Shorts Program 1 – Obsession

In this program, we pay tribute to the obsessions that plague us, both as individuals and as a society. Be it the relentless search for true love, our blindly morbid fascination with true crime, the refusal to spend a single moment without technology, or unusual culinary or sexual proclivities, obsessions drive us in all sorts of directions.

Please Love Me Forever (27:16)

Directed by Holy Fatma, France, 2016

In a surreal world, 14-year-Lili lives alone with her mother Claudie who overprotects her from the outside world. Obsessed with her own appearance, Claudie regularly replaces aging parts of her face while Lili dreams of Lyesse, her 16-year-old handsome neighbor. Scared of so much love, Lyesse gently pushes her away.

Fry Day (16:01)

Written and Directed by Laura Moss, US, 2017

A teenage girl comes of age against the backdrop of serial killer Ted Bundy’s execution in 1989.
(German Premiere)

Nothing A Little Soap and Water Can’t Fix (9:17)

Directed by Jennifer Proctor, US, 2017

In films, as in life, the bathtub represents a private space for women – a place not only to groom, but to relax, to think, to be alone, to find sanctuary. For Hollywood, though, it’s also a place of naked vulnerability, where women narratively placed in harm’s way have no escape. Using appropriated movies, this experimental found footage work deconstructs the representations of women in this domestic space as historically framed in popular film. (German Premiere)

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Directed by Sydney Clara Brafman, US, 2017

An unlucky day.(International Premiere)

Waste (15:51)

Written and Directed by Justine Raczkiewicz, US, 2016

Roger lives a grim and detached life, picking up medical waste for a living, but looks forward to his evening meals with his quirky roommate and foodie, Olive. But as the meals become increasingly strange, Roger must ask himself how far he will go for love?

Don’t Ever Change (10:00)

Directed by Don Swaynos, Produced by Jennifer Harlow, US, 2017

The reunion between a woman, who has been freshly released from prison, and her estranged daughter is interrupted by a man with an unusual request. (German Premiere)

Dead. Tissue. Love (9:48)

Directed by Tasha Austin-Green, UK, 2017

Dead. Tissue. Love. is an intimate experimental documentary exploring the individual character of a female necrophile as she recounts her life experiences and sexual awakening.

There will be a short Q&A with director Laura Moss after the screening.