Future Shorts

Sunday 29.11. / 12:00 / Annankatu 6

Will be screened at the same time with the brunch.

 

SHORT FILMS

1. Marc Jacobs

Dir: Sam de Jong | Germany 2014 | 16min

 

Nine year old Soufyane lives in Amsterdam Noord and is fastidiously preparing for a trip with his absent Moroccan father. His friends insist that he should get a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, but Soufyane would rather wear Marc Jacobs. Utilising calm and sober framing, the director gives the amateur actors ample room to explore and express their ideas of manhood and male rituals. Concepts that come up against hard realities in the suburbs, something that Soufyane painfully learns, as the sun goes down and he turns up at his father’s place.

2. Black Sheep

Dir: Christian Cerami | UK 2014 | 16min

 

In the North of England, two adolescent brothers set out to attend an EDL street protest against radical Islam – but will the boys be convinced by the cause’s far-right beliefs?

3. Fallen Leaves

Dir: Masha Kondakova | Ukraine 2014 | 22min

 

It’s autumn in the outskirts of Kyiv; Valya, a lonely 40 year old caretaker, is burning fallen leaves in the forest. Before long she bumps into a charming stranger who soon manages to seduce his way into her flat. Once inside, Valya becomes a hostage in her own home.

4. Sound of a Million Insects, Light of a Thousand Stars

Dir: Tomonari Nishikawa | Japan 2014 | 2min

 

Nishikawa buried about 30 metres of 35mm negative film under fallen leaves alongside a country road, which was about 25 km away from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, for about 6 hours, from the sunset of June 24, 2014, to the sunrise of the following day. The night was beautiful with a starry sky, and numerous summer insects were singing loud. The area was once an evacuation zone, but now people live there after the removal of the contaminated soil. This film was exposed to the possible remaining of the radioactive materials.

5. Oh Lucy!

Dir: Atsuko Hirayanagi | Japan – Singapore – USA 2014 | 22min

 

Setsuko, a 55-year-old single ‘office lady’ in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, ‘Lucy,’ by her young unconventional English instructor. ‘Lucy’ awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.

6.  Best // Petit Noir

Dir: Trayvon Owens | South Africa 2015 | 4min

‘Best’ is Petit Noir aka Yannick Iluga’s music video from his La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful -album. The video further challenges assumptions about the African continent and people who live there.

7. Hot Chicks

Dir: Ninja Thyberg | Sweden 2014 | 14min

 

Five girls in a changing room are getting ready to shoot a music video for the tune ‘Hot Chicks’. As they get into character they discuss their work. Are they being treated as objects or do they consider themselves independent performers?

8. Yes We Love

Dir: Hallvar Witzø | Norway 2014 | 15min

 

Four generations, each with a crisis, set in four different parts of Norway on the Norwegian Constitution Day. Ten-year-old Birger hates marching with the boys’ brigade. War hero Konrad (90) refuses to listen to another Constitution Day speech. Graduation queen Carina (18) just cannot believe Morten isn’t interested in her. And father-of-two Ola (46) searches for his ‘self’ in a hunting lodge in arctic Svalbard.