IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL
FRI / 6. 7. / 19 h
WEDNESDAY WITH GODDARD
Nicolas Ménard – UK 2016 – 4’30” – animirani / animation
The film tells the story of Eugene, who goes on a personal quest for spiritual enlightenment that leads to romance and despair.
LAGI SENANG JAGA SEKANDANG LEMBU / IT’S EASIER TO RAISE CATTLE
Aamanda Nell Eu – Malezija / Malaysia 2017 – 20′ – igrani / fiction
Two teenage outcasts form an uncanny friendship in their remote village. As one discovers the other’s dark secrets, she observes the changes in her new friend to the point of violence, monstrosity and affection.
Anssi Kasitonni – Finska / Finland 2018 – 5’40” – eksperimentalni / experimental
A man walks in the forest and tries to find berries. He finds instead an empty French salad dressing bottle. A genie comes out of the bottle and grants the man three wishes. The man uses the wishes traditionally but he uses bad language all the time and the genie does not like it.
SKUGGDJUR / SHADOW ANIMALS
Jerry Carlsson – Švedska / Sweden 2017 – 21′ – igrani / fiction
Marall goes to a party with her parents, and they want her to behave herself. They do everything they can to fit in with the other guests. Marall seems to be the only one who can see the shadow circling inside the house.
C. J. Obasi – Nigerija / Nigeria 2018 – 30′ – igrani / fiction
Three scientist witches who through a combination of juju and technology create magical wigs which grants them untold supernatural powers. Based on “Hello, Moto”, the afrofuturistic short story by World Fantasy, Nebula and Hugo award winning author, Nnedi Okorafor.
FRI / 6. 7. / 21 h
CINEMA TABOR VAROSH
Davorin Marc – Slovenija / Slovenia 2017 – 2’40” – eksperimentalni / experimental
land) (scape – animation of still frames.
HIMNE MUSCOVYJA / THE HYMNS OF MUSCOVY
Dimitrij Venkov – Rusija / Russia 2017 – 14’24” – eksperimentalni / experimental
The film is a trip to the planet Muscovy, which is an upside down space twin of the city of Moscow, accompanied by the Hymnic Variations on the Soviet anthem by the composer Alexander Manotskov.
HOW STEEL WAS TEMPERED
Igor Grubić – Hrvatska / Croatia 2018 – 11’40” – animirani / animation
A father takes his son to an abandoned factory where he once worked. The building has long been reduced to a crumbling symbol of the new system. Nonetheless, the space will briefly be brought to life by recorded scenes of workers solidarity, inspiring a small gesture of defiance. That symbolic act will turn into a moment of catharsis and re-establish the relationship between the father and son.
THE FILM OF KYIV. EPISODE ONE
Oleksiy Radynski – Ukrajina / Ukraine 2017 – 8’16” – dokumentarni / documentary
This is an observational documentary focused on one of the biggest unfinished bridge projects in the world – Podilsky Bridge in the centre of Kyiv. Its construction started nearly 25 years ago, but was halted in the late 2000s due to lack of investment and overwhelming corruption. Currently, the locals have adapted the unfinished bridge to their own needs – from sports and leisure to risky parcour-style attempts at getting from one river bank to another. In the meantime, Kyiv’s mayor Vitaliy Klitschko is trying to figure out a way to complete the unfortunate project – with a little help from German politicians…
O JEZU / OH GOD
Betina Božek – Poljska / Poland 2017 – 3’48” – animirani / animation
The reality presented in the film “Oh God” might be described using such terms as inertia or chaos. The characters feature lack of willingness to take any action, they are passive and indifferent, unable to create their own reality. The author presents a world that loses its original shapes, loses its identity. Groaning “oh God” as a main theme combines it all: grimace, sigh and a quiet whisper of despair over our own impotence.
PROCH / DUST
Jakub Radej – Poljska / Poland 2017 – 25′ – dokumentarni / documentary
Dust is a study of the way that every human body must go through from the moment of death to the funeral, including some offish bureaucratic procedures.
XIAO CHENG ER YUE / A GENTLE NIGHT
Qiu Yang – Kina / China 2017 – 15’9” – igrani / fiction
In a nameless Chinese city, a mother whose daughter is missing refuses to go gentle into that good night.
CONSEQUENCES OF SOUND
SAT / 7. 7. / 15 h
Bahador Shahidi – Švedska / Sweden 2017 – 28’25” – dokumentarni / documentary
A documentary about the artist, poet, musician and hippie Bengt O Björklund gets 12 years and three months in prison for possession of 30 grams of hash in Istanbul.
AWASARN SOUND MAN / DEATH OF SOUND MAN
Sorayos Prapapan – Tajland / Thailand 2017 – 15’51 ”/ igrani / fiction
Voice of the people are often neglected, same as sound in film that audience don’t care. Two sound recordists are working on final mix of a short film. Will their sound be heard by someone?
DĖMĖS IR ĮBRĖŽIMAI / STAINS AND SCRATCHES
Deimantas Narkevičius – Litva / Lithuania 2017 – 7’51” – eksperimentalni / experimental
Stains and Scratches evokes the staging of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar by the Vilnius student world in the beginning of the 1970s, a significant albeit not a very well-known event in Soviet-era alternative culture.
MIN BÖRDA / THE BURDEN
Niki Lindroth von Bahr – Švedska / Sweden 2017 – 14’15” / animirani / animation
An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes that take place in a supermarket, a long-term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant.
DÉJALO SER / LET IT BE
Txema Novelo – Meksiko / Mexico 2017 – 23′ – igrani / fiction
A Mexican rock singer is suffering from a lack of inspiration. After a mysterious meeting with a foreign female character, his band embark with her on a journey to Oaxaca, inspired by Antonin Artaud’s exile.
HAVE LOVE, WILL TRAVEL
SAT / 7. 7. / 19 h
Max Porter, Ru Kawahata – Francuska / France 2017 – 5’30” – animirani / animation
Based on a 150-word poem by Ron Koertge, “Negative Space” is a short animated film that depicts a father-and-son relationship through the art of packing a suitcase.
RETOUR / RETURN
Pang-Chuan Huang – Francuska / France 2017 – 20’– dokumentarni / documentary
Two journeys take place in two different periods. One is a train journey across two continents. The other follows an old family photograph back to life during wartime. The rhythmic swaying of the train reveals a forgotten memory.
Genis Rigol, Pau Anglada, Marc Torices – Španjolska / Spain 2017 – 5’25” – animirani / animation
Two men who bump into each other on the street accidentally take the other’s briefcase. One contains a videotape that will lead the new owner to embark on an unexpected journey to decipher what’s in it.
LIGNE NOIRE / BLACK LINE
Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi – Švicarska / Switzerland 2017 – 10’29” – dokumentarni / documentay
A woman fishing in turbid waters, a suffering nature, the broken chant of the muezzin, all linked by a thin, black line.
Phillip Barker – Kanada / Canada 2017 – 17’19” – igrani / fiction
The Shadow Nette is a traditional fishing device worn by fishermen that projects their silhouettes onto a screen. The shadows of their gestures of virility are archetypical poses showing their strength and ability; it is these displays that draw prey to be captured in their nets.
ALTAS CIDADES DE OSSADAS / HIGH CITIES OF BONE
João Salaviza – Portugal 2017 – 19′ – igrani / fiction
Karlon, born in Pedreira dos Húngaros (a slum in the outskirts of Lisbon) and a pioneer of Cape Verdean creole rap, runs away from the housing project to which he had been relocated. Nights of vigil are spent under a sweltering tropical heat.
Among the sugarcanes, a murmur is heard. Karlon hasn’t stopped singing.
KAERIMICHI / ON THE WAY HOME
Kiyama Mizuki – Japan 2018 – 2’25” – animirani / animation
The borderland between sleeping and waking is the moment when the daughter melds into her father.
THE TRUTHS ABOUT THE WORLD
SUN / 8. 7. / 19 h
FIND FIX FINISH
Sylvain Cruiziat – Njemačka / Germany 2017 – 19’25” – eksperimentalni / experimental
Three military drone pilots tell the intimate story of the lives they observe on a day-to-day basis.
LE MARCHEUR / THE WALKER
Frédéric Hainaut – Belgija / Belgium 2017 – 11′ – animirani / animation
The Walker works in a poultry farm. Disgusted by his despicable work, he gives up and follows the Indignant, diluting his anger in theirs.
Miguel Fonseca – Portugal 2018 – 20′ – igrani / fiction
Sara is a teenager like so many others: she goes to school, she has swimming lessons, she likes watching films and especially she loves to be online.
Ben Steiner – UK 2017 – 10’21” – igrani / fiction
Reality doesn’t happen by itself. Terry Lothian works tirelessly to maintain the background details that we all take for granted. But with his department feeling the pinch of austerity cutbacks, it’s not just the fabric of reality that’s starting to unravel.
TIERRA MOJADA / SWAMP
Juan Sebastian Mesa Bedoya – Kolumbija / Colombia 2017 – 17′ – igrani / fiction
Oscar lives with his family in a countryside house that is situated in the middle of a hydroelectric project. Today they have to evacuate their place. Oscar must deal with the sorrow of leaving the land where his grandparents were born.
PUHEENVUORO / TAKING THE FLOOR
Hannes Vartiainen – Finska / Finland 2017 – 9′ – dokumentarni / documentary
On 7 November 2016, the Tampere City Council convened to discuss the tram line.