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Thursday, 16 December 2021
6-8 pm / 18.00-20.00
BFI STEPHEN STREET
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
This screening session features 12 short films.
All films are english spoken and/or english subtitled.
*** (FISH) (POLAND)
BY FILIP BOJARSKI
Short film about consciousness.
Running time: 00:02:00
BY PHILIP MONBERG PFEIFFER
An emotionally stunted, middle-aged man enters a group dramatherapy session. He must move beyond his comfort zone in order to face trauma hidden deep within his psyche.
Running time: 00:12:12 // Trailer
MALKA MALKA (ISRAEL)
BY MAYA YAVIN
In her twilight years, Malka must take care of her elderly husband Shmulik, while at the same time coping with her son's, Roee, ALS disease. Despite the many tribulations, Malka takes part in making the film, which was created in the spirit of jest combined with dark humor that surrounded Roee during his illness. The film develops in two parallel yet intertwining tracks: one being the documentary, in which the harsh reality that Malka and Shmulik are facing is exposed; the other, fictional, depicting the fantasy world that Roee and the director create.
Running time: 00:23:40 // Trailer
BY JACEK JĘDRZEJCZAK
This documentary is a recording of one of the autotherapy sessions conducted in Institute 116 in Warsaw. The topic is the displaced aggression , i.e. redirecting aggression from its initial and unavailable source towards a different , more accessible target. This intimate session was conducted and recorded by Jacek Jedrzejczak psychologist and artist. The participant was Irenka Kaczurowska.
Running time: 00:06:37 // Trailer
BY MOSES PARLINDUNGAN
An Indonesian student in London attempts to deal with the absurdity of confinement and immobility due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown by talking to his parents – who also face the similar movement restrictions in Jakarta – over the phone.
Running time: 00:03:43
CAVA GRANDE - A ROOM ABOVE
THE EARTH (TURKEY)
BY TAN TUNCAG
Set in a near future, an alien visitor from outer space stumbles upon our solar system and visits the moon colony, discovering humans. On her way to earth, she realizes that a giant asteroid is about the hit the earth. She changes her course towards this "global killer" and decides to take matters into her own hands.
Running time: 00:05:09 // Trailer
IT'S OKAY (UK)
BY AISHA BOUDJILLOULI
A flock of sheep and a pair of friends. Come nightfall, it’s up to them to decide whether they can be trusted...
Running time: 00:03:50
DARK MYRIAD 7 (UK)
BY ETA DAHLIA
Dark Myriad 7 (Тьма Тем 7) is a videopoem that aims to create a new type of poetic language, integrating spoken word with moving image to develop an non-illustrative style. By morphing faces and colours together with the use of dynamic lighting, this composition aims to weave together the fluidity of light and language. The videopoem presented here is part of an album called Dark Myriad (Тьма Тем).
Running time: 00:02:50
THE LAST DREAM OF KABUKI (COLOMBIA)
BY WANDERSON DOS SANTOS, FINI MAZA
Through a XII century Japanese style poetry, The Last Dream of Kabuki highlights the passion, honor and death of its main subject connected to present day. This visual poem shot in a dreamy landscape shows us the inner struggles and demons that we can all relate to.
Running time: 00:05:00 // Trailer
KAXA MARCA (PERU)
BY MARIEL SOSA
The ancient city of Kaxa Marca lying at the bottom of an immense and wonderful valley located in the northern highlands of Peru is where the so-called "meeting of two worlds" occurs. This region is revealed to the pilgrim's eyes as a town full of past and sadness, where the meeting between the Inca race and the Spanish colonialist took place. In this short journey, you will experience the regional spirit that is the result of a mixture of native traditions and imported customs -- as their residents welcome the celebration of Carnaval.
Running time: 00:03:45
QUEEN CROCODILE (BELGIUM)
BY CHARLES HABIB-DROUOT
Rayna is a Bulgarian prostitute, working in Brussels’ Red Light District. One night, she shares a mystical and sexual moment with an African client, who dies shortly after. That night will haunt her…
Running time: 00:30:15