German Language Poetry Films
The program presents a selection of films in German and underscores the importance that poetry film has gained in the short film genre.
In Zwickau once more
Director: Jakob Kirchheim
Author: Joachim Ringelnatz
Germany 2022, 3:40
Ringelnatz‘ poem introduces us to the worlds of a hospital and of ravens or crows.
Director & Author: Vera Sebert
Austria 2021, 1:57
Here lie the leaden bones of the signs. The crumbling rubble of shattered contexts buries their coded limbs beneath the inert substrate of an image figure.
Fernando Pessoa: Das Buch der Unruhe. Long Story Short
Directors: Johanna Springer, Ramón Springer
Author: José A. Oliver
Germany 2021, 8:59
Pessoa wrote all lives simultaneously. As (supposedly) other. As Álvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis, Alberto Caeiro, Bernardo Soares … a labyrinth of names, probably not all published yet. Our film follows Pessoa along the identities, the years and through the legendary “Book of Unrest”.
Monolog für einen Auserwählten
Director: Christian Deusel
Author: Nora Gomringer
Germany 2021, 8:26
Noah – the one human being who had been warned of the great flood. The singled-out status, this being chosen and loved by God is wonder and torment alike.
Director: Daniel Simair
Author: Michael Fritsch
Austria 2021, 3:54
From dawn to sunrise.
That’s where we want to go.
From no man’s land to nowhere.
Further along the road.
Director: Kira Bosenius
Author: Maximilian Karakatsanis
Germany 2022, 0:53
The short animation video interprets the poem “Reminder” by Maximiliam Karakatsanis. It concentrates on the feeling of ease, which appears every now and then, but we tend to forget.
Director: Beate Gördes
Author: August Stramm (1874–1915)
Germany 2021, 1:40
This poem triggered me spontaneously because of the linguistic rhythm. It intensifies the feeling of horror which is evoked by the subject of violence and war. The haunting voice of Hokuspokus (Libri-Vox) compresses the theme even more. Last year, when I created this video, I had not guessed how topical and real this motif will be this year (2022) regarding the Ukraine war.
Director & Author: Fiona Charlotte Kastrop
Germany 2021, 7:32
“Windberg” tells stories of the pandemics first year as seen from a small mountain top in Thuringia, Germany.