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The power of storytelling
The thematic film programme Shell Shock offers space for all film genres: from documentary to comedy, from cult film to costume drama. The stories of filmmakers and their characters bring you as close as possible to the experiences of people after a period of war and violence.
The tormented Vietnam War veteran Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, the soldiers suffering from PTSS in the documentary Crazy and the ex-tank commander of the animated film Waltz with Bashir share one thing: the urge to tell what happened to them in order to come to grips with it. Eye’s Shell Shock provides a forum for the cinematic representation of violent conflicts and traumatic memories.
Shell Shock opens the screening rooms to the personal imagination of the fear, anger and confusion that follows. The subjective experience takes centre stage, not the finding of truth.
Processing of the past
Fiction, in all its forms, often turns out to be the key to processing the past: from psychothriller (Jacob's Ladder, Adrian Lyne) and historical drama (Mrs Dalloway, Marleen Gorris) to the suspense in the artful animation La casa lobo (Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal Leon).
Shell Shock not only includes films but also socially engaged specials featuring talks, Q&As and performances. The programme focuses on such themes as memories and narrativity (Hannah Arendt), psychiatry (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) and the tales of Syrian refugees (storytelling). With a special edition of Cinema Stadsleven by Tracy Metz.
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