No taboos here! Besides experimental confrontations with menstrual pain, we see absurd arranged marriages and bizarre therapy sessions. We develop deep empathy and are struck by an all-consuming pressure to succeed. Sometimes loud, sometimes calm, dynamic and endlessly creative, the films deal with topics that the 15-19 year old curators of the Girls* Riot workshop care about.
Eva Matz / Jonas Schmieta // Germany // 2021 // 03:22 min
We need to talk about blood. Since the beginning of her period, she has been plagued by severe pain, cramps and loss of conciousness. She is locked up and dominated by her pain, from which she tries to free herself.
LOVE, DAD MILÝ TATI
Diana Cam Van Nguyen // Slovakia, Czech Republic // 2021 // 12:42 min
A young woman reflects on her relationship with her father and how it might have been different had she been his son.
FIRST WORK, THEN PLAY
Brenda Lien // Germany // 2021 // 20:00 min
Experimental, Live Action
Maxi, a musician and producer, wrestles with herself when her creative process comes to a standstill due to internal and external pressure to perform.
Myo Aung // Myanmar, Taiwan // 2021 // 10:05 min
It is an auspicious day for 12-year-old Hung Hsia‘s family, as she will soon be wed to a successful Chinese man in an arranged marriage. The ceremony takes an absurd turn when the groom is unable to attend.
Emma Branderhorst // Netherlands // 2021 // 15:41 min
Juggling finances are a part of everyday life for Ruby and her mother. While she’s good at keeping this secret from her school friends, it get harder to hide when she needs sanitary products.
NEITHER SEEN NOR HEARD
Florence Kosky // // 2021 // 07:34 min
In an absurd therapy session, Alice is confronted with her painful memory of a sexual assault and society’s disrespectful treatment of it.
Tickets: 9 EUR, or 7 EUR with Berliner Pass or Student I.D.