Selection 2015

FICTION

INSPECTION

Gala Sukhanova | 2013 | 16′ 20” | Russia

One of the problem families gets a visit from social service workers and a reporter who come to take a little girl to the orphanage from her mother in case she turns out to be drunk again.

Line of Grace

Rotem Kapelinsky | 2014 | 30´00″ | Israel

Things are starting to look up for Grace – selling Thai goods to the foreign workers of the southern desert. However, optimism and determination are not enough as local competition appears.

The Dollhouse

Chad Galloway | 2014 | 07´41″   | Canada

Time and place are forever bound to one another at ever-renewing points of intersection. A relationship both trapped in stasis, yet constantly devolving. When we decelerate this process momentarily, as we often do, we find an archive of sorts.

Gummifaust

Marc Steck | 2014 | 09´00″ | Germany

An old-school theatre crtic goes berserk when he watches an ironic reinterpretation of Goehtes FAUST in a little off-theatre.

Don't speak about love

Hadrien Bichet | 2013 | 22´56″ | France

Samir, a junior high school pupil, edgy and impulsive, is in love with Lea, a classmate in a wheelchair. After he is unjustly expelled from school, he is set upon revenge.

Balls

Janne Schmidt | 2013 | 13′ 15″ | Netherlands

The 22-year-old student Teun is diagnosed with testicular cancer and because he will be starting chemotherapy soon he has to move out of his student flat and back into his parents’ home.

Butter Lamp

Hu Wei | 2013 | 15′ 00″ | France, China

A young photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to take their picture. Against diverse and more or less exotic backgrounds, families appear to the photographer.

Sporting Club

Zalfa Seurat | 2013 | 26′ 35″ | France

 Alex is celebrating her sixty birthday in a mediterranean sea ressort swept by the wind. Waiting for her guests, she is killing time by blowing balloons which she systematically explodes. 

Cantine/Transept

Dan Perez & Benjamin Klintoe | 2014 | 32′ | France

Ismael came to France in the hope of forgiveness. Former pioneer, he left the U.S. for Paris, where he expects to find peace and quiet. He landed in a disaster area in the Paris suburbs.

A Weekend Getaway

Metehan Yilmaz | 2014 | 28′ 13” | Turkey

Teoman and Ayşe, a couple from Istanbul, who have been living together for almost three years are struggling to continue their relationship. Both have become cynical, selfish and bitter towards each other and haven’t failed to show this sliently through their actions.

The Bravest, the Boldest

Moon Molson | 2014 | 16′ 53” | USA

On the way back up to her apartment from the basement laundry, Sayeeda Porter – an African-American woman living in the Harlem projects – discovers that two Army Notification Officers are going to her same floor.

February

Ruslan Magomadov | 2014 | 26′ | Russia

The film is based on true events. This is a story of two brothers who find themselves alone during Stalin’s deportation of Chechen people in 1944.

Dead Leaves

Noam Ellis | 2014 | 14′ 04” | Israel

Unable to control her emotions, Amelie takes her 4 years old boy for a trip in the woods to calm herself down.

SURA: The Emperor's Banquet

Jo Bareun | 2014 | 26′ | UK

On 15th August 1945, 15 minutes before the surrender of Japan during Second World War, a group of Japanese soldiers decides to kill themselves for an honour …except one.

Berlin Troika

Andrej Gontcharov | 2014 | 11′ | Germany

During a stormy night of grave political crisis, an expert interpreter suffers a nervous breakdown. Young diplomat Konrad Gelb is recruited to step in and interpret between the two conflicting superpower leaders.

Persefone

Grazia Tricarico | 2014 | 18′ | Italy

The helpless body. The torment of an ancestral need. The instinct of life and the allurement of death. The uncontrollable passion that corrodes who hides the desire. Nicandro, seduced by the goddess Persefone, can’t choose his nature.

The man with a dog

Kamal Lazraq | 2014 | 27′ | France

Youssef lives as a secluded outcast. His sole friend is his dog, Chagadai. One evening at the beach, the dog disappears. In order to find him back, Youssef must engage in a dangerous quest through Casablanca’s slums.

Rhino Full Throttle

Erik Schmitt | 2013 | 15′ | Germany

Bruno is making his way through the city searching for its soul. Driven by his curiosity, a challenging imagination and his wild reflection on reality he is lifting the old dusty curtain on the city‘s crusted perception.

Fragments

Aga Woszczynska | 2014 | 25′ | Poland

A collection of loosely connected scenes, depicting a breakdown of a relationship and a collapse of the world to which the main character is desperately clinging on to.

I would like to be enraptured, muzzled, and on my back tattooed

Andy Malafaia | 2015 | 16′ | Brazil

Silvana is a tired woman. The world no longer belongs to her, the invisible bothers her, the daily life oppresses her.

ANIMATION

BRAIN WORM

Rose Stark | 2014 | 3′ 45” | Iceland

A parasite recounts an unsatisfactory meal as we see an infected human man stricken by the fear of his approaching death.

Daewit

David Jansen | 2014 |14’50” | Germany 

An angel, a wolf child, a cat.

The story of an abandoned child, who grows up with wolfs after his mother rescued him from his violent father.

Endemic's Greed

Natalia Dziedzic | 2014 | 11:08 | Poland

At the seaside beach fates of balding sailor, young girl and two modest creatures – the bee and the crab are tangling. Going after their greediness, they are meeting themselves by the stall with waffles.

GUIDA

Rosana Urbes | 2014 | 11′ 30” | Brazil

Guida, a sweet lady who has been working as an archivist at a Courthouse for 30 years, has her routine changed when she sees a newspaper ad about life drawing classes in a cultural center of the city.

Haircut

Virginia Mori | 2014 | 8′ 23” | Italy, France

A teacher and her pupil linger in an empty classroom. Through their looks and gestures, a strange confrontation begins.

La Flèche Delta

Francesco Vecchi | 2014 | 9′ | France-Italy

A bingo game in a medieval baptistery in the middle of a forest. A priest, some peasants and strange creatures try to win the first prize : a mini-plane. 

Limbo Limbo Travel

Zsuzsanna Kreif & Borbála Zétényi | 2014 | 16′ | France

In a country where men seem more interested in their electronic gadgets than their peers, a group of lonely and disillusioned women take the Limbo Limbo bus.

Meanwhile

Stephen McNally | 2014 | 5′ 15” | Ireland

Meanwhile follows four people traversing a city, each lost in their own separate worlds, trapped in their memories, regrets and frustrations.

Roadtrip

Xaver Xylophon | 2014 | 20’ | Germany

Julius can’t sleep. To get his head empty he decides to go on a roadtrip, but somehow he can’t manage to leave.

Snowfall

Conor Whelan | 2015 | 4′ 47” | Ireland

Snowfall is the story of an anxious young man who has a moving experience at a friend’s house party.

Something Important

Nai Wei Liu | 2014 | 7’19” | USA , Taiwan

A personal journey of self-discovery woven as a tapestry of memories.

Teeth

Daniel Gray & Tom Brown | 2015 | 6’00 | UK, Hungary, USA

The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.

The Bigger Picture

Daisy Jacobs | 2014 | 7′ 30” | UK

‘You want to put her in a home; you tell her; tell her now!’ hisses one brother to the other. But Mother won’t go, and their own lives unravel as she clings on.

Timber

Nils Hedinger | 2014 | 5′ 35” | Switzerland

A group of logs is about to freeze to death in a cold, icy desert. When they realize that the only fuel for a warming fire is their own body, things start heating up.

We can't live without cosmos

Konstantin Bronzit | 2014 | 15’20” | Russia

Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a reality.

DOCUMENTARY

La Reina

Manuel Abramovich | 2013 | 19′ | Argentina

“Her crown is so heavy, they had to remove weight from it. She couldn’t carry it. It would fall off her head. But now she doesn’t want anything else to be done with it because she looks so pretty.”

Zima

Cristina Picchi | 2013 | 11′ 27” | UK

A reflection on life, adaptation and the immutable cycles of existence.

Tres Mujeres

Alexis Delgado Búrdalo | 2014 | 29′ 37” | Spain

Three Women is an intimate portrait, in the form of a triptych, of three prisoners.

Elena Asins - Génesis

Álvaro Giménez Sarmiento | 2014 | 17′ | Spain

Elena Asins has lived for over 20 years in Azpírotz, a small village in the northeast of Navarra. From there she develops one of the most significant artistic careers in the Spanish contemporary art scene.

Finland european

Sami Ala | 2014 | 10′ 10” | Finland

Facts and documentary material containing a video work where old, lonely and outsider Sami people blames Finland about all unjustic that he has doing to him and his people through it law and orders.

Autonomous

Alexander Rynéus & Per Eriksson | 2014 | 14′ | Sweden

A new, overwhelming era is approaching from the sidelines. The boundaries between what is real and unreal are becoming increasingly blurred through technological advances.

Film Sound - experimental musica

Cesar Gananian & Alexandre Moura | 2014 | 9′ 17” | Brazil

Roberto Michelino is an inventor of sound instruments who goes through the city surrounded by sounds he creates himself.

Blossom with tears

Huaqing Jin | 2013 | 29′ 53” | China

This is a story is about competition and survival: a group of blossom-like children struggle to pave the way for their future lives.

Keeping Balance

Bernhard Wenger| 2015 | 5′ 15” | Austria

Denise visites nearly every day the Viennese amusement park “Prater”, for the “Tagada”, an amusement ride.

Flow

Sara Jegeman | 2014 | 14’07” | Switzerland

The movie explores the depth of life as it accumulates different facets over time. It does so by following painter Alberto Parres, his work and thoughts about life and art.

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