We Float On The River Of Life Fiction & Documentary 1

  • , Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus 88 min Ticket

The program kicks off with a daring jump from a bridge into a river. It tells tales of overcoming your own fears, of a birthday party with late arrivals, an intense grieving process, and the funeral of a friend, finally ending up in a cemetery that no longer is one and where the sought-out grave cannot be found. Often, things are not as they seem or as they are remembered. There’ll be mystery, there’ll be tears, but there’ll also be joy and intense entertainment. Just like real life. (db) 

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)

La máxima longitud de un puente

Big Bridge

CO AR 2018 13 min 40 sec Austrian premiere Director Simón Vélez

There’s a wide river before us, a long suspension bridge spanning across it, green hills in the background. A man balances his way up the steel cables, at first climbing out of the picture and then plunging into the picture with full force. We follow him for a whole day, which he spends with his girlfriend. Nothing’s happening here, and yet it’s all there: an atmospheric road movie whose subtlety makes it be out of the ordinary. (db)

Production Simón Vélez Camera Mauricio Reyes Cast Gina Caicedo, Simón Vélez, William Vásquez Sound Juan Lugo, Mercedes Gaviria

La máxima longitud de un puente

Dulce

US 2018 10 min 30 sec Austrian premiere Director Guille Isa Angello Faccini

This is about bare survival: Instructed by her mother, the little girl Dulce is learning to swim to be able to grow up in this remote region, where the sea governs people’s livelihoods. As if in passing, this documentary by Guille Isa and Angello Faccini also tells the tale of shell collectors in the muddy straits of the mangrove forests and the hardships caused by climate change along the Colombian coast. (db)

Production Annie Bush, Darrell Hartman, Oliver Hartman Editing Roberto Benavides Camera Angello Faccini Sound Calvin Pia

Dulce

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Mili’s Birthday

AR 2018 13 min 28 sec Austrian premiere Director Carla Gutiérrez Yáñez

Two girls, some balloons, and too much rain. What was planned was a birthday party in the mountains for little Milagros. After the young housekeeper Ilse put up all the decorations, everything seems ready to go, but then a thunderstorm sets in. Thus begins a surreal afternoon with games, magic tricks and fantastic stories where questions of class and social strata are temporarily washed away. (db)

Carla Gutiérrez Yáñez will be present.

Screenplay Carla Gutiérrez Yáñez Production Belen Gutierrez Yañez Editing Carla Gutiérrez Yáñez Camera Gaspar Quique Silva, Ivar Velasquez Cast Micaela Pistán, Selene Fortunatto, Carina Spode Sound Matias Calandri

No faltes, Mili

Baba

CH 2018 13 min 07 sec World premiere Director Jelena Vujovic

How shocking, how absurdly incomprehensible! How to deal with this? A beloved grandmother is dying. And a young woman is there every step of the way, gradually losing her grip on reality and access to her environs. Only her memories of grandma and the special moments together give her comfort. A grieving process that involves dancing and singing—and in which we meet strong women (and fantastic actresses!) with an incredible lust for life. (db)

Jelena Vujovic und Simon Denzler will be present.

Screenplay Jelena Vujovic Production Filippo Bonacci Editing Jelena Vujovic Camera Simon Denzler Cast Milka Soskic, Natalie Andreae, Verena Zimmermann Sound Gregg Skerman

Baba

Garçon

Boy

BE 2018 16 min 13 sec Austrian premiere Director Isabelle Schapira

Today, Tatiana and her friends are not going to school. They take comfort in each other’s company on their drive. Because their classmate’s funeral is about to become a special challenge. They participate in the ceremony as observers, but there’s a secret that makes it hard to let this boy go. Good thing the friends are there. A caring, intense, touching film. (db)

Isabelle Schapira will be present.

Production Julie Esparbes Cast Aloula Watel, Jenny Carter, Marie Mignon, Mélodie Louhala-Hilaire

Garçon

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Blessed Land

2019 18 min 32 sec Austrian premiere Director Phạm Ngọc Lân

A sand dune has covered up a cemetery. Or is it the golf court, built for the nouveau riche in this former fishing village? A woman and her son are looking for her dead husband’s headstone—but can’t find it. People play golf on the lawn, contemplating plastic surgery. How wide is the gap between the rich and the poor, between commercialization and the peace of the dead? A haunting elegy in glorious black-and-white. (db)

Screenplay Phạm Ngọc Lân Production Nghiêm Quỳnh Trang, Ngô Đài Trang Editing Phạm Thị Hảo Camera Trang Công Minh Sound Arnaud Soulier

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