The showcase for mid-length films. Those films that are neither too short nor too long, but simply as long as it takes. Films that do not find their way into the regular programme slots because of their length (40-65 minutes), but which simply deserve to be seen. Mid-Length also means mid-price: tickets cost €8, or €5 with a discount.
Films in ‘As Long As It Takes: Mid-Length’
The Mysterious Death of PérolaGuto Parente IFFR 2015 62′
A murder mystery in which a young woman loses herself in loneliness and nostalgia in an old apartment. Her fear slowly turns into a situation in which dream, reality and fantasy merge. Time, space and characters seem to disappear thanks to the paintings and classical music in the house.
Rib Gets in the WaySteve Reinke IFFR 2015
Reinke's excess of images, language, connections and suggestions creates a cinematic essay on life's questions. Philosophy, archiving, disease cells, nocturnal animals and art are just a few of the ingredients of his work, which is replete with humour and self-deprecation, and concludes with watercolour animation.
KosmosIFFR 2015 61′
Impressive documentary with fictional elements that stays close to the characters and their environment. Roma Kevin Mroc and his family's struggles - threatened by eviction from their squatted home - are freely combined with the story Kosmos by Witold Gombrowicz.
Auld Lang SyneCindy Jansen IFFR 2015
A portrait of two brothers who start out being close and very similar, but end up on either end of the social spectrum. Calm, loving film subtly makes you ponder life's choices and the accompanying expectations.