Entry 2021_619

Germany | 2019 | 75’ | Language: German | Subtitles: Estonian

Animals

Loomad

A birdcall-imitation-seminar, an animal-telepathy-hotline, a beauty contest for pedigree dogs. Wherever the film goes: animals are sorted, studied, and processed; and yet they remain enigmatic and absent. What's inside the animals? The closer they are examined, the less certainty remains. And as the animals increasingly disappoint, a melancholic perplexity sets in. The idea was to find an answer within the animal, but instead people lost a sense of themselves. Encounters in faux fur costumes offer a last hope for warmth and dissolution. A film that acts like a shimmering mirror, in which we painfully recognise ourselves.

Original title: Tiere

Details

Director
Jonas Spriestersbach
Cinematography
Jonas Spriestersbach
Editing
Ulrike Tortora
Composer
Elvis Presley
Producer
Nicole Leykauf
Production Company
Leykauf Film, ZDF, HFF
Contact of presenter / Director

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Supporters

Lihula Gümnaasium · Lihula Muuseum · Lihula Kultuurimaja · Lihula Raamatukogu · Lääneranna Noortekeskus · Võrgukuur · Tallinna Loomaaed · Pürksi Kultuurimaja · Vändra Kultuurimaja · Kilingi-Nõmme Kultuurimaja · Vaba Lava Narva Teatrikeskus