Submissions for the 2017 edition of L'Étrange Festival are open until June 15 23:59 for films and shorts.
Dark circus -
2016 - Color - 86 mn - Original version with English subtitles - Germany - Fantasy
Directed by : Julia Ostertag. Produced by : Julia Ostertag. Screenplay by : Julia Ostertag. Music by : Vortex. With : Annika Strauss, Florian Gysin, Louis Fleischauer, Kay Garnellen
French premiere - Presentation reserved to audience above 16.
Johanna, 20, is bored with her daily life. When she’s fired, she starts having fantastical visions, and steps into a parallel universe inhabited by strange characters and occult rites.
Since the early 1990s, German director Julia Osterag has been making experimental films. In parallel to her studies with filmmaker Birgit Hein, she directs her first shorts (Not that kind of girl, Sexjunkie, No american dream) and documentaries on transsexual Berliners (Gender X) or underground culture (Noise & Resistance, And you belong). After Saila (2008), Dark Circus is her second fiction film.