Seen through the prism of Bertolt Brecht, the film Pied Piper is a satirical folklore of a simple laundryman, Chunnilal, who is rumored to have acquired his beloved donkey’s brains in a freak accident. Charming millions with his asinine conscience that refuses to let go, Chunnilal soon rises to become the most popular hero of his time whom the establishments starts to fear. Laced with black humour, the film mirrors the current socio-political status in India ranging from extreme disappointment to almost juvenile hopefulness.
Vivek Budakoti IN Pied Piper 1:52:54 2013 GP
Alan Aranha and Bharat Mirle IN Banned 01:35 2013 (supporting film) EP
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Ina Sladic and Eberhard Kranemann
There are very few boundaries when it comes to Eberhard Kranemann. A word-sound-dance-video performance would stretch credulity elsewhere, but this founding member of Kraftwerk has spanned so much without thinning his inventive input that this mélange of words only piques curiosity. The tirelessly creative artist will join forces with Ina Sladic for the so-described “100 Years of Paranoia,” focusing on the life of William Burroughs on the 100th anniversary of the Beat guru’s birth. The various artistic devices will be connected through an improvised “puzzle principle” that maintains harmony while providing the means to shift from art form to art form. Burroughs’ texts and recorded readings initiate a transition from theoretical to physical interpretation. Those who witnessed Kranemann’s [DL9] performance (alongside his short film “Fingerballett”) will know his power to mesmerize. Not to be missed!
supporting film: Eberhard Kranemann DE Im Panikraum 07:18 2013 World Premiere
Flicka is Julia Deryabina and Oskar Lindskog, Berlin musicians born from the vast woodlands of Sweden and the southern coast of Ukraine. Working from a Kreuzberg bedroom, Flicka delivers electronic music with an organic feel — having fun combining groovy rhythms, abstract sounds and spaced-out blue notes.