Frankfurt am Main | 14 – 22 October 2023

"Haus Atlantis" conjures a glittering sci-fi fairy tale from one of the stranger corners of Nazi Germany’s cultural history. Through voice over, we learn of a people marooned in “a psychic disaster zone”. The Deep Sea Age has ended. In travelling to the bottom of the sea to plumb its mysteries, man has altered his consciousness. Now the oceans have retreated and the sub-aquatic research centre has long been abandoned to nature. Encrusted with coral, its secret architecture lies exposed to the elements. Like its architectural touchstone, the film "Haus Atlantis" weaves together fragments of history and myth into a seductive fantasy.

Film Info


Haus Atlantis
Color Format
  • Colour




  • Karen Russo

    Karen Russo is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Her work is interested in the dividing line between what is accepted as the legitimate expression of culture and civilized existence, and what falls outside of it. She has exhibited widely including Barbican Centre; Hayward Gallery Project Space; Tate Modern; Delfina; Towner, Eastbourne; Athens Biennial; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and CCA Tel-Aviv. Karen Russo is part of the Film London Jarman Award 2023 shortlist.

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