Forum 3: Loveless

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?

 

Forum 3 Veränderung EInfluss auf Beziehung from BBAW on Vimeo.

 

2. Stefan Ganoff über den Film Kakerlake und seine Arbeit mit Stereotypen.

 

Forum 3 Anbahnung from BBAW on Vimeo.

 

 

Einführung: Magdalena Nowicka

 

Discussion:

Gregor Eppinger
Filmmaker, literary scholar and screenplay editor. He directed “Zugperlen”

 

Stephan Ganoff 
Filmmaker and actor. He directed “Die Kakerlake”

 

Evelyn Runge
Media theorist at the University of Hildesheim and has many years of experience as journalist and photographer

 

Moderation: Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck

 

The Films:

 

LostHouse1bLost House

Nikolay Kotyash

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?

 

 

KakerlakeDie Kakerlake

Stephan Ganoff

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?

 

 

 

zuperlenZugperlen

Gregor Eppinger

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.

 

 

 

Interested in the theme? See and discus also these films online:

PROOF – Film
JUST LISTEN TO THE DRILL – Film
EUROPE UNLIMITED – Film
VILLA ANTROPOFF – Film

 

DISCUSS ALL FILMS ONLINE HERE

 

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