ex31 day 9: Highlights from Germany, a last Panel and finest live music


Tomorrow is the day – your screen favourites might turn into your favourite winners. Until then, our programme keeps staying filled with fantastic films. Some of them can be found in the shorts programme COLONIAL: In light of the continued discussion in Germany regarding the refugee crisis, exground filmfest aims to investigate the root causes of the phenomenon in this programme featuring four short films that deal with the colonial era in the Belgian Congo and Namibia. At 3pm at Caligari FilmBühne with directors Laura Horelli, Christian Zipfel and composer Christian Dellacher as special guests.

Off the Made in Germany selection we are proud to present documentary SILENT COMRADE [STILLER KAMERAD]. very year the German parliament sends soldiers on missions to areas of conflict. From every mission soldiers return home wounded. Those wounds are not necessarily observable. Often, they only become apparent years after the mission as a disorder of their mental health. Where conventional medicine is limited, Claudia Swierczek fills the gap with her horses. During years of work she has developed a therapeutic method that uses the horses’ exceptional abilities. Director Leonhard Hollmann will attend the screening at 6pm at Murnau-Filmtheater.

At 8pm the section’s last film WE WERE JUST PLAYING [WIR HABEN NUR GESPIELT] by Ann-Kristin Reyels. Ten-year-old Jona has to move with his mother and new stepfather from his home in Berlin out to a place on the German-Czech border. Alone and lonely, he begins to explore the surroundings.

Our FOCUS programme will present its last panel: PHILIPPINES HUMAN RIGHTS with Raffy Lerma (photo journalist), Roas Cordillera Castillo, Kiri Dalena (director FROM THE DARK DEPTHS), it will be moderated by Axel Estein – curator of the FOCUS section.

And for those who still got some energy left shall not miss the legendary tribute to Rock ‘n’ Roll from THE FABS!  Do not miss this show starting at 11pm at Caligari FilmBühne!