Shortcutz Berlin – Session #42 (March 1st)

Short #1
: “Echo und Narziss” by CC Steinmetz
2011, 3.42 min
Synopsis: Taken directly from Ovid’s vast world of myth and re-imagined in Kreuzberg’s Spreewaldbad, the short film Echo & Narcissus follows Narcissus, the handsome son of a river god and a nymph as his arrogance sparks the ire of the shy Echo. In a faithful adherence to the original text, Echo follows him and finally confesses herlove only to have her advances thwarted. Preferring instead to swim, Narcissus arrives at the starting block where he discovers and is transfixed by his own reflection in the window. Unable to resist the temptation to admire his own beauty, the previously scorned Echo ensures that the swoon of his self-love becomes a fatal attraction.

Short #2: “Schwarz Weiß Deutsch” by Nico Sommer
2011, 10 min
Synopsis: A quite normal German couple sitting on a german sofa. However, what is, actually, German?

Click HERE for more info about “Schwarz Weiß Deutsch” on Nico Sommer´s website!

And click HERE to watc the trailer!

This Week’s Guest Short: “Der Mann mit dem Mikroskop” by Johan Carslen
Germany, 2006, 16 min
Synopsis: A cleaning lady at the technical university of Berlin and a scientist looking through a microscope at a cell. He falls in love with her and she falls in love with science. She wants to be a scientist. Her boyfriend is terrified.

Click HERE to access Johan Carlsen´s website!

And our Special Guest for this week is filmmaker Antje Boehmert, who will be sharing some of her work experience with us. Here you can check out Antje’s website.

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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