La femme disparue

Germany / 2021 / Drama / 03:20 min

A young woman wakes up in a forest without being able to remember how she got there. Everything seems new and strange. Driven by her curiosity, she starts to explore her surroundings and feels how her senses are opening up with every step. Soon it is impossible to say if this is only a dream or has already become reality. »La femme disparue« (translated to »The Woman Who Disappeared«) has been made for the 4th edition of Neuchâtel Super 8 Film Festival that took place in October 2021 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The films made for the festival have to be shot on one cartridge of super 8 film stock with only in-camera edits. An original score has to be produced blindly without having seen the film. In French this way of making films is called »tourné-monté«. The films are projected at the festival and the filmmakers experience their films for the very first time together with a live audience. »La femme disparue« received the 2nd Prize of the Jury during the festival in Neuchâtel. Thanks so much! The film was shot in Friedrichsruh and Hamburg, Germany, in August 2021.
Saturday 02.July 22:00
Directors Block 3

Film maker
Lars Kemnitz

Lars Kemnitz (b 1988) is a visual artist and creative director based in Hamburg, Germany. Since he discovered his passion for photography at university in the late 2000s, he has continually been shaping and developing his own visual language and vision. Today he also experiments with the medium of film which seems natural as his fascination for cinema has always served as a major source of inspiration; it reflects in his work when he blends cinematic story-telling with fashion, documentary and art influences to explore topics mostly dealing with the imaginative, the mystical, the cryptic, the suggestive and the subconscious.


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