VISIT, THE (BESUCH, DER)

VISIT, THE
Scene from THE VISIT (photo © Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)

A tragicomical story about an old woman, who, to the horror of her son, is cooking up a meal in the middle of the night for her long-deceased friends. But as soon as her son is gone, the guests actually show up. Fantasy, dream or reality? What is the difference? When people get old…


Conrad Tambour was born in 1984 in Vienna, where he trained as a graphic designer. Since 2005, he has been studying Animation at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in Ludwigsburg. His short films include: FINITIO (animation, 2003), 3x4 (2004), DER ALTE (2006), KOPFBAHNHOF (animation, 2007), DIE PLAKATKLEBER (trailer for the Stuttgart Animation Festival 2008), and DER BESUCH (2010).
Genre Animation, Tragicomedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2010
Director Conrad Tambour
Screenplay Conrad Tambour
Animation Conrad Tambour, Michael Schulz, Julia Ocker, Jonas Jarvers, Jan Lachauer, Johannes Schiehsl
Producer Nicolas Palme
Voices Erni Mangold, Erwin Steinhauer, Klaus Ofczarek, Ingrid Burkhard
Production Company Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Length 9 min
Format DCP, HDCAM, color, 16:9
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, German
Festivals Schnit Bern 2011, Hiroshima 2012, BAFICI 2015
Awards Caligari Förderpreis, Magic Jack Award for Best Short Bern 2011

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