11.11.2022, 20:00, Maxx 1
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12.11.2022, 13:00, Maxx 6
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13.11.2022, 11:00, Maxx 3
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The whole range of short filmmaking from the Zurich area – diverse, entertaining, profound, and socially committed. Like every year, Züri Shorts demonstrates that local short films are worthy of the big screen.
Michèle Flury / Switzerland 2022 / 15'30" / DCP / colour / Swiss German / Fic
The four long-time friends Vanja, Alex, Liz, and Evie go on a camping trip together. Vanja recently had an abortion. This experience puts the four women's friendship to the test. Alex in particular has great difficulty dealing with it and standing by her best friend.
Bernadette Kolonko / Switzerland 2022 / 14'15" / DCP / colour/black & white / German / Exp
A cinematic letter, exploring the family archive, the past, and the present. Beginning with the image of her mother who avoids the male gaze, the filmmaker addresses her own socialization through images, exploring he own body and approaching a feminist gaze.
Still Life with Emotion Blur
Maja Gehrig / Switzerland 2022 / DCP / colour / no dialogue / Ani
Suppressed feelings in a golden frame. Seven apples are practicing a passive-aggressive gesture - finally no longer still.
Lara Jacobs / Switzerland 2022 / 9'26" / DCP / colour / no dialogue / Fic
Lira is running late for an important event. But when she tries to leave her apartment, things won’t stop distracting her. What starts as the simple joy of getting lost in the moment quickly turns into compulsive behaviour: A struggle against time, a battle against herself – played out against the music of the opera that she actually should be attending.
Moris Freiburghaus / Switzerland 2022 / 11'39" / DCP / colour / Swiss German / Fic
Luzia, who has been living in Berlin for a few years, gets her first visit from her sister Noa. The two sisters watch each other and try to understand each other. The past is bubbling under the surface. They lack the strength to deal with the conflict. When they reluctantly go shopping, one of them loses her nerves and steals a pair of pants.
Sit Down, Don't Touch Anything
Frederic Siegel / Switzerland 2022 / 5'20" / DCP / colour / no dialogue / Ani
A face is born out of chaos. It struggles to exist. It struggles to find its purpose. It struggles to sit on a chair. In fact, it struggles with many things. But thank God, it’s trying. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Kim Allamand / Switzerland 2022 / 20' / DCP / colour / German/Swiss German / Fic
City people set off into a warm late summer night. Glances meet in a library. During their workout, two men discuss where to buy love. A couple is kissing intimately. She bites him. As soon as he has bought a match, a better offer calls. Doubts arise. A couple explains themselves in therapy. At breakfast, his match chews her egg so loudly that he freezes in disgust. The electrifying looks in the library lose their power. Full of hope, they wander into the unknown.