The Bad Old Us
INSTITUTE: Filmakademie Baden-Wrttemberg
SYNOPSIS: In an unspecified place and time in history, in a sort of Central European country town, the men of the village are having a swimming race to see who would one of the Guardians, the defenders of peace in the village and the only ones who can venture into the woods. Terrible mechanisms of exclusion and abuse are well-concealed behind the rhetoric of unity and solidarity in the village, however.
PROFILE: Lily Erlinger is a German artist, who discovers her passion for direction at an early age, focusing from the very beginning on social issues. Cosmopolite, she has travelled to Munich, Sydney and Miami. She received the Harvard Artist Development Fellowship from the prestigious Harvard University, where she graduated in 2010 with a B.A. and “High Honors in Field of Study”. Her thesis film Jessie’s Tracks won the award as Best Fest Winner at the Santa Monica International Film Festival. In 2011 she returned to Germany where she attended the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Among her works, Puzzle Piece (2011), We were strangers (2011), Ezrah (2012) and Mit Haut und Haaren (2012).