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SHORTS BY SONJA HEISS /
SHORTS BY SONJA HEISS
CHRISTINA WITHOUT KAUFMANN
Germany 2004 15 min. Fiction German Subtitles: English
In search of an adventure, Christina, a woman in her forties, ends up with René and Sandra, a young couple living in apparent harmony. Pale afternoon light shines through the neatly arranged curtains onto the three-piece suite. Topics which are a strain to find grind to a halt after a few sentences and end in oppressive silence which is only interfused by the gentle pumping of the aquarium. Gradually, however, it becomes evident why these three people are sitting together.
Director: Sonja Heiss Cast :Kirsten Block, Michael Sideris, Laura Schuhrk
Germany 2002 43 min. Documentary English
Jerry Davis disappeared. His childhood friend searches for the trace Jerry left behind. He travels through the U.S.A. and meets people, who were close to Jerry. Just like Jerry they come from the lower white class, get by with McJobs and believe in the future. Karma Cowboy ends with sentences from Douglas Coupland’s novel “Generation X”: Most of us have only two or three genuinely interesting moments in our lives; the rest is filler. And at the end of our lives, most of us will be lucky if any of those moments connected together to form a story that anyone would find remotely interesting.
Director: Sonja Heiss, Vanessa van Houten Cast: Paul Shottner
After the screening of the films, a Q&A session will be held with the director of the film- Sonja Heiss.