Selb · April 04 - 07, 2024 47. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

Yellow is the sky

Storyline

A studio building, walls of green screen surfaces, a family at dinner and a father of a family who wants to tell his partner something. He is sexually attracted to children. It is summer. Outside, the crickets chirp in the night. Philip is relieved to have finally told someone. Anna feels like the ground is being ripped out from under her feet. And while the grass in the garden is being redone, more characters appear: There is Xaver, who has fallen in love with a boy from his street, and Mareille, who is shocked by her friends' behaviour, and Thomas, who distances himself further and further from his friends out of shame. What does it mean to live with paedophilia? As a person affected, as a partner? As a father and as a friend? What can it mean for a circle of friends and for the everyday life of all of them? And while the answers are sought, the green screen areas of the house remain empty.

About the film/director

I studied camera at the University of Television and Film Munich (2012 - 2021) and at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Calcutta in India (2016 - 2017) and since 2021 documentary directing at the Film University Babelsberg. In my cinematic work as an author and director, I deal with the processes of making unseen realities visible in social contexts. I am very interested in researching methods of representing people and figures. Questions that also determined my work on my documentary STRANGERS. This deals with the representation and encounter of strangers in the urban space of Calcutta. Extensive research phases are existential for my films, as is the case with my last film YELLOW IS THE SKY, which is my graduation film at the HFF Munich. In addition to my work as a camerawoman and director, I have been working as a video artist and dramaturgical consultant for independent theater and dance productions since 2017.

Filmography (Selection)

2021 Yellow is the sky Feature film, 62min, German, English
2019 Strangers documentary, 75min, English, Hindi, Bangla Premiere: dokKa Karlsruhe, 2019 Awards: Best Film Award at the International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade 2019 in the Student Section

Credits

Director:
Laura Kansy
Script:
Laura Kansy
Camera:
Nina Moog
Editor:
Melanie Jilg, Laura Kansy
Sound:
Andreas Goldbrunner
Music:
Ralph Heidel, Julian Klaas
Cast:
Christian Erdt, Maja Beckmann, Mathilda Maar
Producer:
Laura Kansy, Rebecca Zehr
Contact:
Laura Kansy
E-Mail:
l.kansy@posteo.de
  • Germany
  • OmdeU (German,English)
  • 2022
  • 62 minutes

Medium length films – Block #2