Monte Verità is a wild run towards freedom. A constant search for beauty in all its forms. A desperate need for love that never seems to find its own fulfilment. A story of female emancipation in which there is also a sincere tribute to the world of photography and art in general.
Ted Fendt’s Outside Noise depicts the normal everyday life of many young women who have yet to discover what will become of their lives. The calmness and contemplative rhythms of the mise en scène provide an excellent counterpoint to the inner torments of the protagonists. At the Viennale 2021.
Moneyboys – as prostituted boys are called in China – is an angry cry against a too big and powerful system. Moneyboys is the image of a lost love, a deep sense of guilt, a desperate desire to live, to dream, to love. At the Viennale 2021.
In her important Fly away Home Mirjam Unger has made everything develop on two distinct levels: on the one hand there is war, poverty, the destroyed city and the army. On the other is Christl with her curiosity about the world and her joie de vivre.
Another Coin for the Merry-Go-Round is a visual and auditory experience that enthralls us from the very first minutes. A thrilling, painful and also powerfully poetic film. A ride on a merry-go-round that we wish would never end. At the Diagonale 2021.
Epicentro, Hubert Sauper’s newest work, is not only a film about Cuba, its present and its history. Composed of numerous micro-stories, it delves into the everyday life of the city’s inhabitants, deals with issues such as tourism and how it is observed by the locals, traces – and shows us through archive footage – the moments immediately following the death of Fidel Castro. All this makes for a work that completely captivates the spectator from the very first moment, making him feel like a main actor and not just an external observer of the events.