A selection of the best work from 2013 & 2015
To set the scene for the third edition of KINO DER KUNST, the highlight of this year's festival run-up will be the presentation of the best films of years past.
SONNTAG 3 by Jochen Kuhn
The third part of a series of films about Sunday outings. In Sonntag 3 the main character has a blind date with an suprisingly well known woman at the Grand Café in Berlin.
TRANSOXIANA DREAMS by Almagul Menlibayeva
(2011, 23’, main award 2013)
As seen through the eyes of a fisherman’s young daughter, the film illustrates the dramatic environmental changes in the Aral region where bizarre creatures, half horse, half human, are suddenly romping around. A tribute to the nomadic past of its people.
THE CENTRIFUGE BRAIN PROJECT by Till Nowak
(2011, 7’, main award 2013) to an artist up to the age of 35)
Since the 1970s, scientists have been conducting research to study the effects of amusement park rides on the human brain. Adapting the aesthetics of a television documentary, this film takes a tongue-in-cheek look at humanity’s confusing search for bigger, better, faster and higher ways to happiness.
UNTITLED [HUMAN MASK] by Pierre Huyghe
(2014, 15’, main award 2015)
La Condition Humaine: Pictures of a deserted Fukushima after the 2011 tsunami. Then, a monkey educated in Japan as a server is wearing the mask of a woman and waiting on tables in an empty restaurant...
BUTTER LAMP by Hu Wei
(2014, 16’, main award to an artist up to the age of 35, 2015)
In their studio, a young photographer and his assistant photograph group shots of Tibetan nomad families in front of various backdrops. Personal contacts between the photographer and his subjects develop more and more.
FREEDOM & INDEPENDENCE by Bjørn Melhus
(2014, 15 min)
Money and faith, religion and capitalism, the bold of theses of the self-proclaimed inventor of American Objectivism, Ayn Rand, and the half-baked sermons of today’s cult gurus. A mix of musical and science fiction, elaborately filmed in Istanbul model settlements and a Berlin morgue.