SYMPTOMATIC SILENCE OF COMPLICIT FORGETTING
WANG Tuo, Mainland China 2019, 26 min. Chinese with Chinese and English subtitles (German Premiere)
AN ASIAN GHOST STORY
WANG Bo, The Netherlands, Hong Kong 2023, 37 min. Cantonese, English with Chinese and English subtitles (Berlin Premiere)
THE MAKING OF CRIME SCENES
HSU Che-Yu, France 2022, 22 min. Chinese with English subtitles (German Premiere)
An 85-minute short film program that will immerse you in the remaking of history and memory. SYMPTOMATIC SILENCE OF COMPLICIT FORGETTING constructs a parallel dimension by intertwining stories from three different temporal backgrounds. Using the theory of "forms of forgetting" as a starting point, the film delves into collective unconscious silences. AN ASIAN GHOST STORY uses the export of fake hair research as an entry point, and through a blend of fiction and reality, it reconstructs the relationship between U.S. Imperialism and East Asia during the Cold War era. THE MAKING OF CRIME SCENES recreates a Taiwanese political assassination through use of 3D printing technology and actor portrayals. Through a materialistic approach, it explores how public and private memories are constructed and observed.