Authors:
Supervision:
Prof. Dietrich Leder
Project type: 2. Projekt
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Source:
Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Copyright: KHM / Autoren
Kontakt: archiv@khm.de

Graffito

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Authors:
Rami Hamze
Authors:
Year: 2009
Length: 00:14:45
Categories: Film / TV / Video, documentary, feature film
Project type: 2. Projekt
The superhero Graffito is unhappy in Germany. He goes to America and tries to make his own way in New York city. „The superhero has always been a mirror of the schizoid nature of the human personality itself: Clark Kent vs. Superman, the ego vs. the super-ego, the wish-fulfilment fantasy of almighty power and infinite possibilities vs. the harsh reality, where everyone is stumbling around, failing clumsily even at everyday tasks. Self-declared German superhero Graffito, complete with nylon suit and a ”G” logo emblazoned on his chest, bright green gloves and what looks like a pair of dark green swimming goggles, comes to New York. The orderly Germans had have neither experience with nor a stomach for superheroes, but surely that's gonna be different in the Big Apple, what with its tradition of Spider-Man etc. hanging out here? The filmmaking troika of writer/director Claudia Sárkány, writer/director/editor Rami Hamze and editor/DoP Mischa Leinkauf tell its story of a modern superhuman failure in mockumentary style, with some real and some acted encounters our hero has in the streets of New York. His superhero ability is supposed to be that his wall-drawings come to life – or do they? Actually he tries to help ordinary citizens by offering to help them carry shopping bags, by holding the door open for them or by amateurishly trying to direct traffic. Maybe he's out of shape. Maybe he's just a weirdo. He finds out that hardly anyone is interested in him or his offered help – would you? So he mostly spends his time doing polaroid self-portraits in front of graffiti-covered walls or hangs out in a comic book store, whose owner comes from the Simpsons tradition. The recognition he came here for is nowhere to be seen, and gratitude at this point is pretty much out of the question. His (few) ideals are the first thing to go, when he finally has to make some money to survive. But isn't that the point? GRAFFITO is a film about individuality, about weirdos and self-respect, but it refuses to deliver a fantasy happy-ending of the freak finally finding love and fame. It's about coping with failure, about selling out, lowering your expectations, but never giving up, always clinging to your dreams. Is this guy weird because his dreams are different than ours? Maybe. But then again, we all go through this phase of disenchantment or disillusionment in life, and all our dreams are different, too. And if we can accept this guy in tights for what he is – which we magically do somewhere around minute five of this shaky, but thoughtful short film – then maybe we can finally accept ourselves as we are, too.” http://www.2010lab.tv/en/video/graffito
Collaboration:
Buch und Regie: Rami Hamze und Claudia Sárkány
Kamera: Mischa Leinkauf
Schnitt: Mischa Leinkauf und Rami Hamze
Musik: Tom Ashforth
Tonmischung: Ralf Schipke
Supervision:
Prof. Dietrich Leder
Authors:
Rami Hamze
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Source:
Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Copyright: KHM / Autoren
Kontakt: archiv@khm.de
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Festivals

18.11.2009
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23.11.2009
Unlimited - Europäisches Kurzfilmfestival Köln 2009 (18.11.2009 - 23.11.2009)
Bes (feature film, 2008, 00:17:00)
by Daniela Roos
Unter Wasser (feature film, 2009, 00:17:00)
by Baris Aladag
Polar (feature film, 2009, 00:30:00)
by Michael Koch
the death of one. (documentary, 2009, 00:31:30)
by Patrick Doberenz
by Philipp Enders
Nightscape (animation film, 2009, 00:04:16)
by Eike Mosler
Radioplay - the film (feature film, 2009, 00:21:00)
by Heineking, jr.
Es war einmal eine Möhre (animation film, 2009, 00:03:50)
by Jie Lu
Aedis (animation film, 2009, 00:09:10)
by Julian Huber
Graffito (feature film, 2009, 00:14:45)
by Rami Hamze
17.03.2010
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21.03.2010
Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2010 (17.03.2010 - 21.03.2010)
Poolside (feature film, 2006, 00:19:00)
by Michael Koch
Polar (feature film, 2009, 00:30:00)
by Michael Koch
the death of one. (documentary, 2009, 00:31:30)
by Patrick Doberenz
by Philipp Enders
Narben im Beton (feature film, 2009, 00:30:00)
by Juliane Engelmann
A Day and a Eternity (documentary, 2009, 00:25:00)
by Anna Hepp
Kommen, Gehen, Bleiben (feature film, 2009, 00:24:00)
by Corinna Liedtke
Graffito (feature film, 2009, 00:14:45)
by Rami Hamze
09.04.2010
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11.04.2010
MIT European Short Film Festival Cambridge, USA 2010 (09.04.2010 - 11.04.2010)
Radioplay - the film (feature film, 2009, 00:21:00)
by Heineking, jr.
Zeitriss (experimental film, 2009, 00:11:00)
by Quimu Casalprim i Suárez
A Day and a Eternity (documentary, 2009, 00:25:00)
by Anna Hepp
Graffito (feature film, 2009, 00:14:45)
by Rami Hamze
Wanna be (feature film, 2009, 00:32:00)
by Christina Ebelt
Humble Pie (animation film, 2009, 00:04:26)
by Marcus Zilz
Allein der Gedanke (feature film, 2010, 00:24:00)
by Alexander Kluth
Das Mädchen in der dritten Reihe (commercial, 2007, 00:01:20)
by Stephan Bergmann
07.10.2010
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10.10.2010
Filmzeit Kaufbeuren 2010 (07.10.2010 - 10.10.2010)
Spuren (feature film, 2009, 00:23:30)
by Sebastian Fritzsch
A Day and a Eternity (documentary, 2009, 00:25:00)
by Anna Hepp
Graffito (feature film, 2009, 00:14:45)
by Rami Hamze
Oshima (feature film, 2010, 00:30:00)
by Lars Henning
12.11.2010
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20.11.2010
L’Alternativa Barcelona 2010 (12.11.2010 - 20.11.2010)
Graffito (feature film, 2009, 00:14:45)
by Rami Hamze
Holding Still (2010, 00:26:35)
by Florian Riegel
22.08.2011
Europe in Shorts 2011 (22.08.2011)
Graffito (feature film, 2009, 00:14:45)
by Rami Hamze
Poverty tells many stories (commercial, 2009, 00:01:00)
by Isabel Prahl
The Contenders (feature film, 2009, 00:07:48)
by Heineking, jr.
Free Slave (animation film, 2010, 00:07:58)
by Pauline Flory
Sunrise Dacapo (12cm/stehend) (documentary, 2008, 00:05:20)
by Nina Poppe
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