lab/p 3 – identity
6.4.2019 | 19:00 | Arsenal *
8.4.2019 | 19:00 | Wolf Kino *
lap/p 3 – poetry in motion: 6 experimental shorts developed by authors and film makers from Egypt and Germany. Produced by OSTPOL e.V. Leipzig and Fig Leaf Studios Alexandria – a discourse over identity and a fascinating insight in film aesthetics as well as contemporary poetry of both countries.
World premiere in presence of the filmteam.
Animation, Director: Mennah El-Atroush, Author: Dennis Trendelberend, Egypt/Germany 2019, 3 min., Ger. with en. ST
An old man with dementia is trying to realize a trauma from his childhood. How far does his memory reach? Who is he actually – still?
Sea of Dunes
Animation, Director: Nissmah Roshdy, Author: Mario Osterland, Egypt/Germany 2019, 3 min., Ger. with en. ST
A traveler experiences multiple dimensions of history and culture in the desert dunes of Siwa, as he questions whether his journey was predesignated.
Animation, Director: Ahmed Hamed, Author: Özlem Özgül Dündar, Egypt/Germany 2019, 6 min., Ger. with en. ST
Our place is on fire and we are on fire with it. If that, what we are, is not any longer and an eternal search begins – for who we are, where we stand and where we should go.
The Right to Fall Apart
Animation, Director: Rika Tarigan, Author: Yara Mahmoud Ahmed, Egypt/Germany 2019, 3 min., Ar. with en. ST
“The Right to Fall Apart” is an experimental short poetry film that attempts to depict the struggles of a body encumbered with depression and anxiety. It explores how we navigate the heaviness of emotional and mental distress. Burdened by intensities, the protagonist tries to escape to an imagined haven of words, language and images.
Animation, Director: Alina Cyranek, Author: Yara Aly, Egypt/Germany 2019, 3 min., En. with Ar. ST
A cycle on intangibility, ethereality, immateriality, dreaminess and vastness. SKY is a portrait of a cautious approach between soul and sky, starting at one end and ending at the start.
Animation, Director: Geeske Janßen, Author: Yara Aly, Egypt/Germany 2019, 3 min., En. with Ar. ST
Infiniteness is the definition of a “SEA” full of possibilities: A dream-like state, induced with memories floating on the surface, where paradoxes met.
With support from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Goethe-Institut Alexandria, Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien, Kulturstiftung des Freistaats Sachsen. In Kooperation mit ALFILM – Arabisches Filmfestival Berlin, Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Deutsches Literaturinstitut/ Leipzig Universität und Poetryfilm Kanal Weimar.