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This line-up spotlights all the main winners of the 2016 festival. First, Sarah Drath shows us Turkey against the backdrop of its history, in a film full of ambiguous political commentary. In Andreas Hofstetter’s music video “All Day”, we can dream our way into the visual cosmos of the internet in the space of just four minutes. “489 Years” then leads the way in enthralling computer-animated image sequences down the dangerous path through a mined paradise in Korea. Lav Diaz’s formally one of-a-kind sci-fi film “The day before the end”, in which the Philippines prepare for a severe storm, has a compelling political urgency. Vika Kirchenbauer’s sensual concept video “SHE WHOSE BLOOD IS CLOTTING IN MY UNDERWEAR” looks at the violence of lust in scenes both loud and intimate, brutal and tender. And finally, in Louise Carrin’s “Venusia”, awarded the Grand Prize of the City of Oberhausen, we observe and listen to private and intimate moments between the owner of a luxury brothel and an untalented prostitute. This unusual double portrait unfolds a dynamic landscape of the human condition.



running time 87'

Telefon Santrali

Sarah Drath, Germany, 2016, 7'

Under the conditions of 2015, this film tells its story in an indirect way: We are in a telephone switchboard.

All Day

Andreas Hofstetter, Germany, 2015, 4'

There is a good girl. And there is the Internet. This might seem weird but this might be real.

489 Years

Hayoun KWON, France, 2016, 11'

The film is transcribed according to the testimony of a former soldier in South Korea, Kim. It gives us access to the demilitarised zone and immerses us into the...

Mains Propres

Louise Botkay Courcier, Brazil, 2015, 8'

In the so called post-colonial era, the poor countries continue to be subjected ton the same group of countries that colonised them. In Europe everybody pretends...

Ang araw bago ang wakas

Lav Diaz, Philippines, 2015, 16'

In the year 2050, the Philippines brace for the coming of the fiercest storm ever to hit the country. And as the wind and waters start to rage, poets are being...


Vika Kirchenbauer, Germany, 2016, 3'

A video for Kirchenbauer’s music/performance project COOL FOR YOU. Following her research on enhanced vision via infrared technology in modern warfare, here she...


Louise Carrin, Switzerland, 2015, 34'

Lisa, the authoritarian owner of a luxurious brothel has only one friend: Lena, an artless prostitute as unpredictable as she is lazy. The two women are filmed in...