I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night Fiction & Documentary 4

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A journey around the world—a world shaped by rituals and religious structures, by violence and authoritarian relationships, by confrontation and escapism. The six films of I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night set out to question, observe, and criticize—at times quite directly (as in Maryam Tafakory’s or Sandra Heremans’s offerings), at times playfully (as in Juanita Onzaga’s, Jian Luo’s, or Luisina Anderson’s films). Acid Rain finally dissolves the boundaries between ritual, violence, confrontation, and escapism completely: more like a drug trip around the world. (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)

Nuestro Canto A La Guerra

Our Song to War

BE 2018 14 min Austrian premiere Director Juanita Onzaga

The Columbian town of Bojaya is still marred by the specter of war. While the survivors gather at the cemetery around nameless graves thinking that they might contain their loved ones, the villagers celebrate the mystical death ritual of “novenario.” It is said to allow humans and ghosts to communicate with each other. Juanita Onzaga removes the lines between reality and fantasy with her extraordinary visual and sonic language. (mm)

Juanita Onzaga will be present.

Screenplay Juanita Onzaga Production Juanita Onzaga, Sofie Despeer, Jan Stevens Editing Juanita Onzaga Camera Juanita Onzaga Sound Jeremy Bocquet

Nuestro Canto A La Guerra

Quedarse en casa

At home

AR 2019 11 min International premiere Director Luisina Anderson

While there’s a report of a young woman’s homicide on television, Camilla and her friend struggle with boredom. Thankfully, the house is being renovated and offers ample opportunities to try new choreographies. But as the day progresses, the girls grow increasingly restless, because in fact they shouldn’t be home alone. And what at first was the background chatter of a news report begins to take up more and more space. (mm)

Luisiana Anderson will be present.

Production Marianela Siccardi Editing Alejandro Magneres Cast Candela Capute, Camilla Sanchez, Lucía Palavecino Sound Ramiro Díaz Agüero

Quedarse en casa

La Mazda jaune et Sa Sainteté

The Yellow Mazda and His Holiness

BE 2018 10 min 31 sec Austrian premiere Director Sandra Heremans

Sandra Heremans tells and reflects an unusual story in her debut: that of a Catholic missionary who falls in love with a young Muslim woman in Rwanda and starts a family with her. This essayistic portrait is the story of the director’s parents, underpinned by letters, photos, and archival footage as well as her own ruminations, which she bundles as text passages and commentary. (mm) 

Sandra Heremans will be present.

Production Sandra Heremans Editing Sandra Heremans, Sebastian Demeffe Camera Sandra Heremans

La Mazda jaune et Sa Sainteté

زخم

Absent Wound

IR GB 2018 10 min Austrian premiere Director Maryam Tafakory

The “House of Strength” is not only one of the two jumping-off points for Maryam Tafakory’s analysis of gender roles but also a symbol for the firm grasp religion and tradition still have in Iran. While the film is centered on men practicing a strength ritual, the inserted text passages and the hums and whispers of women’s voices remind us of the sinful intruder. Washing away your sins can only be partially effective, if the uterus is crying. (mm)

Screenplay Maryam Tafakory Production Maryam Tafakory Editing Maryam Tafakory Camera Maryam Tafakory Sound Maryam Tafakory

زخم

What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon

CN 2018 16 min 20 sec Austrian premiere Director Jian Luo

For a young woman in China, the day ends as bizarrely as it began. From gourmet squid underneath a bridge to bird training on the riverbank, ultimately all this means goodbye for her. With great imagination and empathy, Jian Luo’s What Do You Know About The Water And The Moon tackles a subject that not only has received increasing attention in recent political debates but is also a crime in many countries. (mm)

Editing Colin Elliott Camera Mingjue Hu

What Do You Know About the Water and the Moon

Acid Rain

PL 2018 26 min Austrian premiere Director Tomek Popakul

What starts out as a fun trip among friends turns into a psycho-thriller, as jealousy and rage let things get out of hand. It seems as if Acid Rain talks about interpersonal relationships on a metalevel, rehashing a pop-cultural phenomenon of the 2000s. The characters change, their surroundings melt down and become a visualized drug trip, and the beat keeps thumping. At the end of the day, however, we realize we are alone again. (mm)

Screenplay Tomek Popakul Production Piotr Szczepanowicz, Grzegorz Wacławek Editing Tomek Popakul Camera Tomek Popakul Cast Daria Bulka, Piotr Bulka Sound Michał Fojcik

Acid Rain