Shortcutz Berlin – Session #40 (February 16)

Short #1
: “Letzes Licht” by Kevin Schmutzler
2011, 4.35 min
Synopsis: He originates from Western folklore. It is said that he visits people at night and sprinkles sand into their eyes. But doing so for hundreds of years have taken their toll on the sandman. While at night people can fall asleep and dream thanks to him, he is trapped in his own destiny – and resistant to his own drug.

Please click HERE to watch “Letzes Licht”!

Short #2: “Die Fähre” by Katharina Zimmerhackl
2011, 5 min
Synopsis: A short moment on a late summer evening: a young ferryman is sitting on a shore, dreaming of a girl. A girl, that arrives shortly afterwards and wants to be taken to the other side – but the ferrymen declines. Die Fähre (engl. The Ferry) is a story about love and hope, dreams or wishes but also about distance and isolation.

You can watch “Die Fähre” HERE!

This Week’s Guest Short: “Leave to Remain” by Anna Byrne
Ireland, 2011, 12.32 min
Synopsis: All over the world, children are trafficked by “agents” away from their country of origin. Very often these children do not know where they were going. They are known as separated immigrant children. In Leave to Remain, a young man remembers his time spent in Irish residential care as one of these children.

And our Special Guest for this week is actor, director and producer Christopher Buchholz. You may know him from th film he directed in 2005, “Horst Buchholz…my papa“. As part of his intervention, Christopher will be showing us two short he directed “Happy Birthday” (4.17 min) and “Bad Boys’ Garden” (12 min).

We hope to see you this Thursday at the Filmkunst Bar Fitzcarraldo in Kreuzberg (Reichenberger Straße 133). The session begins at 8:30 pm and the screenings start at 9 pm. Entrance is as usual free. Come and join us for a nice evening of screenings and drinks in good company.


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