Short Film Competition – Programme A
‘The Bravest, the Boldest’ by Moon Molson (USA)
A young mother in a Harlem housing project realizes the arrival of two uniformed soldiers brings news she can’t bring herself to accept.
‘Hjonabandssaela’ by Jörundur Ragnarsson (Iceland)
Two unmarried old friends in their sixties live a happy , easy going life in a small seaside village in Iceland. An attractive woman their age comes to the village planning to write a book there for a few months. When one of the two friends shows her too much interest it puts their relationship in danger.
‘Seven times a day we bemoan our lot and at night we get up to avoid dreaming’ by Susann-Maria Hempel (Germany)
Fragments of quoted kitchen talk; A tale of suffering in a drastic, detailed and fascinating tableaux.
‘Deadline’ by Julia Bünter (Switzerland)
Adrienne is about to turn 30 years old. She realizes she’s never had an orgasm. She decides to get it by any means.
‘Him and Her’ by Keith Albert Tedesco (Malta)
A chance encounter in the picturesque capital city of Valletta told through the viewfinder of a vintage Hasselblad 501C film camera.
‘Aissa’ by Clement Trehin Lalanne (France)
Aïssa, a young Congolese woman living illegally in France, must lie about her age in order to stay in French territory. Through the coldly scrutinizing lens of a medical examination, director Trehin-Lalanne probes the deeply personal implications of territorial boundaries that dictate the legality of an individual.
‘Père’ by Lotfi Achour (Tunisia)
Hedi is a taxi driver in Tunis. One evening he drives to the hospital a pregnant young woman who is going into labor. This brief encounter will bring a series of random, tragic and unexpected events, leading to a life-changing experience for both of them.