WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR BRAIN IF YOU SEE A GERMAN WORD LIKE...?

WHAT HAPPENS IN YOUR BRAIN IF YOU SEE A GERMAN WORD LIKE...?
photo © Malte Siepen

The German language is very flexible: one can simply string words together in order to create new ones. Director Zora Rux blends animation and live-action in order to make a humorous account of what happens inside the brain of a man reading an extremely complex word. Gently mocking intellectual language, the film investigates how different language structures affect the way we think.


Zora Rux has been studying Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin since 2011. In 2015 she was a scholarship holder at Columbia University in New York. She also worked as a casting director for Roy Andersson, obtained a scholarship for Valie Export’s photo class and toured the Berlin Film Festival and the Fusion Music Festival with her art project “Kinobox”. Her award-winning short SAFE SPACE (2014) was screened at over 100 festivals around the world. She is currently working on her first feature.
Genre Fiction
Category Short
Year of Production 2015
Director Zora Rux
Screenplay Zora Rux, Fred Burle
Cinematography Malte Siepen
Cast Steven Gänge, Hanns Zischler
Producer Fred Burle
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 5 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals ShortFest Palm Springs 2016, Warsaw 2016, Cambridge 2016, ECU European Independent FF 2017
Awards Short Tiger 2016

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