Hofer-Internationale-Filmtage-Laurel

CRISIS IS ALWAYS

Fictional feature film, 60 min
Script (together with Uta Hörmeyer), direction and montage: Dan Dansen

Starring Lea Ostrovskiy, Mariann Yar, Dieter Rita Scholl, Astarte Posch


“Crisis is always” tells the story of a young woman’s politicization. In the midst of (anti)feminism, right wing populism and precarity emerges a tender story of solidarity and friendship between the young protagonist Laura, her best friend Aylin, and Tamara, a non-binary trans person in her mid sixties.

Laura, in her early 20s, is looking for her place in life. She works as a cleaner in a hotel – precariously employed, in debt, and without any formal training or qualifications. Laura is in crisis. But there is a glimmer of hope: she wants to move in with Franziska, her partner. Franziska is a member of a new far-right party and Laura’s interest in politics is piqued.

Laura is connected to her best friend Aylin, who works in the kitchen of the same hotel, through tender working class solidarity. When Aylin finds out that Laura’s girlfriend Franziska is a member of a far-right party, Laura’s one friendship is put at stake. It is only through a chance encounter with the 60-something trans activist, Tamara, that she is able to gain a new perspective.

“Crisis is always” creates intimacy with its protagonists through long, observant shots, and dives with Laura into her sound-world. In a dialogue between experimental sound and image, a contemporary portrait of society emerges that pits the solidarity of friendship against neoliberal capitalism.



UPCOMING




October - November 2020

Germany Online
21.10. - 01.11.2020
"Crisis is always" at the 54th Hof International Film Festival
21.10. - 01.11.2020 Screening as part of the section Political Films
As Video-On-Demand program at Hof/On Demand-Seiten, geo-blocked for for Germany


October 2020

Hof, Germany
23.10.2020
World Premiere: "Crisis is always" at the 54th Hof International Film Festival
14:30 Screening as part of the section Political Films
Afterwards Q&A with Dan Dansen, Lea Ostrovskiy and Antonia Giesler
At Scala Filmtheater Hof, Saal 3, Wörthstraße 4-6, 95028 Hof


Hof, Germany
21.10.2020
World Premiere: "Crisis is always" at the 54th Hof International Film Festival
17:00 Screening as part of the section Political Films
Afterwards Q&A with Dan Dansen, Lea Ostrovskiy, Mariann Yar and Antonia Giesler
At Bürgergesellschaft Hof, Poststraße 6, 95028 Hof


Hof, Deutschland
21.10.2020
World Premiere: "Crisis is always" at the 54th Hof International Film Festival
10:00 Screening as part of the section Political Films
For accredited professionals