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If we can’t imagine a better future in these pessimistic times, how do we expect to build one?

Near and Elsewhere

Right now, as the societal future seems insecure and frightening, „Near and Elsewhere“ imagines another world. Renowned experts and the alter egos of the directors plot ways to get there, to utopia, that better place somewhere between fiction and reality.

Near and Elsewhere
Near and Elsewhere

"A discursive, airy lightness flows through the entire film, which is visually very associative designed." (Bianka Piringer, KINO-ZEIT)

"The answers are varied and captivating ... One would like to see the film again..."(Ulrich Sonnenschein, epd-Film)

"Discussing the unfamiliar ideas in NEAR AND ELSEWHERE is an inspiration for thinking ahead." (Anna Stemmler, INDIEKINO Berlin)

Near and Elsewhere, D, A, 84min, in release

Directed and produced by:Sue-Alice Okukubo und Eduard Zorzenoni


Festivals:Jihlava IDFF 2018, Visions du Reel 2019

Funded by:MFG Baden-Württemberg

Distributed by:déjà-vu Filmverleih, Hamburg

Who owns the city? What does housing mean?

The Wounded Brick

„The Wounded Brick“ is a cinematic essay on the visions, hopes and failures while searching for humane housing in the face of economic and political interest. Filmmakers Sue-Alice Okukubo and Eduard Zorzenoni encounter architects, urban planners, sociologists and victims of the 2009 earthquake in Abruzzo, Italy.

The Wounded Brick
The Wounded Brick

"Poetic and demure ... A thought-provoking film about the cities needs and wishes." (Claudia Engelhardt, Filmmuseum München)

"The Wounded Brick is an excellent example that cinema is more than revealing the mostly dark sides of the world we live in but also offering an attitude to this world. The Wounded Brick is a film you can literally indwell."(Rüdiger Tomczak, shomingeki)

"An exciting philosophical essay film on housing." (

"And truly, this film leaves no-one untouched." (Regine Geibel, münchenarchitektur))

The Wounded Brick, A, 84min, in release

Directed and produced by:Sue-Alice Okukubo und Eduard Zorzenoni

Festivals:Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013, VII Festival Internationale del Film di Roma 2013, VII Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival 2013

Distributed by:mediart01 films


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