shorts in spotlight
November 17th 2019
Strada Sfinții Apostoli 44, București 030167
d. Jason van Genderen // 3 minutes, documentary, Australia
When an artist dies, how does their work live on? Beholder celebrates the sculptures and drawings of self-taught artist Jan van Genderen, as told through the memories of his surviving son.
LIKE THE SHADOW IN THE DARK
d. Alessandro Gessaga // 26 minutes, drama, Italy/Switzerland
Gustavo is a renowned psychologist. He's faced by an enourmously challenging task. He must scrutinize a field of candidates and decide which one of them has got the right characteristics to become politicians. Will his final choice be fully professional and based solely on his experience and capabilities or will it suffer some pres-sure from external factors?
d. Roman Gregorička // 23 minutes, drama, Slovakia
A boy and his father are struggling together in their city life. One day father took his son into the wild, trying to teach him a real life lesson.
A short drama about courage, the power of nature, family, and surviving the unknown challenges of the life.
d. Elena Bouryka // 15 minutes, comedy, Italy
Walter, a con artist, drives around the city with his sick guard dog in the back. Sometimes successful, other times less so, Walter keeps tricking people, until an acquaintance dares him to go two minutes without telling a lie.
JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL
d. Matty Jorissen // 5 minutes, music video, Netherlands
Ready to hit the road and become a free soul again, Johnny has a tempting encounter with the Devil.
d. Félicien Pinot // 8 minutes, student film, France
Adrien, Louis and Mathieu are three non-conformist youth, a bit hood and drop-out, living in a small french town. One day Adrien makes a surprise for Mathieu : he kidnaps the girl Mathieu loves secretly. Ill appreciated by his two friends who don't know if it's just a joke or if he intends to go trough with his plan, Adrien causes a clash wich could break their friendship.
d. Marie Ullrich // 11 minutes, drama, USA
Dark comedy about a woman's solo, cross-country road trip as a yogi / influencer. Only problem is, she's not nearly as "Namaste" as her social media lets on.
d. Ian Roderick Gray // 4 minutes, music video, United Kingdom
An action-packed tribute to classic movie dance routines for Charlie Winston's The Weekend, orchestrating a continuous shot through different set-ups on a film set with clever sleight-of-hand.
d. Michele Di Rienzo // 15 minutes, drama, Italy
Speaking with a doctor, Ludovico relives the key moments of his life in an attempt to separate reality from the projections of his mind.
d. Jessica Wright // 4 minutes, music video, United Kingdom
An abstract dining room is the setting for Scottish Ballet’s largest film yet. Tremble stars 26 Scottish Ballet dancers and has been co-choreographed and directed by Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple, set to Anna Meredith’s brassy track ‘Nautilus’.
d. Helena Jónsdóttir & Vera Wonder Sölvadóttir // 15 minutes, experimental, Iceland
Who is living your life when you are not there?
Gone is a humorous little thriller that gives us an unusual insight into one man’s journey into dance of live.
d. Sif Lina Lambæk // 23 minutes, fantasy, Denmark
Only women with sons live in Higland. The grey concrete world is being ruled by a dictator, the Allmother. In the Highland there is one special rule: When boys turn fifteen, they must spend the rest of their lives in a work camp and serve the Highlands forever.