Section - East meets West
DOCUMENTARIES AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS
Caligari: 06.04. / 10.00 pm
HALID BUNIC – VJECNI / HALID BUNIC –
BOSNIA UND HERZEGOVINA 2005 / ASU SARAJEVO / BETA SP / COLOR / 30 MIN
/ OV W. ENGL. ST / DOCUMENTARY / DIRECTOR: Damir Nemir Janecek
Halid Bunic was born in a movie theatre and films are his life. As a boy,
he began collecting movie posters, rescuing copies from trash cans. During
his military service, he organised screenings. Later, he worked as a film
archivist and cinema projectionist – all the films he screened were
destroyed in the war.
LOOKING INTO THE FIRE
CHINA/GERMANY 2005 / KH KASSEL / MINI DV / COLOR / 4 MIN / NO DIAL. /
DOCUMENTARY / DIRECTOR: Gang Guo
China, both traditional and modern, is portrayed in a series of fast cuts,
together with the conflicts of the younger generation of Chinese, facing
two worlds in collision – the old and the new.
SVENJA SI CEILALTI / SVENJA AND THE OTHERS
ROMANIA 2004 / UNATC BUKAREST / BETA SP / COLOR / 7 MIN / ENGL. OF / DOCUMENTARY
/ DIRECTOR: Vlad Ilicevici
Svenja is two months old and not likely to get any older. A stray dog
in the streets of Bucharest, it is her fate to be captured and put down.
GERMANY 2005 / UDK BERLIN / BETA SP / COLOR / 6 MIN / NO DIAL. / EXPERIMENTALFILM
/ DIRECTOR: Simone Häckel, Matthias Einhoff
In collage form, realistic landscape portraits are composed into a new
natural medium: the worlds of animal and plant life orchestrated in endlessly
BASURADOS / YOU CAN GET USED TO ANYTHING...
GERMANY 2005 / KH KASSEL / SUPER 8 / COLOR / 8 MIN / SPAN. OV W. ENGL.
ST / DOCUMENTARY / DIRECTOR: Hector Jesus Gutierrez Rodriguez
Javier and Eloy live in two worlds, different as only Havana and Mexico
City can be. Both are street sweepers; both love their countries; and
neither wants to emigrate to the USA.
CEL MAI BINE ASA / IN BETWEEN
ROMANIA 2005 / UNATC BUKAREST / MINI DV / COLOR / 13 MIN / OV W. ENGL.
ST / DOCUMENTARY / DIRECTOR: Paul Paicu Manolescu
Radu Neagu is a warehouse worker. He finds relaxation from his exhausting
job in his own private oasis, a damp, dirty cellar – where he makes
THE LANGUAGE OF TATTOOS
GERMANY 2005 / UDK BERLIN / DVD / COLOR / 10 MIN / OV W. ENGL. ST / DOCUMENTARY
/ DIRECTOR: Franziska Lusatis
A tattoo is an enduring change, a permanent alteration. Do the signs and
symbols on the skin help develop your personality, or are they just good
for “showing off”?
GERMANY 2006 / FILMKLASSE UNI MAINZ / MINI DV / S/W / 3 MIN / NO DIAL.
/ EXPERIMENTAL FILM / DIRECTOR: Joanna Bielinski
A woman enjoys her cigarette. The film’s frames play in reverse
and the film is underscored with a recorded voice, which likewise plays
GERMANY 2005 / FILMKLASSE UNI MAINZ / MINI DV / COLOR / 5 MIN / OV W.
ENGL. ST / DOCUMENTARY / DIRECTOR: Danilo Vogt
On February 23, 2005, US President Bush visited the City of Mainz. And
the Carnival Town turns into a police stronghold – in a state of
800HZ – AN ODE TO THE TEST PATTERN
GERMANY 2005 / FH MAINZ / BETA SP / COLOR / 4 MIN / OV W. ENGL. ST / EXPERIMENTAL
FILM / DIRECTOR: Mirco Wilde
Underscored by the well-known kilohertz sound, the test picture of today’s
TV world is used as a feature of design; to question the history, as well
as the content and significance of television time.
LICA / FACES
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2005 / ASU SARAJEVO / MINI DV / COLOR / 4 MIN /
OV W. ENGL. ST / EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FEATURE FILM / DIRECTOR: Srdan Rodic
On a coloured woman’s doorstep, a beggar asks her for money and
is then threatened by two potential criminals. The story is told in fragments
from the perspective of the individual protagonists.
OUT OF THE VOID
GERMANY 2005 / UDK BERLIN / 16MM / S/W / 15 MIN / O. DIAL. / EXPERIMENTAL
FILM / DIRECTOR: Markus Ruff
The film observes human interplay in the movement of light and shadow.
The succession of portraits creates spatial associations, which appear
similar to physical movements.