Monday, 13 Dec 2021
This screening session features 4 films. All films are english spoken and/or english subtitled.
Tickets are 4€ and include a free drink at the bar after the screening session. We'll also plant one tree per ticket sold with Tree Plan.
Reserve your tickets HERE, or get them at the Babylon ticket office just before the screening. First come, first served.
Proof of full vaccination or recovery will be required.
LUMEN (CANADA) BY SARAH SEENÉ
Synopsis: Lumen (meaning ''light'' in Latin) is a sensory film shot on Super-8 that portrays a young girl with oculocutaneous albinism. Despite the hypersensitivity caused by this genetic disease, the depigmentation of her skin and eyes gives her an extraordinary aura. Running time: 00:01:40.
Festivals: Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF, International Rare Disease FF, Hong Kong Arthouse FF (Winner Best Experimental Film), Montreal Underground FF, Doc.World, Verona IFF, Bruges IFF, and more.
About the director: Sarah Seené is a French visual artist based in Montréal. Working primarily in 35mm, Super 8 and Polaroid film, she focuses attention on the face, the body and the human being to create a dreamlike and poetic world in which intimacy is central. Seené also writes poetry, which she integrates into her photographic and moving image works. Her work is inspired by the concept of resilience spoken by the French neuropsychiatrist Boris Cyrulnik. For several years, she carried out an introspective research aimed at grasping the contours of her own history and her capacity to be reborn from her ashes, through the exploration of the post-traumatic shock syndrome linked to several personal dramas. Resilience is particularly central in her work about herself or about other people.
PERFORMER / DARSTELLER (GERMANY) BY JANNIS ALEXANDER KIEFER
Synopsis: After two years as the Stand-In of Matthias Schweighöfer and more then 700 shooting days as an Extra, Paul Kupetz is looking for his own place within the filmbusiness. Running time: 00:14:53.
Festivals: Bamberger Short FF, Zsigmond Vilmos IFF, Cine-Maniacs Filmfest, Bundesfestival junger Film, Niederrhein FF, and more.
About the director: Jannis Alexander Kiefer studied Audio-visual Media in Berlin and completed several interships in Munich, Freiburg and Berlin. Since 2011 Kiefer works as a Freelancer for Camera Work and as a 2nd AD. In 2016 he started studying Directing at Film University Babelsberg. His first-Year film 'Comments' was selected to more than 80 festivals worldwide and won several awards, such as the Short Tiger Award by German Films. In 2019 his film 'Kaiser//Emperor' premiered at the 53rd international Hof Film Festival, won the "Bild - Kunst" Jury Prize and was broadcasted on the German Televison Channel 3sat.
LUCA (M/W/D) (GERMANY) BY HANNAH SCHWAIGER, RICARDA FUNNEMANN
Synopsis: Society generally distinguishes between two sexes: male and female. In Germany there is a new law for a new legal gender "divers", which refers to a gender spectrum between male, female and beyond. "I feel my own sex very changeable, it never feels like I am a man or a woman. But only a body to which belongs a spirit and a mind that creates“, this is how Luca describes themself. Running time: 00:06:55.
Festivals: DOK Leipzig, Filmfest Dresden, Hannover Queer FF, Balkan Can Kino, International Queer & Migrant FF Amsterdam, and more.
About the director: Hannah is a director and cinematographer. She is working as a freelance filmmaker and is currently studying in the masters cinematography program at Konrad Wolf Filmuniversity-Potsdam Babelsberg. Ricarda is a young photographer from Dortmund, Germany.
HOUSE CALLS / HAUSBESUCHE (GERMANY) BY ANNE MÜNCH
Synopsis: 'House calls' is a portrait about an 80-year-old philosopher who goes from door to door to prepare people for the great occasion of Immanuel Kant’s 300th birthday. In search of closeness, he wants to get to the bottom of the pressing issues of our time. Running time: 01:28:04.
Festivals: Brussels Independent FF (Best Feature Documentary Film), Close-Up: Edinburgh Docufest.
About the director: Born in Großenhain, East-Germany. In 2004, Anne made editorial contributions for the weekly broadcast Kulturcheck in Berlin. She went on to become a freelance author at Ruhe-Film Productions. Her first independent film work was 'Miss Westlausitz' (2010), a 40-minute documentary about two girls participating in beauty competitions in rural East-Germany. In 2010-2018, Anne studied film direction at the Filmuniversität Konrad Wolf, Potsdam-Babelsberg.