10.02.2015 - Joanna Hogg, Matthias Sauerbruch, moderated by Toby Ashraf
In the films of Joanna Hogg, relationships and family structures play out in and are heavily influenced by architectural spaces and landscapes. Berlin-based architect Matthias Sauerbruch (Sauerbruch & Hutton) worked on the iconic house in which Hogg’s latest drama, EXHIBITION, unravels. Showing excerpts from the film, Hogg and Sauerbruch take the stage to explore the dialogue between film and architecture and how living spaces can influence human behavior or even become a character in a film. Other topics to be tackled include stylistic devices when shooting and editing interiors, bringing space into the foreground of narration and how spatial understandings of architecture can be translated into spatial representation in film.
Toby Ashraf is a journalist, curator, translator and film professional based in Berlin. He writes for various publications and moderates film talks such as Berlinale Forum and Berlinale Generation. In 2014 he founded the Berlin Art Film Festival, and in 2015 he won the Siegfried Kracauer Prize for Best Film Review. He is part of the commission of the European Media Art Festival (EMAF) and organises CIMA BERLIN, a series of monthly screenings of queer Berlin films with live Arabic translation for refugees.