Kurzfilmtournee 2021

In den Binsen

Germany 2020 • fiction film • German • 6 min.
Nomination in the fiction category of up to 10 minutes
Director: Clara Zoë My-Linh von Arnim
Screenplay: Andreas Kouba
Camera: Raban Jakob Friedrich
Sound: Mladjan Matavulj
Editing: Simon Adegbenro
Cast: Til Schindler, Cristin König, Harald Geil
Production: German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) with arte, SWR

Early morning in the Bavarian forest. Christoph, terribly hungover, curls up next to his mother in a high seat. While she has a stag in her sights, Christoph thinks about putting his plan into action. The plan was to come out to his mother; however, by now this no longer seems to be the right time. Christoph checks his breath for cocktail residue, takes heart and initiates the conversation when Monika suddenly fires a shot at the stag. Everything goes thoroughly wrong, and Christoph's friend Arthur also announces his arrival.

Jury Statement
Hungover, Christoph accompanies his mother on a hunting trip. When he arrives at the raised hide, he is at the end of his tether. His actual plan to come out while his mother has a young stag in her sights is difficult for him. Just as the most important sentence is being uttered, a shot is fired.
In just six minutes, the director tells her story in precise images that completely renounces the common conventions of an outing with ironic ease. The visual language, the almost monochrome images, which are only broken at the end of the film by the blue car and the red jacket of Christoph's friend, are a successful exaggeration. The staging is resolute and repeatedly eludes all clichés. Everything is right here - bravo!

Clara Zoë My-Linh von Arnim

Die deutsch-vietnamesische Regisseurin Clara Zoë My-Linh von Arnim wurde 1994 in München geboren und ist seit 2015 Studentin an der Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB). Seit ihrem Abitur 2013 arbeitet sie für zahlreiche internationale Kino- und Fernsehproduktionen im Assistant Director Department, wie z.B. bei SNOWDEN (R: Oliver Stone) und QUEEN’S GAMBIT (R: Scott Frank). Seit 2018 ist sie Stipendiatin der Eliteförderung des deutschen Volkes. Ihre Kurzfilme liefen auf zahlreichen nationalen und internationalen Festivals. Auf dem diesjährigen „Achtung Berlin!“ Festival sprach sie außerdem auf einem Panel des „Woman in Film Network“ zum Thema Feminismus und Diversität im deutschen Film und Fernsehen.