Mr. Ham decides to have his heart removed to free himself from his complicated emotions. The doctor assures him that, in this day and age, this procedure presents no problem. Of a pensive disposition, Mr. Ham keeps his heart for a while after the removal in the hope of understanding it better someday.
Takotsubo syndrome, also known as stress cardiomyopathy or broken-heart syndrome, is a rare, acute and often serious dysfunction of the heart muscle that usually arises from extraordinary emotional or physical stress.
by Fanny Sorgo, Eva Pedroza
with Len Jakobsen, Anne Kulbatzki, Benjamin Martin
Austria / Germany 2024 German 6' World premiere | Animation

With

  • Len Jakobsen (Mr. Ham)
  • Anne Kulbatzki (Speaker)
  • Benjamin Martin (Speaker)

Crew

DirectorsFanny Sorgo, Eva Pedroza
ScreenplayFanny Sorgo
AnimationEva Pedroza
MusicMary Ocher
Sound DesignChristian Obermaier
ProducersEva Pedroza, Fanny Sorgo, Maria Trigo Teixeira

World Sales

Sixpackfilm

Wien, Austria

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Fanny Sorgo

The writer and director was born in Korneuburg, Austria in 1993 and grew up in Vienna. Between 2012 and 2016, she studied dramatic writing at the Berlin University of the Arts where she also took a master’s in narrative film from 2016 to 2018. Having successfully completed both degrees, she has worked internationally as a transdisciplinary artist in text, film, music and performance, including being commissioned to write a libretto for the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In 2023, she released her first tracks as a musician as well as being awarded a drama scholarship by the City of Vienna.

Filmography

2024 Tako Tsubo

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Eva Pedroza

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1982, she is a multi-disciplinary artist working at the interface of film and fine art. She studied at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes in Buenos Aires and the Berlin University of the Arts. Her work has featured in various exhibitions including, in Berlin, at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, the Literaturhaus Berlin and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. From 2013 to 2017, she received a scholarship from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

Filmography

2024 Tako Tsubo

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Dates

Berlinale Shorts 5
Sat Feb 17 18:00

Cubix 5

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Screening for press and industry professionals | With accreditation only

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Wed Feb 21 15:30

Cubix 9

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Wed Feb 21 18:30

Colosseum 1

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Thu Feb 22 14:00

Cineplex Titania

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Berlinale Shorts Go Kiez
Thu Feb 22 21:00

Sinema Transtopia

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Berlinale Goes Kiez

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Berlinale Shorts 5
Fri Feb 23 21:30

Cubix 9

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Sat Feb 24 12:00

Cinema Betonhalle@Silent Green

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Shorts Take Their Time: Each film followed by a detailed Q&A

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Sun Feb 25 15:30

HKW 2 - Safi Faye Hall

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