Young European Cinephiles
THE “YECs” BRING EUROPEAN FILM CULTURE TO FRANKFURT. The six young people from Georgia, Italy and Germany present their own selection of films to the LUCAS audience and look forward to an open exchange in the cinema. The theme of the Cinephiles this year: “Power”!
Society and politics have always negotiated questions of power. As a reflection of the zeitgeist, film has been revealing power structures since its beginning: between individuals in intense psychodramas, in documentaries about political intrigue, or in propaganda films that seek to guide our thinking. By its reach and popularity alone, film has enormous power to influence people. “Cinema is an extremely powerful way to tell powerful messages to people”, summarizes Bianca from Bologna.
Since spring, the Young European Cinephiles have been studying the many forms and effects of power in intensive online workshops. Their goal is to curate their own film series. On the occasion of the cooperation with the festival “Politik im Freien Theater” (Politics in Free Theater), three films will be shown at LUCAS that question authority, uncover dominant structures and the exploration of (their own) boundaries. The young cinephiles present their film selection for discussion after each screening.
Caspar from Frankfurt, for example, is interested in how people relate to power: “Do they want to seize it, do they want to share it, do they want to hide it, do they want to hide from it?” Marianna from Tbilisi adds, “It is a fascinating challenge for viewers to detect and identify ways the theme of power can be implied in different films.” We agree and accept the challenge, together with you.
For the Young European Cinephiles film selection and tickets click here: