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The Origin of the World Fiction & Documentary

  • , METRO Kinokulturhaus 81 min

It all starts with a harmless hike. But where will the journey go, if dangerous confessions, repressed emotions, animalistic desires and explicit sex scenes accompany us along the way? Metamorphoses play an equally important role as erotica and physical bliss. Step by step, we are getting closer to the origins of the world. Or is it the triumph of sensuality over morality after all? For wanderers the journey is the reward. Accompany us on this sensual, lustful and liberating expedition. (db)

In the presence of Maaike Neuville

Perfect Darkness

BE 2016 23 min 49 sec Austrian premiere Director Maaike Neuville

“Two people are walking through a bare, cold wood” and wake a many evil spirits. Walking through a rugged landscape with a floating camera, unrest grows with increasing darkness. The destination is an idyllic, yet distant location. But a confession in a night of a full moon throws the couple off track. Can they ever reach this place of their dreams? Inspired by the poem Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) and shot in a planned sequence. (db)

Screenplay Maaike Neuville Production Brecht Van Elslande, Bert Lesaffer Editing Fairuz Ghammam Camera Grimm Vandekerckhove Cast Eva Binon, Jorge Jauregui Allue Sound Kwinten Van Laethem

Perfect Darkness

Campo de Víboras

FR PT 2016 20 min Austrian premiere Director Cristèle Alves Meira

40-year-old Lurdes lives in a small Portuguese village together with her domineering mother. Repressed emotions, unfulfilled love and awkward pick-up lines in the village disco—a snake pit that only offers death in the end. To stay or to escape? The usual village gossip not only cleverly frames the narrative, but also seals the decision. (db)

Screenplay Cristèle Alves Meira Production Gaëlle Mareschi/Fluxus Films, Pablo Iraola, Pandora da Cunha Telles/Ukbar Editing Raphaël Lefèvre Cast Ana Padrão, Sónia Martins, Simão Cayatte, Ludovic Berthillot, Jacqueline Corado Sound Amaury Arboun, Vincent Pateau, Cédric Lionnet

Campo de Víboras

La peau sauvage

Wild Skin

CA 2016 No dialogue/lyrics 19 min Director Ariane Louis-Seize

The portrait of a metamorphosis: A young woman’s quiet and reclusive life is disrupted when she discovers a small snake in her apartment. This mysterious encounter will unleash unexpected energies and desires. Little by little, the snake occupies more and more space and the ventilation shaft will play a significant role. One final shedding is necessary before the woman can indulge in her paradise completely. (db)

Screenplay Ariane Louis-Seize Production Jeanne-Marie Poulain, Hany Ouichou Editing Sophie Farkas-Bolla Camera Shawn Pavlin Cast Marilyn Castonguay, Alexis Lefebvre Sound Sylvain Bellemare

La peau sauvage


Super Taboo

TW 2017 19 min 07 sec Austrian premiere Director Su Hui-Yu

Sitting on a bench by a riverbed a man recites from a book. Gradually, he introduces us into a surreal erotic world. Let the orgy begin! Based on a pornographic book from the 1980s, the film asks questions about morality, taboos and censorship. It lets explicit erotic imaginations run wild and manifests itself as a joyful masterpiece through split screen. Enjoy! (db)

Screenplay Su Hui-Yu Production Chen Ki-Yan Editing Su Hui-Yu Camera Chen Kuan Yu Sound Su Hui-Yu