Muchas gracias!

The crew of GEGENkino would like to thank everyone for making this festival possible and all of you for coming and supporting film and culture in these difficult times. It has been fun after a year of stop due to the pandemic to come back. Thank you and see you next year!

Photo: Ingmar Stange
Photo: Ingmar Stange

Day X | Der König und der Vogel (FR 1979) + Ladoni (SU/Moldauische SSR) + Ralfs Farben (AT/DE 2019) / Imperial Valley (AT/DE 2018) + Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream (FR 2019)

Sun 05 Sept
UT Connewitz
2 pmGEGENkinderkino
LE ROI ET L’OISEAU
FR 1979 • D: Paul Grimault • 81′ • german version • 35mm • age 6+
7 pmBRUCHSTELLEN
LADONI
SU/Moldauische SSR 1993 • D: Artur Aristakisyan • Doc • 140′ • Orig. with ger. subs • 35mm
With an introduction by Elina Reitere
Luru Kino
7 pmIMPERIAL VALLEY
AT/DE 2018 • D: Lukas Marxt • Doc • 14′ • without dialogue • DCP
RALFS FARBEN
AT/DE 2019 • D: Lukas Marxt • Doc • 74′ • Orig. with Eng. subs • DCP
In the presence of Lukas Marxt and cameraman Michael Petri
JUST DON’T THINK I’LL SCREAM
FR 2019 • D: Frank Beauvais • 75′ • Orig. with Eng. subs • DCP

The last day again offers a big variety of impressions. We start at 2 p.m. in the UT Connewitz with this year’s contribution to GEGENkinderkino: The King and the Bird. At 7 p.m. the UT we will screen Ladoni. Both films flicker on wonderful analog 35mm copies.

At the same time we are showing the double feature Imperial Valley / Ralf’s Colors in the Luru Kino in der Spinnerei. Michael Petri, the cutter from Ralf’s Colors, will accompany the event as our guest. At 9 p.m. Just don’t think I’ll Scream puts an effective end to this years GEGENkino Festival.

Sun 05 SeptLuru Kino
UT Connewitz
2 pm
7 pm

Luru Kino

regular: 2€
regular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€

regular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€
double feature: 11€ / reduced 9€

Day 10 | Lucrecia Dalt scores Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (DE 1920, Carl Boese)

Sat 04 Sept
UT Connewitz
9 pmLIVE SCORE // GERMAN PREMIERE
Lucrecia Dalt scores THE GOLEM
DE 1920 • R: Carl Boese, D: Paul Wegener, Albert Stenrück, Lyda Salmonova, Ernst Deutsch • 76′ • viragiert • DCP 4K

Today at 7 pm at the UT Connewitz is this years score by Lucrecia Dalt of Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam.

There are still some TICKETS (€ 12) available via TixforGigs and in the evening after 8 pm at the box office

Live scoring THE GOLEM by Paul Wegener and Carl Boese from 1920, the expressionist classic of Weimar cinema, appears fairly hidden. The story of Rabbi Löw who creates the clay figure Golem to avert the imminent expulsion of inhabitants of the Jewish ghetto of Prague in the 16th century. Out of a linkage of unfortunate circumstances, the figure subsequently opposes its creator. The film’s buildings, designed by Hans Poelzig, were leading the way for further set designs to come – until today, THE GOLEM is considered as a prototype for the horror genre. Everywhere, there are thronging phantasmagorias, nightmares of a world whose human faces have become grimaces, whose streets have got steep mountain paths, whose dwellings are warped and in danger of collapsing. 

Similar to the magic the clay is being vitalised with turning it into a golem, Colombian sound artist and former geotechnical engineer Lucrecia Dalt will energise new abysses inside the images with her deep bass frequencies. Dalt is an internationally booked and acclaimed musician and performer. She moves freely between academic or museum settings and club contexts. In her subtle soundscapes, she subverts overly rigid ideas of form, experiments with South American rhythms, looped drone sounds and unique spoken word passages. She has transferred a geological framework to her musical approach: she compares her songwriting to ground and rock layers, which have deposited on earth’s surface as one large mass and yet are composited of single elements with individual characteristics. What emerges tonally is an unprecedented, surrealistically accumulated terrain.

4 SeptemberUT Connewitz
€ 12 [Tickets available via: TixforGigs]

Day 9 | The Midnight After (HK 2014, Fruit Chan) + The Mission (HK 1999, Johnnie To)

Fri 03 Sept
Luru Kino
7 pmMADE IN HONG KONG
THE MIDNIGHT AFTER
HK 2014 • D: Fruit Chan • 124′ • Orig. with Eng. subs • DCP
With an introduction by Clemens von Haselberg
10 pmTHE MISSION
HK 1999 • D: Johnnie To, C: Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Lui Chung-Yin • 81′ • Orig. with Eng. subs • 35mm

We continue with the second part of our special program: MADE IN HONG KONG. We start at 7 pm with a lecture about the growing identity in Hong Kong Cinema by Dr. Clemens von Haselberg. After this we will screen The Midnight after by Fruit Chan in the cinema auditorium of the Luru Kino – a movie about the end of the Hongkong era as an dystopian genre mix. At 10 pm we will project The Mission by Johnnie To as analogue 35mm copy. The Day Before our topic was the resistance in cinema before the handover. Today it’s about disintegration and perseverance.

Thu 02 SeptLuru Kino
With an introduction by Clemens von Haselberg

regular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€
double feature: 11€ / reduced 9€

Day 8 | Made in Hongkong (HK 1997, Fruit Chan) + Dangerous Encounters: 1st Kind (HK 1980, Tsui Hark)

DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS WILL BE SCREENED INSIDE!

Thu 02 Sept
Luru Kino
7 pmMADE IN HONG KONG
HK 1997 • D: Fruit Chan, C: Sam Lee, Neiky Yim Hui Chi, Wenders Li • 104′ • Orig. with Eng. subs • DCP
With an introduction by Clemens von Haselber
10 pmKEIN OPEN AIR -> verlegt nach drinnen!
DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS: 1ST KIND
HK 1980 • D: Tsui Hark, C: Lo Lieh, Lin Chen-Chi, Albert Au • 95′ • ger. • 35mm

Today we begin with our special Hongkong program: MADE IN HONG KONG. The evening will be opened with a lecture about building identity in the cinema of Hongkong by Clemens von Haselberg eingeleitet. Then we screen at 7 pm in the Luru Cinema Made in Hongkong by Fruit Chan which is often called the first independent movie in Hongkong. Then at 10 pm we we show Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind on a 35mm print – an early film of Hong Kong New Wave. Both films are content and production wise radical for their time.

Thu 02 SeptLuru Kino
With an introduction by Clemens von Haselberg

regular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€
double feature: 11€ / reduced 9€