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71 min
Online: SUN 10.3., 19:00 / online available for 48 hours
Cinema: FRI 8.3., 21:00 / METRO Kino, Historischer Saal 
+ Q&A with Eva Pedroza & Fanny Sorgo, Anna Benner, Flóra Anna Buda
SAT 9.3., 20:00 / METRO Kino, Pleskow Saal

Fusing the medium and the message, these films push the boundaries of the four walls of the frame. Fabric, negative space, cut outs, and mixed media is the canvas upon which characters are projected through line drawing, ink and watercolour. Oscillating between autobiography and autofiction, we see women navigating power, surveillance and control. Our heroines can be isolated, but they remind us that we’re never alone on the wide horizon of counter-patriarchal artistic activity.


Yegane Moghaddam, 2023, IR, 7 minutes

An Iranian woman’s memories unfold through the wrinkles and fabrics of her old school uniform. The uniform dictates who girls are and how they are to be in the world as females. Clothing can enforce gendered hierarchies or enable self-expression when we’re free to choose how we use it. Nominated for an Oscar©


Marta Monteiro , 2023, FR and PT, 10 minutes

Physical, financial and emotional abuse are anchors that keep a woman drowning in a torrent of domestic violence. This film looks at one woman's struggle to stay afloat, and ultimately break free.

*contains depiction of gender-based violence and images some viewers may find disturbing


Una Lorenzen, 2022, CA and IS, 9 minutes

When the world turns upside down we have a choice to firmly hang on to old ideas in fear or embrace the new view. Chasing Birds is a symbolic story about a little girl who playfully chases a bird throughout a chaotic and transformational period.


Yujie Xu, 2022, CN, 5 minutes

Touch: from the tactile sensation at the origin of human consciousness to “twist, press and click”. Piles of images generate and decay into the soil. They are the real flesh, the intangible memory.


Fanny Sorgo, Eva Pedroza, 2024, AT and DE, 6 minutes

Mr. Ham decides to heal a broken heart by having it removed, as this is the socially acceptable treatment of pain. Holding onto the organ after the surgery, maybe he can begin to understand it better. The film takes its name from a medical condition known as “broken heart syndrome”.


Anna Benner, 2023, DE, 8 minutes

What do we burn when our world is already on fire? A woman in a violent relationship encounters a chicken. They share a moment, a cigarette and a desire to set this world ablaze to reflect their wounds. A painted flight of fancy about the elation that comes with breaking out of a cycle of pain.

*contains depiction of gender-based violence and images some viewers may find disturbing


Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov, 2022, EE, 16 minutes

Not available in Spain and Andorra.

It’s pouring down with rain at the funeral. There’s a lot of crying, too much wine, several woodpeckers and a couple of dreams that fill in the gaps.


Flóra Anna Buda , 2023, FR and HU, 11 minutes

Not available in Spain and Andorra.

Alice is 27 years old today. Still living with her parents, she feels suffocated and daydreams to escape her dreary everyday life. Riding home drunk after a psychedelic party, she has a serious bike accident. Will this give her the courage to grow up?