A night of Aussie & Kiwi shorts in Mexico
Fr, 12 August 2016 – A selection of Down Under Berlin 2015 short films – Mexico
Operación Kino invites you to enjoy a sample of short films from Down Under Berlin 2015! This is an excellent opportunity for moviegoers to find out more about the style and some of the recurrent themes that make up the film production in Australia and New Zealand. The program which was curated by Alan McLane Alejo will be followed by a discussion. The line-up contains these films:
by Matthew Richards I 2014 I 15 min I AUS I German Premiere at Down Under Berlin 2015
Abandoned by his parents and keeping a grim family secret, a damaged young teen is faced with a difficult choice when he brings his girlfriend into the family home.
by Gus Berger I 2015 I 10 min I AUS I International Premiere at Down Under Berlin 2015
After a death in the family, Coombra lost himself in a life of drugs and crime sinking deeper into despair. He finds support in an Indigenous community program.
by Patch Sinclair & Tessa Rex I 2013 I 3 min I AUS I European Premiere at Down Under Berlin 2015
Two young hitchhikers Tessa and Julia are waiting by the highway at a camel farm near Alice Springs in the outback. At dusk, a ute rolls up and without thinking they jump in, embarking on an all-night adventure to Adelaide. Only 1532 kilometres to go.
Call of the Wild
by Frank Hofmann I 2015 I 11 min I NZ
In 1914 the Laughing Owl or Whekau (Māori) became extinct. 100 years later, New Zealand artist Hayden Fowler is looking for a contemporary language to mourn this loss. In a unique art performance he reenacts the specimen and transforms himself into a medium of vital memory.
By Warwick Young I 2013 I 22 min I AUS I German Premiere at Down Under Berlin 2015 I Recipient of the Down Under Berlin 2015 Audience Award
Peter loves two things in life: stuffing animals, and his mother. When Ellen asks Peter to the dance he struggles to leave the comfort of home and his mum.