Friday, 10 February
This screening session features 5 short films (see below). All selected films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Cinema Galeries (Theatre 1)
26 Galerie de la Reine
Pre-registration for this screening has ended, but a few more tickets will become available at the cinema 10 minutes before the start.
EN FIN DE CONTE (FRANCE) BY ZOÉ ARENE
Synopsis: Apprentice filmmaker, Juan makes a documentary portrait of Coco, a thirty-something-year-old marginal. The film is quickly called into question when Juan discovers that Coco thinks she’s a fairy in a disenchanted society. Running time: 00:19:49.
Selections/awards: Flickers' Rhode Island IFF, PÖFF Shorts, Tampere FF, Tout Court Festival Bologne, Festival Fantaspoa Brazil, Festival du court métrage de Bruxelles (oh ce court !) BSFF, and more.
THE TEARS OF THINGS (BELGIUM) BY KATE VOET
Synopsis: Ana attempts to untangle the painful memories of the night when her marriage began to crumble. Unable to speak, she starts writing. Her diary becomes a letter to her husband about their growing alienation, set in a deafening silence. Running time: 00:13:49.
Selections/awards: International Short Film Festival Leuven, HUMO Award Evening (winner of the Critics' Award for best short film).
SOLUS (BELGIUM) BY FREDERIC SIROUL
Synopsis: In many places in the world, parents have no other choice but to move abroad to find better paid jobs to provide for their families and the future of their children. The Republic of Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe, is no exception to this mass migration. Cleopatra and Susanna are taking us on a heartwarming journey where we witness, through children eyes, two contrasted emotional evolutions of their identities. Both girls meet on Independence Day Aug 27, were they disappear in the cheering crowd of happy families and start a discussion in the playground about their common realities. Running time: 00:28:11.
KLETTE (BELGIUM) BY MICHAEL ABAY
Synopsis: The 26-year-old Morgane still lives with her mother, has not yet completed her studies, and her love life doesn’t get beyond one-night stands. She evidently doesn't know how to get things done - in Brussels we call someone like that a Klette. Or does she, like so many young adults, struggle with the pursuit of the socially imposed course of life? Running time: 00:17:15.
Selections/awards: Leuven International Short FF (Jury Award - Best Acting), VAF Wildcard (Best Student Short Film).
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE (ITALY) BY ANTONELLO SCHIOPPA
Synopsis: A woman's lifeless body is lying on a room's floor. A shocked man is staring at it. Beyond the closed door, someone is quietly trying to get in: he's a 9 years old child. These three are a family. Or what's left. Running time: 00:19:50.
Selections/awards: Sulmona Int Short FF (Best Abruzzo Short Film), Visioni Italiane 2020 - Cineteca di Bologna, Varese IFF, Asti FF (Best Short - Young Jury Award), Falvaterra FF (Best Actor), Super Shorts London (Best Director), and more.