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7 short films celebrating the art of cinema, from animation, cinema verite, experimental to narrative fiction gems.

The animated documentary THE ONE WHO CROSSED THE SEA tells the story of a GDR refugee who joins the new right. In a folding boat, he flees via Denmark to Western Germany, where the story tips into the dark. His newly acquired freedom turns into disorientation. Only in a burgeoning nationalist movement does the main character find a new home. The film poses the elementary question: Where does the fear of the foreign and the desire for isolation really come from?

Director Biography - Jonas Riemer

Jonas Riemer was born near Berlin in 1990 and studied animation at the Film University Babelsberg. His short film MASCARPONE was screened at more than 100 festivals worldwide and won over 25 awards. The film was part of the "Next Generation Short Tiger" at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2019 Jonas Riemer realized the animated documentary THE ONE WHO CROSSED THE SEA with a grant from Nordmedia.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    11 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Canadian Premiere
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
    Lion Bischof
  • Producer
    Johannes Schubert, Jonas Riemer
  • Cast
    Nico Birnbaum