20 - 25 November 2012
Like Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship

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Like Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship
Vika Kirchenbauer
Germany, 2012
S8 mm | 25 min | Colour | English | VOSC

Production: Vika Kirchenbauer
Screenplay: Vika Kirchenbauer
Photography: Vika Kirchenbauer
Editor: Vika Kirchenbauer
Music: Nigel Farrelly
Sound: Vika Kirchenbauer, Paula Sell

Contact: mes.skinny.fists@gmail.com +49 1708038635

Short Films


‘Rats are glorious deserters and we must admire them. Rats don’t want to be captains trying to keep the cause afloat, but to swim on open water.’


Vika Kirchenbauer studied at HFF Potsdam and her films include We 1st Person Plural (2009) and The Multitude is Feverish (2010), both screened at previous editions of l'Alternativa.


European Media Art Festival Osnabrück 2012
German Film Award - Hamburg International Short Film Festival 2012