Refugees Welcome Film Festival
Lea and Mira 2017, R: Poli Martinez Kaplun mit Lea Novera, Mira Stupnik, 52 Min, OmeU + Vorfilme
Be my Rebel 2017, R: Virgil Widrich mit Nena Kerner, Dave Stewart, 3 Min, OF;
PREMIERE: Are you volleyball?! 2017, R: Mohammad Bakhshi mit Mehdi Amiri, Esmaeil Alizadeh, Behnoud Yakhchali, 15 Min, OmeU
(insges. 70 Min)
Lea and Mira tells the story of two elderly Polish Jewish women living in Argentina. As children, they were taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where they were imprisoned for two years. Having survived such horror was, in their own words, a miracle. The movie depicts the thoughts of these two women who, in the twilight of their lives, transmit their wisdom, their resilience, and their particular way of looking at the world and life after trauma and horror.
This movie pays homage to the life and its power to triumph over death, even in the face of terrible suffering.
Be my Rebel 2017, R: Virgil Widrich mit Nena Kerner, Dave Stewart, 3 Min, OF
Children dream of what they will be as adults and adults dream about their childhood. But sometimes, when orderly life becomes paralyzed in routine, adults need the inner child to bring about change: "Be my rebel", the first collaboration of the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart, premiered at Nenas 40th anniversary on stage.
The accompanying video by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Virgil Widrich transfers the story into a dreamlike, glass mirror world that is powered by Dave Stewart at the controls of his classic modular synthesizers. At the typewriter: Nena as an annoyed bookkeeper, who threatens to disappear soon with her flower dress in her flower wallpaper. But the inner dialogue works in both directions and soon takes effect: rebellion changes the past – and thus also the future. - Winner of 13 international film awards!
Are you volleyball?! 2017, R: Mohammad Bakhshi mit Mehdi Amiri, Esmaeil Alizadeh, Behnoud Yakhchali, 15 Min, OmeU
A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive at an English spoken country border and can't keep going. They conflict with border soldiers every day until a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between the two groups.