1972 in a small town amid the prairie. The old-established village policeman Bruno sniffs a chance to solve a big case when an obscure estate agent enters the bar. Fully determined to convict the stranger Bruno gets wound up in the case. However, no one really trusts him...
This shot shows a frozen lake in Bavaria - Germany called "Eibsee". It was taken at a 120m height with the camera tilted down at a 90° angle. The pattern of the frozen ice is probably the result of trapped air that was slowly released by submerged plants at the bottom of the lake. Winds might have also played a role in forming the pattern on the ice surface. It is clear that nature itself - and not no human intervention - created this beautiful abstract pattern. If one does not know that this picture was taken at a height of 120m, one might mistake the picture for a macro shot showing the inside of a cell or something similar. For me it shows how there is one creator of our world. His name is God and his son is Jesus.
One am in an old-fashioned bar: Two waiters are preparing to close down. As the youger waiter is getting impatient to get their last customer - a lonely old man - out, the older one protects him. After they suddenly find the old man gone, the younger waiter leaves. Left alone, the older waiter unexpectedly finds himself tenderly rewarded for his emphaty…
Diminuendo visualizes the detrimental effects plastic waste has on marine life and the environment from an emotional point of view. Through visual metaphors, the viewer is guided through sceneries that get more and more covered by plastic. To emphasize the contrast between the natural world and the plastic world, the animation is done entirely with ink on paper, except for the plastic, which stands apart from the oceanic life in bright digital yellow. The two parts are united through the pulsing paper texture that shines through the semi-opaque yellow as a constant reminder of the underlying life it covers. But there is room for change. In the end, it is never too late for a helping hand.
In times of smartphones it gets increasingly difficult for an exhibitionist to get the attention he needs.
Where can we get together? Set amid a societal crisis, 'Lucid Dreams' is a six-minute Greek epic from a second-person point of view about democracy, the importance of human connection, and the capability of change. The main characters are virtually somewhere between New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin.
A postmodern swiss-tyrolean ensemble ventures into remote mountaineous regions, embracing the sonorous variety of local vernaculars. A poetic road movie with stunning shots and an emphatic approach to a new alpine aesthetics.
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