International Short Films 4
Sunday, 11 February
This screening session features 6 short films. All selected films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
LOCATION: Cinema Galeries (studio, room 3), 26 Galerie de la Reine, 1000 Brussels
FREE ENTRY: Reservations are not longer possible for this screening. There will still be some seats available just before the screening, which will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Floating Flies (Austria) by Victoria Halper
A short film exploring the permanent and uncontrollable changes to the eye that aging brings with it through the perspective of a young woman. The desire for clear vision is challenged by semi-transparent and opaque untouchable black objects floating in one's eye, known as mouches volantes. An autobiographical experimentation on film and digital material featuring analog shadows of specks of dust and mould inside the camera lens, overclocked digital static and ever increasing ominous black holes of nothingness.
Running time: 00:07:53
Black Dragon (Rồng đen) (United States) by Alexander Thompson
Vietnam, 1968. A feared American colonel nicknamed “the Black Dragon” by Vietnamese locals must face his inner shadow when his platoon presents him with a captured Vietcong girl who harbors some very unusual powers. A Jungian psychological thriller/parable examining the capacity for monstrous evil lurking within us all, the film is loosely inspired by the My Lai Massacre, one of America’s most pernicious wartime atrocities.
Running time: 00:14:40
Ara - Torn (Switzerland) by Sinan Taner
"Torn" portrays the structure and fragility of a relationship by depicting inner states. A story about the rupture of patterns.
Running time: 00:04:39
Listen to the wallflowers (Norway) by Johanne Wilbrink
A poetic and slow-paced documentary short about the perks of being a wallflower. Through an unconventional interview method the director and three different introverts lay on their backs to talk about life, dreams and the need to spend more time alone.
Running time: 00:25:57
Motus (Portugal) by Nelson Fernandes
Motus: a body in motion. A stop-motion animation where conception, degradation and regeneration cohabit in a unique way. A creation on a metal sheet using ethanol as the raw material.
Running time: 00:04:10
Cataract (Denmark) by Jonatan Egholm Keis
A desperate woman robs a gas station with her nearly-blind younger brother and catapults herself into deep water in order to pay for his cataract surgery.
Running time: 00:24:24