MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE
Director: Viktor Schimpf
Short film | Germany | 2022
25 min | Dolby 5.1
56th Hof International Film Festival
A young programmer develops an artificial intelligence software she can talk to. They become friends and the A.I. learns to sing, dream and help her. One day, the A.I. develops its own political consciousness and wants to help people defend themselves against state violence. A new kind of technology is born: a machine of loving grace.
With AGNES DECKER, BOUNOU WANISSOU, DELA DABULAMANZI, KUMAR MUNIANDY, MATS REINHARDT, MUSA GÜLHAN, NANCY MENSAH-OFFEI, TRANG VO
Cinematography DINO OSMANOVIC, Production design MAIKE BRUNNER, LISA KOHLER, SARAH HÖMSKE, Costume design FABIA RÖHRIG, ANNIKA MECHELHOFF, Sound CORNELIA BÖHM, NEARY WACH, Sound Design ANDREW MOTTL, Music LUDOVICO FAILLA, Executive Production ANNELIE BOROS, MARINA HUFNAGEL, Production VIKTOR SCHIMPF