The Familiar // 2021
// Short film
// 11 Minutes / no dialogue / digital / in black and white and in colour / 2.35:1
Cast Markus J. Bachmann, Biniam Graffé // Composer Roman Jungblut
// Cinematographer Linda Schefferski // Producer Nils Ramme
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Teaser // 55"
Alien crashes on an inhospitable planet and tries to contact their home planet. While searching, Alien experiences a world in which Alien is simultaneously trapped and repelled. When discovering someone who returns Alien’s gaze, they create themselves a sanctuary.
The film intends to create a surreal parallel world, reflecting the alien figure's subjective view of our real world/society and to challenge the alien figure to become the most human character in the film.
2022 Festival Tous Courts, Aix-en-Provence, France
2022 Lucca International Film Festival, Italy
2022 Everybody's Perfect Film Festival Geneva, Switzerland
2022 Tourne-films Festival Lausanne, Switzerland
2021 Frameline, San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, USA
2021 NewFest, LGBTQ+ Film and Media, New York, USA
2021 Seattle Queer Film Festival, USA
2021 River Film Festival, Italy
2021 FiSH Festival, Germany
2021 Blonde Cobra Festival, Germany
2021 up-and-coming Film Festival Hannover, Germany
full screener available on request