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Competition Winner: Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes, You‘re Dead Helen

Droste no hate de bokura | Junta Yamaguchi | JP 2020 | 70 Min | DCP
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Su,03.10.▸20:30
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Competition Winner Short Film and Méliès d‘argent
YOU’RE DEAD HELEN
T‘es morte Hélène
Michiel Blanchart | FR/BE 2021 | 24′

Kato runs a small café in Kyoto. Stepping into his apartment directly above the eatery one night, another Kato appears on his computer screen saying, “Hey, I am you. From two minutes in the future.” The already batshit premise of this one-take sci-fi comedy is rendered into a mind-bending experience in the hands of first-time director Junta Yamaguchi and his outstanding ensemble cast. In Japan, the dirt-cheap indie production has become a cult classic in no time, and the rest of the world will follow suit—of that we are sure, even if we can’t look into the future (not even two minutes).

Junta Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi, Junta was born in Osaka in 1987. He joined the theatre company Europe Kikaku in 2005 and has worked as a director of short films, dramas, commercials, and documentaries. Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes is his first feature film.
Language OmeU
Cast Kazunori Tosa, Aki Asakura, Riko Fujitani, Gota Ishida, Masashi Suwa
Writer Makoto Ueda
Editing Junta Yamaguchi
Cinematography Junta Yamaguchi

Screenings

Filmcasino
Su,03.10.▸20:30