Burg Kino Lock-Up Shorts


While our doors remain closed for the moment, in our online-format BURG KINO LOCK-UP SHORTS for the last two months we have been featuring hand-picked short films by some of our favorite directors.

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Burg Kino Lock-Up Shorts
Original version with English subtitles
Director
Raphaela Schmid
Cast
Julia Franz Richter, Roman Binder, Marlene Hauser
Plot Outline
As part of an unusual farewell ritual, two siblings end up at a Chinese restaurant. Both feel guilty after the recent death of their mother and find it difficult to broach the subject. At another table a father improves his daughter's homework, at the next a date goes wrong, and somewhere in between, the server's collar bursts. Though the tables are close together, the siblings hardly notice the little dramas taking place.
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Burg Kino Lock-Up Shorts
Original version with English subtitles
Director
Stefan Langthaler
Cast
Kristóf Gellén, Günter Tolar, Birgit Stimmer
Plot Outline
80-year-old retiree Arthur lives in a modest council home in Vienna. For quite some time he has lovingly been caring for his seriously ill wife Martha, with only female nurses assisting him. As he finds Fabiu, the new male Hungarian care worker, on his doorstep, his routine is broken. But soon the two men become closer and inside Arthur feelings of desire and suppressed longing start to rise.
Director
Wes Anderson
Cast
Jason Schwartzman, Natalie Portman, Waris Ahluwalia
Plot Outline

In a Paris hotel room, Jack Whitman lies on a bed. His phone rings; it's a woman on her way to see him, a surprise. She arrives and the complications of their relationship emerge in bits and pieces. Will they make love? Is their relationship over?
Hotel Chevalier is the prequel to Anderson's subsequent movie "Darjeeling Limited".

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Burg Kino Lock-Up Shorts
Original version (Silent)
Director
Buster Keaton & Edward F. Cline
Cast
Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
Plot Outline

The story involves two newlyweds, Keaton and Seely, who receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding gift. The house can be built, supposedly, in "one week." A rejected suitor secretly re-numbers packing crates. The movie recounts Keaton's struggle to assemble the house according to this new "arrangement."

Director
Taika Waititi
Cast
Rangi Ngamoki, Hutini Waikato, Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards
Plot Outline
It's about two young brothers and a girl meeting on a carpark of a pub, while their parents are drinking inside. The short encounter grows from an initial rivalry into a potential friendship and first love.
Director
Agnès Varda
Cast
Dorothée Blanck, Antoine Bourseiller, André Rousselet, Jean Tasso, José Varela, Monika Weber
Plot Outline

For two months Varda, pregnant with her first child, filmed the people and surroundings of the Parisian Rue Mouffetard, commonly referred to as "La Mouffe". The film is widely regarded as one of the best examples for Varda's unconventional techniques and approach to filmmaking.

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Burg Kino Lock-Up Shorts
Original English version
Director
Martin McDonagh
Cast
Brendan Gleeson, Rúaidhrí Conroy, David Wilmot, Aisling O'Sullivan, Gary Lydon, Domhnall Gleeson, David Murray, David Pearse
Plot Outline
A black and bloody Irish comedy about a sad train journey where an older man, whose wife has died that morning, encounters a strange and possibly psychotic young oddball...
Director
Martin Scorsese
Cast
Peter Bernuth
Plot Outline

This short film is a metaphor for the Vietnam War. A man walks into a meticulously clean and sterile bathroom, concentrating on the polished porcelain and shiny metal motif. He then proceeds to shave. When his face is clean, however, he only continues to shave until he pierces through his skin. Blood covers him and falls around him, the red contrasting the perfect spotlessness of the bathroom. The film is a metaphor for the self-destructive involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War.

Director
Janicza Bravo
Cast
Michael Cera, Sarah Burns, Brett Gelman, Anna Rose Hopkins, Stephanie Allynne
Plot Outline

A paraplegic man leaves home for the first time only to discover that life on the outside is not like he had imagined it.

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Burg Kino Lock-Up Shorts
Original English version
Director
Christopher Nolan
Cast
Jeremy Theobald
Plot Outline

A man is trying to catch some sort of bug running around his room. He takes his shoes off and intends to crush it under the heel of his loafer. However, as he slowly begins to track the bug down and trap it things change dramatically, but the man continues his course of action. Nolan created the film during his university days using 16mm film.

Director
David Lynch
Cast
Dorothy McGinnis, Virginia Maitland, Robert Chadwick, Richard White
Plot Outline

A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother.

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Burg Kino Lock-Up Shorts
Original English version
Director
Andrea Arnold
Cast
Natalie Press, Danny Dyer
Plot Outline
Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. Scared that he doesn't want to go out with her, she lies and tells him that she is just babysitting the kids. This will be her first date in years.