With Director Philip Scheffner in attendance for a post-film Q&A!
As the film unfolds one single, mesmerizing shot of a refugee boat adrift in the vast blue sea, a web of stories unfolds and worlds intersect and collide on the soundtrack: the lives of passengers on a cruise ship, the work of sailors on Russian and Ukrainian tankers, the efforts of the Spanish maritime rescue in charge of the refugee boat (or not?), a woman in France talking by phone to her husband in Algeria. Against the flood of news images about the refugee crisis, Collision radically redirects our imagination of Europe to a set of coordinates in the Mediterranean Sea. Premiered at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival; Winner, Best International Feature Film, at L’Alternativa Barcelona.
93 min | Drama | NR