Director: Thomas Marschall (Austria 2020)
“Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel”, Martha and Alex should have taken this advice from Jim Morrison to heart – but on their drive through an idyllic landscape they are primarily preoccupied with themselves. Only when real life in the form of a dog and its grim owner breaks into their small, self-absorbed world do things get going – more than the two of them would like. A dark road movie full of juicy surprises.
With Anna Mendelssohn, Joep van der Geest, Lynne Rey, Anat Stainberg
THE MONSTER AND THE ARTIST
Director: Thibaut Bertrand (France 2019, Documentary)
It is said that somewhere in the bowels of the La Défense district a monster slumbers, forgotten by all. It is located in a secluded room in the basement of a building in the area’s financial district. This gigantic creature is said to be the masterpiece of Raymond Moretti, an artist from Nice. It is said that the painter sacrificed everything for this work of art. This documentary deals with the story of an artist and his sacred work.
Directors: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Gaukur Úlfarsson (Iceland 2019)
The film focuses on Hulda, who is suspected of being responsible for the death of her brother Steindi and is in police custody. After being released from custody due to insufficient evidence, she doesn’t know where to go. She waits in the cold until she sees an elderly man being beaten up by two guys in an alley. She comes to his aid. The man turns out to be Hjörtur, a 1000-year-old, single, homosexual vampire. A friendship develops between the two of them and in gratitude for Hulda’s help, Hjörtur brings her brother back to life – but with terrible consequences.
With Hjörtur Sævar Steinason, Jens Jensson, Hulda Lind Kristinsdóttir
ZEIT DER MONSTER / TIME OF MONSTERS
Director: Tor Iben (Germany 2020)
For Amanda von Hohenstüt, time seems to have stood still. For many years the drag queen has been running the local bar “Why not?”. Then one day Justine de Brest appears in the city and a fierce competition begins between the two. Amanda is drawn deeper and deeper into the political turmoil of the times.
With Wolfgang Reeb, Nina Queer, Fu Ciang Yang, Sascha Weingarten