SFC- Shoah Film Collection

Janet Riedel, Katja Pratschke, Gusztáv Hámos

Janet Riedel, Katja Pratschke, Gusztáv Hámos (Germany/Hungary)
– Janet Riedel *1978 in Dresden (Germany). Studied Graphic-Design, typography and photography in Heiligendamm, postgraduate studies of visual communicating and media in Hamburg. Co-Fouder of the Network for New Subjective Photography.
– Katja Pratschke *1967 in Frankfurt/Main (Germany). Studied directing at the filmscool in Lodz; studied media art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
– Gusztáv Hámos *1955 in Budapest (Hungary). Berlin-based artist who emigrated from Hungary in 1979. Studied at the DFFB in Berlin from 1979-1985.His creative output concerns work with photography, film, video and installations.

Title: Fiasco – Fragments based on the novel by Imre Kertész,2010, 30:00
Steinig, whose story is told, did survive his own death. Stranded at an unfamiliar nameless airport of a big though strangely familiar city, he is looking for a way to ensure his survival in a system which condemns everyone who has not yet lost faith in individuality and freedom. He has come home – after Auschwitz. The story is about his new beginning in Stalinist Budapest. FIASCO explores the search for identity and the multiplication of one´s personality under the repression of totalitarianism. In addition the film deals with the perception of time. The story is told in split-screen.