The Sunset Special - short film
animation 17min. // 2021
Premiere: Locarno Film Festival
Hessischer Filmpreis Winner (Hessian Film Award) "Best Short"
Rated especially valuable by german film agency
FBW - Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll
A secluded beach location, the perfect partner, the most exclusive Hotel: It is the life of your dreams. Join an eerie trip to a luxurious place of unfulfilled desire, nostalgia and endless longing. Catch a unique glimpse through the polished facades of a world shaped by abundance and the reality distorting imagery of social media.
Caught up in their own fantasies, the main characters wander through this tropical paradise in search of the perfect hotel. In a linear gaming-like fashion, they seem to be moved by some external force, not leaving any space for a change in course or new perspective. Conversation and behaviour are superficial as if part of a template. The perfect facades are broken open by a glitch heavy, psychedelic aesthetic, that allows a glance into what lies beyond.