News Local 'Kurz.Film.Tour': Critically acclaimed German short films at Goethe and at home

‘Kurz.Film.Tour’: Critically acclaimed German short films at Goethe and at home

After Short Export, the Goethe Institute Cyprus presents Kurzfilmtour – Der Deutsche Kurzfilmpreis. Im Kino., a different selection of short films that have been nominated or awarded the German Short Film Award, the most important and highly endowed award for short films in Germany, which has been awarded to outstanding short film productions since 1956.

You can enjoy the programme from the comfort of your own home or at Goethe’s newly renovated events hall in Nicosia, in a relaxed atmosphere of café and cinema, in a well-ventilated space in keeping with safety distancing.

If you wish to watch the films online, contact [email protected] for the password.

The programme comprises the following films:

We Still Speak German Today
Clara Winter & Miguel Ferráez
Germany 2019 • experimental film • German • 16 mins.
German Short Film Award in Gold in the category for experimental films up to 30 minutes

A young man (co-director Miguel Ferráez) recites sentences from the integration course “Living in Germany” while standing in front of changing backgrounds of German representation abroad.

Are You Listening, Mother?
Tuna Kaptan
Germany 2019 • fiction • Kurdish, Turkish • 20 mins.
Nomination in the category for fiction films up to 30 minutes

A Kurdish woman is sentenced to six years house arrest in a Turkish village. However, her elder son cannot stop her from constantly crossing the invisible boundary of the shackles.

Victor Orozco Ramirez
Germany 2018 • animation • Spanish • 8 mins
Nomination in the category for animated films up to 30 minutes

Victor Orozco Ramirez animates disturbing and insane scenes from the Internet with ghostly, surreal images. A voice-over tells of the promises of the virtual parallel world and the sobering realization that not everything can be undone with CTRL+Z.

The Last Five Minutes of the World
Jürgen Heimüller
Germany 2019 • Fiction • German • 8 mins
German Short Film Award in Gold for fiction films up to 10 minutes

The end of the world is imminent and instead of going to the supposedly safe bunker, a small, illustrious company arrives on a bench in front of a house to clear the air.

Olga Delane
Germany 2019 • documentary • Russian • 20 mins.
Nomination in the category for documentary films up to 30 minutes

In a remote Siberian village where marriage is traditionally considered the highest happiness for women, lives 80-year-old Dorotchka. She is an archetypal babushka, always left alone. Sitting at the kitchen table, she reflects sharply and self-critically on love, remorse and loneliness.

VENUE: Goethe-Institut Zypern, 21 Markos Drakos Ave, 1102 Nicosia & Online
DATE&TIME: 14&22 July 2020 at 20:30
PASSWORD: For the password please contact [email protected]
LANGUAGE: German, Turkish, Kurdish, Spanish and Russian dialogue. English subtitles
PRICE: Free Admission
INFORMATION: +357 22 674606, [email protected]

Story photo: Goethe-Institut Zypern

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