Whether they are singing on national TV, playing air guitar, dealing with multiple selves or being pushed from their pedestal, they are playing the role of a lifetime. A display of peculiar personal (hi)stories.
Films screened in this combined programme
Western Wild...or how I found Wanderlust and met Old ShatterhandMartha Colburn IFFR 2018 9′
The highlight so far in the flourishing career of animator Martha Colburn is a very personal work about her relationship with the German author Karl May.
LeninopadAnna Jermolaewa IFFR 2018 22′
Statues can die, too. Or, as shown in Leninopad, they can be cleared away from their public sites as an alleged act of liberation.
Are You Tired of Forever?Caitlin Craggs IFFR 2018 6′
In this playful rhapsody of sensory cinema, the filmmaker is juggling multiple selves. They bring to light a highly personal and surreal universe.
Re-ruptureHsu Che-yu IFFR 2018 15′
Artist Hsu Che-yu unearths and reanimates forgotten moments in Taipei's history, one of which includes a guitar solo eight storeys up in the air.
ConfluenceBenjamin Ramírez Pérez, Stefan Ramírez Pérez IFFR 2018 21′
Larger than life and decked out in outrageous 1990s garb, pop star Doris talks about her experiences as a former child star in war-torn Belgrade.