Sunday, February 18th
1:00 – 2:45 PM
CARNEGIE INSTITUTION for SCIENCE
$11 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR
The Astronauts’ Bodies
Directed by Alisa Berger
Lead Cast: Lars Rudolph, Zita Aretz, Béla Gabor Lenz, Luzie Nadjafi
Germany / 2017 / 74mins / US Premiere / In German with subtitles
When his two mature children start leaving the house, as they just have graduated from school, their father stops taking care of his body as a protest. His son Anton takes part in a bed-rest-study to contribute to space-traveling, while his sister Linda is in search of her first love. A film about the longing of exiled bodies.
Alisa Berger born 1987 in Machatschkala, Dagestan and raised in Lviv and Essen, lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Previous to her studies worked as First Assistant Director for Philip Gröning. 2010-2016 Alisa studied at the Academy of Media Art in Cologne, focussed on own fictional and experimental films and performative works. 2013 she studied at Universidad Nacional de Colombia fine arts. 2013 Scholarship of DAAD for Colombia exchange and Artist-in-Residency at „lugar a dudas“, Cali, Colombia. Since 2010 working together with artist Lena Ditte Nissen as artistic duo “bergernissen”. 2017 DAAD-Schoolarship for research in Tokyo on her next film “The Housewife”. Alisa is currently part of traveling exhibition DIE GRENZE by Goethe Institut, showing her recent work in Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Eastern Asia. “Die Körper der Astronauten” is her diploma project at Academy of Media Arts.