FRIDAY, 12 AUGUST 2016
AT 2016, 25 mins, original with English subtitles
Dir: Ella Raidel
During the Festival of the Regions in 2015 a floating object in the form of a mountain undertook a ten-day expedition on the Traunsee and served as a platform for artistic collaboration. Working together, the crew and passengers got things moving and became the protagonists in a narrative. Director Ella Raidel made the film that is based on this journey, using texts, sounds and performances produced in the process.
DE 2013, 12 mins, original with English subtitles
Dir.: Antje Buchholz, Sven Flechsenhar, Maja Weyermann
This animated film examines one of the outstanding buildings of post-war Berlin, which was designed by architect Ludwig Leo for the Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft (DLRG) and was completed in 1973. The building served on the one hand as a base for rescue services on land and water, and on the other as a place to keep rescue boats in winter, which were stacked in the eight storeys of the building. On the basis of the impressive original plans the film reveals the complex spatial relationships in this highly unusual building. By animating individual elements of the section drawings and then using them in moving scenes Leo‘s inventive details and mechanisms and functional sequences involved are made clearly legible.
ANDERMATT – GLOBAL VILLAGE
CH 2015, 90 mins, original with German subtitles
Dir.: Leonidas Bieri, Robin Burgauer
An Egyptian businessman buys a valley in the heart of Switzerland in order to set up a luxury resort for the international jet-set there. This is the history of Andermatt, a mountain village in a state of crisis, awakened from its deep slumbers by a billion-dollar kiss which makes native land and hope into marketable goods. Over a period of six years the film accompanies supporters and opponents of the project from the village, design architects, calculating investors and loquacious sales agents. How will a village community that has developed over the centuries deal with the avalanche of change – in a world in which financial crises, revolutions and take-over of power no longer respect any frontiers?