The day has come – exground filmfest 31 reaches its finale. There is a German saying to calm down our minds: The best will come at last. So let’s bring up our final highlights!
At 12am at Caligari FilmBühne we are inviting you to a very special matinee: SEASON OF THE DEVIL [ANG PANAHON NG HALIMAW] by Las Diaz. His new film is a Filipino rock opera. The narrative and characters are a composite of real events and people from the period, the darkest period of Philippine history: the Marcos dictatorship. A military-controlled militia gang terrorizes a remote village and destroys the community. Corporal and intensely psychological terror is inflicted. A few souls fight, though, refusing to give up. The movie was already screened at Berlinale and kept audiences out of breath thanks to its visual imagery and extraordinary soundtrack!
After this 243 minutes long spectacle our audience will have a small break before the festival heads over to its finale competition and ceremony: from 6pm Caligari FilmBühne will turn into the hotspot for all invited filmmakers who are hoping for the evening’s prizes – Wiesbaden’s very own Oscar Night!
We are excited for the GERMAN SHORT FILM COMPETITON with HEARTSTRINGS [HERZILEIN] by Sinje Köhler, WHAT YOU SHARE IS OURS [WAS DU TEILST GEHÖRT UNS] by Mi Steinbach, RUMOURS by Nicole Aebersold, HOUSE OF OUR OWN [EIGENHEIM] by Dagmar Scheibert, AUGENBLICKE – A BLINK OF AN EYE by Kiana Naghshineh, KLEPTOMAMI von Pola Beck, COMMENTS by Jannis Alexander Kiefer, RIEN NE VA PLUS by Sophie Linnenbaum, FEST by Nikita Diakur and STARDUST by Carsten Aschmann. A big thank you to our sponsors: state capital Wiesbaden (1. and 3. prize), Magenta TV (2. prize and material prize „Post Production Color Grading Special“) and Pille Filmgeräteverleih (material prize film equipment).
We are looking forward to a marvelous ending!