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Competing at Oberhausen

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We are proud to continue our partnership with the renowned International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, one of the world’s premiere venues for celebrating the art of the short film. This summer, we will show a selection of the best films from the International Competition of the 2017 festival.

Stabat Mater

Josef Dabernig Austria, 2016

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Austrian visual artist Josef Dabernig always brings a delightfully fresh, odd-angled approach to cinema, and this competitor at Oberhausen is no different. A clever, droll opposition of haunted architecture à la Last Year at Marienbad, lingering guests played by family & friends, and a fatal story.

Tower XYZ

Ayo Akingbade United Kingdom, 2016

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Our partnership with the Oberhausen Film Festival continues further into the fertile world of modern avant-garde cinema with this brief sojourn into the streets of London and racial and class injustices manifest in the modern city. Ayo Akingbade’s approach is poetic, rhythmic, & entirely enveloping.

Strange Says the Angel

Shalimar Preuss France, 2017

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Shalimar Preuss’ film revives French Impressionist cinema with a renewed sense of realism in this lovely short vision of childhood and femininity. A pastoral setting alongside a riverbank gives way to an arresting flow of images culminating in a deeply mysterious finale waiting to be untangled.

How to Reach God Through Proper Exercising

Gabriel Herrera Torres Poland, 2016

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Our final film from the Oberhausen festival’s prestigious competition is an absurdist vision of male communal play. A dream passes from man to man during sports practice, throwing the world subtly askew in Mexican director Gabriel Herrera Torres’s unexpectedly strange and impressively grand short.

Snow

Richard Dinter Sweden, 2016

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Our series on Oberhausen, one of the world’s best short film festivals, continues with a selection from this year’s International Competition, going on now. Described by the director as a “thriller without a crime,” Snow is a rigorously controlled short film, diving backward into memory.

Elegance

Virpi Suutari Finland, 2016

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We’re partnering with Oberhausen, one of the world’s best short film festivals, to bring you films from 2016’s in-progress International Competition. We begin with a warmly wry doc from Finland, which at once honors and satirizes its upper-class hunters in a style reminiscent of Werner Herzog.

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