The successive uncovering of trauma experienced by the Turkish family of Arslan from the German town of Mölln. An annual family and community meeting commemorating the tragic day – the day of the fire that killed 3 family members. The survivors struggle to cope in every way possible. The film shows a specific example of human cruelty and stupidity (the perpetrator is a victim himself – a victim of family violence and neo-nazi ideology); it is also a universal story of coping with unjust trauma.
The history of December 1970 and August 1980. Creating the Solidarity movement presented through the story of a hypothetical activist; rich in private and social emotions, emanating with the spirit of Polish opposition of the '70s and '80s. The offscreen narration accompanies the archival photographs. Basing on the recollections of many women, Maj Hasager created one cohesive narrative, whose key dramaturgic moments are: the cold asphalt before the shipyard gates, and a procession of men led by the story's heroine.
A ten-minute product of a fascination with the possibility to produce pure cinematic beauty, lined with melancholy and an affinity towards industrial buildings. Sequences of factory interiors and working machinery that give the impression of 19th-century relics, interwoven with images of lamps against a green background, musty water, peeling paint, and broken windows through which sunlight beams.
Cornelia is tense and focused. She turns her laptop on and watches long binary sequences. Her face grows tighter, while her gaze, persistently observing the screen, reveals utmost concentration. The binary sequence runs up and down underneath her fingers. “I'm ready,” says Cornelia. The zeros and ones flood the room. Cornelia Beddies' record is 2940 binary symbols memorised in 30 minutes. The code used to digitally reproduce William Turner's “Snow storm at sea” is about 2 million symbols.
Rich in colour and content, minimal in its form, a story about a father who painted. His colour preferences changed during the long years of practising his art. He only ever painted in the evenings, as he was an accountant during the day. He never liked to throw things away. He was not fond of corporal punishment. The story of a man, realised through the objects he made use of and for which he came up with applications of his own.