Wednesday 12 February
A Collection of
The Boy Who
Wanted to Fly
Jorge Muriel, 20
min, Short Fiction, In Spanish with English subtitles, Spain, 2018
In Madrid in the
80’s: Ivan, a five-year-old boy, is confronted with the birth of a
new brother. His sister is dad´s favorite, the newborn is mom’s
favorite. Which place does he take in this new situation? What if he
could fly and escape?
Ángeles Cruz, 19
min, Short Narrative, In Spanish with English subtitles, Mexico,
Arcángel is a
fifty-year-old peasant facing accelerating vision loss. Before total
darkness overtakes him, he needs to find a nursing home for
Patrocinia, an elderly woman from his community that is totally
dependent on him.
In Dance. Italy:
Anji Taratuta, 28
min, Short Narrative, In Russian and Italian with English subtitles,
protagonist is lost and largely disappointed. He finds himself in
Italy, where dance is a strong self-sufficient form of art. Step by
step, it brings him back to life.
Tushee, 28 min, Short Narrative, in Hindi/Bengali & Marathi with
English subtitles, India, 2018
A Bengali couple
migrates from a remote village of West Bengal to Pune city, to work
at a garments factory and struggle to meet the ends while expecting
The film delves in to the psychological changes of them in the realm
of urban alienation in absence of their own family and culture,
while becoming a mother and father for the first time.
Pick Me Up
Layal Akiki, 15
min, Short Narrative, in Arabic, Lebanon, 2018
Sally, in her early
twenties and part of the production team in a shoot, has to take on
her friend's tasks, with an important competition and a deadline
looming over her head. The only one helping her is Ghazi, the
pick-up truck driver.
The Final Show
Mohamed Salehi, 5
min, Short Animation, No Dialogue, Egypt, 2018
A Conflict between
the past and the present, facing the difficulties of life and its
calamities, and overcoming them despite their strength.
Erfan Parsapour, 7
min, Short Animation, No Dialogue, Iran, 2018
The film tells the
story of a hungry Otter, but a perfectionist and obsessive one, who
wants everything complete in a perfect world. A world that has
countless favorable chances to take.
Tango of Longing
Marta Szymańska, 5
min, Short Animation, In Polish with English subtitles, Poland, 2018
Tango is so much
more than just desire -it can reveal our most intimate stories,
innermost longings and needs, our secrets. Is it possible to find
satisfaction and relief in this dance of constant longing?
The film has won
the Jury Prize at the Fiction and Animation Competition at Ismailia