Postcards from Oberhausen #4

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Last day. I’ve abandoned the international competition in favor of a LUX screening that featured the Otolith Group’s languorous sci-fi essay Hydra Decapita (2010).

And before heading to the Festival Bar to hear the Institut für Feinmotorik performance, I ended the Kurzfilmtage with the final MuVi International screening. Innovations, punch-lines and virtuosity abounded, but if I were the jury, these would be my top three:

1. Heathen Child (Grinderman), dir. John Hillcoat, 2010

2. New York Is Killing Me (Gil Scott Heron, Chris Cunningham Remix), dir. Chris Cunningham, 2010

3. 1000 Ways To Skin (2 Many DJs), dir. Jennifer Reeder, 2011.

No less worthy is Daniel Franke’s One Minute Sound Sculpture (for Ikeda), winner of the (German) MuVi award:

The 57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen runs in Oberhausen, Germany, from 5-10 May 2011. Tijana Mamula is reporting daily.