Sunday, 6 February
This screening session features 3 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 QUACK TOO FAR (IRELAND) BY MELISSA CULHANE
A fox settles down to sleep for the day, listening to the beautiful birdsong in the forest. However a noisy duck moves in next door and won’t shut up. What does the fox have to do to get some peace? Running time: 00:03:19.
ALA KACHUU - TAKE AND RUN (SWITZERLAND) BY MARIA BRENDLE
Sezim (19) wants to fulfil her dream of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she gets kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to the hinterland. There she’s forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she is threatened with social stigmatization and exclusion. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim desperately seeks for a way out. Running time: 00:38:26.
Awards and selections: 'Best Narrative Short Film' Brussels Independent FF 2021, ‘Film of the Year’ The Producer’s Night Los Angeles 2021, shortlisted for 94th Oscars.
THE DAMNED - STORIES OF SLAUGHTERHOUSE WORKERS (FRANCE) BY ANNE-SOPHIE REINHARDT
Slaughterhouse workers talk about their work. Their testimonies reveal how this “world apart”, at the very limits of the human condition, affects the health of workers. The film relates the daily battle men and women who work in slaughterhouses have to fight against their own emotions to “hold on”. Through the course of their stories, the mental images that inhabit them are gradually revealed, and in places, one can guess all those they prefer not to deliver. Shot in the forest, a symbolic space of refuge and isolation, the documentary does not show any image captured in a slaughterhouse. Running time: 01:05:28.
Awards and selections: 'Best Documentary Feature Film' Brussels Independent FF 2021, 'Originality Documentary Award' Festival de Luchon.