|Screening||June 29, 8pm (reservation)|
In “Kopfkino” by Norwegian filmmaker Lene Berg, we get a glimpse into the daily life and experiences of eight sexworkers. Filmed in a lavish old theatre in Berlin, we watch the women sitting at a long banquet table dressed in the dramatic outfits of their trade: a general, a schoolgirl, a circus director, a princess, etc. While they eat and drink, they exchange stories from their line of work which is to fulfill the sexual fantasies of their clients – either as slaves or dominatrixes.
Although researched and structured ahead of the shoot by the director, the conversation evolves in front of the camera without any direct intervention. The women use their own words and experiences but the situation in which we encounter them is totally staged. We are on a film set. Real experiences and actual stories come together in a universe of illusions, fictions and fantasies.