ZU GAST BEI JAMES SIMON
An Invitation by James Simon
To this day, numerous world-class works of art and archaeological objects adorn the cabinets and exhibition halls of Berlin's Museum Island, bestowed to the museums by the Berlin art collector and philantrophist James Simon (1851-1932). Amongst the many treasures he has donated, the world renowened bust of Nefertiti is still one of the highlights of the Berlin museums. But how did James Simon, a cotton manufacturer who was interested in the Italian Renaissance, medieval german art and the Egyptian and mesopothanian archaeology, lead his life surrounded by this exceptional art collection?
The VR Experience "ZU GAST BEI JAMES SIMON - an invitation by James Simon" will showcase the inside of his private mansion in Berlin's Tiergarten district and offers deeper insights into the collection through a personal encounter with James Simon. The duration of the experience will be about 15 min.
ZU GAST BEI JAMES SIMON is a co-production between LUPA FILM (Berlin) and AMILUX FILM (Vienna), funded by medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the James Simon Foundation and is in cooperation with the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
An Interactive Experience
The interactive experience, Schiele XR lets us visit the renowned artist Egon Schiele in his studio apartment days before his untimely death. He has contracted the Spanisch flu, but nevertheless our visit sparks so much joy in him that he decides to create one last drawing - a portrait of us.
While he is sketching he engages us in a conversation where we are asked questions by him. Depending on our answers we will experience different aspects of his life. We will dive into his memories and witness important and formative moments out of his point of view. At the end of the conversation we will receive a sketched portrait of ourselves in the style of Egon Schiele. Duration of the Schiele XR experience: 25 min.
A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE
German OV with English or Spanish subtitles
DCP mastered on HD
10people | 10relationships | 10realities
Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler´s “La Ronde” the lives of ten people will be changed forever. Over the course of 24 hours intimate secrets are revealed and formerly hidden connections come to light. The characters are confronted with unforseeable consequences of their actions and their lives will never be the same.
Filmed from the subjective point of view of the acting characters A Matter of Perspective is a reedited version of the experimental 360° film Carrousel - The Experience. It is an episodic film highlighting the complexity of human relationships and deals with the polarity between freedom and responsibility.
German / English
360° stereoscopic 6K
An Adventure in VR
Maria, a young hotheaded but insecure woman is lured into a mirror world by an old man, who is trying to steal her dreams. She is sent on a fantastic journey, which quickly turns into a nightmare. She can finally escape the old man’s realm by overcoming her fears and accepting who she really is.
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Germany / Austria
Dolby SR / 5.1
Director Rebecca Panian
TALAS FILM & AMILUX FILM
You want to drink your coffee peacefully but instead you end up in a situation where people start to stir up hatred against refugees – what do you do?
While waiting for her train in a café a young woman (Olivia) suddenly ends up in a situation where the barista chases away a begging girl and starts to stir up hatred against refugees with two customers. Olivia has to decide whether to simply leave the place like another customer does or to take action. Based on a true story.
CAROUSSEL - The Experience
360° Cinema XR
Dolby SR / 5.1
Carrousel is a story about relationships, responsibility and dependencies. There are 10 scenes which are beaded into a frame story:
Two people meet on an overnight bus to Vienna. The poetess, who left Vienna many years ago and is reluctant to be back. She only wants to change buses. The puppeteer, who is tired of being on tour cannot wait to be with his girlfriend and daughter again. He persuades her to spend a day in Vienna. They both wander through their day where they meet old friends and make new acquaintances. They run into each other the next morning, changed.
THROUGH DARCELLE'S EYES
LGBT Historical Documentary
Portland, Oregon, USA
stereo sound / 5.1
Brad Gill, Rachel Bracker
Walter Cole, aka Darcelle XV, is the world‘s oldest living and performing drag queen.
She’s won a Guinness World Record and an Emmy for her vivacious performances that showcase humor, glitz, and yes, even a pair of bedazzled glowing chaps!
At 87 years old, Darcelle shows no signs of slowing down. She continues to wow audiences with her weekly performances, and advocacy for the LGBTQ community is always part of the mix. Such work is nothing new for Darcelle, who has been an integral part of the gay-rights movement in Portland, Oregon since the 1970’s.
“Through Darcelle’s Eyes” will introduce audiences to the life and journey of a legendary performer who braved discrimination and never backed down. Through interviews with Darcelle, performance footage, and creatively staged animations of Portland‘s past, this timeless film preserves and honors the history of one of world‘s most cherished performers, the one and only Darcelle XV.