Power and Powerlessness 

Power and powerlessness, responsibility and irresponsibility by way of documentary, fiction and animation. The screening includes Eliane Esther Bots’ documentary In Flow Of Words, which had its world premiere in Locarno.

Anxiety, Violence
The Hearing

A woman accuses her husband of sexual abuse. Frustration and tension peak when a police officer does not seem to take her testimony seriously. It’s one person’s word against another’s.

Orig. title: Förhör
Director: Jakob Marky
Country: Sweden
Year: 2021
Duration: 10 min
Producer: Jakob Marky, Hampus Gunnarsson
Production: Singular Vision AB
Screenplay: Jakob Márky
Cinematography: Josephine Owe
Editing: Ben Canny, Jakob Márky
Sound: Fredrik Jonsäter
Starring: Charlotte Wandt, Disa Östrand, Joel Spira

Distinctively framed, observational footage of a dog rescue center in Serbia, and in particular of the endearing dog Vanja and her anonymous trainer. Can humans and animals learn from each other? And what works best: punishment or reward?

Director: Dejan Petrović
Country: Serbia
Year: 2021
Duration: 20 min
Producer: Dejan Petrović
Production: Independent Film Centre Filmart
Screenplay: Dejan Petrović
Cinematography: Dragan Vildović
Editing: Aleksandar Uhrin, Aleksandar Popović
Sound: Nikola Cvijanović
Louis I, King of the Sheep

One windy day, Louis the sheep finds a paper crown and thereby becomes Louis I. King of the Sheep. Things go their royal ways. At least until the next gust of wind.

Director: Markus Wulf
Country: Germany
Year: 2022
Duration: 8 min
Producer: Maggie Brigs, Jorge Granados Ross, Levin Hübner, Su-Jin Song
Production: Hübner/Wallenfels, Autumn Song Production, Irrelevant Media
Screenplay: Maggie Briggs, Markus Wulf
Cinematography: Taylor Stanton
Editing: Esteban García Vernaza
Animation: Emily Ann Hoffman, Victoria Arslani
Sound: Holger Buff
In Flow of Words

In Flow of Words follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position at the tribunal, this film places their voices and experiences center stage.

Director: Eliane Esther Bots
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2021
Duration: 22 min
Producer: Manon Bovenkerk
Production: near / by film
Screenplay: Eliane Esther Bots
Cinematography: Daniel Donato
Editing: Esther Eliane Bots
Sound: Sergio Gonzalez Cuervo