MAY DAY: Portrait of Karl Marx as a young god (2009)
We are marking International Workers' Day, or May Day, with a special online screening of Portrait of Karl Marx as a young god (2009) by Gernot Wieland. The film is available for 24 hours on our website.
Portrait of Karl Marx as a young god is an absurd, short documentary about (political) desire. The film consists of collages and drawings with voice over comments by a telephone speaker. The images visualize specific historical reminiscences from recent German history, while the voice over extends and counteracts these images with a multitude of unusual and humorous interpretations.