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’
Lovers' NotebooksEyad Aljarod, Aliaa Khachouk IFFR 2015 55′
Lovers’ Notebooks takes you on the night-time adventures of the men who write on the walls in the Syrian village of Saraqeb. Their slogans and other texts are used to document the revolution for three years, both its euphoria and failure. The walls are the book.
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.
Room ToneCéline Baril IFFR 2015
An exceptional road movie that deals with the loss of the American Dream and the reality of the American Nightmare. Cityscapes are lent a bitter, absurd aftertaste by the soundtrack that excerpts films and protest speeches from the 1960s and 1970s.
Cábala caníbalDaniel V. Villamediana IFFR 2015 63′
Villamediana uses his family history to unravel hidden memories of kabbala in Spain. With contemporary images, found footage, archival material, film, literature and ancient Hebrew texts, he creates a new cinematic language for unearthing cultural history.