INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL

12. – 16. OKTOBER 2022

ONLINE UND IM KINO

Short Film Program Hope #22

16.Oktober 18.00 Uhr | Puschkino

Short films about hope

Online: available from 12 to 22 October

Film overview

The sweet hassle of a first time

Director: Eva Zanen

Short | Netherlands | 2021 |13:00 min

Synopsis:

On several split screens, five couples have sex for the first time, with all the associated discomfort that rarely makes it onto the screen. They try to hide the smeared lipstick, the hairs on their tongues, the flabby bellies and the tears of pain or pleasure that lead to their climax sooner or later, or not at all. A carefully choreographed, tragicomic sex film without breasts or buttocks.

Amateurs

Director: Ceres Machado

Short | Spain | 2021 | 10:27 min

Synopsis:

Paco tries to convince Mari to make amateur porn videos to solve their financial problems.

Warsha

Director: Dania Bdeir

Short | Lebanon | 2021 | 15:00 min

Synopsis:

A Syrian migrant working as a crane operator in Beirut volunteers for a shift on one of the most dangerous cranes. There he may find the freedom he hopes to find.

Loop

Director: Pablo Polledri

Animation | Spain| 2022 | 08:00 min

Synopsis:

In this society, every person repeats the same action over and over again, in this society, every person repeats the same action over and over again, in this society, every person repeats the same action over and over again, in this society, every person repeats the same action over and over again....

PHLEGM

Director: Jan-David Bolt

Short | Switzerland | 2021 | 06:24 min

Synopsis:

Oscar is late. Hands are being shaken and contracts signed in the surrounding skyscrapers. That's the last thing he needs right now. Where do these fucking slugs come from?

Franceska

Director: Alberto Cano

Animation | Spain| 2021 | 07:00 min

Synopsis:

The cold night hangs over the old castle of Frankenstein. Victor, eager to challenge science, sets out to realise his most ambitious plan: to bring his wonderful wife Franceska back to life. With or without the help of Igor, his invaluable and lovelorn assistant, Victor faces the greatest challenge of his career.

Inaccessible

Director: Eléna Weiß

Short | Germany| 2021 | 07:40 min

Synopsis:

Rike has a serious accident in the forest during one of her cycling tours. Thrown back on her own physical strength and without any technical aids, she fights for survival in an act of enormous strength.

Fiori

Director: Kristian Xipoias

Short | Italy | 2021 |14:58 min

Synopsis:

What would Antonio Ricci, the protagonist of "Bicycle Thieves", do if he lived in Italy in 2021? Maybe he would be like Manfredi, a forty-year-old man, unemployed and without expectations, whose only chance is to become a rider for a delivery service. But for that he needs a bicycle.

Crush On

Director: Chu, Shu-Yu

Animation | Taiwan | 2021 | 04:45 min

Synopsis:

The deserted street of a city. A train has crashed into an abandoned flat. A bunch of girls rush out of the train and shamelessly trash the rooms of this flat. The different rooms symbolise different thoughts and the building looks like a boy.

Yallah!

Director: Nayla Nassar, Edouard Pitula, Renaud de Saint Albin, Cécile Adant, Anaïs Sassatelli, Candice Behague

Animation | France | 2021 |07:03 min

Synopsis:

Beirut, 1982. As Nicolas prepares to flee his hometown, torn apart by an endless civil war, he crosses the path of Naji, a reckless teenager desperate to get into the swimming pool. In an attempt to protect the young man, Nicolas is drawn into a surreal race against war - all because of the hope to go swimming.