Monday evening at Wintergarten in the Andreasstadel

Two films, two Regensburg film festivals: Today we showed Canción sin nombre and The Man Who Surprised Everyone at the cinema in the Andreasstadel. The films were each presented by our Regensburg festivals CinEScultura and QUEER-Streifen:

Canción sin nombre by director Melina León portrays the struggle of a young mother and a journalist for her child who is abducted immediately after birth. The drama, set in South American Peru, was presented by the Spanish film and culture festival cinEScultura.

Second film of the double pack was The Man Who Surprised Everyone by directors Natalya Merkulova and Aleksey Cupov. The drama about a father who stands up for himself in the face of death was presented by QUEER-Streifen.

We would like to thank CinEScultura and the QUEER-Streifen as well as all spectators for their visit!

Q&A with Stefan Sick

Today at 16:30 The inner glow of Stefan Sick was shown in the cinemas in the Andreasstadel in the winter garden. The film deals with the important topic of dementia, which our society still encounters with fear and repression.

In Q&A, director Stefan Sick discussed together with presenter Michaela and also spoke critically about the question of authenticity of his film. “The interior that the film portrays is actually exactly as it is shown in the film,” Sick remarked. What is decisive, he said, is above all the way the patient is treated and the personal attitude to the clinical picture.

Stefan Sick succeeds in presenting dementia not only as a burden but as a natural part of our lives. We are grateful for the insight into an otherwise often hidden part of society and also for the great conversation!

Q&A with Peter Hartwig

Systemsprenger – a film that really gets under your skin. Director Nora Fingscheidt has sensitively brought a subject of great socio-political relevance to the screen: nine-year-old Benni (Helena Zengel) is a child who has been severely traumatised since early childhood. A so-called “system blaster” that has since been passed from home to home, from foster family to foster family – until the next uncontrolled tantrum requires the next short-term stay in a psychiatric institution.

After the very emotional film presentation, the audience had the opportunity to discuss the film with producer Peter Hartwig together with our presenter Leonie Barta. With lively participation in the form of many questions from the film visitors, Peter Hartwig spoke in front of a packed Ostentor cinema in a revealing discussion about the sensitive topic, the importance of social professions and also their great responsibility. He showed particularly vividly that Benni is not the one who is breaking the system, but that the system cannot deal with it.

We would like to thank Peter Hartwig and our presenter Leonie!

Panel discussion MOVIES MATTER

What an inspiring Sunday afternoon at HEIMSPIEL IM TRANSIT! In the panel discussion MOVIES MATTER, moderator Lukas Liska spoke with speakers from the film industry and the Regensburg audience about the opportunities and limits of (queer) feminist agendas in dispositive film.
ProQuote Film board member Barbara Teufel, NIHRFF director Andrea Kuhn, director Susanne Heinrich and film critic Jan Künemund discussed, analysed and criticised male associations, problematic identity-political representation agendas, one-dimensional concepts of success and courageous, independent and unusual perspectives beyond the European mainstream.
We would like to thank the Federal Association “Demokratie leben!” for the prevention of misanthropy for its support and the speakers, the moderator and the interested audience for the knowledgeable, sympathetic and differentiated discussion!

© Christoph Gabler

HEIMSPIEL IN TRANSIT enters the second half!

It’s halftime! The fourth day of HEIMSPIEL IM TRANSIT Festival is drawing to a close and a lot has happened since the exhilarating opening night. Exciting conversations with our guests, rousing screenings, informative discussions and our parties in the cinema pub created a festival atmosphere. After the successful start we are all the more motivated to make the second half of the festival week a great time!

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Sympathetic trio in the Andreasstadel

“Film festivals have taken on a completely new meaning in today’s world – it is precisely because of this that people go to the cinema again and perceive films more consciously,” said director Jan Bonny in a conversation with the audience after the film Wir wären andere Menschen.

Together with the actresses Aenne Schwarz and Silke Bodenbender he was a guest at HEIMSPIEL IM TRANSIT yesterday. After the screening of Wir wären andere Menschen im Andreasstadel they answered the questions of the audience. Afterwards Jupp, watt hamwer jemaht? ran in the Wintergarten, where there was also a Q&A with Bonny!

With presenter Marius Gardeia, the three film guests talked about negligible restrictions in filmmaking for public television, mutual freedoms in the cooperation with Jan Bonny, the importance of the choice of location for the creation of cinematic history and the boredom of not drinking.

We thank Jan Bonny, Aenne Schwarz and Silke Bodenbender for the natural and pleasant guest performance!

© Christoph Gabler

Impressions of a day during HEIMSPIEL IM TRANSIT

Another day of the festival comes to an end. Exciting discussions were held, great films were viewed and impressive moments were experienced. Here we share some impressions of the day’s events, the Q&As and our guests.

© Christoph Gabler

Q&A with Stefan Neuberger

Kameramann Stefan Neuberger beim Gespräch zu Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit

The concept of home is particularly important in Bavaria. Due to the social conflicts of recent years, the interest in talking to cameraman Stefan Neuberger at the first screening in Regensburg was particularly great.

For the new documentary Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit by director Thomas Heise deals with this theme in a very unique way. In the interplay between images related to the present and personal documents related to the past, the film manages to recast the term in a new perspective.

Many thanks to Stefan Neuberger for the pleasant conversation with our presenter Lukas Liska and the detailed explanations about the development and background of the film!

Student Academy Award winner here in Regensburg!

Patrick Vollrath is currently giving a television interview for BR’s KinoKinoformat before the screening of his feature film debut 7500. After the screening in the Ostentor cinema, he will answer questions from the audience and our presenter Maciej. We look forward to lively discussions and would like to thank Patrick Vollrath for this great opportunity!

Q&A with Claus Reichel

Oray portrays a religious subculture in a sensitive, precise and true-to-life way, which usually remains invisible in Germany beyond emotional and heated discourses. After the screening the audience had the opportunity to discuss with the producer behind the film, Claus Reichel, in addition to questions from our side. Due to the topicality of the issue, the interested audience asked questions with lively participation about the difficult casting process, the reception abroad and the reaction of Muslim communities to the work.

We thank Claus Reichel and our presenter Michaela very much!