FyrisbiografenFriday, 27 October 17:00
SlottsbiografenSunday, 29 October 17:00
An exacting sculpture of a white, middle-aged male is hammered out. Voiceovers breathe life into the man whilst his appearance is accurately reconstructed. The empty shell becomes a personality thanks to the voices from the Netherlands and Papua, but who is this man really? The impression created and substantiated is simultaneously mysterious and revealing.
A rosy-cheeked, round-butted clay figure is talking to you, the viewer in the audience, in a halfsultry, half-unsettling voice. The naked protagonist is open, trustful, utterly vulnerable and wholeheartedly there for you.
WORKING TO BEAT THE DEVIL
An ageing scientist, troubled and confused by remembrances from his past, toils night and day to re-discover secrets to the creation of life. The creature, struggling for existence in the natural world, journeys unceasingly to find its creator. Composed using fictional, archival and documentary material, the film interweaves semi-biographical elements from the hermetic life of Guy Shewring (the scientist) with an imagined world of his past and future, in which science becomes fiction.
Refusing to accept the decline of the USSR, a handful of Russian scientists are working secretly to resurrect the Soviet power. Here are some new images of the mysterious program Lazarov.
For most of his life, Dirk has been searching for the woman of his dreams. After several failed relationships and a burnout, he finally seems to have found the love of his life, Jenny: the perfect match at first sight – but somehow fundamentally different.
A reinterpretation of a Britney Spears song, mixing a fan’s YouTube version with a depersonalised and mediated image of the artist during a depression, demonstrates how we and pop media create idols and monsters.
Bombarded by the psychological and physical intensity of a battle fought between desperate soldiers during the first world war, we are thrown into the numbing futility of war, the agony of conflict and survival, the discovery of brotherhood, and the madness of it all. Each frame of this animated live action piece reveals its own painful yet detailed history.