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©2019 CHRISTOPHER AOUN ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

*2017 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France*​

In White

dir. Dania Bdeir

Fiction / 20 min / 2,39 / Digital 35mm / 

Lebanon / USA

prod. NYU  &

        Ginger Beirut 

ARRI ALEXA MINI

Ultra Primes

Lara, a 24 year old Lebanese artist living in NYC, returns home to Beirut for her father’s funeral. Her elegant strong-willed mother, Mona, pushes for Lara to behave in accordance with the social mores of Beirut and the traditional ways of grieving. Lara, in mourning and in need of her family, yields. Her Jewish American fiancee, Noah, shows up to support her - but is surprised to discover that Lara has never told her family about him. Lara can’t bring herself to risk losing her family but eventually must find a way to be true to herself.

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GIS

dir. Narges Kalhor

Fiction / 15min / Digital 35mm / 16:9 / Germany / Canary Islands 

prod. wirFILM Bertolone & Ehlayil GbR & HFF Munich

ALEXA XT

Uncoated Zeiss High Speeds

Her hair is Faezeh’s identity. Yet her thick curly hair is falling out in large clumps, the strands of her hair caught in bundles between her fingers. Faezeh resolutely packs her hair with her other things, she will be leaving Germany and returning to Iran. 

While trying to pack an unmanagable ivy plant, first the plant falls on the floor and then she herself. The young woman experiences her fall as a surreal leap through time and space and also as a clash with the harsh reality of her old and new homeland. 

Gis is a portrait of leavetaking.

Nimmerland

dir. Lea Jäger & Elisa Nadal

Documentary / 60 min / 2,39 / Digital 35mm / Germany

prod. HFF München

CANON C300

HAWK V-Lite 1.3x

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After Gaza

dir. Lena Stiller

Documentary / 40 min / 1,85 / Digital 35mm / 

UK / Malta / France / Italy / Germany

prod. Oliver Gernstl &

        HFF München

Ever since she was a teenager, Bianca has been a political activist. After she finishes university, she decides to leave her native Malta and travel to Palestine. Her goal: to campaign for the human rights of Palestinian civilians and document violations of these rights. Every day, equipped only with a megaphone and a small camera, she accompanies Palestinian farmers to their fields and homes in the“Buffer Zone“ -  the border area actively defended by Israel. One day, her camera captures the moment in which she, herself, is shot by Israeli snipers during a demonstration. Having returned to Malta, Bianca discovers that her Italian colleague and friend, Vittorio, has been kidnapped and murdered by members of a fundamentalist group in Gaza. 

How to carry on after you`ve experienced life - and death - with such intensity?
How to come to terms with reality when your beliefs and assumptions have been shaken to the core?
What are the consequences of standing up for what you believe in?

A cinematic collage of Bianca`s journey home, her original footage from Gaza, and her new life in the North of England. 

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dir. Oliver Mohr

Rastlos

three people get stuck on a motorway service area. their lifes get tangled. 

Martha & Karl

dir. Julia Walter

Romance -everyday fairytale | short | 2012

16mm | 16:9 | color | 8 minutes

Martha – who delivers the newspaper during her retirement – disposes her newspaper bundles on Karl’s property. The elderly man is of course not quite pleased with this discovery and starts yelling at her. But Martha strikes back - with charming results…

prod. HFF München 

PRIZES 

Blaue Blume - the romance Award 2013

Audience Choice - Shorts at Moonlight 2013

 

FESTIVALS 

Washington West Film Festival (USA)

A Film For Peace Festival (IT)

ZLÍN Intl. Film Festival for Children and Youth (CZ)

International Children's Film Festival Krakow (PL)

Qabila Film Festival (EG)

Prokuplje Short Film Festival (SRB)

Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Festival (BY)

The Film Festival of Laughter – FIFES (HR)

Intl. Female Film Festival Malmö (SE)

Taglia Corti (IT)

Haida Gwaii Film Festival (CAN)

Filmzeit Kaufbeuren (DE)

Supervision

dir. Lion Bischof

Documentary / 11min / Super 16 mm

Germany / 2012

prod. Oliver Gernstl & HFF München

ARRIFLEX 16 SRIII

ZEISS HIGH SPEED

How do isolation, immobility and constant monitoring affect the thoughts and imagination of a human being. The film SUPERVISION shows three attendants working at a modern art museum in Munich. (Pinakothek der Moderne) The film displays a conflict between the inner world of the protagonists and their working environment.

Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg

Hamburg (Germany)

2013-06

Klappe Auf! Kurzfilmfestival

Hamburg (Germany)

2013-10

1. Jury Preis

PALAI

to be released 2018

shadows of the desert

dir. Franziska Schönenberger & Jayakrishnan Subramanian

Documentary / 100 min / 1,85 / Digital 35mm / 

India / Germany / UAE 

prod. Maximilian Plettau, Nominal Film

ARRI AMIRA , CANON C300,

Panasonic GH4, Sony A7s, GoPro

Leica Summicron, Leica Elmarit, Zeiss High Speed, Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2

“Die Schatten der Wüste” beschreibt das Leben der Witwe eines indischen Wanderarbeiters. Sundari und ihre beiden Kinder, die Zwillige Hemalatha und Hemachandran, blieben nach dem mysteriösen Tod des Vaters Baskaran zurück, der als Bauarbeiter nach Dubai ging und niemals zurückkehrte. 

Verfolgt von ihren Erinnerungen, zurückgelassen in einem Gewirr von Armut und Schulden, versucht die Witwe Sundari alleine für ihre Zwillinge zu sorgen, die sich an ihren Vater vor allem als Stimme am Telefon erinnern können. Aus der Sicht der Kinder, die den Vater sehr vermissen, ist er zu einem Wesen zwischen Gott und Geist geworden. 

Das Schicksal von Baskaran, Sundari und ihrer Kinder wird zu einer exemplarischen Erzählung für das Leben tausender anderer Familien aus Indien, Pakistan, Bangladesch, Afghanistan, Nepal oder Sri Lanka, die die Ungerechtigkeiten und Unmenschlichkeit moderner Arbeitsmigration in Zeiten der Globalisierung auf sehr persönliche Weise vor Augen führt. 

Der Film begibt sich gemeinsam mit dem Zuschauer auf eine innere Reise. In animierten Zeichnungen des indischen Illustrators Jay Subramanian wird das Schicksal des Familienvaters Baskaran erzählt, das exemplarisch für das Schicksal tausender Anderer steht. Der Film „Die Schatten der Wüste“ führt so eine durch den Tod getrennte Familie wieder zusammen. 

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