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Continuity (Shortfilm)

GER 2012, 41 min

Coming home from Afghanistan.

Synopsis

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

Press reviews

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). – art-agenda.com

Awards and Festivals

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

- dOCUMENTA13 in Kassel, 2012
- dOCUMENTA-"Finissage" at 3sat, 2012
- Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, 2013
- Rotterdam Film Festival (Short Tiger Competition), 2013
- Short Filmfest Hamburg, 2013 - Jurypreis des Deutschen Wettbewerbs
- Berlin: 2 films by Omer Fast, Gallery Arratia Beer, 2013
- Febiofest Prag, 2013
- Courtisane Festival Belgien, 2013
- European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, 2013
- Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen - Lobende Erwähnung, 2013
- Kurz Film Fest Hamburg - Jurypreis des Deutschen Wettbewerbs, 2013
- New Horizons IFF, Wroclaw, Polen, 2013
- Der neue Heimatfilm, 2013
- Filmmuseum Frankfurt, 2013
- Impakt Festival, Utrecht, 2013
- Unlimited Festival, Köln, 2013
- Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, 2013
- Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF, 2013
- Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis 2013 - Sonderpreis für mittellange Filme, 2013
- Goethe-Institut, Washington, USA 2014
- Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh, Scotland 2014
- Doppelgänger Festival, Halle, Germany 2014
- First Look Festival at Museum of the Moving Image, New York 2015
- La Cinémathèque québécoise, Montréal Canada 2016
- Jewish Film Festival, New York 2016
- Milano Design Film Festival, Italy, 2016
- Solo exhibition "Omer Fast", Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 2016/17
- Internationales Experimentalfilm- & Video Festival Zürich VIDEOEX 2017

Credits

Director and Screenplay
Omer Fast
With
André M Hennicke, Iris Böhm, Josef Mattes, Lukas Steltner, Niklas Kohrt
Director of Photography
Bernhard Keller
Editor
Heike Parplies, Omer Fast
Sound Recordist
Samuel Schmidt
Production Design
Beatrice Schultz
Costume Design
Lotte Sawatzki
Casting
Antje Scholz
Gaffer
Henry Notroff
Key Make-up Artist
Sara Lichtsteiner
Special Effects Make-up
Stefan von Essen
1st AD
Liesa Rademacher
1st AC
Andreas Pölzl
DIT
Phillip Wölke
Color Grading
Mark Wagner
Prop Key Grip
Nico Storch
Assistant Production Design
Michael Randel, Anne Kuhn
Stand By Prop
Anna-Maria Thönelt
Assistant Costume Design
Laura Büchel
Production Coordinator
Gesche Loft
Assistant Editor
Alex Jovanovic
Set Manager
Matti Cordewinus
Animation
Sasa Zivkovic
Sound Design
Jochen Jezussek
Producer
Irene von Alberti, Frieder Schlaich
Production
Filmgalerie 451       
Commissioned by
dOCUMENTA (13) and Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary
Supported by
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, ZDF/3sat and OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich

Distribution Details

Verleihkopien
DCP (2K, 24 fps, 5.1)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Promotion Material
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License Area
Worldwide
Rating
16