with it, becomes part of the plot, independent of the age and state system in which he/she grew up.The approach of this film is to understand history as a contemporary document in order to establish one's own relation to one's own life in the here and now in the sense of: "What can we, what can I learn from history myself? What does all this have to do with me and my own life? wars still take place today and for centuries. Otherness, non-conformity and life that does not conform to society are still not welcome. State control, surveillance, dictatorships, injustice systems, injustice and injustice continue to exist today and in the past. People take to the streets and demonstrate for freedom and a more just life ... "1989 - Songs of our homeland - Forward always" is a personal and at the same time historical retrospective, a reappraisal of events and happenings that manifest themselves in flashbacks, dreams, memories and adventures of the author. The viewer perceives the touching events from the perspective of the protagonist. He experiences and feels everything very closely, can feel in, becomes a part of it and at the same time can draw conclusions about his own life.This very personal and authentic approach, which maintains the claim to objectivity with its subjective perspective, so that the recipient can identify with the narrative, is an important means to convey the content in an optimal and understandable way and to make it more perceptible and emotional for the target group - through more realism of content instead of an abstract mediation of history. The viewer gets a tool at hand to process already known knowledge and to understand it better by empathizing with the story. The aim is to make history a tangible experience, so that the viewer can judge for himself where he locates himself. The Studio Glücklicher Montag completed "1989 - Songs of our Homeland - Forward Always" in time for 30 Years of Peaceful Revolution 2019.
Episode from a series of animated films about the fall of the wall and the peaceful revolution. This episode is about Erich Mielke (1907-2000), who is completely lost in new times and who proclaims his love for people. Around him were the ruins of the GDR and its former Ministry for State Security. Ralph Eue
Wake up! You are 24 now. How is it looking into the mirror? Who are you gonna be today? You have got so much work, but can’t stop thinking about sex? Are you just desperately trying to fit in? Does it make you depressed? Well…welcome to the life of the Pink – The Red – The Blue – the Turquoise and the Yellow one, heroines of 24, the movie.
This political cartoon uses audio recordings of a demonstration of right-wing radicals against the liberal government of the time. The figures hold up the so-called Arpad flag, which has fascist connotations. Part of an animated internet series running on a news website. Anna Ida Orosz
A thoughtless French businessman living in Taipei with a hole in his head is driven mad by his obsession: the smell of fried fish. In reality, he is chasing the scent of revenge, which will be practiced grimly with 8 bullets. Through different perspectives and flashbacks, which are intertwined like the tentacles of an octopus, a torn narrative is constructed around a core of reduced lines, backgrounds and colours. Victor Orozco
An animated mockumentary about a yellow long-distance bus that has turned into a ghost car, terrorizing the remote, impoverished and outdated villages of northern Hungary. While the camera and the interviewer want to find out the truth about the bus, the old villagers tell their life stories. Anna Ida Orosz