Monday, 7 February
This screening session features 9 short films. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.
The Cinema - Maison de la Poste (Tour & Taxis)
Rue Picard 5/7
Reservations are not required, but advised. Reserve your tickets here.
A face mask and CST (Covid Safe Ticket) will be required.
A.WAY (BELGIUM) BY GLENN DUMORTIER
'A.WAY' is a journey into lost memories of youth, purely constructed with archive material. A nostalgic reverie that transitions into a feeling of melancholy and unease. The beauty of life and the fear of death as a universal sentiment. Running time: 00:15:00.
INCIDENT AT SCHOOL (DENMARK) BY JACOB THOMAS PILGAARD
University student Eva fights for her life as chaos ensues around her during a school shooting. For 23 minutes we witness Eva’s struggle, not only with the shooter, but also her own personal struggle. Running time: 00:23:00.
EXHIBITION (GERMANY) BY SYLVIA BORGES
In an era of smartphones an exhibitionist struggles to get the attention he needs. Running time: 00:03:16.
PREAMBLE TO THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO WIND A WATCH (ARGENTINA) BY NICOLAS KASAKOFF
A short story by writer and poet Julio Cortazar that reverses the logic on how things instead of serving us make us their servants. Visually told in macro shots to enhance the idea of things being alive. Running time: 00:02:00.
THE DAWN (U.S.) BY N.P. NOVACK
A famous painter of dawn lives alone, no sign of wife and children. He seems to have always lived in his art studio, painting as the day begins. But one morning, as he is finishing his last canvas, the sun does not rise. With his first short film 'The Dawn' (produced in partnership with France Televisions), N.P. Novack turned to fiction to transport Iggy Pop to realm of the Strange. Running time: 00:10:00.
HELFER (HUNGARY) BY ANNA SZÖLLŐSI
'Helfer' is about a young woman who is struggling with anxiety and recurring nightmares that she wants to end. She seeks out a helper, who offers an alternative solution, but in the process she must confront her greatest fears. The film details their relationship in a surreal world through symbolic events. Running time: 00:09:45.
Awards and selections: Clermont-Ferrand International Short FF, Edinburgh International FF, Vienna Shorts.
DARE! (SWEDEN) BY GUSTAV OLSSON
A group of teenage girls in front of a computer screen who are the “Playmakers”, orchestrates the actions of a young boy in disguise entering a corner shop. The demands quickly become more and more bizarre and is well designed to achieve the twisted crescendo the Playmakers are out to get. Running time: 00:09:35.
FESTINA LENTE (BELGIUM) BY MARIUS LEFEVER
Two times a year a youthhostel in the middle of Flanders is the setting of a 'talk-weekend'. The weekend is organized by people of different ages who stammer/stutter. The goal of this weekend is to share stories, get to know eachother better, practice a speaking-therapy method and encourage eachother. This therapy consists of 'singing' your words. This short was made during one of those weekends. Running time: 00:13:19.