INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 2
LIFE AND OTHER CRISIS
FR. 7.12. | 22.00
Kino in der KulturBrauerei | Room 8
The authors Lucy English (Bristol) Peter LaBerge (Pennsylvania) read from their new books.
USA 2017 | 2 min
Director: Andrew D. Zimbelman
Poem: Rooms by Billy Collins
After three days of steady, inconsolable rain, a man walks
through the rooms of a house wondering which would be best to die in.
BEL 2018 | 6 min
Director: Marc Neys
Poem: Stone Life by Lucy English
Things we don’t want to become. Things we become.
Changes and shifts in life come and go.
ZAF 2016 | 3 min
Directors: Marinda du Toit | Tesa Louw
Poem: Perron by Andries Bezuidenhout
A nostalgic look at the remains of the once proud train station in a small town.
OUR LADY OF THE PRESENTATION
PRT 2015 | 6 min
Directors: Abi Feijó | Alice Guimarães | Laura Gonçalves | Daniela Duarte
Poem: Nossa Senhora da Apresentação by Álvaro Feijó
An ode to the patron saint of the city of Natal in Brazil.
The saint is venerated by everyone and lives in the hearts of all seafarers.
MY MUM'S BONKERS
ZAF 2017 | 3 min
Director: Naomi van Niekerk
Poem: My Mamma is bossies by Jeanne Goosen
My mum’s bonkers. Out of one eye she cries Puccini,
out of the other she reprimands me.
LOVE HE SAID
FRA 2018 | 6 min
Director: Ines Sedan
Poem: Love by Charles Bukowski
1973, San Francisco. Charles Bukowski, underground
poet and punk ahead of his time, reads his poem LOVE
in front of a wild audience who came to listen to the trash poet’s provocations. But that day, instead of the punk, they find a broken man hungry for love.
IRL 2018 | 7 min
Director: Tom Speers
Poem: Boy Saint by Peter LaBerge
When two adolescent boys become aware of their budding sexuality,
they uncover the pain and longing of the human heart.
A sensitively told story exploring how a sense of danger,
shame and confusion can intensify a series
of fleeting exchanges and ultimately prove overwhelming.
ACCIDENTS, BLUNDERS AND CALAMITIES
NZL 2015 | 5 min
Director: James Cunningham
Poem: Accidents, Blunders and Calamities by Edward Gorey
A father possum reads his kids a story that’s an alphabet of
the most dangerous animal of all – HUMANS!
SPLEEN OF THE SCULPTOR
FRA 2017 | 4 min
Director: Augusto Zanovello
Poem: Hymne à la beauté by Charles Baudelaire
The material helps the sculptor reflect on creation.
YOU RISE THE WATER UNFOLDS
FRA 2017 | 3 min
Director: Robin Vouters
Poem: Tu te lèves l‘eau se déplie by Paul Eluard
An ode to women in sensations and in dreams.
FRA 2017 | 5 min
Directors: Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter
Poem: Negative Space by Ron Koertge
When he was small, his father taught him how to fold
washing carefully and pack a suitcase the right way.
It was their way of establishing a connection with one another.
Now the father is about to embark on his last
great journey – alone, and with no luggage to speak of.