S.O.S. Extraterrestria

The world as a plaything for a giantess from outer space. A Godzilla-imitation on the way to herself: the giantess from outer space in the streets of a big city, fooling around, producing destruction, copulating with the Eiffel Tower. An orchestra of big feelings, the melodrama, defamed in infantile sounds and absurd costume, in make-up-persiflage and grotesque body-art-performances. E.T. staggers through the night & the City, looks like Mimi Minus and grabs little projected human beings with her hand, just like the huge infatuated monkey of the horror genre. And the cinema of war and catastrophies watches with an open mouth until a toy city - which desperately tries to be a real one - finally collapses laconically. (Stefan Grissemann) A visit from outer space. The short-sighted giantess "Extra Terrestria" goes on a devastating sightseeing-tour around the world. (Prouction note) With the revenge of the bad girl invading just about every sub-pop cultural milieu in the white world at present, Mara Mattuschka shows us how B-grade movie mythologies, and what can only be described as eco-surrealist feminist anarchy, can gel to create a disturbing and hilarious poetic satire of a girl´s own sense of power and domination. Part Godzilla/King Kong monster mutation, part Lilliputian/Alice in Wonderland giantess, Mattushka´s Mimi Minus stampedes through a toy city crushing humans in her wake until the city itself crumbles and collapses into a heap. In true riot-girl fashion, the film comes off somewhere between retro post-punk rage rhetoric and semi-earnest body-performance art show, adding a new twist to an already established genre of ´girl´s own story´ flicks. (43. Melbourne International Film Festival Cataloge, 1994)

Orig. Title
S.O.S. Extraterrestria
Year
1993
Countries
Germany, Austria
Duration
10 min
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Mara Mattuschka
Script
Mara Mattuschka
Cinematography
Ulla Barthold
Sound
Mara Mattuschka
Editing
Mara Mattuschka
Actor/Actress
Mimi Minus
Production Manager
Ulrike Zimmermann
Available Formats
16 mm (Original Format)
Format of Picture
1:1,37 (Academy)
Format of Sound
mono
Picture Frequency
24 fps
Format of Color
b/w
16 mm (Distribution Copy)
Format of Picture
1:1,37 (Academy)
Format of Sound
mono
Picture Frequency
24 fps
Format of Color
b/w
Festivals (Selection)
1995
Chicago - Onion City Film- und Videofestival
Ann Arbor - Film Festival
Duisburg - Duisburger Filmwoche
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
Saarbrücken - Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Triest - Alpe Adria Cinema - Film Festival
Dortmund - femme totale - Int. Frauenfilmfestival
Ankara - Int. Film Festival
Miami - South Beach Film Festival
1998
Aix-en-Provence - Festival Tous Courts
1999
Köln - feminale - Int. Frauenfilmfestival
2000
Oberhausen - Int. Kurzfilmtage
Braunschweig - Filmfest
Aix-en-Provence - Festival Tous Courts
2002
Regensburg - Kurzfilmwoche
2003
Sao Paolo - Mix Brasil
2005
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films