In 2022, ZEBRA again inspired the production of poetry films. Georg Leß is the author of this year's festival poem, (“The Haircut”) – a witty, multilayered, and mysterious text. International filmmakers were invited to submit their visual interpretations of this poem. Poetry films reached us from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Greece, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
The three best film adaptations – by Beate Gördes (Germany), Patricia Delso Lucas (Belgium) & Johanna Wagner (Schweden), and Marc Neys (Belgium) – will be shown, along with the program’s longlisted works. Georg Leß will attend to read new poems. Odile Kennel, author of the 2021 Festival Poem, will speak with the author and directors about the relationship between poetry and film.
Content note: The films in this programme may contain explicit depictions of physical and/or psychological violence as well as various kinds of assault. Please be aware that these depictions may trigger survivors and may thus prove harmful to their mental health.