Competition Programmes 2009

I INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION "WORLD'S FAIRY TALES"

II INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION "INTRA HOMO"

III INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION "SKYWALKER'S LAST SUPPER"

I INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
„WORLD’ S FAIRY TALES”

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(BURIED) OVER THE ROOFS
Spain, 2008, 11 : 23

Director: Àlex Lora
Director of Photography: Victor Casasola
Producer: Mguele de la Fuente, Carlos Bria

It’s year 2010, and there’s no chance to find a flat on the entirely city. Three characters are trying to find their place to live. A close dystopia, a stressful quest; an impossible interaction towards a poetic escape.

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TURN TO BLACK
Spain, 2008, 11 : 00

Director: Gerardo Herrero
Director of Photography: Alberto Cruz
Producer: Ángel Luis González Martínez, Luis Alejandro Ruiz Sánchez

Two childhood friends meet again in a luxurious house of Madrid. Nevertheless, the guest is surprised by his troubled host when he raises a dark proposal which can not be turned down.

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THE DANAIDES
France, 2008, 12 : 30
Director: David Guiraud
Director of Photography: Matthieu David Cournot
Producer: Sebastien Aubert

In the desert, a man is buried to his neck in the sand. One does not know anything about him. A young woman, dressed in red veils, passes by. After getting out of his sand cradle, he will head for the horizon to meet his object of desire.

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THE LAW OF LIFE
Russian Federation, 2009, 9 : 00
Director: Rishat Gilmetdinov
Director of Photography: Rishat Gilmetdinov
Producer: Igor Trusov

American Indians life is rough and painful in it’s beauty. They know better than anybody how to live in conformity with the rules of nature- debts should be paid after all.

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THE GRASS SNAKE
Azerbaijan, 2009, 19 : 36

Director: Khayyam Abdoullayev
Director of Photography: Rovshan Quliyev
Producer: Khayyam Abdoullayev, Elmaddin Aliyev

In the middle of nowhere a blind man is standing by the roadside. Anyone who is passing by stops to give him at least some coins. But one day a contender is making himself comfortable on the other side of the road.

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WITH A LITTLE PATIENCE
Hungary, 2007, 13 : 45

Director: Nemes Laszlo
Director of Photography: Matyas Erdely
Producer: Andras Muhi

An office clerk as seen during her daily routine– all the little vibrations of her face. And a man, impatiently waiting for her, beyond the windows.

 

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SILENCE
Germany, 2008, 3 : 13

Director: Ava Lanche
Director of Photography: Mario Pinzon
Producer: Ambrosius Engel

Our present, too, is going to be history- to be remembered and examined by those who will come after us. And silence, as we all know, speaks louder than words… 

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M&R Private detective
Latvia, 2008, 3 : 00

Director: Kristīne Kursiša
Director of Photography: Jānis Eglītis, Aleksandrs Rusēvics
Producer: Alise Ģelze

The film is a loop. The story tells a tale about the private detective who is investigating a mysterious homicide. The scene of the crime seems strangely familiar to him. And he will not be all mistaken.

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IMAGINARY FRIEND PRACTICAL MANUAL (ABREVIATED)
Spain, 2008, 19 : 00

Director: Ciro Altabas
Director of Photography: Pedro J. Marquez
Producer: Retro P.C.

Fernando is a shy 27 year old young man who receives the visit of an old classmate Iratxe. This arouses jealousy in his imaginary friend Captain Kiloton- a superhero that had stood by his side since he was a kid and who feels their friendship is now in jeopardy.

 

II INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
"INTRA HOMO"

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LONDONGRAD
United Kingdom, 2008, 10 : 00

Director: Wilf Varvill
Director of Photography: Ciro Candia
Producer: Wilf Varvill

A dark character study about politics and succession of power within a wealth Russian family set in London.

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THE INTRUDER
Sweden, 2007, 10 : 00

Director: Daniel Wirtberg
Director of Photography: Jonas Rudström
Producer: Daniel Wirtberg

A bored shoplifter gets his daily routines disturbed when he finds an intruder on his territory.

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SILENCE
Israel, 2008, 17 : 35

Director: Hadar Morag
Director of Photography: Hadar Morag
Producer: Hadar Morag, Lior Mann

12-year-old girl Mashda and 45-year-old Amnon find solace in each other's company. Their relationship– a bond shared in silence, never truly coming to terms with the implications of its very nature– pushes both characters and spectator towards a zone of ambivalence, where morals and desires intermingle easily.

 

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DEJÁ VÚ
Czesh Republica, 2008, 6 : 40

Director: Irena Gates
Director of Photography: Jakub Jelen
Producer: David Skaunic

Memories of peaceful picnic in nature is changed into nightmare, or… 

 

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The GYNAECOLOGIST
Spain, 2008, 10 : 10

Director: Alfonso Camarero
Director of Photography: Pablo Mangiarotti
Producer: Alfonso Camarero

A gynaecologist is working in her office at the hospital as everyday. But the next patient is a boy!

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THE YELLOW ENVELOPE
Belgium, 2008, 9 : 05

Director: Hermans Delphine
Director of Photography: Hermans Delphine
Producer: Jean-Luc Slock

Anna lives alone with her dog. One day, among the advertisements, she receives a big yellow envelope with a letter inside, suggesting to order her ideal man by catalogue.

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THE TOWER OF BIRDS
Austria, 2008, 27 : 00

Director: Georg Tiller
Director of Photography: Claudio Pfeifer
Producer: Georg Tiller

The filmmaker as reluctant collaborator in the production of "wrong" images is haunted by the very same. As well as by his producer, a soldier, and a woman, who are after the same reality he created.

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FAREWELL
Croation, 2008, 12 : 00

Director: Irena Skoric
Director of Photography: Bojana Burnac
Producer: Irena Skoric

The car "Zastava 101" was one of the symbols of socialism and Yugoslavia, the country which was destroyed in war. Many years later in the independent Croatia father and son are taking the last trip in this old ex-Yugoslav car. A farewell to people and things they loved and to the ex- country they lived in.

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THE DESIRE
Mexico, 2008, 14 : 00

Director: Marie Benito
Director of Photography: Marie Benito
Producer: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica

Ana, a fifty years old woman falls into a depression when her husband leaves her. With the weakness of desire she starts a changing process in which she rediscovers her new sexuality.

III INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
"SKYWALKER'S LAST SUPPER"

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DESTINATION FINALE
Germany, 2008, 9 : 15
Director: Philip Widmann
Director of Photography: unknown
Producer: Philip Widmann

Original footage from approx. 1964 found in former Saigon. A man travels Europe. Shortly thereafter, American troops enter the ground war in Vietnam.

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FAWN
Austria, 2007, 6 : 12
Director: Christoph Rainer
Director of Photography: Christoph Rainer
Producer: Christoph Rainer

Smashed images flickering gently over the screen. Unarticulated movements. And a girl, trying to reconstruct her relationship to the world as a silhouette.

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MAESMAK
Italy, 2008, 20 : 20
Director: Georges Salameh
Director of Photography: Georges Salameh
Producer: Laura Sestito

„Maesmak“ is „What’s your name?“ in Arabic. This film is an exploration of an interrupted journey taken years ago (December 2002) to Baghdad. The movie metaphorically circumnavigates this experience and is a meditation on director‘s own process of reflection of one day spent in Rutba few weeks before the invasion of Iraq.

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WRONG ROAD
France, 2008, 12 : 00
Director: Joan Chemla
Director of Photography: Alonso Lujan
Producer: Joan Chemla, Ruben Amar

On a deserted road, a young man chases a motorcycle. Along the way, the omen of a tragic fate awaits.

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ORGESTICULANISMUS
Belgium, 2008, 9 : 29
Director: Mathieu Labaye
Director of Photography: Mathieu Labaye
Producer: Jean-Luc Slock

Moving is taking over your own life. Freedom of gestures expressing love, tenderness, anger. Deprived of the ability to move, you need to reinvent movement in order to survive.

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TBA
Germany, 2009, 11 : 00
Director: Michel Klöfkorn
Director of Photography: Michel Klöfkorn
Producer: Berger

I don‘t want to live like a pigeon in your kind of Europe when it has rained for 10 million years.

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KK-2678
Latvia, 2008, 16 : 30
Director: Uģis Olte
Director of Photography: Juris Zemītis
Producer: Elīna Zazerska, Haralds Matulis

He is convinced that he lives in the world that contains only him. Each day he is stamping boxes without asking where they come from or where they go. But a sudden arrival of an unexpected guest leads to a dangerous discovery– is there something else outside his small world?

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PASEO
Spain, 2008, 12 : 00
Director: Arturo Ruiz Serrano
Director of Photography: Nicolás Pinzón
Producer: Arturo Ruiz Serrano

Gabino has never declared his love to a woman.

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THE ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS FROM NEBULA 5
Spain, 2008, 6 : 20
Director: Chema Garcia Ibarra
Director of Photography: Alberto Gutierrez
Producer: Chema Garcia Ibarra

Almost everybody is going to die very soon, nothing can avoid the destruction. The robots from Nebula 5 have given the one last chance for Earth to begin again. One place. One time. And just one chosen person to save a few others.

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CODDLED BIRDS
USA, 2008, 8 : 39
Director: Jocelyn Spaar
Director of Photography: Sebastijan Jemec
Producer: Kevin Everson

Mondo style film based on Hansel and Gretel. This trash film tells a story about two „kids“ who are escaping their oppressive, selfish parents only to stumble into the odd, cluttered house, disrupting the delicate relationship of two witches, snapping sexual tension and culminating in a gluttonous culinary catastrophe.