A SPECTRE IS HAUNTING EUROPE by Julian Radlmaier | Germany 2013 | 46'
Berlin, a summer in the age of neoliberalism: the spectre of the soviet avant-garde is haunting the city. A young Georgian contract-worker is surprised to find the ghost of the Russian revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky in his kitchen. At the same time, his friend Kasimir inherits a big fortune, but what shall he do with all this money? Framed by a travel through time leading to Flaubert’s 19th Century und the shooting of a revisionist melodrama for German television, the film follows the adventures of these three characters in contemporary Berlin. A suprematist digital comedy about the transmission of emancipatory energies.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
German Film Critics Award for The Best Experimental Film 2014
2013 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
2013 Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Austria
2014 Filmfestival goEast, Wiesbaden, Germany
2014 UNDERDOX Filmfestival für Dokument und Experiment, Munich, Germany
Short Fiction, 46 min, colour
Shooting format: Red MX,
Screening format: DCP (2K), 25 fps (original) / 24 fps (DCP),
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78 letterboxed to 1:1,33