The space of a jail is portrayed with gritty yet striking aesthetics in this Brazilian short film, from which shines the bright humanism that lies at its core. The Factory depicts the relationship between a mother and son, and the intricate machinations needed to provide justice within the prison.
The 2nd short preceding Bertrand Mandico’s The Wild Boys is another succinct, phantasmagoric contraption of dreamlike rhythm’s and logic (or lack thereof!). Living Still Life revives and even queers the inspiration of Andrei Tarkovsky and his philosophy of “sculpting in time” to perfect effect.
Sebelum Sibyl yang membawa dia ke Pesta Filem Cannes, pengarah Perancis muda Justine Triet (In Bed With Victoria) pertama kali meninggalkan genre dokumentari dengan filem pendek ini yang memenangi anugerah: drama komedi yang lucu tentang kehidupan malam di bandar dan dibintangi Laetitia Dosch.
This short film by the contemporary American landscape documentarian explores—through close ups, field recordings, and single frames—the distinctive textures and rhythms of nature. An evocative, otherworldly exploration of landscape which opens our eyes to the ordinary in the extraordinary.
The oneiric world of director Bertrand Mandico (The Wild Boys) is fueled with overflowing female desire, erotic creatures and lavish landscapes, all scintillating with resplendent colors. A film-within-a-film set during the production of a fantasy movie is a delight for all the senses!
The Italian director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) collaborated with Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of Valentino, for this short film. With a star-laden cast and score by Ryuichi Sakamoto, The Staggering Girl unfolds with the mysteriousness of a dream, sumptuous and elusive.
Winner of Best Canadian Short Film at TIFF, this moving short from director Chloé Robichaud (Sarah Prefers to Run) evocatively captures the sensitive tensions of teenage society. Succinctly probing the politics at play in school, the film holds a mirror to the ways society can resemble adolescence.
According to an English legend, Joan of Arc did not die at the stake. Her eyes were burned and she was deflowered by an English stallion. She was then condemned to wander on the battlefield, like a scavenger, on the lookout for life, in search of virgins still alive.
A landmark work in experimental surrealist animation, Suzan Pitt’s short has more ideas than even some features! Brilliantly mixing hand-drawn animation with stop-motion, Asparagus is resplendent with evocative ideas on femininity, interiority, and the body. A truly singular piece of cinema.
The controversial writer and outcast Jean Genet made only one film in his lifetime yet its impact on underground and independent filmmakers has been incalculable. This sexually graphic and profoundly liberating work, which was infamously declared obscene, is a poetic paean to homoerotic desire.
From his “Architecture as Autobiography” series, Heinz Emigholz travels through Switzerland to discover the play of weight, structure, and composition that makes the concrete bridge constructions designed in the first half of the 20th century by Robert Maillart so unique.
From Peter Tscherkassky, a major figure in contemporary avant-garde cinema, Dream Work another clever play with old CinemaScope footage. Copying it frame by frame by hand, he forces the images to achieve the fevered quality of dreams found in Surrealism and the nightmares of David Lynch.