Theo Anthony's absorbing sophomore feature shines a light on the symbiotic relationship between camera technologies and social control, effectively scrutinizing our ideological conceptions of the visible and the invisible, observer and observed.
The two features that the Berlin-based Georgian filmmaker Alexandre Koberidze has completed at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) are at once overflowing and miniature.
Toronto-based director Kazik Radwanskis third feature had a considerable gestation period. The project emerged from lead Deragh Campbells cameo in How Heavy This Hammer (2015), and gradually expanded this condensed moment into Campbells finely calibrated, profoundly committed performance in this years Anne at 13,000 ft.
Despite the increased sense of dislocation, Oberhausens indisputable global sprawl and breathless open-mindedness to diverse artistic styles and concernsfrom childrens and artists films to music videos and web seriesremained a useful reminder of its durable status as one of the most important festivals of its kind.