Grillen und romantische Filme

In den großen (und herzlosen) Kinosälen werden immer öfter 3D-Brillen verteilt. Ein Trend, dem die kleine (aber sehr herzige) Baustelle Kalk entgegenwirken will, indem sie ihrem Publikum rosarote Brillen aufsetzt. Denn im Rahmen des zweiten Kölner Future Shorts Festivals werden am 8. Mai die romantischsten Filme der Welt gezeigt:

Die romantischsten Kurzfilme der Welt in Kalk

In den großen (und herzlosen) Kinosälen werden immer öfter 3D-Brillen verteilt. Ein

Trend, dem die kleine (aber sehr herzige) Baustelle Kalk entgegenwirken will, indem

sie ihrem Publikum rosarote Brillen aufsetzt. Denn im Rahmen des zweiten Kölner

Future Shorts Festivals werden die romantischsten Filme der Welt gezeigt.

Sieben Kurzfilme aus fünf Ländern (u.a. „To Die By Your Side“ von Spike Jonze)

beweisen unter anderem die folgenden Thesen: 1. Liebe gab’s auch in den 80ern, 2.

Die Liebe ist stärker als Tod und kann zu süssen Baby-Skeletten führen, 3. Auch in

Swinger-Clubs geht es nicht nur um Sex, 4. Köpfe und Bären sind bei Liebesdingen

oft sehr hinderlich.

Future Shorts ist das größte weltweit agierende Kurzfilm-Netzwerk. In zahlreichen

Städten wie London, Madrid, Moskau oder Hong Kong ist es bereits eine feste

Einrichtung. Nach seiner erfolgreichen Köln-Premiere im Januar ist das Festival auf

dem besten Weg, sich ebenso fest in Kalk einzurichten.

Das Screening der Filme beginnt am 8. Mai um 21 Uhr in der Baustelle Kalk, Kalk

Mülheimer Straße 124. Der Eintritt beträgt 2-4 Euro.

Gegrilltes und Kunst gibt’s ab 18 Uhr!

 

„Bear“ – Nash Edgerton

2011, Australia – 11 minutes

Edgerton, who wrote, directed and starred in “Bear”, the sequel to “Spider” (2007), centers

around the main character Jack to unfold his tangled relationship and examines whether he’s

learned his lesson or not. Described as a black comedy without social commentary, “Bear” is

a follow up but also stands alone as it’s own piece. “Because I tend to play things fairly

straight and never set things up like it’s a drama or a comedy, the audience doesn’t know

what it’s going to be, and something about that really works,” said Edgerton.

„Quadrangle“ – Amy Grappell

2010, USA – 20 minutes

An examination of a four-way affair, this documentary explores the story of two

“conventional” couples who swap partners and live in a group marriage in the early 1970s.

Set in Long Island, New York, this domestic living experiment unravels and challenges and

boundaries of social convention, marriage, monogamy and desire. “Inspired by the discovery

of my father’s photographs, taken at the height of the poly-amorous affair, and in an effort to

come to terms with my own past, I decided to interview my parents. The film does not

propose answers and strives to remain objective. It explores two people in a certain time. It

tells a story,” said Grappell.

“Venus” – Tor Fruergaard

2012, Demark – 8 minutes

‘Venus’, a 7-minute claymation, is an erotic comedy about rediscovering one another and

finding the spark where you least expect it An official selection at the Los Angeles and

Annecy Animation Festival, among others; Venus tells the story of Caroline and Rasmus, a

confused couple who’ve not had sex in for four months. To solve this, they decide to visit a

swingers club and see if it will salvage their relationship, or not.

„Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side)” – Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn

2011, France – 6 minutes

Created from 3,000 hand-cut pieces of felt, Jonze’s tragicomic stop-motion animation takes

place in an old, Parisian bookshop where at night the covers come to life. It’s the story of a

felt skeleton who falls in love with a beautiful and sassy vixen. Co-directed by filmmaker

Simon Cahn with designs by Olympia Le-Tan, this Cannes selected short is sweet, sad,

spooky and a bit whimsical. Jonze said, “A short is like a sketch. You can have an idea or a

feeling and just go and do it.”

“The Arm” – Dir: Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis

2012, USA – 9 minutes

Directed and written by a female trio, „The Arm“ tells an up-to-the minute social commentary

on teen love in a time of technology. Written over the course of 3 hours on a Greyhound bus

from Dallas to Austin, this short centers upon two main characters, Chance and Genevieve,

who start a texting relationship only to realise they were never in a relationship at all. At

Sundance this year, “The Arm” was acknowledged with a Special Jury Award for Comedic

Storytelling.

“Love You More” – Sam Taylor Wood

2007, United Kingdom – 15 minutes

Inspired by the hit song ‘Love You More’ by the Buzzcocks, this short is the tale of two punk

lovers, Georgia and Peter, in London, 1978. Tender and explorative, this short film directorial

debut by Taylor-Wood was written by Oscar nominee Patrick Marber and produced by Oscar

winner Anthony Minghella.

“L’Homme Sans Tete (The Man Without a Head)” – Juan Solanas

2003, France – 18 minutes

Created over 4 years, Solanas’ short debut is the story of a man who lives alone, head-less,

in a room overlooking a vast industrial space. Visually astounding and technically

accomplished, this animated short reveals love and happiness and one man’s pursuit for

romance amidst life without a head. „We’re living in a period where cinema is a product;

movies are becoming more and more commercialized. Short films are one of the last real

places for artistic freedom – they’re important to celebrate just for that,“ said Solanas

 

 

 

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Kalk Mülheimer Straße 124,
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