Official Selection of Short Films 2017
The Night of All Things
The Buzzing of a Bumblebee
Before the End
In the Middle of Desert
April Fool’s Day
The Night of All Things02.04 (Sunday), 20.00 h
Feature film, 2016, Spain, 18', color
Director and scriptwriter: Pilar Palomero
Joana, a seven-year-old girl, lives in a house close to a little village in Cataluña, where her grandfather runs a small antiques business. The shop is a huge warehouse, full of dark corridors and dusty corners, where objects wait to be bought, as forgotten by life. Joana spends her days at the warehouse, while waiting for her mother to recover from an illness that has kept her in bed for a long time. The grandfather is her only company and she has become a silent shy girl, trying to understand the world surrounding her.
The Buzzing of a Bumblebee02.04 (Sunday), 20.00 h
Feature film, 2015, Russia, 28', color
Director and scriptwriter: Vladimir Beldian
Once an old woman in a nursing home made three wishes in case of her death: to eat pudding, to listen a little chorus and … bumblebee buzzing outside the window. It will be difficult to arrange all this but she wants it so much…
Spring Flood02.04 (Sunday), 20.00 h
Feature film, 2015, Belgium, 27', color
Director: Jeannice Adriaaansens
Helene is not feeling comfortable at home with her husband. Arne is having serious issues with his mother, who is spending all her attention to her divorce from Arne's father. Both characters set off from home and by chance they both find each other; an experience that teaches them much about life and past events and helps them move on. Or does it?
Rails02.04 (Sunday), 20.00 h
Feature film, 2016, Italy, 20', color
Director and scriptwriter: Samuele Alfani
What happens when a lack of communication has created taboos within a couple? What is the X factor that melts these taboos?
The Case02.04 (Sunday), 20.00 h
Feature film, Macedonia, 2015, 10', b&w
Director and scriptwriter: Ivica Dimitrijevik
"The Case" is a short film noir in which we follow the man in the Raincoat and his footsteps. Wandering through the city, waiting for the dark in order to go into action, the man in the coat finds himself in an awkward situation…
Before the End02.04 (Sunday), 20.00 h
Feature film, 2016, USA, 6', b&w
Director and scriptwriter: Jim Phillips
A couple shares their last moments before an impending doom.
Label02.04 (Sunday), 20.00 h
Feature film, 2017, Iran, 13', b&w
Director and scriptwriter: Amir Lashkari
The border between life and death is a short moment…
Waterfall04.04 (Tuesday), 20.00 h
Feature film, 2017, Brasil, 11', color
Director and scriptwriter: Pedro Carcereri
Of all the places where Maria lives, her waterfall is the only one that needs farewells.
The Chamber04.04 (Tuesday), 20.00 h
Feature film , 2016, Macedonia, 21', b&w
Director and scriptwriter: David Doljanica
A former monk in Macedonia returns as an old man to a monastery he used to live and serve in. On the edge of dreams and his fragile psyche, he is trying to recollect his first encounters with religion, in which he found great demagogy.
In the Middle of Desert04.04 (Tuesday), 20.00 h
Feature film, 2015, South Corea, 19', color
Director and scriptwriter: Chae Han-young
Dawn, a man comes to the construction site to bury something. Then he runs into a watchman who asks him to find Jong-il and his mom.
April Fool’s Day04.04 (Tuesday), 20.00 h
Feature film, Greece, 2016, 17', color
Director and scriptwriter: Apostolis Iliopoulos
The life of a scavenger changes when he finds a book in the trash.
Zsofika04.04 (Tuesday), 20.00 h
Feature film, 2014, Canada, 14', color
Director: Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer
A man returns home at the end of his life. In the now abandoned house where he once was happy, he tries to reconnect with what was lost. Remorse fills the final moments of his life as his broken promise haunts his memories.
Damnation04.04 (Tuesday), 20.00 h
Feature film, 2015, Spain, 7', b&w
Director and scriptwriter: Marc Nadal
Based on real history. In 2014 there was an average of 189 evictions in Spain daily, 2 evictions every 15 minutes. This eviction was carried out at 5:00 PM.
Limbo04.04 (Tuesday), 20.00 h
Feature film , 2016, Greece, 29', color
Director and scriptwriter: Konstantina Kotzamani
THE LEOPARD SHALL LIE DOWN WITH THE GOAT
THE WOLVES SHALL LIVE WITH THE LAMBS
AND THE YOUNG BOY WILL LEAD THEM
12+1 KIDS AND THE CARCASS OF A WHALE WASHED ASHORE…