What They Believe / What They Believe
Shoko HaraGermany / 2016 / 10' 20''
Zagreb Dance Centre, 22:00 h
Zagreb Dance Centre, 17:30 h
Glad tidings about a device that will turn life around for good – Three treasure hunters follow the cross – A father and a son share the secrets of everlasting joy – On the other hand, a crippled child can only find serenity inside his model railway. A miracle healer shall finally bring him salvation... Little by little, odd human beings and an odd world will manifest. Always with them is a laughing kookaburra, suggesting what may be the only solution to this madness: laughing lightheartedly. The events portrayed in this movie are a collage of actual occurrences. These anecdotes of ambiguous love and hope have been collected in preoccupation with evangelical Christians.
Shoko Hara was born in 1988 in Okayama, Japan. She moved with her family to Lake Constance in Germany when she was ten years old. In 2012, she obtained her B.A. in Media Design from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University. Her graduation film Abita was praised by critics and screened at festivals around the world. Focusing on analogue and experimental works in graphic design and art, Shoko Hara studied motion design at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy (2012-2016). Her graduation film, What They Believe, was awarded Best Student Film at the Animafest Zagreb in 2016.
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Marc Fragstein, Luis Schoeffend
Shoko Hara, Sofiia Melnyk
Producer: Michaela Edl
categoriesStudent films competition 4