two giants that exist here – a german fairytale


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zwei Riesen die es hier gibt - ein deutsches Märchen

Gianna Scholten
2023, Germany, 21 min

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Two giants that exist here - a german fairy tale confronts us with the right-wing spiritual movement in Germany, which gained a strong following during the Corona pandemic. In symbolic encounters, such as a train ride passing by the Lorelei, underscored by Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, original audio recordings from the right-wing extremist conspiracy scene are juxtaposed with the visually stunning aesthetics of German fairy tales.In reference to Grimm's Hansel and Gretel, the film explores the unsettling transformation from innocent belief in gnomes and fairies into the dangerous realm of the belief in a Jewish world conspiracy. The question arises whether the comforting spiritualism is merely a Trojan horse for an anti-Semitic, racist, and misogynistic worldview.
21 min
Gianna ScholtenKunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Festival Screenings
  • FID Marseille, France, 2023, Flash Competition
    - Prix Alice Guy
  • Lago Film Fest, Italy, 2028, New Signs Competition
    - New Signs Award
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