International Competition 01: Stepping Into the Void

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The past months of the pandemic have challenged us to cope with social isolation. Feelings of inner emptiness and confinement have increasingly led to mental instability. Still, leaning in to extreme situations can also trigger a process of self-discovery and motivate us to reach personal breakthroughs. We are forced to encounter our own selves, as painful as that may initially seem – which is, however, a prerequisite for experiencing open encounters with others. Films: Ran, The Train Station, Absence, Alive, Crab, How to be at home, Les derniers hommes