THROUGH HER EYES | SHORT BLOCK
THROUGH HER EYES | SHORT BLOCK
Two 10-year-old girls are trying to relieve the boredom of Shabbat in the religious town they live in. And then comes the darkness.
Based on a true story in World War II Poland, a young Jewish woman struggles to survive after her family is murdered. She joins the Soviet resistance, and realizes that through photography, she can make a difference.
A haunting visual representation of a woman in an abusive relationship, told through a non-narrative, experimental form.
Sara is spending her summer at Daniel and Annie’s small lavender production. The couple lives with their nephew Victor who is immersed in a deep mutism. Lavender tells the encounter of these 2 teenagers completely poles apart but that a family secret will soon unite.
During an attempted abortion, a girl gives birth to a live jellyfish.
Margaret (82) lives on her own and now leaves to the hospital with her daughter Judith (45). When Margaret is diagnosed with skin cancer, her daughter makes the ultimate choice.
BEFORE MIDNIGHT | SHORT BLOCK
Recent graduate, Robin, returns to her parents’ house and obsessively starts to dig a hole, encouraged by an impossibly perfect girl; but as she digs, she heads further down a path of self-destruction.
A housebound man thinks he might be the only witness of a disturbing event on his television.
Ziad, a Palestinian day laborer, is denied entry into Israel for work that day. Not wanting to return home empty-handed after promising his daughter meat for dinner, he needs to get creative. A poetic and tragic reflection on the everyday struggle of Palestinian breadwinners.
A gothic tale concerning a male pickpocket and a wealthy woman descending into a labyrinth of terror in 1888.
Julia, victim to multiple psychological disorders, must survive the night without her prescribed sedatives. In and out of sleep, the only thing protecting her sanity is the Dreamcatcher.
Festival favourite Yorgos Lanthimos returns to short film with this portrait of a professional cellist. An encounter with a stranger on the subway has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life.
CINEMA EUROPA | SHORT BLOCK
As Mélanie tries to restore Benoit’s self-confidence, they cross paths with Mehdi and Jeanne, a duo going through a crisis.
For a brief moment, their stories intertwine.
Abby and Luca, a couple of acrobatic artists, travel to perform from stage to stage. Their relationship is getting worse. The time of a trip by camper, they will have to face their problems and try to regain confidence in one another.
The Van stops, the doors open, and Ben comes out alive. Another few fights and he will be able to leave Albania. He still hopes his father will leave with him.
After a clay shoot goes wrong, a miserable cynic, an alcoholic and an accountant find themselves lost in the Scottish Moorlands with the body of a gamekeeper.
Noah battles to overcome his grief at the death of his mother, a journey that takes him from his flat to beyond the stars. Solar Plexus is an animation film featuring stop-motion and oil paint.
On the day of their grandmother’s funeral, Sacha gathers her cousins to write a tribute to her, but nothing will happen as planned. Directed by French actress Zita Hanrot.
When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance collide.
SHORTS | PAIRED SCREENINGS
On a hot and febrile day, teenage Claire ditches school to meet some friends in the woods where her memories, traumas and desires merge into tears, sweat, and sperm in a reflection on this generation’s sexual and existential disorientation.
An average guy driving his car comes across a woman being assaulted. He is torn between his instinct to ignore the scene and drive on, or sum up his courage and become a hero.
Damage Control is a real time short film that shows us the first explosive ten minutes inside celebrity comedian Harry Braun’s hotel room after the New York Times breaks the story on his sexual misconduct.
God is now a Power Plant. On a misty night cows escape, a child is chosen, and a teenager tries to find freedom. A film that rocked critics at Cannes through its visual poetry, and profound message.
A couple air their problems out on a boat. Things get brutally honest and a little tense for comfort. She talks. He listens.
A blossoming relationship unfolds when two strangers have a chance encounter in a London cafe. Tom Turner’s film which took two years to film stars Oscar Winners Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton.
A teenager resorts to desperate measures in her efforts to quit her school’s aerobic dance team and assert her independence.
Alberto, decides to return to Cuba after a long time. He discovers a family he no longer knows and a secret that’s been kept hidden for 20 years.