• The Newt Congress

    Directed by Matthias Sahli, Immanuel Esser
    Switzerland/Germany | 16 minutes | California Premiere | Animal Instincts

For years now, giant talking newts have been used for their labor and as laboratory animals. Participants are gathered at The Newt Congress to optimize the exploitation of the animals in this adaptation of Karel Čapek's "War with the Newts".

film details

Director: Matthias Sahli, Immanuel Esser
Producers: Filippo Bonacci
Screenwriter: Matthias Sahli, Immanuel Esser
Cinematographers: Miriam Rutherfoord
Editor: Matthias Sahli
Music: Jan Godde
Cast: Wiebke Mollenhauer, Ursula Bienz, Tobias Bienz, Linda Gunst, Peter Hottinger
Original Language Title: Der Molchkongress
Country: Switzerland/Germany
Language: in German with English subtitles
Year: 2022
Running Time: 16 minutes
Premiere Status: California Premiere
Contact Email: matthias.sahli@posteo.ch

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