Lakeside Film Festival 2022 Programme

Nude Tuesday 

Sundance Short Films 2022

Atlantide

Grrl Haus Cinema
Moments Like This Never Last 
Mandibles (English Subtitles)
Speak No Evil (English Subtitles)
Flee (Eng Subs)
We Might As Well Be Dead (Engish Subtitles)
Achtung Berlin | Youthtopia
The Balcony Movie
The Beta Test
Zola

 

Program 2022

 

Nude Tuesday 

Director: Armağan Ballantyne

 

Jackie van Beek

Damon Herriman

Jemaine Clement

 

Jackie van Beek first appeared on the Mobile Kino screens with the adorable EAGLE VS SHARK and we are excited to bring her latest work to the Lakeside program. NUDE TUESDAY sees Jackie van Beek welcoming Jemaine Clement and Damon Herriman to share the screen for this absolutely absurd concept. The idea is all gibberish. Quiet literally. All dialogue in this film is a fictional language played with English subtitles. The new idea works extremely well with the films running theme of miscommunication.    

 

NUDE TUESDAY

A suburban couple goes to a new-age retreat as a last ditch attempt to save their marriage. Their path to reconnection is riddled with hilarity and humiliation as they seek to find themselves and each other.


 

Sundance Short Films 2022

 

Every year Lakeside welcomes a select program of short films direct from the Sundance Film Festival. A pool of filmmakers are included and a special program of highlights of the 2022 Sundance Short Film program will be screened during the Lakeside Film Festival.  

 

SHORT FILMS:

 

WARSHA

Dania Bdeir

France/Libanon 2021 – 15 min

Live Action

Crane adventure

A Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut volunteers to cover a shift on one of the most dangerous cranes, where he is able to find his freedom.

 

YOU GO GIRL!

Shariffa Ali

USA 2021 – 13 min

Live Action

Comedian outdoor

Audrey, a New York City comedian who can make a joke of any situation, faces a staggering challenge in the beautiful mountains of Oregon. Can this city woman overcome her fears and rise?

 

STRANGER THAN ROTTERDAM WITH SARA DRIVER

Lewie Kloster, Noah Kloster

USA 2021 – 9 min

Animation

Smuggling – In 1982, the completion of Jim Jarmusch’s sophomore film, Stranger Than Paradise, hinged on producer Sara Driver’s willingness and ability to smuggle one of the world’s rarest films.

 

IF I GO WILL THEY MISS ME

Walter Thompson-Hernández

USA 2022 – 13 min

Live Action

Fly!

Lil’ Ant is obsessed with Pegasus, the Greek mythological character, since first learning about him at school in Watts, California. He begins to notice imaginary airplane people around his home.

 

TRAINING WHEELS

Alison Rich

USA 2022 – 15 min

Live Action

Partner search

When romantically inexperienced Enid meets the man of her dreams, she panics and decides the safest thing to do is rent a man from a questionable website to learn how to navigate dating.

 

GOOD BYE JEROME

Gabrielle Selnet, Adam Sillard, Chloé Farr,

France 2022 – 8 min

Animation

In paradies

Having just arrived in paradise, Jerome sets out to find his wife Maryline. In the course of his search, he sinks into a surreal and colorful world in which no one seems to be able to help him.

 

MAKASSAR IS A CITY FOR FOOTBALL FANS

Khozy Rizal

Indonesia/France 2021 – 20 min

Live Action

Among football fans

In a city where men have to go crazy about football, Akbar has to pretend to love the game in order to prevent rejection from his new college friends. He tries his best.


Horror and Camp Shorts at the Lakeside Film Festival

 

GRRL HAUS CINEMA presents Horror and Camp Shorts with an evening of films to make you squeal with laughter and fright.

 

SHORT FILMS: 

 

CRACKPOT 

A comic take on kidnapping and the apocalypse. 

 

MANY HAPPY RETURNS

An action horror film all taking place in your local Späti. 

 

HOMINICID 

A Giallo film that is rightfully taken over by the main actress. 

 

HOTEL LA MATRICE 

A horror film on the menstrual cycle. 

 

PUSSY CRUISING  

A humorous short fantasy on lesbian “cruising”. 

 

WILDCAT 

A redemption story on Mary Todd Lincoln who is committed to an insane asylum and tries to prove her sanity with the help of a medium. 

 

AT LEAST IT WAS A FRUIT PIE 

An experimental satire film on the anti-gay campaigns of Anita Bryant, who is now played by a glamorous drag queen. 

 

RABBITFOLK 

A folk horror drama about a woman living in the woods and how a mysterious rabbit changed her life.

 

LE WINNER 

A story of a cocky loser with basic dreams.



Moments Like This Never Last 

Director: Cheryl Dunn

 

In 2014 Mobile Kino teamed up with Urban Nation and Urban Spree to present the new documentary from Cheryl Dunn. EVERYBODY STREET was screened in the Urban Spree gallery together with a photo exhibition from Martha Cooper. The director returns to the Mobile Kino screens with her new documentary on the late artist Dash Snow.

   

MOMENTS LIKE THIS NEVER LAST 

The latest film from Cherly Dunn is a filmic exploration of the life and legacy of the late artist Dash Snow. Born Dashiell Alexander Whitney Snow, Dash Snow rejected a life of privilege to make his own way as an artist on the streets of downtown New York City in the late 1990s.


 

Mandibles (English Subtitles)

Director: Quentin Dupieux

 

It wouldn’t be Lakeside without a stoner comedy. This year things get weird with Quentin Dupieux.

 

MANDIBLES

Two hapless losers discover a giant fly in the trunk of a stolen car and decide to domesticate it in a bizarre get-rich-quick scheme.

When simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, they decide to train it in the hope of making a ton of cash.


 

Speak No Evil (English Subtitles)

Director: Christian Tafdrup

 

There is no better time to watch a horror film then when you are in the remote woods miles from civilization. Lakeside Film Festival loves to highlight the horror films from relatively unknown filmmakers. This year we welcome director Christian Tafdrup with the Danish horror.   

 

SPEAK NO EVIL 

On a vacation in Tuscany, a Danish family instantly becomes friends with a Dutch family. Months later the Danish couple receive an unexpected invitation to visit the Dutch in their wooden house and decide to go for the weekend. However, it doesn't take long before the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. Things gradually get out of hand, as the Dutch turn out to be something very else than what they have pretended to be. The small Danish family now find themselves trapped in a house, that they wish they had never entered.

 

Flee (Engish Subtitles)

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

 

Selected to be included in the Lakeside Animation program is the new documentary telling the story of an extraordinary journey from Afghanistan. 

 

FLEE

Flee tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon to be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, he tells for the first time the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan.


 

We Might As Well Be Dead (Engish Subtitles)

Director: Natalia Sinelnikova

 

One of the local films included in the Lakeside program is the comedy drama from Natalia Sinelnikova. The filmmaker emigrated from St. Petersburg to Germany in 1996 as a Jewish quota refugee. She grew up in Berlin and studied at Babelsberg Film University in Potsdam. 

 

WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD

Anna (Ioana Iacob) lives and works at an isolated and self-sufficient apartment complex with strict tenant expectations. Life in the complex is perfect until one of the tenant’s dogs mysteriously vanishes. Even worse, Anna’s daughter Iris (Pola Geiger) becomes convinced she carries an evil that causes her thoughts to become reality. These events set the stage for a slow but nevertheless maddening descent for the complex’s tenants, who become more paranoid about the outside than ever before in this timely dramatic satire. --Frederic Boyer


 

Achtung Berlin | Youthtopia

Director: Dennis Stormer

 

Achtung Berlin have worked closely together with Mobile Kino on various projects over the years. We invited the Berlin based team to select a special program to be included in the Lakeside Film Festival. 

 

YOUTHTOPIA

"We're screwing up our entire future," Wanja and her friends say jokingly, as they count the likes on their smartphones. The colourful bunch has no intention of worrying about the future; all they are interested in is having fun and causing uproar. Free from any responsibilities, this clique of long-term youths lives in an old barn, away from the city. Society is being entirely monitored online by the so-called "algorithm": it determines when someone is considered an adult or gets a job. Everything suddenly changes the day Wanja is classified as an adult. Her new life as an architect, which comes with an apartment and car, soon opens up new privileges. A struggle between impetuous youth and a growing sense of duty begins.

 

The Balcony Movie

Director: Pawel Lozinski

 

Selected as part of the Lakeside Documentary program is a unique idea from Polish filmmaker Pawel Lozinski.  

 

Composed from the conversations that the director holds with people passing by in the street under his Warsaw apartment, each story in 'The Balcony Movie' is unique and deals with the way we try to cope with life as individuals. All together, they create a self-portrait of contemporary human life, and the passers-by present a composite picture of today's world.



 

The Beta Test

Directors: Jim Cummings & PJ McCabe

 

Jim Cummings previously work THUNDERROAD was a short film that screened at one of the original Lakeside Film Festival weekends. The short film was then turned into a feature film that was also selected in the 2019 Lakeside Film Festival program. Mobile Kino welcomes back filmmaker and Lakeside regular Jim Cummings with his dark comedy THE BETA TEST. 

 

THE BETA TEST

A married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, murder and infidelity.


 

Zola

Director: Janicza Bravo

 

Lakeside Film Festival has selected the A24 film ZOLA to be included in the 2022 program. The film is based on a real twitter thread which resulted in a Rolling Stone article "Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted" by David Kushner.

 

ZOLA

Zola, a part-time stripper, meets and befriends a woman who informs her about a way to make easy money in Florida. However, their trip gradually turns into a sleepless odyssey.

 

Atlantide

Director: Yuri Ancarani

 

Selected in the Lakeside Documentary program is the new film set in Venice by filmmaker Yuri Ancarani. The video artist/filmmaker combines his work styles with a blend of documentary with added visually stunning scenes made for the big screen. The film creates a unique story not about Venice but about its underground and inhabitants.   



ATLANTIDE

A young man from Sant'Erasmo, an island on the edges of the Venice Lagoon lives on his wits, isolated even from his peer group who are busy exploring an existence of pleasure-seeking expressed in the cult of the barchino (motorboat).