CUFF

Careless Reef- Preface
Gerard Holtthuis
Experimental 35mm 3:00 2005 Austria

What do we see in a face? This is the introduction to the short film series Careless Reef, from which the festival screened Marsa Abu Galawa in

2004.

Sans Supervision
Andrew Betzer
Short 35mm 10:30 2005

A young girl saves herself one summer’s day while her parents lose
themselves in each other.

The Traveler
William Olsson
Feature Video 60:00 2005 Sweden

“When confronted by his longtime girlfriend, telling him that he is unable to love and is more dead than alive, Albin’s life falls apart. He gets fired from his job at a bank and cannot push himself to take the final exam for a prestigious M.B.A. degree. Albin flees home in desperation and ends up at a seedy hostel in former East Berlin. After meeting an aspiring Polish actress in an artist’s squat, Albin decides to find a new meaning in life and become an author. But the young Polish woman departs for Warsaw unexpectedly, leaving a note declaring her love for Albin. Confused and dejected, Albin wanders the streets of Berlin. Albin finds a friend at the hostel with whom he explores the adventurous underground techno scene of Berlin. They meet two English girls and the days are spent playing and partying. Fulfilled by his newfound friends, Albin decides to stay in Berlin. Running out of money, he takes a job as a cleaner at the hostel. He becomes involved with an American exchange student and hangs around with a homeless musician. Meanwhile, Loveparade, the annual festival of sex, drugs and

electronica is approaching…”

“The Traveler was shot on location in Berlin. The film is what one could describe as “reality-fiction”. It is made to appear like a fiction film, but actually blends the borders between fiction and documentary. The only actors in the film are the main character, Albin, and his former girlfriend Lisa. All other characters in the film are real human beings, convinced, at

the time of shooting, that they are in a documentary.” – William Olsson

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