Anderswo

A Film by Adrian Figueroa

Synopsis

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The film portrays eight men who are serving long prison sentences and attempts to show a differentiated image of the inmates. Centered on full frontal views and direct eye contact with the camera, the men talk about their lives in physical and visual isolation. Animations, conceived of by the inmates themselves, form a second level of the film. The animations depict remote and utopic places as well as the very realistic social backgrounds of the protagonists.

Director

  • Picture of Adrian Figueroa © Adrian Figueroa

    Adrian Figueroa

    Adrian Figueroa is a director and video artist. His first production, East by Steven Berkoff, was performed at the Greenwich Playhouse in London. In 2009, he began a Masters at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Since 2010, he has made a number of films in Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, the UK and Germany. His most recent film is the documentary Die Lücke - ein Stück Keupstrasse (The Gap – A Piece of Keupstrasse) about the NSU nail-bomb attack in Keupstrasse in Cologne, based on the theatre production of the same name by Nuran David Calis at the Schauspiel Cologne.
    His work as a theatre director and video artist has brought him to various different German and international theatres and institutions, including the Deutsche Theater Berlin, the Schauspiel Frankfurt, the Schauspiel Cologne, Casa Alianza Mexico, Old Vic Tunnels London, Shunt London, MMK Frankfurt am Main, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin and the Schauspiel Leipzig. The project One Day I went to Lidl, staged at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in Berlin, was invited to the Theatertreffen der Jugend (Youth Theatre Awards) in 2016. In collaboration with aufBruch, for the last few years Adrian Figueroa has also staged a number of theatre and performance projects in Berlin prisons.
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Awards + Festivals

  • 51st INTERNATIONALE HOFER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Hof, Germany)October 27, 2017
  • 28th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Documentary Competition, Bamberg, Germany)January 23, 2018
  • 24th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (Official Selection, Regensburg, Germany)March 14, 2018
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY / MIDLENGTH FILM*
    14th ACHTUNG BERLIN - NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Official Selection, Germany)April 11, 2018
  • 6th DAYS OF GERMAN AND RUSSIAN SHORT FILMS VKRATZE! (Official Selection, Volgograd, Russia)April 25, 2018
  • 2nd VISIONÄR FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)May 2, 2018
  • 2nd BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 12th WENDLAND SHORTS (Official Selection, Salderatzen, Germany)June 15, 2018
  • 1st REACT FILM FEST (Official Selection, Cantazaro, Italy)June 28, 2018
  • *SECOND PRIZE DOCUMENTARY*
    25th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 18, 2018
  • 1st SIREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Abruzzo, Italy)July 26, 2018
  • 2nd GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)September 22, 2018
  • 2nd PICKURFLICK INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gurgaon, India)September 26, 2018
  • 1st KURZ-VOR-FILM FESTIVAL SCHWANDORF (Official Selection, Germany)September 28, 2018
  • 12th SZCZECIN EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Szczecin, Poland)October 24, 2018
  • 35th VIDEO/FILM TAGE | SCREENING_018 (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)October 26, 2018
  • 10th FRONTDOC 2018 - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Aosta, Valle d'Aosta, Italy)November 6, 2018
  • 9th START INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Baku, Azerbaijan)November 14, 2018
  • 4th RED CARPET HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaza, Gaza Strip)November 22, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)December 28, 2018
  • TEGENSTROOM ON TOUR 2019 (Official Selection, Different Cities in the Netherlands)January 12, 2019
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    7th BODDINALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 7, 2019
  • 5th FINDECOIN - INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela)February 25, 2019
  • *BEST SHORT*
    37th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART (Official Selection, Québec and Montreal, Canada)March 11, 2019
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • 12th NONFIKTIONALE (Official Selection, München, Germany)March 14, 2019
  • 4th THE UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)April 6, 2019
  • VAFT 2019 - VIDEO ART FESTIVAL TURKU (Official Selection, Turku, Finland)May 22, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Adrian Figueroa
Screenplay
Adrian Figueroa, Marie Urban
Producer
Sibylle Arndt
Director of Photography
Graziela Diez
Art Direction
Anahi Perez, Moïra Gilliéron
Costume Design
Malena Modeer, Lisa Kentner
Sound
Miguel Toro
Editor
Adrian Figueroa, Philipp Figueroa
Sound Desgin
Miguel Toro
Music
Miguel Toro
Dolly Cam
Till Egen

Details

Running Time
3o min.
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

aufBruch KUNST GEFÄNGNIS STADT
Sibylle Arndt
Pappelallee 7
10437 Berlin
Germany

MAIL: aufbruch@gefaengnistheater.de
WEBSITE: gefaengnistheater.de
TEL: 030 - 44 04 97 00

DIRECTOR

Adrian Figueroa
Görlitzer Strasse 50,
10997 Berlin Germany

MAIL: adrianfigueroa4@gmail.com
WEBSITE: adrianfigueroa.net