More than 2 million inhabitants could live in the recently built Chinese city of Kangbashi. The majority of the buildings, however, remain empty because money-mad speculators have bought up all the apartments. Breathtaking images reveal the inanimate chill of a city that has lost the fight against humanity’s insane lust for wealth.
Short Documentary based on the short story "The Station’s Cathedral was Built on a Large Clod of Earth" ("Die Bahnhofskathedrale stand auf einer großen Scholle") by Michael Ende.
Writer, Director & Editor: Konrad Kästner
Cinematography: Eva Katharina Bühler
Sound Design: Ginetta Fassio
Music: Hildur Guðnadóttir
Narrator: Herman Beyer
Producer: Fabian Gasmia, Henning Kamm
A DETAiLFILM production, supported by the Federal Ministry for Culture and Media/BKM.
WORLD PREMIERE - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
WINNER - Max-Bresele-Award for politicaly relevant film at Regensburg Short Film Week
WINNER - Best Film (Audience Award) at ContraVision Berlin
WINNER - Best Short Documentary at River Run International Film Festival
WINNER - Best Non Fiction Short at Flensburg Short Film Days
WINNER - Best Cinematography at International Bosphorus Film Festival
WINNER - Best Short Film at Boddinale
WINNER - Audience Award at Kurzsuechtig Leipzig
WINNER - Best Short Doc at International Urban Film Festival Tehran