Program 12: Human Anatomy / The International Competition
Switzerland 27 min.Fiction Swiss-German2017

Pensioner Roli comes to Fareed’s assistance when the Syrian refugee is faced with the burial of his Muslim wife. Together they stumble into a bewildering forest of Swiss bureaucracy to which Roli finds a beautifully simple answer…

Director: Jan-Eric Mack
Script: Anna Schniz, Jan-Eric Mack
Camera: Jan Mettler
Editor: Simon Gutknecht
Actors: Peter Freiburghaus, Jay Abdo, Ruth Schwegler, Künzli Nicolas Rosat
Production: Joël Jent
Zurich University of the Arts
Denmark 6 min.Animation French2018

A rat poet, whose hopeful poetry contrasts the world in which he lives, gets confronted with the harshness of a society bias towards mice.

Director: Jérémie Becquer
Script: Jérémie Becquer
Camera: Léonard Bismuth, Morten Krebs
Editor: Léonard Bismuth
Actors: Marc Alexandre
Production: Maria Sandvig
The Animation Workshop, Denmark
France18 min.Fiction French, Arabic2017

Ismael is a construction worker who is out of work. He dreams of building entire cities, while in reality the only job available to him is to replace his friend Ryad as a guard at a construction site. Bound to his work-station and a guard dog, Ismael faces unexpected trouble.

Director: Sofiane Halis
Script: Simon Serna
Camera: Kristy Baboul Gremeaux
Editor: Noémie Fy
Actors: Samir Harrag, Driss Ramdi
Production: Paul Lavaud
La Fémis, France
Austria 30 min.Fiction German2017

Mathias is a transgender. Although he is at peace with his decision to live as a man, he must further adapt to his new identity, new job, and the changing dynamics with his partner.

Director: Clara Stern
Script: Clara Stern, Johannes Höß
Camera: Johannes Höß
Editor: Matthias Writze
Actors: Gregor Kohlhofer, Magdalena Wabitsch, Ahmet Simsek
Production: Silvia Winzinger, Chris Dohr
Film Academy Vienna
Cinematheque TLV, Theatre 4
Thursday, 15:30
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