Private Project


AFUERA is the spanish word for outside. In this experimental short film, constructed as a filmed abstract essay, two nameless characters find themselves isolated in a room. A wordless dialogue between them emerges, yet it stays unclear if one of the two is only the creation of the other's mind. Fragments of ideas based on writings of Erich Maria Remarque and Jewish intellectual Etty Hillesum confront the question: How do we overcome adversities, loneliness and maintain our sanity and mental stability, when we are bound to suffer from isolation, separation and adversity? 

  • Florian Hoffmeier
  • Mariana Torres
  • Florian Hoffmeier
  • Florian Hoffmeier
  • Andrea Arroba
  • GEN Centre for Arts & Sciences
  • Anahì Mendy
    Key Cast
  • Alessio Scandale
    Key Cast
  • Arata Mori
    DOP & Editing
  • Vladimir Miller
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    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 EUR
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    Germany, Uruguay
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Director Biography - Florian Hoffmeier, Mariana Torres

Dr. Florian Hoffmeier ist an artist, medical doctor (working in the field of psychiatry) and cultural activist. After an early education as young singer and numerous stage appearances in operas and dance theatre pieces he subsequently has created over a dozen of own experimental works in the field of performing arts. He also explores other media formats, such as visual arts, writing, photography. Parallel he studied medicine in Germany, Portugal and Brazil and works in the field of psychiatry. With a passion for learning languages he speaks 5 languages and his engagement in culture and arts has earned him several public grants, scholarships and awards - including an honorary citizenship.

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Director Statement

Communication to me is the greatest mystery the greatest fascination in the universe. Without it - who would we be? The question about the core of our everyday interaction and our relationships, what makes our society and culture what it is, what determines being human and our communication as such, have been on my mind since I was a child. They can be found as a red thread behind all my activities, which take place somewhere between mind and art, culture, communication, therapy, creativity and psychology.