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Membrane

The older man plays the piano, the woman is practicing Tai Chi, the younger man is aimlessly searching the Internet. In choreographed sequences the plotlines of these three solitary characters begin to thicken, into expressive conditions somewhere between hysterical activism and helpless resignation. Now and again they pause, peek out their windows into the darkness where they can sense an invisible danger. But despite their state of high alert, nothing happens. All three return to their routines, until they once again sit up and try to grab a hold of this intrusive, unfathomable something. With fragments of catastrophe poetry, news and sociological observations, Membrane addresses openness and segregation, information overload and powerlessness in a filmic collage.

Director: Max Philipp Schmid
Production: Stella Händler
Release: 2019

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