68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 30 April – 9 May 2022
Award Winners of the German Online Competition
Award ceremony: Monday, 9 May 2022, 7.30 pm CEST, Lichtburg Filmpalast, Elsässer Str. 26, 46045 Oberhausen
Members of the Jury:
Jens Pecho (Berlin), Christine Rüffert (Bremen), Can Sungu (Berlin)
Prize of the German Online Competition
worth 2,500 euros
Sonne Unter Tage
(Sun Under Ground)
Mareike Bernien, Alex Gerbaulet
Germany 2022, 38'37", colour/black and white
The film manages to map complex circumstances with quiet precision in a way that makes their various historical, political and ideological readings comprehensible. This analytical examination is constantly referring back to what we really see and hear. Taking a mineral resource as a starting point, we see a story of scientific and economic interdependencies develop, of work and culture, of socialism and radioactivity. The aesthetic form mirrors the variety of the examined contexts by a dynamic polyphony both on the text and the visual level.
Germany 2022, 4'55", colour
Employing its tools to great effect, the film sketches a parable on the Anthropocene in which humanity, by its self-righteous treatment of nature, disturbs the global balance. Both the excellent animation and the congenial sound are convincing.
Oberhausen, 9 May 2022
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