Roee Rosen

Kafka for Kids

Part of the exhibition “Guilty, guilty, guilty! Towards a Feminist Criminology” at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien

Afterwards: Artist talk with Roee Rosen and Hito Steyerl


English /  With German surtitles /  approx. 120 mins.

“Kafka for Kids” is a subversive musical comedy told according to the narrative of Franz Kafka's “The Metamorphosis”. This award-winning work by Israeli filmmaker Roee Rosen examines childhood as a permanent process of formation with many influences. Rosen uses his own drawings, animation, a live band and a great acting performance by Hani Furstenberg, a former child actress. In the subsequent talk, Rosen will discuss topics such as the political and artistic border transgressions that “Kafka for Kids” deals with. The film is shown to accompany the exhibition “Guilty, guilty, guilty!” (curated by Sonja Lau), which can be seen at Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien until 19 February.


Written, directed and painted by: Roee Rosen / Music composed and arranged by: Igor Krutogolov / Produced by: Roee Rosen & Max Lomberg / Co-produced by: Michel Balagué, Volte Films / Director of Photography: Avner Shahaf / Editor: Max Lomberg / Animation: Ofeq Shemer & Ada Rimon / Costume design: Maya Bash / Choreography: Renana Raz / Props: Gal Melnick / Make-up artist: Orly Ronen / Gaffer: Nir Rachmin / Set design: Roee Rosen / Child / legal expert: Hani Furstenberg / Storyteller: Jeff Francis / The Bearer of Bad News: Eli Gorenstein / Ms. Chair / Mother: Orna Katz / Ms. Closet / cleaning lady: Nadia Kucher / Mr. Ball / father / painter: Yiftach Mizrahi / Ms. Lamp / Grete: Yifeat Ziv / Mr. Chair /Mr. Chair / lodger: Ayelet Robinson / Mr. Table / clerk / Joseph: Hillel Benjamin Rosen / Titorelli: Yam Umi / Musicians: Igor Krutogolov’s Toy Orchestra

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  • Past
    German premiere
    Wed 18.1.2023, 19:00 / HAU1

Afterwards: Artist talk with Roee Rosen and Hito Steyerl


Part of the exhibition “Guilty, guilty, guilty! Towards a Feminist Criminology” at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien. Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Capital Cultural Fund, Municipal Galleries Fund (KOGA).                    


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