The Film All-Nighter: Radical Accomplices
The Film All-Nighter of accomplicity with radical heroines and feminist artistic practices from 1907 to 2023. It all starts with housemaid Cunégonde, who gives the starting signal for the great spring clean in her master’s bourgeois apartment, an anarchic reckoning with power relations in the early 20th century.
The video techniques of the 1980s and 1990s create new ways of seeing and hearing, traditional narrative formats are ousted by formal radicalism. The protagonists seek change and sexual self-determination and rebel against established gaze regimes, traditional role patterns and patriarchal structures in society and in film. The productions are of unsparing yet distanced directness; distraction is not allowed.
Long-term followers of the Festival show early formative works: they use feature films as starting points and interact with their characters. Narratives are rewritten critically and humorously to gain new perspectives on mass media formats. Documentary poetry, comic choreographies, re-enactments: the film-makers are often protagonists in their own narratives, embarking on a cinematic offensive with unpredictable twists and turns.