14 November 2014 – 5 pm
Deutsche Kinemathek - Potsdamer Straße 2 – 10785 Berlin – deutsche-kinemathek.de
“Love unites”, tells the advertisement for professional couples counselling services; “love bridges boundaries”, write newspapers when a Croat and Serb opera singers perform together; “love crosses borders”, names itself a Facebook community against racism… Love is a promise. We strongly believe it has power to render ethnic, racial, national, religious or social categories irrelevant. The European Union policies intend to support mobility of young people who should learn, work, get friends and fall in love in other countries, as though this would be a guaranty for peace. The films in this category show a much more complex picture. Labor mobility might be a danger to love relationships which collapse under the burden of distance. Love might cross country borders but be too weak to bright social divides. In life of each individual, love might be just fleeting, ephemeral, difficult to grasp and to hold, and those who easily fall in love, might fall in love again and again. If so, how to build peace, and Europe, upon love? – Magdalena Nowicka, Project Leader
Please find below extracts form the discussion. Please have in mind that the Forum 3 was hold in German.
1. Gregor Eppinger und Stefan Ganoff über die Bildwelten und die Frage ist die Emigration weiblich?
2. Stefan Ganoff über den Film Kakerlake und seine Arbeit mit Stereotypen.
Einführung: Magdalena Nowicka
Filmmaker, literary scholar and screenplay editor. He directed “Zugperlen”
Filmmaker and actor. He directed “Die Kakerlake”
Media theorist at the University of Hildesheim and has many years of experience as journalist and photographer
Moderation: Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck
Russia 2013 – 15 min
Every fourth Erasmus student falls in love abroad, according to the statistics. Can a girl from Finland have a future with a Russian boy?
Germany 2012, 17 min
A man- a wife hunter – visits his future bride in her home country. The expectations, aspirations, and worlds clash together. Can love render all boundaries obsolate?
Germany 2013, 15 min
The train from Berlin to Stettin in Poland. Four women return home from work. The film about (lost and new) love, migration, and life in the borderless Europe.
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