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The Newt Congress

Matthias SAHLI , Immanuel ESSER|Switzerland, Germany|2022|16min |Asian Premiere |12+

Code Time Theater Rate GV
227 6/30  17:30 - 18:52 CGV Sopung 8 15 GV
507 7/3  11:00 - 12:22 CGV Sopung 8 15
727 7/5  17:00 - 18:22 CGV Sopung 8 15 GV
227 6/30  17:30 - 18:52CGV Sopung 8
15  GV
507 7/3  11:00 - 12:22CGV Sopung 8
15
727 7/5  17:00 - 18:22CGV Sopung 8
15  GV

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Program Note

For years now, giant talking newts have been used both for their labour and as laboratory animals. The Newt Congress takes place at a conference building surrounded by nature where participants have come together to optimize the exploitation of the animals. The short film is a free adaptation of Karel Čapek's novel War with the Newts.

Program Note

This work, which adapts Karel Čapek’s famous novel ar with the Newts, seems to reflect the author’s perspective on humanity. As a crisis arises, where people driven by their own convenience witness a proliferation of newts and their exploration beyond their territories, they convene a meeting to eliminate them. While this work may be static, it cleverly portrays ironic situations by directly showing the technicians who manipulate the newts, capturing the wit and satire of the original work. (Kristin JI)

Director

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Matthias SAHLI

Matthias and Immanuel have been talking to animals for years now while studying film. with Matthias in Zurich (ZHdK) and Immanuel in Cologne (KHM). In their location based approach to filmmaking, they explore worlds that are very similar to the one we live in but are distorted slightly by surreal elements. Currently, they are co-writing their first collaborative feature.
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Immanuel ESSER

Matthias and Immanuel have been talking to animals for years now while studying film. with Matthias in Zurich (ZHdK) and Immanuel in Cologne (KHM). In their location based approach to filmmaking, they explore worlds that are very similar to the one we live in but are distorted slightly by surreal elements. Currently, they are co-writing their first collaborative feature.