Walter Duncan & Marie-Pierre Bonniol, Korridor (Germany, 2020, 1’16)

Synopsis and quotes in English

“Confined in their flat in Berlin, March 2020, a Mother and her 7-year old son collaborate on a playful testament to creativity — a fantastical short made using only a clothes horse, a shiny hula hoop, and a lamp. In the process, they transform their ordinary corridor into a ghostly and experimental place marked by gamelan sounds and transfixing light imagery.”
— Long Distance Film Festival programme, 2020

“In the experimental corridor, to the sounds of a gamelan, objects become fantastic spectres.”
— Festival International du Film de Nancy, 2021

“An inspired use of a lamp, a clothes horse and a hula hoop create an amazing game of confronting shadows dancing to a brilliant original soundtrack.”
 — Tvrtko for Dubrovnik Film Festival, 2021

Synopsis und Filmkommentare auf Deutsch

„Während des Lockdowns im März 2020 arbeiten eine Mutter und ihre siebenjähriger Sohn zusammen an einer spielerischen Ode an die Kreativität – so entsteht, nur mit einem Wäscheständer, einem glänzenden Hula-Hoop und einer Lampe, ein fantastischer Kurzfilm. Die beiden verwandeln dabei ihren Flur zu Gamelanklängen und faszinierendem Lichtspiel in einen gespenstischen Versuchsschauplatz.“
— Programm des Long Distance Film Festivals, 2020

„In dem Flur, in dem das Experiment stattfindet, verwandeln sich Dinge zu den Klängen eines Gamelans in fantastische Gespenster.“
— Internationales Filmfest, Nancy, 2021

„Aus einer Lampe, einem Wäscheständer und einem Hula-Hoop wird durch Inspiration ein wundervolles Spiel aufeinandertreffender Schatten, die zu einem tollen, eigens komponierten Soundtrack tanzen.“
— Tvrtko für DUFF, das Dubrovnik Film Festival, 2021

Übersetzung von Kristina Lowis

Logline en français

“Dans le corridor expérimental, aux sons d’un gamelan, les objets deviennent des spectres fantastiques.”
— Festival International du Film de Nancy, 2021


Germany, 2020, 1’16

Images and music: Walter Duncan & Marie-Pierre Bonniol

Production: Studio Walter, Berlin, March 2020

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Korridor benefited from the support of AG Kurzfilm in 2022

Official selections

2020 Long Distance Film Festival, USA

2020 Vinilonga, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2020 Festival of Different and Experimental Cinema of Paris / Under 15 section, Paris, France

2020 Enimation International Children and Youth Film Festival, Maribor, Slovenia

2020 eviMus / 7th Saarbrücken Days for electroacoustic and visual music, Saarbrücken, Germany

2020 The Stone Flower Youth festival, Sysert, Sverdlovsk, Russia – Honorable mention

2021 34. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for expanded media, Stuttgart, Germany

2021 Obskure Ghent Film Festival, Gent, Belgium

2021 CineYouth / Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, USA

2021 Interrobang / Des Moines Arts Festival, Iowa, USA

2021 Das Filmfest / Oregon State International Film Fest, Oregon, USA

2021 Festival International du Film de Nancy, Nancy, France

2021 Cine@rts / Bridges festival, Ancient Corinth, Greece

2021 Ibrida Festival delle Arti Intermediali, Forlì, Italy

2021 DUFF – The Dubrovnik Film Festival, Dubrovnik, Croatia

2021 Changing Perspectives film festival, Istanbul, Turkey

2021 Accordi Disaccordi, Napoli, Italy

2022 Children’s Film Festival Seattle, Seattle, USA

2022 Freeze Frame Youth Video Contest, Winnipeg, Canada

2022 Screen Test Student Fest, Schaumburg, USA

2022 NFFTY / SIFF Cinema Uptown, Seattle, USA

2022 Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

2022 Florida Animation festival, Florida, USA

2022 San Diego International Children’s Film Festival, San Diego, USA

2022 REC Festival, Berlin, Germany

Screenings and exhibitions

2020 Fluxus programme / Re:Voir, Paris, France (premiere screening)

2020 Offenes Neukölln, curating by the Berlin office of Naima Unlimited, Berlin, Germany

2020 Collectif Jeune Cinéma / Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France

2020 Le Lieu unique, Nantes, France

2021 Zumzeig cinema, Barcelona, Spain

2021 Temporary Film Library / Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Mains d’œuvres, Saint-Ouen, France

2021 Videofenster, Köln, Germany

2021 Kino Berlino / Moviemento Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

2021 Cafe OTO, London, UK

2022 FAME festival / La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France

2022 Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA

2022 Bloc Book / Tennis Bar, Berlin, Germany

2022 CinEmotion Rex, Fribourg, Switzerland

2022 Black Out / Endmoräne, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

2022 Comic-Con International San Diego, USA

2022 galerie asterisk * / Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, Germany

2023 Non-Event / Goethe-Institut Boston, Boston, USA


2020 ARD 1 / Das Erste (National German TV), Germany

2020 Senses of Cinema, Melbourne, Australia

Pitted against It Won’t Be Long Now, Mothers registered as a beam of hope, and its vitality survived intact in Korridor, Marie-Pierre Bonniol and Water Duncan’s quarantine fantasia. Conceived by a mother and her seven year-old son while confined in their Berlin flat in March this year, it features only a hula hoop, a lamp, and a clothes hanger, which become the ingredients for an experimental work of hypnotic sounds and lighting that turns a corridor into an otherworldly place.

In tone and looks, Korridor and Mothers may well stand at the opposite ends of the spectrum, but they both raised a question that lingered over the whole festival: has the pandemic given rise to a new kind of aesthetic? Difficult times beget new styles and formats, but the films screened at LDFF seem to reflect trends that emerged long before COVID forced productions worldwide to shut: homemade movies filmed on phones with minuscule cast and crews, or projects rolling out entirely in the digital realm. These changes are inscribed within far larger and seismic transitions in film distribution: the death of movie theatres, and the exponential growth of streaming platforms. “The cinema of the future may transcend what screen it’s shown on,” Ooi told Kinoscope, “especially independent and subversive works, which were starting to lose theatrical space anyway.”


Public collections

Berlin Jetzt! / Stadtmuseum Berlin, Germany (still image)

Online collections

Cool Marbles Stuff, Berlin, Germany


Film-Maker’s Cooperative, New York, USA – filmmakerscoop@gmail.com

Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Paris, France – transmission@cjcinema.com

Studio Walter, Berlin, Germany – mpb@studiowalter.com

Korridor benefited from the support of AG Kurzfilm, Germany, in 2022.

Press photo

Still image: Korridor, Walter Duncan and Marie-Pierre Bonniol, 2020 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Press photo: Piotr Pietrus © Studio Walter | Request

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