RETRO-SPECTIVE SELECTION III
A WHOLE WALL
UK, Documentary, 19'15''
East Side Gallery, Berlin, stands as a statement of creativity which succeeds borders and restraint. Having grown up in West Germany, close to the border, Günther Schaefer tells of his childhood severed from family members in the East. Fast forward to November 1989 and Günther, the young photographer, takes some of the most iconic photographs of the wall’s fall. After settling in East Berlin, he and a small group initiate a huge and ambitious project in a celebration of freedom and diversity. This is a story of art’s struggle and triumph against injustice.
Writer, Record, Editor, Director: Susie Davies
Narrator: Günther Schaefer
NOT YOUR ORDINARY SISTER
Germany, Fiction, 4'15''
''Not Your Ordinary Sister'' is a queer satire which, in a witty yet direct way, addresses both the startling popularity of lesbian vampire films as well as the lack of proper representation in queer cinema on the subject of queerness within the conservative and patriarchal religious organizations (lesbian nuns / lesbian ex-nuns).
Director, Producer: Maša Zia Lenárdič & Anja Wutej
Starring, Script: Anja Wutej
Camera, Sound, Editing: Maša Zia Lenárdič
Greece, Fiction, 13'
Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she discovers that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens, Patision Avenue.
Director: Thanasis Neofotistos
Producer: Ioanna Bolomyti
Writers: Yorgos Angelopoulos, Thanasis Neofotistos, Pavlos Sifakis
Cast: Marina Symeou
Poland, Documentary, 7'
A young filmmaker tries to explain to the audience what his love for making films really feels like - via the language of cinema.
Written, Narrated, Shot, Directed and Edited by: Kuba Ptaszyński
Score by: Daniel Birch & Boil the Ocean
Cast: Alicja Tomaszewicz & Kuba Ptaszyński