Shorts: Looking Back
Looking Back is a documentary shorts programme rich in archive, in which filmmakers explore memories of forgotten places, past lives of family members, and navigate journeys from their own origins to the present day.
In Le Grand Viveur Pearl Sardella pieces together the life of an Italian mountain village, from super-8 footage discovered after the sudden death of resident amateur filmmaker Mario Lorenzini. In Saudade, Denize Galiao explores longing and nostalgia for her home and family in Brazil, 20 years after emigrating to Germany. Beautifully combining animation and archive, Hotel Astoria by Alina Cyranek and Falk Schuster explores memories of the hotel in Leipzig, former East Germany, where prostitutes, tourists and Stasi agents mingled over bowls of turtle soup.