Sunday, 6 February
This screening session features 8 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.
ASMR FOR WHITE LIBERALS (U.S.) BY JOHN CONNOR HAMMOND
Liberal? White? Guilty as hell? Let ASMR for White Liberals help you get through those tough, tough times! Running time: 00:02:21.
LEWISTON (U.S.) BY DAVID SHAYNE, JACOB ROBERTS
A series of lyrical vignettes explores the cultural encounter between two radically different communities—one Somali, one white—that coexist in a precarious balance. Running time: 00:18:18.
I LEAVE (SWITZERLAND) BY ALINE D'AURIA
When Michael was born, his mother couldn't afford to take care of him. So Norman did. He became like a father, more than a father. He quit his job and stayed home. Then, one of them had to leave. Running time: 00:08:44
MY PERIOD IS LATE (PORTUGAL) BY CAI NING
After having a pregnancy scare once again. Cai looked inwards towards the root causes of her severe premenstrual anxiety attacks. She finds hidden fears that she will become like her mom. After having the first emotional phone call she has ever had with the family, she finds out another identity of her mother—Lucy. This is an exploring journey into motherhood. It unveils the complexity of the mother-daughter relationship in a personal way while taking a look into traditional family structures present in China. From the intense physical to emotional, how many sacrifices women have to make for motherhood? The film talks about feminism with a humorous touch, in a way that makes the topic relatable and light-hearted. Running time: 00:11:12
ENTRE NOUS (BELGIUM) BY SIMON VAN DER ZANDE
A discomforting situation unfolds a late night in the streets of Brussels, when Ousmane and his sister Tiguidanké decide to ask a young couple passing by for help. Running time: 00:14:17
FOSSIL (BELGIUM) BY ANTON CLA
An old man's vision of a drowning world is clouded. He decides to take radical actions inflicting damage to his surroundings. Instigating a self-destructive chain of events, coming from the dark abyss of his subconsciousness. Running time: 00:11:20
SUNLESS (ROMANIA) BY CORINA ANDRIAN (RED-COR)
DANCE = body + motion. How deep can you dive into the concept of “dance”? What moves when everything is still? The still body is alive. The pores breathe, the heart beats, the weather disturbs it. The dynamic viewer is shaken. How far can you strip down the concept of “body”? What is vulnerability when there’s nothing left to strip? Intimacy is lost in the freedom to purely be and inhabit... “I am so happy I’m only made of skin and I feel all the pain and everything moves me.” 'Sunless' is film embodied. This film was shot remotely in 2 countries (GB, Romania) and 3 cities (London, Bucharest, Timisoara) during the first lockdown. Running time: 00:07:27
AN INVITATION (CHINA) BY YEUNG TUNG, HAO ZHAO
An 8-year-old boy reluctantly visits his divorced father in Hong Kong, who wants him to become a Hong Kong citizen. They both keep secretive intentions and find it difficult to ask what they want from each other. Running time: 00:12:35
Awards and selections: Cannes International FF Semaine De La Critique, Stockholm International FF, Super Shorts London FF.