international competition

IC 1

MUSIC IS THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS
THU / 8. 07. / 21 h
CINEMA TABOR VAROSH

 

IN THE AIR TONIGHT

Andrew Norman Wilson | SAD / USA | 2020. | 11′ | eksperimentalni / experimental

In March 2020, from a hillside home that faces the Hollywood sign, Wilson began to dwell on Phil Collins due to an experience he had one night on the Pacific Coast Highway. Driving alongside him was a woman tuned into the same radio frequency, emphatically singing along to “In the Air Tonight.”

režija / director Andrew Norman Wilson

 

SESTRE / SISTERS

Kukla Kesherovic | Slovenija / Slovenia | 2021. | 23′ | igrani / fiction

Three best friends, sworn virgins, get into a fight with local boys. When things get rough, they are saved by girl in the becoming.

scenarij i režija / screenplay and director Kukla Kesherovic | fotografija / DOP Peter Perunović | montaža / editor Lukas Miheljak | glumci / cast Mia Skrbinac, Sarah Al Saleh, Mina Milovanović| producentica / producer Barbara Daljavec | produkcija / production A Atalanta

 

KOLIJEVKA / CÂNTEC DE LEAGĂN / CRADLE

Paul Muresan | Rumunjska / Romania | 2020. | 4′ | animacija / animation

People tend to hurt each other, leaving long lasting wounds, and this is no different amongst families.

animacija / animation Paul Muresan | scenarij / screenplay Paul Muresan | fotografija / DOP Paul Muresan film | montaža / editor Paul Muresan

 

1978

Hamza Bangash | Pakistan | 2020. | 17′ | igrani / fiction

Pakistan, 1978. Lenny, a rockstar from the Goan-Christian community, is offered the chance to reinvent himself. With Islamic fervor gripping the nation, he must decide if he can change with the times.

režija i scenarij / director and screenplay Hamza Bangash | glumci / cast Zeeshan Muhammad, Rubya Chaudhry, Sherwyn Anthony, Naveed Kamal | fotografija / DOP Yasir Khan | montaža / editor Hamza Bangash | producent / producer Carol Noronha | produkcija / production Mansfield films, Sanat initiative, Citylights media

 

NARODNI RADIO – BALADE IZ ŠUMOVITE ZEMLJE / KANSANRADIO – RUNONLAULAJIEN MAA / A PEOPLE´S RADIO – BALLADS FROM A WOODED COUNTRY

Virpi Suutari | Finska / Finland | 2021. | 26´40 | dokumentarni / documentary

A carnivalesque portrayal of the Finnish landscape. Based on the iconic YLE programme “People’s Radio”, the film revolves around a drive across summery country, painting a panorama of today’s Finland. Through humour into civic anarchy, it ultimately also longs for human connection.

režija i scenarij / director and screenplay Virpi Suutari | fotografija / DOP Heikki Färm | montaža / editor Teresa Sadik-Ogli | producent / producer Virpi Suutari | produkcija / production Euphoria film

 

IC 2

NEW (AB)NORMAL
FRI / 9. 07. / 17 h
CINEMA RUSTICA

 

NORMALNO

Julie Caty | Francuska / France | 2020. | 14′ | animacija / animation

Dany is a rich heir who cheats his emptiness with a psychedelic drug. While experiencing withdrawal symptoms, he meets Karl Marx who asks him to destroy capitalism to save the humankind. Reluctantly, Dany accepts his request and becomes a superhero. But he is quickly overwhelmed by his task.

režija / director Julie Caty | montaža / editor Son et bruitages | producent / producer Ron Dyens | produkcija / production Sacrebleu Productions Producteur

 

BADAREN / SWIMMER / PLIVAČ

Jonatan Etzler | Švedska / Sweden | 2020. | 13′ | igrani / fiction

There’s a man floating around in an indoor swimming pool. The police order him to get out, to be arrested, but the man refuses. Swimmer is a humorous short film about a dramatic arrest that turns into an anticlimax.

režija / director Jonatan Etzler | scenarij / screenplay Jonatan Etzler | fotografija / DOP Nea Asphäll | montaža / editor Robert Krantz | producentica / producer Isabella Rodriguez

 

夜車 / NIGHT BUS / NOĆNI BUS

Joe Hsieh | Tajvan / Taiwan | 2020. | 20′ | animacija  / animation

On a late-night commuter bus, a necklace was stolen. This was followed by a tragic and fatal road accident, and a series of intriguing turn of events which revealed love, hatred, and vengeance. The film climaxes as the bus went ablaze, burning and glittering against the dark coastal sky.

režija / director Joe Hsieh | glumci / cast Shu_Fang Chen, Ming-Hsiu Tsai, Shang-Sing Guo | producent / producer Wan-Lin Lee

 

TANG JËR

Selly Raby Kane | Senegal | 2020. | 14′ | igrani / fiction

An unusual Tangana tenant observes in his mysterious restaurant, the incessant ballet of the beings that populate the city of Dakar. Between juicy omelets and steaming skewers, Onfaaya soothes the restless, heals the wounds and welcomes everyday life as it presents itself, whatever the cost might be.

režija / director Selly Raby Kane | fotografija / DOP John Njaga Demps | montaža / editor Mamo Hitz

 

貓與蒼蠅 / NEKO AND FLIES / NEKO I MUHE

Tsao Shih Han | Tajvan / Taiwan | 2020. | 25’23” | igrani / fiction

Guards looking after ships usually turn a blind eye to troubles as long as ships remain safe. Chuang, involved in disputes between foreign fishers, shelters the intellectually-challenged prostitute, Neko, in a dilapidated ship. But the ship-owner is selling the ship.

režija i scenarij / director and screenplay Tsao Shih Han | glumci / cast Cres Chuan, Vicci Pan | fotografija / DOP Chan Chen Chi | montaža / editor Tu Su Ling | produkcija / production Life Scenery Films

 

 

IC 3

FIVE SHADES OF GREY
FRI / 9. 07. / 21 h
CINEMA TABOR VAROSH

 

KORA / ECORCE / PEEL

Samuel Patthey, Silvain Monney | Švicarska / Switzerland | 2020. | 15’| dokumentarni, animirani / documentary, animation

In a hidden place, the daily routine of a retirement home unfolds as time seems to stand still. The penciled residents come to life on paper.

režija, scenarij, animacija / directors, screenplay, animation Samuel Patthey, Silvain Monney | producenti / producers Mark Olexa, Francesca Scalisi

 

SPALJENA. ZEMLJA VATRE / GRIGIO. TERRA BRUCIATA / BURNT. LAND OF FIRE

Ben Donateo | Švicarska / Switzerland | 2020. | 14′ | dokumentarni / documentary

The documentary captures life on a little village of the southern Italy, Filippa di Mesoraca. Hit by the migration of the young people to the north, “Burnt. Land of Fire” tells about what’s left in the country.

režija i scenarij / director and screenplay Ben Donateo

 

KOLIKO ŽENA, KOLIKO SUZA / MORE WOMAN, MORE CRY

Anne Haugsjerd | Norveška / Norway | 2021. | 24′ | dokumentarni / documentary

A stunning film that captures the beauty and fragility of life. With vivid clarity, great imagination, and sly humour, Haugsgjerd reflects on family, art, ageing, and the fluidity of time. Without embarrassment, but full of doubts, the emancipated filmmaker asks the question: What next?

režija / director Anne Haugsgjerd | scenarij / screenplay Anne Haugsgjerd | producent / producer Jarle Bjørknes | produkcija / production Incitus

 

VRHOVI I PEPEO / CUMBRES Y CENIZAS / SUMMITS AND ASHES

Fernando Criollo | Perú | 2020. | 18′ | igrani / fiction

We walk to the highest that our legs and thoughts allow. Here, where the oxygen is diluted with each step, our breaths is lost among the explosions and infinite mountains. The vestiges of the clash between two worlds await us. Will we meet again?

režija / director Fernando Criollo | producent / producer Prin Rodriguez

 

PRITISNITE OVAJ GUMB AKO POČNETE PANIČARITI / PUSH THIS BUTTON IF YOU BEGIN TO PANIC

Gabriel Böhmer | UK | 2020. |13′ | animirani / animation

Bartholomew Whisper went to the doctor today. There he met administrators keen on experimental surgery, and lonely MRI machines. At least the growing hole in his head was becoming quite beautiful.

režija, scenarij, animacija i glazba / director, screenplay, animation, music Gabriel Böhmer | producentica / producer Samantha Monk

 

IC 4

APOCALYPSE NOW
SAT  /  10. 07. / 17 h
CINEMA RUSTICA

 

BENZGRAD / BENZTOWN

Gottfried Mentor | Njemačka / Germany | 2021. | 4′ 45″ | animacija / animation

A town is driven mad. The city of Stuttgart fights back with heavy action against its traffic chaos. With far reaching consequences. Other cities might follow the signal…

režija i scenarij / director and screenplay Gottfried Mentor | animacija / animators Bettina Grünefeld, Gottfried Mentor | producent / producer Thomas Meyer-Hermann

 

NEPOTPUNA ŽENA / 조금 부족한 여자 / INCOMPLETE WOMAN

Su-young HUH | Južna Koreja / South Korea | 2020. | 10’5″| animacija / animation

One day, the dismembered body of a woman was found. Except her lower body and the left hand, other body parts disappeared without a trace and no evidence of any intrusion, so her lower body and left hand take the road in search of others that had left because they hated each other so much.

režija, scenarij, producent i montaža / director, screenplay, producer, and editor Su-young Huh | glumci / cast Hari Kim, Seong-gyeong Lee, Ji-ung Ha, Hee-sik Jang

 

NEVIĐENA RIJEKA / GIÒNG SÔNG KHÔNG NHÌN THẤY / THE UNSEEN RIVER

Phạm Ngọc Lân | Vijetnam / Vietnam | 2020. | 23’| igrani / fiction

Stories told along the river: a woman reunites with her ex-lover at a hydroelectric plant; meanwhile, a young man travels downstream to a temple in search of a cure for his insomnia.

režija / director Phạm Ngọc Lân | scenarij / screenplay Phạm Ngọc Lân | fotografija / DOP Phạm Quang Minh, Nguyễn Vinh Phúc | montaža / editor Julie Béziau | glumci / cast Wean, Naomi, Minh Châu, Nguyễn Hà Phong, Hà Hoàng, Mạc Can | producenti / producers Phạm Ngọc Lân, Ngô Đài Trang, Trần Thị Bích Ngọc

 

8’27

Zhong Su | Kina / China | 2021. | 8’| igrani / fiction

A continuous shot with no end or beginning showing how violence is interconnected with machines, technology, and labour. With humour akin to despair, the filmmaker mixes Western and Eastern mythologies, making them future leaders of a humanless world, with only industrialised mechanical movement.

režija i scenarij / director and screenplay Zhong Su | fotografija / DOP Zhong Su | montaža / editor Zhong Su | producent / producer Zhong Su

 

PARCELA S7 / PARCELLES S7 / LAND LOT S7

Abtin Sarabi, Dominique Olier | Iran, Francuska, Senegal / Iran, France, Sénégal | 2020. |28’| eksperimentalni, dokumentarni / experimental, documentary

Burning entrails of the fields suddenly appeared at dawn. Here man is alone. In this loneliness, the shadow of sugar cane flows into eternity.

fotografija / DOP Abtin Sarabi | montaža / editor Abtin Sarabi | producenti / producers Abtin Sarabi, Dominique Olier | produkcija / production Esther Creative Pictures – Krysalide Diffusion

 

IC 5

TELL ME ABOUT LOVE
SAT  /  10. 07. / 21 h
CINEMA TABOR VAROSH

 

NALIK NJOJ / IN HER IMAGE

Yael Solomonovich | Izrael / Israel | 2020. | 9′ | eksperimentalni / experimental

Through a revealing and honest nude videoart we’re exposed to the woman’s body as world full of beauty and pain. The participants in the film, women who dealt with eating disorders and negative body image, appear before us as classical art images, inviting us to reexamine our perception of beauty.

režija i scenarij / director and screenplay Yael Solomonovich | glumci / cast Tali Shemesh, Nancy Winik, Kesem Nathan, Shahar Moshe, Daniella Kassif, Yael Solomonovich, Lian Reznik Pirka | fotografija / DOP Einav Chen | montaža / editor Yael Solomonovich | producent / producer Michal Bechar

 

SVJETLO SADAŠNJOSTI / LUZ DE PRESENÇA / A PRESENT LIGHT

Diogo Costa Amarante | Portugal / Portuguese | 2021. | 19′ | igrani / fiction

On a rainy night, a sad man leaves his home to deliver a letter to someone who recently left him. At a corner, he meets a woman who warns him about the slippery road. This is how I met Diana. Suffering from a heartbreak, Gonçalo falls from his motorbike.

režija i scenarij / director and screenplay Diogo Costa Amarante | glumci / cast Diana Neves Silva, João Castro, Gustavo Sumpta, Luís Miguel Cintra | fotografija / DOP Jorge Quintela | montaža / editor Diogo Costa Amarante

 

PJEGAVA ŽUTA / SPOTTED YELLOW

Baran Sarmad | Iran | 2020 | 12’| igrani / fiction

Roya, a young girl with a yellow spot on her face, suddenly feels the signs of a real giraffe in her life and that starts changing her life.

režija / director Baran Sarmad | scenarij / screenplay Mohammadreza Mayghani | glumci / cast Shadi Karamroudi | fotografija / DOP Hamed Hosseini Sangari | montaža / edit Pooyan Sholevar | producenti / producers Mohammadreza Mayghani, Baran Sarmad | produkcija / production Menisn Film Production

 

ZAKONOM RAZDVOJENI / DIVIDED BY LAW

Katie Davies, Emma Agustia | UK | 2021. | 26′ | eksperimentalni, dokumentarni / experimental, documentary

During the Coronavirus outbreak and in the lead up to Brexit, binational families and couples have to cope with the UK’s hostile immigration environment. Interviewees from across the world discuss UK family immigration regulations and prolonged periods of separation from their partners and families.

režija / directors Katie Davies, Emma Agustia | montaža / editor Katie Davies | producenti / producers Katie Davies, Emma Agustia | produkcija / production Katie Davies

 

LJUDI NASUMICE / RANDOM PEOPLE

Arden Rod Condez | Filipini / Philippines | 2020. | 7′ | dokumentarni / documentary

In times of necessary physical distancing, 10 couples from the filmmaker’s hometown allow the cameras into their homes not to disturb but capture any delicate exchange.

režija / director Arden Rod Condez | glumci / cast Rita Libre, Raspe Libre, Romeo Sevilla, Elenita Sevilla, Gonzalo Velasco, Pastora Velasco, Charles Salilid | fotografija / DOP Caleb Maglunob | montaža / editor Caleb | producent / producer Konnie Barientos

 

ZGRABI IH / GRAB THEM

Morgane Dziurla-Petit | Švedska / Sweden | 2020. | 13′ | igrani / fiction

60-year-old Sally is longing for happiness, and love. Lately her searching has been complicated by the fact that she resembles the newly-elected American president. Join Sally in the film Grab Them, as one man’s crazy tour around the world is a lonely woman’s heavy burden to bear.

režija / director Morgane Dziurla-Petit | scenarij / screenplay Morgane Dziurla-Petit |  fotografija / DOP Filip Lyman | montaža / editor Patrik Forsell | producenti / producers Paul Blomgren DoVan | produkcija / production GötaFilm