International Short Films 2
Wednesday, 7 February
This screening session features 4 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.
Before Pandemic and War, There Were Bed Bugs and Love! (Lithuania) by Nuruzzaman Khan
He was filming her. They were dreaming of living together between Bangladesh and Lithuania. They were dreaming to make films together, to open a 5 meals restaurant and to adopt orphans. Now he looks back at his life and his broken love relationship.
Running time: 00:17:00
The Fuse (Switzerland) by Kevin Haefelin
Cassius, a worn down Mexican gladiator of modern life fights to make a living as a nighttime garbage man in the concrete arena of the Bronx. One night he’s inevitably laid off and faces his fear of becoming a homeless and pariah. On his own terms, he sets up his final farewell but a fuse unexpectedly defaults him and makes him wonder through the night in quest of his truth.
Running time: 00:18:30
Mum (Portugal) by Siddhant Sarin
Doing the household chores and taking care of her two young sons is an unescapable routine that Sandra, an immigrant from Mexico, follows daily. It makes her feel hopelessly tired but still, her attentive care for both the sons and her intimacy with them remain unaffected. The boys’ father, Sandra’s Portuguese husband appears to be a distant man at home. His absence is felt in his mute presence. Amidst the backdrop of her quiet Lisbon suburban life, Sandra’s monotonous marriage reaches its climax. Hitting a definitive point of exhaustion, she attempts to break out of her normative duties of being a mother and a wife.
Running time: 00:17:59
Jaime (Belgium) by Francisco Javier Rodriguez
Jaime, a 33 years old man, has been in a mental institution for almost half of his life. Through a series of conversations,
Jaime shares his world view, his fears, feats and a secret.
Running time: 00:37:00