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Gbeisenaustraße 83, 10961 Berlin, Germany
SECOND PRIZE OF THE JURY
14' / 2014 / Germany
Audience vote 4.47
Working with footage that the filmmaker captured in Japan 2011 right after an unimaginable catastrophe hit the country, this cinematic composition examines the randomness and distance of the footage itself, in order to attain a new level of perception by overlapping image and sound and therefore recreating a sensation of being lost in a foreign country under state of emergency.
Visions du Réel 2014 / Indie Lisboa 2014
Sebastian Mez, born in 1982 in Essen, Germany, began to study at Filmakademie Baden Württemberg in 2007, specializing in directing. His first short Clean Up was shown at more than 40 international film festival and won several prices. His film Ein Brief aus Deutschland, which takes a special approach onto the subject of modern slavery and prostitution in Europe, won the international middle length competition at Visions du Réel in Nyon in 2011. His first feauture Metamorphosen premiered at the Berlinale 2013 followed by numerous festivals like BAFICI, Indie Lisboa and CPH:DOX. Sebastian lives and works in Berlin.
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