Beyond Pain

Beyond Pain is a short documentary—told with science-fiction flair—that deals with different aspects of pain. The film combines a documentary style with elements of a classic feature film. Xenia, Jan and John are our three main characters. Their stories criss-cross each other throughout the film. In the background, functioning almost as a mirror for an occasional reality check, is Berlin—ugly yet fascinating, as real life often is.


Writer & Director: Emanuele Lami Grifeo
Producers: Giulio Baraldi (Kess Fim) & Emanuele Lami Grifeo

Genre: Short Documentary
Duration: 29′
Germany, 2018


2019 IFF Vision du Reel, Nyon (Media Library)
2019 BEFF India, Kolkata
2019 WFF Estonia, Tartu