Short or long, we like them all!

When Visionär took off in 2017, we presented only fresh full-length feature films made by international young directors. The second year we decided to go a step back, that step before the debut film: the first short film(s). And we happily dedicated this new section to Berlin filmmakers, to connect the global with the local. Since last edition, we opened up to new territories and topics. With great satisfaction, we invited some of the best shorts of Madrid – and La Semana del Cortometraje de le comunidad de Madrid invited some of our short films.

On the 11 th of December, for the fifth appointment of the third season of our monthly screenings, we teamed up with some special partners to bring to our audience a new flavour: Al Pot Petit – Catalan Shorts, a selection of films from Shortcat 2019 edited by Catalan Films and made possible by the support of the Catalan Culture Institut Ramon Llull, will be presented together with Mobile Kino at Griessmuehle. We believe that good things come in small packages!
Five shorts for five different topics and atmospheres: Dangerous journeys in search for a better future, single mothers, a routine to break, sexual wounds to deal with, oneiric documentation of places and people are at the centre of investigation of the new generation of Catalan filmmakers.

On the 29th of January we focus our attention to Chile by presenting the documentary If You Listen Carefully (Si Escuchas Atentamente) by Nicolás Guzmán. Since last October, when protests sparked in Santiago by increased metro ticket prices, the population has been protesting against president Piñera asking for better social, economical and educational conditions. In facts, the ticket rise was just the last straw that breaks the camel’s back, a symbol of a general malaise that encountered the repressive and violent answer of the government.

In the midst of the complex educational crisis facing Chilean society, four friends live their adolescence between highways and paddocks, on the margins of the city. Towards the end of their basic education, in a school where they learn nothing, a question becomes present: Will they be happy in their future? The days go by and all that remains for them to do is wait for the classes to end, to go out and have fun with their friends and face together the arrival of a destiny they don’t want. The screening will be followed by a talk about Chile today.