12.Oktober 19.00 Uhr | Puschkinsaal
Director: Tessa Moult-Milewska
Animation | Great Britain | 2022 | 09:30 min
Curiosa tells the story of the incredibly curious Mary, who visits her boyfriend's flat for the first time and discovers that it contains no personal belongings. After being refused an explanation, she climbs into his head.
Director: Navid Nikkhah Azad
Short | Spain | 2021 | 11:40 min
17-year-old Sahar is desperate to see her favourite football team play for the championship. As she is not allowed to go to the sporting events as a woman, Sahar disguises herself as a boy with the help of her friends. Things take a tragic turn when Sahar's disguise is revealed. Inspired by true events, "The Recess" explores gender oppression in Iranian society.
Director: Nicolas Fattouh
Animation | Lebanon | 2020 | 09:55 min
An ageing grandmother loses her five senses, one by one, until she finally becomes a wooden chair. During her transformation, she discovers that her housekeeper is not the wild animal she once thought her to be, but the caring and loyal family member she sadly lacked. A poignant story about illness and growing old that uses imagination and metaphors to show the difficult and painful process of saying goodbye.
Director: Juan Manuel Montilla “Langui”
Short | Spain | 2021 | 15:00 min
Santiago is a father with cerebral palsy that makes it difficult for him to walk. Every day he picks up his son Diego from school and they make their way back, but today will be different: Diego, now a teenager, and Santiago, who still sees his son as a child, will have a conversation full of hurtful truths and moving silences.
Director: Adam Graf, Mandy Peterat
Short | Germany| 2021 | 09:17 min
In the halls of a dystopian textile factory, two young female workers briefly escape from their harsh reality into the fantasy of a fairy tale.
Director: Jan van Gorkum
Short | Netherlands | 2021 | 08:43 min
Fifty-year-old Barry is a special kind of cleaner: he cleans crime scenes where demons have wrought destruction. While filming an image film about his work, Barry's actually normal working day gets a little out of hand.
Director: Alexander Gratzer
Animation | Hungary | 2022 | 08:09 min
Every year, a young mole visits his blind grandfather who lives deep underground in a cosily furnished cave. As the two grow older, their relationship becomes more intense and important questions arise.