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Continuity (Short)

CONTINUITY (SHORT) (Continuity (Short)) Omer Fast, D 2012, 41 min

Coming home from Afghanistan.

Torsten and Katja, a couple in their fifties, go to a train station and pick up Daniel, a young soldier, who has just returned from Afghanistan. The meeting is clumsy. At home, he doesn't return his parents' affection. The next day, Torsten and Katja again sit in their car and drive to the station. Another young soldier is waiting at the same place ...

Special Mention: Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2013
Jury Prize of the German Competition: Kurz Film Fest Hamburg 2013
German Short Film Prize 2013 - Special Prize for medium-length films

Biography of Omer Fast

Omer Fast was born in Jerusalem in 1972. He holds a BA in English from Tufts University, a BFA in Visual Arts from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. Since finishing his studies in 2000, Fast has participated in over 150 international exhibitions, including solo shows at the Whitney Museum in New York, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Dallas Museum of Art and Museum of
Modern Art in Vienna. Group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA13, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Fast received the Bucksbaum award for his work “The Casting” at the Whitney Biennial in 2008 and has also won the National Galerie’s Prize for Young Art in Berlin in 2009 with his work “Nostalgia”. His work is in several international collections including Tate Modern, the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Centre Pompidou.

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Press Coverage

Of the several films shown in the park, Omer Fast’s new piece, a 40-minute work titled Continuity, stood out. (Frieze)

If Omer Fast’s creepy and incestuous Continuity made me want to take a shower (the expert film follows a bourgeois German couple as they hire male escorts to enact the speculative homecoming of the son that they lost in Afghanistan). (

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