Kurzfilmtournee 2017

Oh Brother Octopus

Germany | 2017 | documentary | Indonesian | engl. ST | 27 min.
German Short Film Award for Documentary Films up to 30 Minutes
Director: Florian Kunert
Sound: Stefan Voglsinger
Editor: Ian Purnell, Florian Kunert, Lara Rodriguez Cruz
Music: The Strangers, Stefan Galler
With: Yanto, Swarno, Budima, Astor, Ginseng
Production: Florian Kunert, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

The sea nomads of Indonesia believe that with every newborn there is a twin brother in the form of an octopus. Rituals are carried out to appease the brother in the water and prevent misfortunes. When dishonour occurs, Jakarta is portrayed as the apocalyptic revenge of the brother octopus.


Director's Note (english)

Florian Kunert

Is a German filmmaker; in 2012 studied documentary directing at the EICTV in Cuba; lived for one year in Indonesia, where he was researched and shot his latest documentary OH BROTHER OCTOPUS; since 2014 postgraduate programme of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Filmography:
2013 Die Mehrzahl einer Person
2012 POCO A POCO
2011 SHACK THEATRE