The body as a wound that never heals.

Directors Statement

How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing? Since many of our films are based on an elaborate and time-consuming research, the phase of pre-production is often as long as the artistic work itself – and the starting point can hardly be named in retrospect. CUT took us about half a year in the making. It was developed on a small grant according to the reference system of the German Federal Film Board. Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”? The term is not relevant to us as long as this “community” neglects crucial species of filmmaking. If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen? Films beyond the standards of the industry, films that seriously strive for art. One night would not do though and the cinema would have to stay occupied for all those films and audiences that do not have a place in the film culture that we live in. What is your next project? We are preparing an exhibition devoted to our work at Kunstverein Hannover in January 2014.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller

Written by: Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller

Produced by: Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller

Editing: Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller

Sound: Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2013