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Astrid Rieger

Mammal, 07:25, Color, Stereo, DE, 2007


It succeeds in depicting a psychological conflict, that arises from the symbiotic relationship from a son to his mother, which is visualised through shifts in between symbolic registers and imaginary fields in an organic flow, backed up by excellent sound design. (jury members: Kathrin Becker, Dirk Deblauwe, Aleksandra Sekulić)

In surprising narrative, even mythological pictures Mammal describes the symbiotical relationship between a mother and her son. Sensuality, animalistic tendencies and permanent attempts to escape are one side, protecting care and fear of change on the other.