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The 12th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival Berlin
11th - 14th May

Unsichtbare Gegner (Invisible Adversaries)

FRIDAY, 12.05.17, 20:00

VALIE EXPORT, Austria, 1977, 110min
Anna, a photographer and video reporter in Vienna, hears a radio report about an invasion of invisible aliens – the Hyksos – who intend to take over the Earth and its inhabitants. “But the aspects of VALIE EXPORT’s film that are of interest to us come not only from the theme of a schizophrenic young woman and her relationship with a paternalistic man, but also from the aesthetic she developed simultaneously. The film does not submit aesthetically to a clean division between a normal, objective surroundings and abnormal, schizophrenic distortion and projection. It neither filmically separates the projections and dreams from their environment in quasi- bjectivity nor does it lose itself to a depiction of the woman’s subjective point of view by pretending to assume it for the purpose of telling the story. On the contrary, the film takes its aesthetic from the very fact that it includes the various levels.” (Gertrud Koch)
Special Guest – VALIE EXPORT
Please Note – Q&A After the film will be held in German.