B-MOVIE

SUN 24.04.

01:00 P.M.

GUEST: LISBETH KOVACIC (ONLINE DISCUSSION)

Q&A: GERMAN

One Corner of Paradise

Lisbeth Kovacic, AUT 2022, 62 min, German/Italian/Slovenian Original with English Subtitles

Paradise has always been a contested place. This is also the case in the border triangle between Austria, Slovenia and Italy. An idyllic piece of land at the foot of the picturesque Karawanken. Ever since the motorway was built, more and more customers have stayed away from the restaurants and shops. Who is to blame? The answer is knee-jerk and, as is so often the case, doesn’t make any sense – instead lovingly is spoken of “uncles Adolf and Benito”. Other locals gratefully remember the history of the Carinthians, Slovenes and their fight against the fascists, cultivate old songs and are convinced that it is wonderful to share languages and to overcome borders (including those in the mind). The filmmaker, it seems, doesn’t have to dig deep to hear these conflicting stories: it’s all there, despite all the state treaties, just below the surface. The final word is given to someone brand new to the area, fleeing a war. It’s in Arabic. (mg)

B-MOVIE

SUN 24.04.

01:00 P.M.

GUESTS: LEONID KHARLAMOV, MICHAEL STEINHAUSER

Q&A: GERMAN

Der Berg, den es nicht gibt

Leonid Kharlamov, Michael Steinhauser, D 2021, 24 min, German OV

This film essay addresses the naming of one of the most famous streets in Hamburg: The “Hamburger Berg” is a trademark of the city, a party mile before Corona, and people continue to meet here to celebrate. But this same street used to be known as »Heinestrasse« before it was renamed by the Nazis in an act of anti-semitism. In the meantime, the renaming of the Hamburger Berg was anticipated in a clandestine action with a new sign “Heinestraße”. In fact, the district assembly had previously agreed to give the street its former name back. But the new sign does not stem from the authorities. There will be a discussion about the film with the filmmakers Leonid Kharlamov and Michael Steinhauser, who are now developing a play around the question of the street name. (rg)