Specials

EIN SCHNEEMANN FÜR AFRIKA

Karli hat dem Mädchen Asina vor einiger Zeit ein Geschenk versprochen, das es bei ihr nicht gibt – Asina lebt im afrikanischen Coccatuttibana und hat 21 Zöpfe, während Karli als Seemann gerade mit dem Schiff „Wismar” vor Rostock liegt. Karli denkt erst kurz vor dem Ablegen des Schiffs an das Geschenk, das er Asina versprochen hat. Er verfrachtet einen frischgebauten Schneemann – ungeachtet der Proteste des Schiffskochs – in den Kühlraum. Nicht jeder Dampfer kommt zueinem solchen blinden Passagier. read more

AFRICAN TALES

Regie: Maix Mayer
Deutschland 2013
87min, OF­dUT

Maix Mayer zeigt in einer einzigen Filmeinstellung (85 min) das Veejaying (etwa Video DJ) des DDR Kinderfilms EIN SCHNEEMANN FÜR AFRIKA (1977) durch Captain Mukandala vor lokalem Publikum. Die Aufnahme reduziert die visuellen Bildelemente und verlagert die filmische Erzählung von der Leinwand hin zu den Zuschauern im Videokino. Für uns europäische Betrachter dieser Szene entsteht der plurimediale Akt des Kinoerzählens durch die atmosphärisch hybride Audiospur und durch das Lesen der deutschen Untertitel als Übersetzung des Sprechaktes. read more

SUBOTIKA – BRENNERO/BRENNER

SUBOTIKA
Regie: Peter Volkart
Schweiz 2015
14min DFmeU

Subotika, eine kaum bekannte Insel auf der anderen Hälfte der Erdkugel. Um den Fremdenverkehr der Republik anzukurbeln, gibt der Außenminister einen Reklamefilm in Auftrag. Ein Filmwerk über ein zauberhaftes Land mit außergewöhnlichen Sehenswürdigkeiten, großartigen Visionen und ein paar geringfügigen Problemen. (Reckfilm)

Migrationsfilme Auswahl Kurzfilmfest Oberhausen

BRENNERO/BRENNER
Regie: Julia Gutweniger, Florian Kofler
Österreich/Italien 2016
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CRIMEA. THE EMPEROR’S DREAM – STALINGRAD

CRIMEA. THE EMPEROR’S DREAM

Regie: Daniel Dlouhy
Österreich 2015
15min, OF­dUT

Auf der Krim sitzt ein Mann und träumt von sowjetischer Größe. Vor ihm ein gewaltiges Schwert neben einem Helm. Lautstark und vergnügt von seinen eigenen starken Sprüchen lacht er sein heteronormatives, nationalistisch­imperialistisches Weltbild hinaus: Europa sei nur der Wurmfortsatz Russlands, Homosexuelle hätten es schon in der Sowjetunion sehr leicht gehabt, und die besten Kriegsreinszenierungen gebe es immer noch in Russland. Verwoben in diese Weltanschauung sind Bilder der Krim. read more

¡NO TE VENDAS!

Satirische Dokumentation von Otto Licha; Beobachtungen beim IFFI 2001- 2005 mit Antonio Skármeta, Fernando Birri, Helmut Groschup und anderen, inklusive einem Dokument aus dem Hause Birri in Rom.

Österreich 2013, Regie: Otto Licha, 21 min, DCP, deutsche OF

A Girl and the Tree

… whatever happened to that girl who wanted a bicycle a red one with three wheels; wanted Saint-Nicholas to bring her warm gloves the same as Polonica has: grey with a white ribbon and bells? Film poem for two souls. Meditation maybe. Pathway to silence. „I thought we were making a film about passing. Now I see we made a film of what remains.“ – Vlado Škafar

SI 2012
Regie: Vlado Škafar
83 min, Colour, DCP, OmeU

Annas Sommer

Anna Kastelano is packing up the home that once belonged to her family on a Greek island. She is considering putting it up for sale. However, in these familiar surroundings, she is revisited by memories of her own past and that of her Sephardic Jewish family.

Germany 2001
Regie: Jeanine Meerapfel
107 min, 35mm, 1:1.85, Dolby SR, Farbe, griech.-franz.-engl.-span.-dt. OmU

Araf – Somewhere in Between

Pretty Zehra and handsome Olgun spend most of their young livesworking in a service station cafeteria near a lonely highway. Everythingseems transient about their surroundings. Most of the area‘soccupants have all escaped to the big city in search of opportunity.But Zehra, Olgun and their friends still remain, caught somewherein between the past and an uncertain future. Zehra dreams that lovewill take her away from her meaningless job and life at home withher strict old-fashioned mother. She becomes fascinated by an oldertruck driver, Mahur, who spends much of his time on the road. AsZehra‘s desire for Mahur turns into a tragic first love, her rebelliousfriend Olgun becomes more and more frustrated. Zehra and Olgunwill experience a hard time. But as they say goodbye to their childhoodinnocence, love and hope will help them to move forward. read more

BAL POUSSIÈRE (Liebe, Sex und Ananas)

A prince in a village is a rich patron who has five wives. Now he wants a sixth! He leaves his devotion for his other wives for a girl in the village. This French comedy is basically polygamy on an island.

Côte d´Ivoire 1988
Regie: Henri Duparc
91 min, 16 mm, Farbe, franz. OF
Guest´s Special In Anwesenheit von Hanny Tchelley-Etibou

Bocksiedlung. EINE FILMISCHE SPURENSUCHE

The former „Bocksiedlung“ in Innsbruck, which was established eighty years ago, has nearly fallen into oblivion. The inhabitants were denounced as beggars and crooks. In favour of a widely self-determined life they renounced comfort, social security and social prestige. Six touching stories tell about the everyday lives, about violence, love and solidarity. A film about life in its vulnerability.

Austria 2012
Regie: Melanie Hollaus
44 min, DCP, German

BOUTON

Res Balzli had just a few days to shoot this insightful portrait of the Swiss actress and puppeteer Johana Bory. BOUTON – that’s the name of the self-made puppet which is a part of Johana’s comedic performances for children. At the same time Bouton is her voice, her confidant and her counterpart through whom she’s reflecting her feelings and experiences. Between reality and fiction, between laughter and tears, she is dealing with the question how to handle living, knowing that you are dying.
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CINCO DIAS SIN NORA

Nora and José used to be a happy loving couple. Now they have grown old and have been divorced for 20 years. They live in am Mexican city in two apartments on the same street and opposite to each other. Nora is planning her death and is eager to keep her ex husband José busy with it. It is her last will that José take care of her funeral, which, because of a religious holiday, turns out to be a difficult task…
 

Mexico 2009
Regie: Mariana Chenillo
92 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit dt./frz.
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COMRADES IN DREAMS

Four lives that could not be more different and a single passion that unites them: the unconditional love for their cinemas, somewhere at the end of the world. The film follows cinema makers from North Korea, USA, India and Africa at their efforts to make their audiences dream every night. In doing so, the film dives into a set of fascinating lives where stories from the everyday and from the silver screen frequently merge into something magical.

Germany 2007
Regie: Uli Gaulke
100 min, 35mm, Farbe, OF mit dt./frz. UT
Fespaco 2007, In Kooperation mit Institut Français d’Innsbruck
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DER GLÄSERNE BLICK

A strong international cast is set against a Portuguese backdrop to explore the mysterious death of a young archaeologist and his last known contacts. Somewhere along the Portuguese coast, a man’s body washes ashore. Meanwhile, police detective Pinto finds a video camera in a nearby parked car with a tape of a young woman apparently unaware of being filmed. Like in one of Rivette’s films this work is an intellectual ball game in which the balls are lifted but also dropped. The ending? There are many truths! Beautiful pictures (camera: Christian Berger) and intellectual pleasure. read more

DER HUNGER, DER KOCH UND DAS PARADIES

Ein Film in 13 Gängen. Menü: 1. Hors-d’oeuvre froid, 2. Potage, 3. Hors-d’oeuvre chaud, 4. Poisson, 5. Grosse pièce, 6. Entrée chaude, 7. Entrée froide, 8. Sorbet, 9. Rôti, salade, 10. Légumes, 11. Entremets, 12. Savoury, 13. Dessert. „Jedenfalls stimmen wir ein darüber, dass Genusssucht eine der größten Tugenden ist. Wo sie es schwer hat oder gar verlästert wird, ist etwas faul.“ (B. Brecht, Flüchtlingsgespräche)

Schweiz 1981
Regie: Karl Saurer, Erwin Keusch
88 min, 16 mm, Farbe, schweizerdt.-dt. OF
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Der Imker

The moving story of a beekeeper’s fate. He lost everything in the turmoil of the Turkish-Kurdish war: his wife and children, his homeland and, with the loss of over 500 colonies of bees, also his livelihood. The only thing remaining is his love of bees and his unwavering trust in individual human beings, regardless of origin. Following a long odyssey fraught with deprivation, the beekeeper finds his way back to his passion in Switzerland.

CH/FR 2013
Regie: Mano Khalil
107 min, Colour, DCP, OmDU
Prix de Soleure 2013 Solothurn
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DER KINOMANN AUS SÜDTIROL

Cinema for ever. The filmmakers visit Martin Kaufmann, founder of Bozner Filmtage, and son of a restaurant owner, in his hometown Welschnofen (South Tyrol), follow him at Bozner Filmtage and Berlinale. Friends remember the times without the possibility to see good films in Bozen/Bolzano. Famous filmmakers tell about their meetings with Martin Kaufmann, the cinema man from Bozen. The film is the portrait of a real film enthusiast.

Italy/Germany 2012
Regie: Evi Oberkofler, Edith Eisenstecken
45 min, DCP, deutsche OF
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EIGENTLICH WOLLTEN WIR ZURÜCKKEHREN

Three couples who migrated to Switzerland decades ago have to answer a question that followed them all their lives: go back home or stay? Now as they are retired the answer matters not only to them but to their childrens‘ fami- lies as well. Who will take care of the old folks here or there? When they arrived as guest-workers from Turkey and Yugoslavia back in the day, their hope of going home af- ter making some money kept them from learning German. Now they regret not to have opened up more towards the Swiss culture. At the same time they realise to have lost track of their „own“ cultures as well. read more

FAR FROM POLAND

In 1984, a filmmaker – a woman steeped in the documentary traditions of the Left – sets out to dismantle the sinister symmetry of the Cold War and show the world the road to salvation through the miracle of the Polish Solidarity movement. When denied visas to shoot in Poland proper, she constructs a film in New York City.

USA 1984
Regie: Jill Godmilow
110 min, 16mm, Farbe, OF

FEED ME WITH YOUR WORDS / NAHRANI ME ZU BESEDAMI

Auf Recherchereise in Italien trifft Robert auf einen ungewöhnlichen Obdachlosen. Überwältigt und ver- wirrt von diesem unerwarteten Zu- sammentreffen folgt er dem myste- riösen Fremden und verschwindet spurlos. Roberts Vater Janez sieht sich daraufhin gezwungen, seinen ältesten Sohn Matej anzurufen, mit dem er eigentlich keinen Kontakt mehr hat. Trotz ungelöster Kon- flikte von früher entscheidet sich Matej, seinem Vater bei der Suche nach Robert zu helfen.

Slowenien 2009
Regie: Martin Turk
88 min, 35mm, OmeU
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FROM SOMEWHERE TO NOWHERE

Villi Hermann and Andreas Seibert, a Swiss photographer living in Tokyo, travel to China three times in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Andreas Seibert captures the constantly changing everyday life in China. For many years he has been interested in the problem of the internal migrants (“mingong”). 150 million farmers leave the rural regions to work in the huge cities. In his film the film maker and the photographer cross China from north to south and from east to west.

Switzerland 2008
Regie: Villi Hermann
86 min, Video, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT
In Kooperation mit BFI Tirol, AK-Tirol und Südwind
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GIVING VOICE – LA VOCE NATURALE

Stromboli, Sicily. Kristin Linklater (voice teacher and text coach) leads an international group of 15 actors through a journey of exploration of their own voices and several tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in the English version by Ted Hughes. It is the first step of the process that eventually led to a theater production (Metamorphoses – 7 Tales From Ovid, to be presented to the islanders). An island that is an active volcano, Stromboli offers an inspiring set for this kind of exploration.
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GREEN OAKS

George looks after his little sister in a remote part of Romania. They are all alone in the world. And even if fate overtakes them, life will reassert its claims.

Switzerland 2003
Regie: Ruxandra Zenide
34 min, 35 mm, Farbe, franz.-rumänische OF mit engl. UT
Eröffnungsfilm

Hunger-genug ist nicht genug

Hunger is one of the most serious and complex problems of ourtime. Although it is estimated that it would be possible to feed asmany as twelve billion people today, a billion people on this planetare suffering from hunger. How is this possible? As a former SwissState Secretary for Economy, David Syz is an insider of internationaldevelopment policy. On an investigative tour around the world heexamines interrelationships and searches for solutions. And theyare not all that far away from each other. read more