fiction, 35mm, 28 mins, Cuba/ Germany, 2010
Night-time in a quarter of Havana. A couple of men are playing a game of dominos while the women pass the time gossiping. Out of the blue, a man finds the granddaughter of Mercedes and Ramón at a park close by. It looks like she's been raped. The situation escalates, as chauvinist tendencies are incited to the point that a culprit must be found at any cost.
When I shot the Kankouran
documentary, DV, 25 mins, Senegal, 2003
„Festival du film de quartier - Dakar/Senegal“
Public Health: Tanzania – Germany
documentary, DV, 15 mins, Germany / Tanzania, 2005
produced for the “Hochschul-Rektoren-Conference” and DAAD, Berlin
When football is painting...
experimental documentary, DV, 5 mins, Senegal, 2005
experimental fiction, 35 mm, 10 mins, Germany, 2006
co-directed with Andrzej Król
with Dana Cebulla, Juliane Gruner, Jürgen Hartmann, Jürgen Kloth, Jakob Schneider, Katharina Teljuk
“Be sure to have exhausted everything that is conveyed through motionlessness and silence!” (Jean-Luc Godard)
The film is a dark lyrical portrait of a pub and the people who linger in it. While they increasingly lose themselves into innermost thoughts, their perception of things starts mingling with surreal events.
fiction, S16mm, 17 mins, UK, 2012
with Peter Faulkner, Jane McDowell, Dominic Kinnaird, Graham Bohea, Brice Stratford
Richard, an unemployed 55-year-old, arrives 3 minutes late for his appointment at a job centre. An advisor, stifled by the limits of the system she works in, has no choice but to penalise him for his tardiness. To avoid plunging further into destitution, Richard takes desperate measures.
fiction, DCP, 23 mins, UK/ Zambia, 2011
co-written and co-produced (directed by Rungano Nyoni)
with Samuel Mwale, Anna Mithi, Owas Ray Mwape, Mwansa Bwalya, Lackie Phiri, Becky Ngoma
An eight-year-old boy who aspires to be a hero and embarks upon a journey to prove his greatness, with unexpected consequences. A moving insight into childhood where fantasy jostles with reality as a young boy’s imagination transforms and empowers everyday life.
fiction, 2K, Arri Alexa, 33 mins, UK, 2013
with Steven Mackintosh, Kate Hardie, Adam Thomas Wright
Ruth and Guy‘s years of resentment, manipulation and maliciousness culminate in a bitter separation. Things spiral out of control when their ten year old son, Max, starts to behave abnormally.
© Gabriel Gauchet