Focus: Feature Films

Kino Melange / House of Others / Stranger in Paradise / Quit staring at my plate

Film critic Dan Rocker met Christian Diabl for a daily film breakfast „Kino Melange“ to discuss the highlights of the Crossing Europe Film Festival, this time Free Lunch Society – Komm Komm Grundeinkommen, Local Artists – Music Videos, Godless, The Misandrists and Late Blossom Blues.

Two families have physically survived a brief but devastating civil war. Being on the winning side, they are granted the hastily vacated houses of the defeated but seem incapable of building a new life in peace: war continues in everyday life because the battles still rage within them.

Georgian filmmaker Rusudan Glurjidze talked to Christiane Löper about her Film House of Others (GE/RU/ES/HR 2016).

In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about multifarious Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees in a candid fashion.
Benjamin Gumpenberger met Giuseppe Contarino, production manager of the film Stranger in Paradise (NL 2016).

Marijana’s life revolves around her family. Whether she likes it or not. They live on top of one another in a tiny apartment, driving one another crazy. Then her controlling father has a stroke and is left completely bedridden, and Marijana takes his place as head of the clan.
Croatian director Hana Jušić talked about her feature film Ne gledaj mi u pijat / Quit staring at my plate (HR/DK 2016).

28.04.2017