Come Away With Me​ Fiction & Documentary 3

  • , Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus 89 min Ticket

The journey starts at a bus stop, where young students reminisce about political performances of the ’80s and ’90s. Back to Wonderland, a documentary road movie, is also a journey through the past taken to better understand one’s personal existence in the present day. This wish—for an understanding of one’s own situation and place in the grand scheme of things—is shared by the young protagonists of the program’s three other films, who throw themselves at life, at times tenderly and vulnerable, at times courageously and without a care in the world. Come away with me! (de/mm)

The Astronaut (VIS Trailer 2019)

AT 2019 01 min World premiere Director Anna Vasof

Completely alone, in front of a tall wall, stands the astronaut in a space suit. Ready for liftoff, ready to take off and go over the wall—or far beyond. The future, after all, is forged in courage! The fuse is lit, the sound of a long fall rings in the countdown. Liftoff is imminent—but the body is weary and only the spirit is free. (de)

The Astronaut (VIS Trailer 2019)

Black Bus Stop

US 2019 09 min 25 sec Austrian premiere Director Claudrena N. Harold Kevin Jerome Everson

A bus stop in Charlottesville on the University of Virginia campus. Black students are sitting on a bench, a collage of voice-overs reminisces about legendary meetings at the Black Bus Stop—and then, at an advanced hour, the site transforms into a stage for political and personal exchanges, much like it did thirty years ago. Dance and performance, power and courage. A journey through the past to rise up for the future. (de/mm)

Production Kevin Jerome Everson, Claudrena N. Harold, Madeleine Molyneaux Editing Kevin Jerome Everson Camera Kevin Jerome Everson

Black Bus Stop

Retour au Pays des Merveilles

Back to Wonderland

FR 2018 27 min 47 sec World premiere Director Alice Fargier

With a documentary road trip to Geneva, the friends Alice and Rosella embark on a search for personal traces. That all the imponderabilities of such a trip (complete with a cantankerous hitchhiker) are recorded with a camera turns this existential quest and family history examination into a rich, lovingly compiled emotional roller-coaster, always a hair’s breadth away from complete meltdown. (mm) 

Production Idris Lettifi, Moussa Lettifi Editing Louise Jaillette Camera Alice Fargier Cast Alice Fargier, Guillaume Verdier, Laure Gabus, Rossella Cecili Sound Rossella Cecili

Retour au Pays des Merveilles

Les Enfants de la baie

Bay Kids

FR 2019 18 min 32 sec International premiere Director Emma Séméria

Shanone is a loner. The fourteen-year-old’s favorite way to spend her free time is by walking her Siberian Husky along the promenade or by smoking out the window, where she gets a good look of what’s happening down in the courtyard. When one day a new student joins her class, something changes—and Shanone invites him to her home. A nuanced, delicate film by Emma Séméria, precisely observed and with excellent actors. (mm)

Emma Séméria will be present.

Production Emma Séméria, Pauline Quinonero Editing Emma Séméria Cast Cidinei Fortes Monteiro, Igor Kovalsky, Zoé Urénia Sound Etienne Andre

Les Enfants de la baie

O Órfão

The Orphan

BR 2018 15 min Director Carolina Markowicz

Jonathas has been dying his hair tips blonde recently. His favorite color is red, but he also likes purple. He is great at cheering a team on, but he doesn’t play soccer. When the moment arrives when he must say goodbye to his best friends at the orphanage, because he has been adopted once again, the boy is not only sad but also skeptical. Will his new, conservative family love him the way he is? (mm) 

Screenplay Carolina Markowicz Production Mayra Faour Auad Editing Lautaro Colace SAE Camera Pepe Mendes Cast Clarisse Abujamra, Georgina Castro, Ivo Müller, Julia Costa, Kauan Alvarenga Sound Audio Ink

O Órfão

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New Land Broken Road

KH MY 2018 15 min 21 sec Austrian premiere Director Kavich Neang

Phnom Penh in the dead of night. Three young dancers start out on their long way home, taking a break in the middle of nowhere. In front of oversize billboards promising dream houses, they practice their Michael Jackson moves, talk about their dreams, and finally end up at a late-night snack stand with screaming neon colors. What might be the trendiest dish du jour? A nimble, funny, subtly political film by Kavich Neang. (mm)

Screenplay Kavich Neang Production Daniel Mattes, Davy Chou, Hock Doong Ho Editing Kavich Neang Camera Douglas Seok Cast Chinnaro Soem, Piseth Chhun, Puthy Hour, Sovannleakhena Sin Sound Vincent Villa

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