Ewa Szabłowska, programmer for the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival and curator of the Films on Art and Third Eye sections, recommends the following films from the festival program.
Axolotl Overkill - A stylish and nihilistic leap into self-destruction. A strobe-lit Berlin in the background, a soundtrack that will keep you up at night and a treatise on the advantages of smoking in bed.
The Burglar - The Dead Sea, a leopard and a girl with special powers. Just how much do you have to sharpen your senses to find your inner animal?
If I think of Germany at Night - A minimalistic and precise film, just like German techno, about the electronic music scene. Is club culture the new romanticism for the 21st century?
1996 Lucy and the Corpses in the Pool - A surprising trip in lo-fi aesthetics about a girl's outing to an alternative music festival. Shot on grainy VHS, this is retro fetish from the 1990s.
Photon - A visually extraordinary story from the Big Bang to futurological speculation about the development of civilization and the end of the universe.
Raw - Pheromones, delirium and the ecstasy of cannibalistic lust. Plus, the appearance of France's rapping Orties twins on the soundtrack could be the driving force behind a feminist revolution.
Selfcriticism of a Bourgeois Dog - A grotesque comedy about political art: how revolutionary zeal, the torment of physical work and unrequited love can transform a hipster into a quadruped.
Tikkun - Hasidic zombies wander around a dark city in a profane duel between body and soul. An absolutely brilliant, deathly cold existential thriller.
Spin - Spinning around on your own axis can be arduous and even exciting. It can change your perception of things. An intellectual whirlwind that, if we allow it to get started, can take us to some rather unexpected places.
Where Is Rocky II? - A psychedelic investigation to find an artificial stone-the work of Ed Ruscha - named in honor of Sylvester Stallone. But the question is how to find the needle in this conceptual haystack.