INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 3
ME AND THE WORLD
SA 8.12. | 18.30 | Kino in der KulturBrauerei | Room 5
The authors Paul Bogaert (Leuven) and Ottar Ormstad (Oslo) read from their new books.
USA 2017 | 7 min
Director: Adam Cushman
Poem: The Eggplant by Christopher Redman
After the Second World War, an inspired poet takes the stage.
USA 2017 | 6 min
Director: Mohammed Hammad
Poem: American Arithmetic von Natalie Diaz
The film explores ongoing systemic injustices facing
the Native American community. A look at a resilient community,
reshaping their city in the face of adversity.
YOU’RE DEAD, AMERICA
USA 2018 | 9 min
Director: Jovan Todorovic
Poem: You’re dead, America von Danez Smith
An exploration of the trepidatious narrative of American psyche today.
Starkly displaying themes of decay, loss, and cessation
through a series of metaphorical vignettes and archival footage,
life can also be found in the film’s delicate and nuanced beauty.
Carried through by a striking voice over,
the film’s allegory for what America now represents
is unavoidable and close to home.
AUS/CHN 2017 | 14 min
Director: Elliot Spencer
Poems: Ancient Chinese Poems
A cinematic exploration of the lives of Chinese factory workers and the nature of repetitive industrialised work.
The film is intermixed with written excerpts of traditional Chinese poetry,
creating a surreal merging between modern and ancient China.
CITY IN THE MIST
ZAF 2016 | 2 min
Director: Jac Hamman, Wessel Hamman
Poem: Stad in die mis by D.J. Opperman
A man from a rural background experiences the city as a hostile animal.
NOR 2018 | 4 min
Poem: telefonkatalogdiktet by Ottar Ormstad
Concrete poetry with “phone book poems”.
AUS 2017 | 8 min
Director: Radheya Jegatheva
Poem: Seven Billion by Radheya Jegatheva
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology – told from the perspective of a phone.
FRA 2017 | 3 min
Director: Arthur Sotto
Poem: Poisson by Paul Eluard
A geometric and poetic evocation of water in all its forms.
THE LITTLE SCRIBBLER
BEL 2017 | 2 min
Director: Evelyn Entwhistle
Poem: Het Schrijverke by Guido Gezelle
Tiny horses are jaunting upon the water surface,
followed by watchful eyes. Who is watching, who is catching?
GBR 2017 | 2 min
Director: Caibei Cai
Poem: Pining by Caibei Cai
An unobtainable feeling.
THE CLEVER BIRD
FRA 2018 | 3 min
Director: Gaëtan Borde
Poem: L’oiseau futé by Claude Roy
A hunter who can hunt wants to fricassee a smart bird.
BEL 2017 | 1 min
Director: Alma W. Bär
Poem: Blue Notebook N°10 by Daniil Charms
An observation by the sea. But who is the observer,
who the observed? What is true? And who decides about that?
BEL 2018 | 5 min
Director: Jan Peeters, Paul Bogaert
Poem: Wat kunnen we verwachten? by Paul Bogaert
A contemporary in-depth study of disaster movie characteristics in
19th century marine painting. Lecture by Dr. Mühleis,
coping with issues, running out of time.