Short Film Competition – Programme B
‘Have Sweet Dreams’ by Ciprian Suhar (Romania)
Two young boys dreams famm appart as their father’s drinking habit,puts the family in difficulties.
‘The Maltese Fighter’ by Arev Manoukian (Malta)
In a time when Malta’s political violence was at its peak, Carmelo, a struggling single father and boxer from Valletta, is forced to join a corrupt underworld as he tries to provide for his only son Giuseppi.
‘The Hole’ by Martin Edralin (Canada)
A daring portrait of a disabled man yearning for intimacy in a world that would rather ignore him.
‘Listen’ by Hamy Ramezan (Finland)
A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband, but the translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words. A tense, diamond-hard film about cultural isolation and bureaucratic ignorance.
‘S’ by Ricsi Hajdú (UK/Hungary)
Set in London, S is a raw and uncompromising docudrama about an Eastern-European sex worker and her pimp. A politically and socially conscious account of one of the most worrying phenomena in 21st-century Europe, it concentrates on two individuals and their soul-killing love-hate relationship against the backdrop of sex-trafficking, prostitution and poverty.
‘People Are Strange’ by Julien Hallard (France)
Julien considers himself Jim Morrison’s authentic double. He earns his living at the Pere Lachaise cemetery by entertaining tourists. The day he learns that his deceased idol’s body will be returned to California, Julien decides to steal the remains of the Lizard King.