The Sunset Special

Screening Selection

Film Info

Film Year: 2021

Film Duration: 18 min

Country: Germany

Language: English


Nicolas Gebbe

Film Category

Best Experimental Film


A secluded beach location, the perfect partner, the most exclusive Hotel: It is the life of your dreams. Join an eerie trip into the luxurious world of unfulfilled dreams, nostalgia, desire and catch a unique glimpse through the polished fassades of the reality distorting imagery of social media. The Sunset Special is an audiovisual, interdisciplinary, multimedia project centered around an animated short film and revolving around issues of consumerism, the growing digital world and their effect on the mindful use of attention. The project deals with the effects of reality distorting imagery and narrative spread by social media and advertisement through new technologies. It examines their connection to nostalgia, desires, and wanderlust and deconstructs the perfectly customized, digital products: The idea of the unique trip, the perfect partner, the ideal life… Set in a world of luxury, travel and abundance The Sunset Special plays a game with the superficiality these products and worlds incorporate.