Carte Blanche

KulturBahnhof Kassel

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A Carte Blanche is like a projection screen: an open door to the widths of the real and imaginary world. After entering, everything is possible! This program is such a Carte Blanche and the six films in it represent such limitless worlds: a community garden, a film festival, a pub mile on a street corner, a dream world or a city that sees two suns in its sky but is always in darkness. What unites them is the infinity of potential events that could happen. Strange coincidences, small or large portals, match cuts and jump cuts guide us through places, feelings, situations and destinies that surprise not only the audience but also the protagonists of the films.

The last time I traveled the world, I couldn't leave for a long time because the portals were too flat. I had to wait until they got fatter. And now I'm here. The thing why I take all these trips is: I really want to send a message to my next self – the next Dagie.… >>>

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  • Duration: 3 Min.
  • Premiere: World Premiere
    • Director: Dagie Brundert

    Surrounded by the sound of nocturnal animals, a girl falls into a deep sleep. Gradually we are drawn into her dream, which unfolds into a cosmic journey through the meadows of Erpe-Mere, a rural community in Belgium.… >>>

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    • Duration: 21 Min.
  • Nominated: Goldener Key
    • Director: Noemi Osselaer

    Fedor is a young locksmith in Murmansk, a frozen city in the obscurity of the Russian Arctic. Client after client, he roams through the alleys of concrete animated by a fantasy that isolates him from the city and its population. His dreams corrode his relation to reality and open the door to a phantasmagoric universe; a second sun is rising above the Russian Arctic.… >>>

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    • Duration: 20 Min.
    • Director: Dorian Jespers

    An exploration of being and becoming. Fleeting moments of a Filipino queer filmmaker filmed over 6 years.… >>>

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    • Duration: 10 Min.
  • Premiere: World Premiere
    • Director: Max Canlas

    On a street corner a mysterious conversation among three young men at a street stall. Meanwhile a traffic accident on a motorbike. The night brings together a sketch, a multicolor frame of reality​..… >>>

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    • Duration: 14 Min.
    • Director: Pham Thien An