April 2016


Georgian Film Series: "The Lake (TBA)" By Kakhaber Kakabizde

Thursday 21.04.2016 8:00 PM | Saal

Admission: 5€

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ Dr. Lily Fürstenow-Khositashvili


Georgian Film Series 

"The Lake (Tba)" by Kakhaber Kakabidze

Drama, Georgia 1998, 87 min., Georgian with English subtitles

++ The filmmaker will be present for the screening. ++

This film tells the story of one boy's struggle to come to terms with his harrowing past; an adult story seen through the eyes of a child. Zura is forced to watch as his father is slaughtered by members of his small village. The mother escapes with the boy, eventually moving away and living in a run-down apartment in Tbilisi where a new life (hopefully) awaits. However, a new location cannot begin to erase the psychological trauma the boy has experienced and this manages to affect his every relationship; neighbours, his new teacher, schoolmates & even his mother.

His father's death at the banks of the lake (hence the title), have twisted his strong personality towards sinister/evil ways. His pent-up grief manifests itself in dark ways... can he possibly ever escape his anger and sorrow? Inspired by Heinrich Mann's "Abdication" (short-story).


Invite Friends

Short Films in the Foyer:

I. Frederic Krauke - Guilty of Kissing, GER 2015

A man puts on lipstick in front of a mirror. Then he proceeds through the ranks, kissing men and women and distributes cobblestones. With blood-red lipstick he writes "guilty" on the mirror, kneels down and holds it to his face. "Guilty of Kissing" is the performance.

With the disturbing sounds of Mathieu Sylvestre's noise music, artist Frédéric Krauke develops an incredible physical presence. Who threw the first stone, was not clarified. Fact: many rocks fly at the mirror until it bursts with a crash. The audience has taken the punishment.

Frédéric Krauke was born in 1981 in Berlin. He studied art at the Universität der Künste, Berlin. Since he made his Meisterschüler in 2010. He lives and works in Berlin.

II. “We shall survive in the memory of others,” Vilém Flusser Interviews

“We shall survive in the memory of others,” Vilém Flusser Interviews, made available by Miklós Peternák for the Center for Communication and Culture, Budapest, as well as by Marcel Marburger and Siegfried Zielinski for the Vilém Flusser Archiv

 Under the generous support of the Vilém Flusser Archivs at the Universität der Künste Berlin.


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