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The Familiar

Film Notes

Original Title: The Familiar

Country, year: Germania, 2021
Duration: 11′
Color: colore

Director: Julian Quentin

Cast: Markus J. Bachmann, Biniam Graffé

Screenplay: Julian Quentin

Photography: Linda Schefferski

Film editing:

Music: Roman Jungblut

Production: Nils Ramme


Screening info

  Location: Cinema Centrale | Date: 29/09/2022 Time 17.30

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Alien crashes on an inhospitable planet and tries to contact his*her 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 reflects identity issues and themes of otherness. In doing so, he creates a surreal parallel world that is meant to reflect the alien figure’s subjective view of our real world, so that the alien figure suddenly becomes the most actually human figure in the film. In the process, camp as queer aesthetics and futuristic narratives from pop culture influence the expression of the film. These abstractions provide a different perspective on hegemonic norms and structures.

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