Fiction Films Screening Programme - Room 1
Friday 30/09 16.15
MWANSA THE GREAT|Nyoni Rungano
23’00’’|HD|UNITED KINGDOM, ZAMBIA|2011
8 year old Mwansa goes on a journey to finally prove his greatness.
HEPICAT |Nuno Portugal
A film about the incommunicability of two worlds.
Bored with the hum-drum of daily life, 77-year-old Roland is about to rekindle his youth thanks to a simple piece of bubble gum.
DON'T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME|Efthimios Micheloudakis
So, you write what you want on a piece of paper, I write myself on another, we exchange them, we see the end credits and do whatever the winner has written…
THE TRAMP|Constantinos Mousoulis
14’50’’| HD CAM |U.S.A.|2010
“The Tramp” is about the story of a homeless man in Hollywood. Part of his daily routine is to watch from a distance a young and beautiful girl while she works. A chance encounter would be the cause that will give him the courage to approach and talk to her, a fact that will lead to unexpected results.
Friday 30/09 18.00
DOUBLE FAULT|Elina Fessa
Nothing remains.Nothing is forbidden.First serve.
Marcelo goes to the market because he wants to make a lunch for his wife. Ana wants marcelo and tries to have his attention. Marcelo is hungry and only has eyes for his stomach. Afonso (a homeless man) is hungry of life. Each one in his own universe dealing with any possible kind of waste.
LE DERNIER COMBAT|Mario Tani
14’56’’|Digital Cinema 4K|Italy|2010
Marco finds his girlfriend in bed with another man. Shocked, he leaves home, but something goes wrong and a terrifying nightmare will definitely change his life.
WHAT TIME WILL YOU BE BACK? |Maritina Passari
21’00’’| 35MM |GREECE|2010
Eurydice is 15 and wants to be a rock star. Her dream puts additional strain on her already difficult relationship with her mother.
MY SASCHA|Markus Kaatsch
A film about young and old love in a simple, touching drama. Weightless the film glides along on passion and approaches the painful realization of having missed an important moment forever.
LAST STOP|Juan Miguel H. Nevado
Like every morning, Julia hops on the bus that brings her to work. She usually observes and talks to herself about all the other people that travel with her every day. At the same time Montse is getting herself ready in front of the mirror.
Friday 30/09 19.30
A PARIDEIRA|Jose Miguel Moreira
20’| HD| PORTUGAL| 2010
Somewhere in the top of a mountain range, there is a credulous cave: it is the “PARIDEIRA”. It counts the legend that if an infertile woman there goes inside, she leaves pregnant from the cave. But to that happens it is necessary that in this night an adult dies there inside.
MARIOS AND THE RAVEN/Ο ΜΑΡΙΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΚΟΡΑΚΙ|John Bougioukas
22’26’’| DIGIBETA| GREECE| 2010
Marios, celebrating his fifty-third birthday seems to have everything he has ever dreamed. But a droppings falling from the sky shows us that happiness is more fragile than expected. In the end of the day things will be back in place but a little different ...
THE CORTÉGE|Marina Seresesky
14’| HD| SPAIN| 2010
Capi is the oldest gravedigger in the cemetery. Used to working amidst the suffering of others and the jokes of his colleagues, there is only one person capable of taking him out of his daily routine
HITOMI|Manu De Smet
19’50’’| BLUERAY| BELGIUM| 2010
Tom is a young man who has a strong connection with the Japanese culture. Samurai, Jiu Jitsu, calligraphy; not a day goes by without it. When a young Asian lady enters his life he sees his knowledge of the culture as the perfect way to attract her.
SHADOWLIGHT|Rolv Lyssand Bjoro
10’10’’| HD|NORWAY| 2010
A young boy is visiting his two friends for the first time after they just lost their mother. Since the adults around him have problems coping with the situation, he is given the hard task to try to make his two friends feel better.
Friday 30/09 21.30
CASUS BELLI|George Zois
People of different races, classes, ages, nationalities are waiting to seven different queues, creating a huge human line ... Arriving at the end of the human queue, the countdown begins.
STOCKHOLM|Juan Francisco Viruega
Adela has just settled in Madrid with her father, Claudio, a retired concert musician and a hermit. Both teach piano to small children in a quiet, sparsely-furnished flat in the centre of town.
THE HEMINGWAY'S PEN|Renzo Carbonera
Life can make you dependent on things and fragile - something Claudia found out when she went back to Lignano following the death of her father and got caught up in the mystery of a pen that had once belonged to Hemingway.
Pokayoke is a story about Tuomas who has lost his parents in a tragic accident. Tuomas causes other people accidents as well and photographs them. Suddenly a dark figure appears in his pictures and it seems to follow him- is somebody after Tuomas or is it just his heavy conscience.
11’0’’|HD - 35 MM| SPAIN|2010
During the holidays at his grandparent’s village, John meets Mary, a mysterious girl who tells the terrifying legend surrounding the peasant’s old house. John, unlike the character in the tale, is fearful. Mary is not.
Rosa has been waiting for Jose's prison visit for more than a year. When her hopes have more than vanished, destiny has a surprise.
THE BEE AND THE WIND|Massimiliano Camaiti
Matteo, a young engineer, returns to the mountains of his childhood to visit his father's grave. The serene atmosphere is interrupted by a bee that lands on his hand. When his car runs off the road into a snowbank, Matteo seeks help at a nearby farmhouse.
Animation Films Screening Programme
Friday 30/9 19.15
GET REAL! | Evert de Beijer
A student is addicted to a computer game in which he protects as a bodyguard a sexy female mega singer against all kinds of attacks. That way he “scores” her love. But that addiction goes at the cost of his home work and his sense of reality, until a girl of his class gives him a real kiss.
BAKA!! | Immanuel Wagner
7’34’’| DIGIBETA| SWITZERLAND |2010
Hi, I just tried to make a funny movie... but don't you be afraid, there's a deep and complex meta-message, too. "Two figures try to get along with each other, one of them equiped with a nasty nose, but no arms is on first sight a rude person. But it is his secret that will make them friends."
BLANCO | Kristina Frank
7’26’’| QUICKTIME 1920X1080|SWEDEN|2010
A story about loosing your heart and finding it back were you least expect it.
DANGER GLOBAL WARMING | Bruce Knox
07’03’’| DIGITAL| GERMANY|2010
A MUSIC VIDEO ABOUT WHAT THE WORLD WILL BECOME IN 100 YEARS IF GLOBAL WARMING COMES TRUE.
SEA | Ileana Andrea Gómez Gavinoser
01’08’’| VOB| ARGENTINA/ΑΡΓΕΝΤΙΝΗ|2009
The tears of a woman.
STICKY ENDS | Osman Cerfon
Jinx is a man with the head of a fish. Misfortune bubbles escape from his mouth. When one of them follows somebody, he becomes dogged by bad luck, and comes to a sticky end…
ÁMÁR | Isabel Herguera
Inés travels to India to visit her friend Ámár.
EARTH | Muhammad Khairulnizam Abdul Rahim
In the land with propaganda and pollution has taken over, Daichi, an orphan, was playing along the streets. While he was playing with his favourite ball, it rolled down the slope. This innocent accident unexpectedly led to an event where no one could ever imagined.
THE HENHOUSE | Elena Pomares
A hungry fox finds shelter from the rain and the city in the Henhouse Cafe
GOOD MORNING, MOM | Ricardo Almeida & Emanuel Nevado
In hard times a single Mom struggles to give the best to her children.
THE MONSOON TUNE | Norma Umer
The Monsoon Tune is about a little girl's quest to find water in a dried up fictional town. When she fails to find water day after day, a mysterious stranger decides to help her out by playing a magical tune on his guitar, which summons rain.
LOSE THIS CHILD | Yuval, Merav and Ben Simon Nathan
03’43’’| HD |ISRAEL|2010
Sometimes a beach isn’t just a beach. And, as night falls, that is the case in this animated video. As the sun goes, the sand comes to life and takes on the forms of an entire mini eco-system of aquatic life. Sea turtles are born, eels emerge to pursue their prey and Mother Earth orchestrates it all.
THE LOST TOWN OF SWITEZ | Kamil Polak
20’00’’| 35MM |POLAND|2010
19th century - age of romanticism. An accidental traveller drawn by mysterious forces discovers the secret of a ghostly town at the bottom of a forgotten lake. "Switez" is an apocalyptic tale of destruction, religious miracles and spectral visitations.
Experimental Films Projection Programme
Friday 30/9 17.00
S1-S4 REFLECTIONS|Karlos Alastruey
The nostalgia for a lost friendship.
A TRIP TO THE MARS |Mikio Saito
9’52” | DVD PAL |JAPAN|2010
This film is based on Georges Melies's film "A Trip to the Moon" in 1902, and created together with children from elementary school in Sapporo, Japan. Children imagined how they would travel in the space and returned to the earth by the space ship, which is called "Sapporo Dome" sports stadium in Sapporo.
THE POLYMOIDS|Tina Willgren
2’51’’| MINI DV |SWEDEN|2010
A contemplation on the possible occurrence of smart junk in vacant city lots
EIDOLA | Giuseppe Boccassini
6’35” | MINI DV | ITALY | 2010
The video “looks” at the semantic/experiential micro-universe made of memories, by showing some frames of an old super film put on the lens of a mini DV camera. Moreover, it “looks” at the cinema as a sort of material to model. The “schizophrenic eye”–the dialectic question between the mechanical and the real eye, that wants to explore the reality and, in particular, the collapse between its mechanical reproduction and nature.
COLORS MELODY | Rolland Jean-Michel
3’59” | MP4 | FRANCE | 2011
A series of 20 chips change colour and disappear in an ordered yet elusive way in front of a jerky race in the wood. At each colour change, a different note is triggered. The chips, although thrown on a mathematical basis, succeed in an unpredictable manner. Only the metronome is there to remind the underlying rule behind the scene.
SELF-DESTRUCTION FOR ETERNITY | Wei-Ming Ho
6’26” | HD | TAIWAN | 2011
Who decides who's good or bad? Who decides who could stay alive or die? Who is the next victim? The calm before the storm...are they all illusions? Or there are realities of dark side and tragic flaws hidden behind the scenes?
FAILURE | Ivette ‘Mrova’ Zub
5’5” | PAL 4:3 | NETHERLANDS | 2009
A woman trespasses abandoned building and discovers secret server room. She ends the visits when the cables are pulled out and run with a hope that she becomes anonymous. At the same time she is still aware of interception devices. Film on losing control over privacy in the virtual reality.
Friday 30/09 18.00
PAPER MEMORIES|Theo Putzu
7’25” | HD | SPAIN | 2010
An Old man search for happiness in old photos…. two worlds divided by the inability to dream...
NULL|Onder M. Ozdem
5’20” | HDV | TURKEY | 2010
No room was left to move when we filled the emptiness that we were afraid of falling into. In the absence of emptiness ‘0’ abandoned the number system. Minutes and hours fought. They left th
e time poisoned.
2’5” | MINIDV | CANADA (MADE IN GERMANY) | 2010
A voice cries out repeatedly in French, "Sois mienne pour toujours" - be mine forever. The desire for individual possession consummates all.
2’32” | AVI DVD PAL | GREECE | 2010
This particular film attempts with the handling of time in editting to enlarge a simple movement giving it thus additional meanings. Simultaneously with the alternations of light and shade in screen it is attempted that movements will be organised and space will be structured.
FLOWPOINTS: KISS|Hector Rodriguez
7’53” | DVD | CHINA | 2010
Flowpoints: Kiss is an experimental video animation that deconstructs Andy Warhol’s movie Kiss using a motion tracking software designed by the artist. The software generates abstract line renderings based on a computational analysis of the micro-movements in the original film. The images represent motions rather than figures, recalling philosopher Henri Bergson’s remark that “matter is dissolved into action”.
LIQUID SOUL |Benekou Irini
2’46” | M2TS | GREECE | 2010
A calm afternoon, a man, a daily walk. Everything seems to be peaceful. Suddenly, too many thoughts come through his mind. Everything changes from total calmness to the other side, disturbance and paranoia, because everything is liquid…and changes again…
GODSPEED|Michael Douglas Hawk
Former Scenes from the life of a military jet pilot in flight appear on his vizor, taking him on a trip thru memories of thoughts, ideas and emotions, while he is flying his jet thru the sky!
DESIRE AND WHAT YOU END UP DOING|Barbara Kapusta
Four actors perform a script that revolves around a movement between desire and reality, a difference between what one wants to do (projections and hopes connected to the future, to other places, times) and what you end up doing. The set of red, black and white panels, is a color morphology, which relates to the positions of the speakers.