Death&Desire

Short Berlin Encounters: April 4, 2020 @ ACUDkino 2 at 22:00h


Sleeping Messenger (Der Schlafende Bote)

by Florinda Frisardi | Germany | 2019, 5’

An elderly woman tries to communicate with her deceased husband in an unusual way. She goes into a hospital and seeks out a young coma patient, whom she hopes can reach her husband in the afterworld.

Biofilmography
Florinda Frisardi (*1989, Salzburg) is a Japanese-Italian filmmaker, raised in Austria. After getting her bachelor degree in Film and Television from the University of West London, she worked in the editing department on British films and TV shows for companies such as Carnival Films and the BFI. She is currently specialising in Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin and was awarded a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation.


Inside Me

by Maria Trigo Teixeira | Germany | 2019, 5’

A clear decision surrounded by mixed feelings. A young woman recounts her experience with abortion.

Biofilmography


Handarbeit

by Marie-Amélie Steul | Germany | 2019, 14’

The life of Ibrahim, a short tempered conservative Arabic censor, is turned upside down when his colleague Waleed discovers a compromising photo that could ruin his reputation. A race against the clock begins. The photo has to disappear. At all cost.

Biofilmography
Born in Athens in 1986. Growing up in Greece, Germany, Switzerland and France, she spent her childhood absorbing a multitude of different cultural influences. After completing a BA in Applied ForeignLanguages in 2007 she went to study film production at the prestigious University of Television and Film Munich. She graduated in 2012 after having produced several short films. Her graduation film Die letzte Grenze (The Last Border) won several awards and was longlisted for the Best Short Fiction at the Academy Awards 2014. Since graduation she has been working as an assistant director. Handarbeit is her directorial debut. She is currently working on the script of the feature film version.


Post Mortem berlin

by Anton von Heiseler | Germany | 2019, 27’

A meditation on death and the only life we have: a choreography of the body’s last journey. Post Mortem berlin shows the choreography of a body’s last journey. We experience the process of a cremation: from the arrival of the coffin to the filling of the ash capsule. The technical and hygienically perfected process of cremation renders the deceased´s last encounter into an industrialized ritual.

Biofilmography
born: 08/19/1994 in Berlin
since 2016 culture & technology studies with focus on philosophy at Technische Universität Berlin
since 2018 art & media studies at Berlin University of Arts
2018 study directing at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF


Fuckboy

by Stella Macdonald | Germany | 2019, 6’

The tale of Fuckboy – a gym obsessed feminist.

Biofilmography
Australian writer/director now based in Berlin.  My shorts have screened internationally at The Short Film Corner at Festival de Cannes, Aesthetica and Babylon Cinema. Australian filmmaker now based in Berlin, my shorts have screened internationally (Short Film Corner at Festival de Cannes, Babylon Cinema, Ritzy Cinema, Wolf Kino, Aesthetica).  By day I work as a promotional video director and editor for brands (Adidas, Rimmel London).