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Opening (Invitation only)

International Competition

HFF AudimaxX

M+M, Dienstag, 2015, 4’14’’ © M+M


(DEU 2015, HD, 4’14’’, GERMAN)

Cast: Christopher Luser, Daniela Schulz, Oliver Mallison

WORLD PREMIERE (Single-Channel-Version)

Two parallel scenes in the Botticelli hair salon. The same customer gets a wet shave in the old Italian tradition, one time from a hairdresser, the other time from a man with opaque facial features. In the first version, the erotic, sensual tension and increasing physical intimacy grow with every contact. The parallel version tells a different story: the potential physical danger that progressively flashes through as the straight razor is sharpened and set on the skin. The dialogue is taken from the film Le mari de la coiffeuse (The Hairdresser’s Wife) by Patrice Leconte.

Artist group featuring Marc Weis and Martin De Mattia, both born in 1965. Solo exhibitions at the Museum of Photography, Berlin; MAMbo, Bologna; Casino Luxembourg; Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg et al. Group exhibitions at the Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 2014; Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2011; Kunsthalle Nürnberg 2010 et al.

Selected works: Freitag (2015, KdK 2015); Stachel des Skorpion - Euphorie (2014); SamstagSonntagMontag (2012)

CLÉMENT COGITORE NI LE CIEL NI LA TERRE, 2015, 100´,© Kazak Production


(FRA 2015, 2K, 100’, FRENCH + FARSI)

Cast: Jérémie Renier, Kevin Azaïs, Swann Arlaud, Marc Robert, Finnegan Oldfield, Clément Bresson, Sâm Mirhosseini

Afghanistan 2014. With the imminent withdrawal of the troops, section commander Antarès Bonassieu and his section are given the job of ensuring safety and order in a rugged, hard-to-reach valley at the foot of the Wakhan, a mountain range on the border to Pakistan. Only rarely do warning shots break the silence; these are mostly due to careless shepherds. It is quiet on the Wakhan, even military. Until one night, two soldiers mysteriously disappear. 

Born in 1983, lives in Paris and Strasbourg. Studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg and at Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. From the beginning, his films have been selected for numerous festivals worldwide like Cannes, Locarno, Lisbon, Montréal. Cogitore has won many awards, as filmmaker and as artist, including the important Prix de la Fondation de l‘entreprise Ricard 2016. Exhibitions a.o. at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; MoMA, New York.

Selected films: Un Archipel (2011, KdK 2013), Bielutine (2011), Visités (2007)

Mod.: Heinz Peter Schwerfel, Artistic Director, KINO DER KUNST 

19.04.2017, 8.00 p.m.