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Sodo Express

Ezra is a street artist who feels like time is running out to succeed in the art world. With an unhealthy obsession with social media he is followed online by famous artist who encourages Ezra to go around town, taking pictures and reposting his work in exchange for likes and access to a bigger audience.
Ezra starts to do as this online personality says but it leads into daring and dangerous scenarios.

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Innocent Goodbye

With her high school under siege, a teenage girl fights for her life in a standoff with the active shooter.

Theresa Picciallo
Director
Theresa Picciallo
Writer
Niki Koss, Theresa Picciallo, Robert Johnson
Producer
Niki Koss
Key Cast
“Megan”
“Famous in Love”
Darren Barnet
Key Cast
“Jake”
“Never Have I Ever” “This is Us” “Agents of Shield”

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Short
Runtime:
12 minutes 57 seconds

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Bologna

Two lranian girls have to meet each other in Bologna.

Arash Abbasi
Director
Arash Abbasi
Writer
Arash Abbasi
Producer
Minoo Mirshahvalad
Key Cast
“Minoo”

Project Type:
Feature, Short
Runtime:
9 minutes 34 seconds

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MUDLARKER

An injured school bus driver forced into retirement scavenges for survival at a radioactive beach in Brooklyn. An ode to aging — Mudlarker follows 66-year-old Adele Daly as she finds a means and a sense of belonging at Dead Horse Bay, a historic landfill littered with junk.

Miles G. Cohen
Director
Seb Tuinder
Director
Adele Daly
Key Cast
Merrill Kazanjian
Key Cast

Project Type:
Documentary, Student, Short
Runtime:
23 minutes 52 seconds

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ADIEU LACAN

“With realistic acumen and artistic expertise, Adieu Lacan portrays the struggles of a young woman, Seriema, who is trying to understand why her path to motherhood has reached an unbearable impasse. Following two miscarriages and the possible loss of her marriage, Seriema travels to Paris in 1972 to undergo psychoanalytic treatment with the maverick French analyst, Jacques Lacan. Her analysis is an attempt to help her to disentangle the enigma of her question: why has motherhood become a seeming impossibility? Inspired by the story of Betty Milan, a Brazilian psychoanalyst and writer, it follows closely her own actual psychoanalysis with Lacan. Based on two books, Goodbye Doctor and Lacan’s Parrot, in which Milan recounts her analytic work, Adieu Lacan offers an insightful and accurate account of an actual psychoanalytic cure.”

– Mavis Himes, Psychoanalyst and author of “The Power of Names.”

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Director
FRED WON’T MOVE OUT, THE CALLER
RICHARD C LEDES
Writer
FRED WON’T MOVE OUT, THE CALLER
BETTY MILAN
Writer
RICHARD C LEDES
Producer
FRED WON’T MOVE OUT, THE CALLER
DAVID PATRICK KELLY
Key Cast
“JACQUES LACAN”
TWIN PEAKS
ISMENIA MENDES
Key Cast
“SERIEMA”
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
VALENTINA CANIGLIA
CINEMATOGRAPHER
FRED WON’T MOVE OUT, POMEGRANATES AND MYRRH

Project Type:
Feature
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes 41 seconds

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The Leaving Room

While sitting comfortably in her living room, feet propped up on the coffee table, Star receives quite the shock. What ensues is a journey inward, accompanied by the faces and facets of her ego. This story is stylistically kitsch and told through dance for camera in five acts.
Cast: Tao Siye, Dong Lingyu, Qian Tingting
Director: Aly Rose
Genres: Dance for Camera
Runtime:

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HOLD MY TONGUE

-Synopsis: The video, filled with personal reflections and collective meanings, narrates a heartbreaking world where Man tolerates the onslaught of his tragic and arbitrary destiny, by proyecting a stoicism that in some strange way allows him to point out, accuse and finally redeem himself.
In this universe there is cynicism, hope, light, shadows, contemplation and detonation.
-Cast: Animation
-Director: Ilan Barzilai
-Genres: Music video
Runtime: 4´40´
Language: English

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IL TOCCO DI LUNA

E’ un documentario cinematografico che racconta di Giovanni Paneroni uno dei personaggi più bizzarri e originali del territorio lombardo. Nasce a Rudiano BS il 23 gennaio 1871 e ci vive fino alla sua morte il 02 gennaio 1950. Impara a Bergamo il mestiere del pasticcere e gelataio, dopo una breve permanenza in seminario che lo porterà a conoscere quella che sarà la sua grande passione: l’astronomia. La sua formazione però è da autodidatta e le sue convinzioni completamente all’opposto dell’intero mondo scientifico. Ciò nonostante, l’impegno e la caparbietà nella diffusione della sua idea sarà così intenso e convinto che la sua fama attraverserà tutta l’Italia valicando anche i confini nazionali. Sosterrà infatti con piena convinzione fin sul letto di morte che: “La terra non gira, o bestie!”

DOCUMENTARIO CINEMATOGRAFICO di 120 min – Linguaggio Italiano e dialetto Rudianese – Sottotitoli in Italiano, Francese (e Inglese in fase di ultimazione)
GIACOMO ANDRICO – REGISTA
WILLYCO ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE – PRODUTTORE
FRANCO BALDUZZI – GIOVANNI PANERONI
EMANUELE COMINELLI – “RICERCATORE”
GIUSEPPE MURACHELLI – TESTIMONIANZA
GIANNINO ZUCCHI – TESTIMONIANZA
ENRICO MIRANI – GIORNALISTA DI RUDIANO (GIORNALE DI BRESCIA)
VITTORIO VEZZOLI – TESTIMONIANZA
EDOARDO LUCA RADICE – ASTROFISICO
TANIA SOFIA LORANDI – PROVVEDITRICE ROGATRICE GENERALE DEL Collage de ‘Pataphysique DI LOVERE
LAURA SALERI – ESPERTA (TESI DI LAUREA SU PANERONI)”
MARIA FORNARI – TESTIMONIANZA
GIUSEPPINA ALLEGRINI – TESTIMONIANZA
FEDERICO MANENTI – TESTIMONIANZA
ANGELA PANERONI – TESTIMONIANZA (NIPOTE DI PANERONI)”
GIOVANNI RIVA – TESTIMONIANZA (MARITO DELLA NIPOTE)
EMANUELE FANELLI – COLLABORAZIONE ALLA REGIA
GIACOMO ANDRICO – SOGGETTO E DISEGNI
GIACOMO ANDRICO – MONTAGGIO
EMANUELE FANELLI – COLLABORATORE AL MONTAGGIO
CLAUDIO SMUSSI – MUSICHE ORIGINALI

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EXTERNO

A revolutionary businessman tries to conquer the world with $2,000

Directors: Jonathan Taub & Leandro Taub (Aka: Taub Brothers)
Writer: Leandro Taub
Stars: Leandro Taub, Elisabeth Ehrlich, Christian Bargados

Genre: Political Drama / Art House
Runtime: 83 minutes
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Russian

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Acknowledgements

Synopsis
On a sweltering day at the pools, monotony conspires to take us on an ethereal journey. A bored front desk attendant reads the acknowledgments of a paperback while dreamily observing the swimmers.

Cast
Donna Brookbanks

Director
Arvid Eriksson

Genre
Poetry Comedy Drama

Runtime
3’ 30”

Language
English

Subtitles
English

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Sunlight

A woman recounts a nightmare in which she is at a garden party, speaking to a stranger who is not real. / Starring Harriet Gordon-Anderson and Hayley Sullivan, with Renee Boissett, Lisa Skerrett & Imogene Munday / Directed by Laurence Rosier Staines / Experimental, horror, surreal / 02.22 / English / None

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When The Roads End

Synopsis: Divided into four chapters, and narrated by Maurizio Lombardi’s voice over “When The Roads End” aims to raise awareness among road users – primarily the youngest – about the high degree of danger related to driving a motor vehicle. Through different witnesses- ranging from relatives of road accident victims to first aid operators – the documentary tells the pain of those involved in a road accident, recalling the enormous responsibility that affects anyone who drives in the roads. / Cast: Maurizio Lombardi: Voice over / Director: Lorenzo Borghini / Genres: Documentary / Runtime: 66 min / Language: Italian / Subtitles: English

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ALL’ALBA PERDERO’

Andrea Gregoretti è un regista emergente di cinquant’anni. O meglio, essere ancora emergente a quella età è quello che pensa lui. In realtà, i progetti filmici di Gregoretti si fermano sempre di fronte alla «porta» chiusa di un produttore. I ripetuti fallimenti fanno scivolare il nostro regista in uno stato depressivo dove addirittura arriva a sognare di vincere un Oscar nell’ambita categoria «Fallito dell’anno». In questo sprofondo emotivo, nella mente di Gregoretti affiora un ricordo di infanzia, legato ad un compagno di scuola che in quinta elementare, durante il dettato, riuscì a fare 24 errori in una sola parola. Il ricordo di questo fuori classe della grammatica, stimola in lui l’entusiasmo per un nuovo progetto,capace di riscatterà tutti i suoi fallimenti;

All’Alba perderò.

L’idea di Gregoretti è quella di raccontare le gesta di chi ha fallito più di lui. Si imbatte così nei fuori classe della sconfitta, i campioni del fallimento, insomma, in uomini che hanno perso ma lo hanno fatto in un modo unico. Si imbatte nella storia di Taki Inoue, considerato il peggior pilota di Formula uno. L’unico ad aver tamponato la safety car durante un gran premio. L’unico ad essere stato investito dalla macchina della guardia medica. Gregoretti si appassiona alla storia di Eric Moussombani, un nuotatore della Nuova Guinea Equatoriale che partecipò alle olimpiadi di Sidney nella categoria 100 metri stile libero. Il problema era che Moussumbani aveva imparato a nuotare solo otto mesi prima della gara. Tra l’altro aveva imparato a nuotare in un fiume dove l’acqua era pure bassa. Il risultato?Moussombani rischiò di affogare! Gregoretti porta alla luce storie sconosciute, scarica e visiona filmati, ritaglia articoli ed alla fine intuisce quanto il fallimento sia più educativo della stessa vittoria. 

ANDREA MUZZI
MIRIAM BARDINI
MICHELE CRESTACCI
ALESSANDRO RICCIO
PAOLO CALABRESI
ANGELA FINOCCHIARO
ENZO GHINAZZI
DANIELE MARMI
NUNZIO CAPPIELLO

Commedia

89 minuti
Italiano
Sottotitoli in inglese

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Moving Barcelona

Moving Barcelona is a magical realist dance story about the Catalonian capital, an autonomous region in the Spanish State contending with an identity crisis. A city with everything going for it is still haunted by the ghosts of its past and despite much progress, it finds itself unearthing old wounds. Narrated by celebrated actor, Pep Munné, who appeals for calm, there is a sense of reassurance that all is okay. The movement of the city however tells a different story, and he is resigned to the fact that things inevitably, are the way they are. Barcelonians, in pursuit of happiness, find themselves on a treadmill  to nowhere in a tale of modern day life. Moving Barcelona is the eighth film in an award-winning collection of works by the London-based film-maker, Jevan Chowdhury to capture the world as a stage. Life on the street in London, Paris, Brussels, Dallas, Prague, Yerevan and Athens have all been recorded in this growing canon.

Writer & Creator Jevan Chowdhury
Film Direction by Jevan Chowdhury & Laura Obiols
Narrator Pep Munné
Executive Production by Catherine Allard, Antoni Gutiérez-Rubí
Production by Sugheili Serrano and Ximena Duque
Coordination Nora Sitges Sardà and Mathilde Van Meerendock,

DOP Jevan Chowdhury
Camera Assistant Alberto Balazs
Still Photography by Pepa Yepes
Costume Design by Magda Cano

Music by Kevin Matley
Music Production by Ninad Ganage and Woodlock
Choreography of ‘balcony’ by Alexander Eckman
Sound Recordist: Enrique Bermejo, Studio Kamikaze

Dancers
Javier Ara
Elia Baguena
Wilson Baptista
José Blasco
Anna Casasola
Katherine Collings
Rafael Damasceno
Nicolas Frau
Natalia Garcia
Jessica Goodfellow
Mari Ishida
Mathilde Lin
Andrea Martin
Marina Pérez
Luis Jerónimo Ruiz
Nils Enric Taugbol
Sau Ching Wong
Tanit Cobas
Anna Borràs
David Djilali Escribà
Marina Escoda
Paloma Gastelurrutia
Laura Lliteras
Alex Pacheco
Laura Obiols
Pepa Yepes

Running time: 6.21

Edited by Jevan Chowdhury
Subtitles by Hoang Trung Vuong

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Trees Under Water

Synopsis: Until the accident, it’s just another morning in Simon’s life. But when
Simon is hit by the punk band’s tour bus, a rift appears in a previously coherent world.
Memories of the past, habitual actions and schemes of the present, narratives and fictions. The temporal levels of lived past, experienced present and possible future become interlaced. A reality emerges that, by means of fictional elements allows a different access to reality and aims at a truth that be depicted, but only atmospherically hinted at. /
Cast: Fabian Hagen, Marlene Goksch, Gerhard Roiß, Marvin Fuhrberg, Jens Gerhards, Patrice Spajda, Dennis Depoi /
Director: Julian Simon Pache / Genres: Fiction/Experimental/Dark Comedy / Runtime: 24:24 min / Language: German / Subtitle: English

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Alephia 2053

An animation thriller set in Alephia, a fictional dystopian Arab country in 2053.
Race against time to uncover the source of a cyberattack that has infiltrated and exposed the most secure surveillance systems of the most sophisticated and authoritarian regime in history.

Upon the suicide of his sister and imprisonment of his mother, Majd a senior security officer accesses information containing the truth about his father, a decorated hero of Alephia.
With the celebrations of the centennial of the Aleph Dynasty ascension to power under way, Majd is suddenly confronted with the truth about the cyberattacks of Alephia’s systems, his father’s past and the choices he must make.

Three intertwined stories, take us through life in futuristic Alephia, a dystopian country ruled over by a despotic tyrant reading the transition of power to his son at the centennial of his family’s rule. Mayyar, a teenager escaping poverty and police brutality in his ghetto, sets a police chase that embroils Major Majd and Soumaya, the head of Alephia’s cybersecurity, a web of events that forces Majd to face the truth about his past and decide the fate of his future.

Crew:
Created By Rabi’ Sweidan
Directed by Jorj Abou Mhayya
Executive Producers: Rabi’ Sweidan, Marwan Harb, Jules Kassas
Original Story: Rabi’ Sweidan, Marwan Harb
Screenplay: Bassem Breiche
Creative Director: Jules Kassas
Production Manager: Inès Salloum
Editor: Sebastien Leclercq
Music and Sound Design: Karim Khneisser
Animation Studio: Malil’Art

Cast:
Khaled El Sayed, Ali Saad, Gihan Malla, Gamal Hamdan, Joumana Zonji

Runtime: 59 minutes
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish

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Time is God

‘Time is God’ is presented with a shocking video clip produced and directed by Pepo Alfaro from OnceOnce Filmakers in the midst of the pandemic with all the limitations that this entails. This exploration of different aspects that shape the world we know today opens the doors to questioning issues such as climate change, religion, sexuality, migration, education or technology.

It’s now your time to watch it and make your own conclusions.

Director: Pepo Alfaro
Genres: Experimental
Runtime: 00:04:00

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Rossellini Roma ’21

A short documentary telling the story of a Ferrari specially built for Maestro Rossellini in 1950s Italy. / With: Mirko Venturi, Eleonora Eutizi, Renzo Rossellini and Mario Savona /Directed by: Francesco Piras / Genre: Short Documentary / Runtime: 25 min / Languages: English and Italian / Subtitles: English

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Mute

Synopsis: Mute follows a middle aged woman as she unloads the details of her husband’s infidelity on a deaf hitchhiker. What starts as just a ride becomes something much more sinister. / Cast: Cynthia Preston, Amanda Richer, Josh Vokey, Randy Butcher / Director: Constance Hilton / Genres: Drama,Thriller, Crime, Horror / Runtime: 16:14 / Language: English / Subtitles: English /

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The Fourth Man

Some of the biggest deals in the world take place on the golf course, but this deal dwarfs them all.
Cast: Doug Brown, Jason Desautels, Gavin Opp, Tyler Dregar
Director, William Amendola, Drama,
Run time 7:41

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Off-season

Synopsis:
„Off-season” tells a story about fourteen-year-old Adam, who lives in a holiday resort by the sea, that is run by his parents. When a mysterious, mature Woman arrives to the resort, Adam becomes immediately captivated by her. Spying on her slowly turns into an obsession, which makes him explore his sexuality. While trying to grow up, Adam rebels against his parents who still perceive him as a small child. The movie touches on the subjects of coming-of-age, love, but also family and its disintegration while facing non-easy actions.

Cast:
Ignacy Klim
Anna Moskal
Sylwia Nowiczewska
Norbert Kaczorowski

Director:
Monika Majorek

Genres:
Drama, Coming of age

Runtime:
18’19”

Language:
Polish

Subtitles:
English

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The Glass

Synopsis: Miguel, 17 years old, lives in the country side with his grandfather. One day, while cleaning the bottles of beer that his grandfather had left, he notices a peculiar red string that goes towards the forest and seems to have no end. Attached to the string is a cup. After the young man wonders, he hears a voice coming from the object. The voice of a girl named Lidia.
Cast: Rúben da Silva, Fernando Rodrigues, Mariana Montenegro
Director: Rodrigo Ferreira
Genres: Fiction / Mystery
Runtime: 16min09sec
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

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Delikler

Synopsis:
A nameless woman and a nameless man, travel across a snowy landscape and discover the limits of their connection through dominant-submissive dynamics.

Cast:
Woman : Melis Tezkan
Man : Enes Ka

Director : Ali Emir Tapan

Genres: Drama
Runtime: 24min
Language: Turkish
Subtitles: English

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Angelica – Karma

Synopsis: Music video for Angelica’s song “Karma”. The film recounts in various scenes the transition from a dimension of solitude and detachment to one of company and celebration, where the singer immerses herself among people.
Cast: Angelica, Loretta Maffezzoni, matteo Paglierani, Emi Randon, Maurilio Lima e Silva, Ecuba Aloise, Francesca De Regibus, federica Galbiati, Sofia Genghini
Director: Fabio Cotichelli e Emiliano Neroni
Genres: Music Video
Runtime: 3.05
Language: Italian
Subtitles: no

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Elected Girl

An exploration of the type of lunacy which often parades as politics, Elected Girl takes a wild ride through the minds of those who package whatever can be sold to the voting public. They have found their next savior to be sold to the voters, and she has found the perfect vehicle to change the nation as she sees fit.

Cast: Synthetic Voice
Director: Allen Adams
Genres: Music Video
Runtime: 4:02
Language: English
Subtitles: (n/a)

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If It’s All The Same For You

Synopsis: Made in the fall of 2020, this music video for the Montreal band Reviews is a reflection on the evolution of the landscapes of the rural countryside. A series of cut-out aerial photographs come alive to create a series of paintings in constant metamorphosis. / Cast: N/A / Director: Etienne Morneau / Genres: Music Video / Runtime: 3:40 / Language: English / Subtitles: None

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The Deluge

Synopsis: Syndafloden (The Deluge) is the first joint full-length film by Jenni and Lauri Luhta, an artist couple living in Helsinki, Finland. It was made without a crew, utilizing digital collage technique. The Deluge takes its viewers on a visual-poetic journey through our world’s present apocalyptic age juxtaposed with the prophecies and riddles of the renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519). In the film, Leonardo’s prophetic visions from more than 500 years ago are narrated by a Swedish-speaking personification of Death and witnessed by Death’s Follower. The unique translations from Leonardo’s notebooks to Swedish were made especially for this film by the translator and artist Magnus Strandberg.
Cast: Jenni Luhta as Death, Lauri Luhta as Follower
Directors: Jenni Luhta, Lauri Luhta
Languages: Swedish, Finnish
Subtitles: English
Runtime: 01:21:18

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Subtropics

Synopsis: documentary short i-movie about child memories of father, his horrible job ( as a forensic pathologists) and forgiveness. / Director: Levan Borisoff / Genres: Short Documentary / Runtime: 29:57 / Language: Russian&Georgian Subtitles: ENG

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SYCAMORE

Synopsis: An old man spends the day wandering the streets of Istanbul. He communicates with the trees and seagulls rather than other people. All day, he checks the ATMs to find change like a child, even though he does not own an ATM card. He gets happy when he finds money and indignant when he doesn’t. For the old man, life is like a game that has remained from his childhood. And the sycamore leaves are a part of this innocent game. Cast:Mahmut Gökgöz, Barış Aksavaş, Sefa Turan/Director:Mehmet Tığlı/Genre:Drama/Runtime: 14 minutes/Language:Turkish/Subtitle:English

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The Girl on the Moon

Synopsis: The year is 2069. Luna, the only child ever born on the Moon, wants nothing more than to visit Earth. But her weak Moonling body would never survive there. At least that’s what her mother has always told her …
Cast: Sandy Greenwood, Akiva Pacey
Director: Georgina Jenkins
Genre: Science Fiction
Runtime: 5min
Language: English

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Night Reflections

A journey on the water, from the headlights of the vaporetto, new realities of light emerge.

Darkness squeezes human artifacts, thinning their boundaries.

The faint lights persist in their artificial presence.

Constructions resting on a broken mirror.

Fragments return images, distorted and complex.

Existing realities, but hidden from view, emerge.

The light is Byzantine decoration, lightning in the night, vision in the dark.

Bridges are patterns sewn on a tablecloth, houses on the water are wallpaper, “calli” (streets) and canals black chains.

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In the postcard city, always the same at the eyes of tired lovers, emergence of senses for fleeing souls.

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Director-Author: Paolo Pandin
Soundtrack: Andreij Rublev (Andrea Gava)
Genres: Videoclip – Experimental
Runtime: 4 minutes 43 seconds
Language: English
Subtitles: No subtitles

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AMIN

Ilinca, an eight-year old orphan discovers God and starts praying for a family. A possible adoptive father appears at the orphanage, but his intentions are not the best. Ilinca’s magical thinking and purity make her an easy target. After he lies and rapes two of the girls (Ilinca and Sofita) in the orphanage, a strange friendship forms between these girls. They start thinking of themselves as angels who do not feel pain, so they tease and test each other. Ilinca finds out her new friend will be adopted and is only consoled when Sofita brings her a puppy as a new friend. Together, they try to see if the puppy is an angel as well and kill it accidentally. Sofita is refused by her adoptive family and Ilinca realizes she has to do anything in her power to make the family take her. She runs to their feet and prays to God that they understand their way of thinking, as it was influenced by the rapist. In the end, the family decides to adopt both girls.
CAST
Ilinca – Thea Antonia Tocan
Sofița – Alexia Ioana Frăsineanu
Doamna – Marcela Motoc
Nenea Viorel – Teodor Ghiță
Mama adoptivă – Victoria Răileanu
Tatăl adoptiv – Conrad Mericoffer

DIRECTOR
Ștefana Popa

GENRES
Short film/Drama

LANGUAGE
Romanian

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San Donato Beach

When summer comes in the suburbs, time seems to stop. The neighbourhood, already lifeless and monotonous during the year, folds back on itself in relentless stillness. In this scenario, the last shall be last – and loneliness seems inescapable. Reza’s fatigue of living, Andrea’s gambling disease, the marginalization caused by Patrizia’s depression are told in the first person as if they were random notes for the drafting of a visual essay on loneliness. When it comes to boredom, there is no fake story-telling: there is only the slow and imperceptible evolution of tender movements of hope.

Cast: Andrea Pederzoli, Reza Salimi Balani, Patrizia Ragalmuto, Armando Carotenuto, Stefania Cubicciotti, Elem Emin.
Director : Fabio Donatini
Script : Fabio Donatini and Antonello Grassi
First A. D. : Daniele Balboni
Second A. D. : Gloria Dardari
Production : Fabio Donatini and Nicola Spaccucci
Production assistant : Chiara Nicoletti
Creative producer : Francesco Merini
D. O. P. : Ebraheemi Shappour
Sound Department : Fabio Donatini, Antonello Grassi, Daniele Balboni
Sound Design : Jacopo Trapani for StudioLab
Editing : Nicola Spaccucci
Graphics : Nathalia Chubanu

Experimental feature documentary
ITALY 2020, 90’
Italian
Subtitles: english

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16 agosto 1973

An unwanted pregnancy has unexpected consequences.

Director: Silvia LUZZI.
Genre: drama
Runtime: 14′
Language: italian
Subtitles: english

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Il Porto e la Tempesta

Today Ettore is a lonely man. A man, it seems, unsuitable for what awaits him out there. He has his own apartment, though, where he can be safe. But what if he doesn’t have that either? What happens? Against the backdrop of a city in revolt, Ettore’s story intertwines with that of a young African boy, like him guilty only of being born in the midst of the Storm.

Cast: Ivan Olivieri, Haroun Fall, e con Paola Senatore, Fiorella Buffa, Federico Pacifici.
Director: Antonio Chiricò

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 15′
Language: italian
subtitles: english

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Il Prigioniero

BRIEF HISTORY OF A PARADOXAL PRISON. Obedience and justice in the individual-society relationship Paolo and Maria take their leave happy one morning like any other. Misunderstanding, Paolo is accused of a theft, chased by passers-by, caught by a policeman and taken to a cellar, where he is told to stay. In order not to contravene the orders received, he decides to stay there beyond any reasonable measure, until he convinces his wife to share the absurd fate with him.

CAST: Paolo Musio
Sabrina Impacciatore
Franco Ravera
Mariano Pirrello
Laura Serena
Eleonora Panizzo
DIRECTOR: Federico Olivetti

Genre: Dramedy / Grottesco
Runtime: 16′
Italian / english subtitles

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Memories of a Stranger

Sam is a vagabond who wanders through the city; trapped by a strong sense of inadequacy, he will meet various characters in a semi-surreal journey. Inspired by “Notes from the Underground” written by Fedor Dostoevskij.

Cast: Samuel Camp, Ieva Vizgirdaite, James T. Majewski, Tyler Riggin, Mary Pumper
Director: Tommaso Frangini

Genre: drama
Runtime: 14′
Language: english
Subtitles: italian

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Faltenrock

What does aging mean in a society when lives become longer? Two young filmmakers follow four regulars of Hamburg’s FALTENROCK party scene where you have to be over 60 to get in. Mechthild, Christiane and Volker and Christian fly to China, love the symmetry of their bux tree, they volunteer for refugees and disappear into the realm of Facebook for three hours at a time. Dealing with our own vision of age, always means confronting society’s image of it. The documentary FALTENROCK wants to move between those images and challenge our own ideas about retirement. Do we need a new definition of “old”? Empathizing with different lifeworlds also means understanding that anything is possible. Only one thing is certain: Retirement doesn’t mean that life is coming to a standstill.

Directors: Leonie Kock, Janina Rasch
Editors: Robert Falckenberg, Leonie Kock, Janina Rasch
Camera: Leonie Kock, Kevin Lausen, Janina Rasch
Genres: comedy, drama, aging, dance, community
Runtime: 83 min
L: German
SUB: English

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Quiet on Set

Synopsis: A sexual assault occurs on a film set,
Cast: Claire Autran, Vanessa Bradchulis, Max Monnig, Lorraine Wochna
Director: Jeanette Buck
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 7 min. 46 sec
Language: English
English Dialogue List Available

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MOTH

Synopsis:

A lonely woman tries to enter relationships, but every attempt to become closer with a new partner ends up with a deep trauma. After a series of failures to share her love with her beloved ones, she decides to literally share it with the whole world by becoming a prostitute.

Cast:

Ksenia Lukyanchikova
Sergey Panyushkin
Alexander Pilushin
Dmitry Kalach
Vladimir Asketov
Alena Kallistova
Milana Romanenko
Leon Slovitsky

Director, writer, producer: Arseny Nazaruk

Genres: Experimental, Short

Runtime: 19 minutes 45 seconds

Language: Russian

Subtitles: English, Czech

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Andjust

Synopsis:
The sacred satire of the “stand art” host and great stuff before they become dust. The viewer gets to tour the house of the old man, Andjust. The film reflects the twins of world literature, Gogol’s Plushkin (The Dead Souls), as well as Dickens ’Scrooge (The Christmas Carol). The film Andjust is a rare, lush and cheeky fruit in the chaos of our pure era. Its nectar can cause a glutton, accustomed to the heights of cool touring, to hit its nose in a puddle of reflections in the power of a strange burst.
Cast:
Anders Anttila, Aulis Junes, Frank Boyle…
Director:
Mox Mäkelä
Genres:
Experimental / Satire / Drama / Audio Play Movie
Runtime:
110 min.
Language:
English
Subtitles:
English

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INFORG

We are probably the last generation to experience a clear difference between being online and being offline. INFORG embraces the future of being 100% online, a revolution in which the real world is totally absorbed by electronic smog and supermassive black holes.
An avantgarde music film with a story told by music and holes.
Director: Paul Schenk
Genre: Animation
Runtime: 10.33
Language: English
Subtitles: Yes. English subtitles.

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SPY

SHORT SYNOPSIS

Jimmy has dreams of a new life. His girlfriend, Amelia, has just accepted his proposal of marriage, however this elation is short-lived. Following a knock at the door and the appearance of an old “friend”, Jimmy is forced to confront and confess his past resulting in shocking consequences.

LONG SYNOPSIS

Jimmy has come to Amelia’s house to propose. He is quite nervous about this until Amelia (enthusiastically) says yes! Jimmy thought it might have been too early in the relationship. Amelia lets him know the timing is perfect.

Just as Jimmy and Amelia start to celebrate, there is a knock at the door. A gas technician who has come to check the house for a possible gas leak. Jimmy is not happy to see this man, who announces himself as Charlie, a friend from college. Charlie boldly moves through the home, where he meets an excited Amelia who shows him her engagement ring. After a brief conversation, Charlie leaves. At the front door Charlie tells Jimmy there is a problem and it needs to be fixed.

Jimmy returns to Amelia and confesses he is not a banker. Infact his name is not even ‘Jimmy’ and he is, indeed, a spy. Upon hearing this, Amelia reacts as if it’s a joke until Jimmy elaborates. The gas technician is not his “friend, Charlie, from college”, but rather Jimmy’s boss – Martin, a brutal, cruel man. Amelia tells Jimmy she not know what to make of this, until Jimmy tells her that he was sent to spy on her. Amelia was suspected of being a foreign agent, however as Jimmy came to know her – and fall in love with her – he realised this could not be true.

Jimmy tells Amelia that he is going to kill himself in order that she will not be harmed by Martin. Amelia does not take this news very well, but then lets Jimmy know that she is not prepared to live the rest of her life without him.

Jimmy and Amelia spend their last evening together. Jimmy recounts stories of his time as a spy. Amelia again expresses her love for Jimmy, letting him know that she only sees his kindness and humanity. Jimmy, however, knows that in the line of duty, he has done some very bad things and probably does not deserve Amelia’s love and admiration.

After Jimmy strangles Amelia – with her consent and at her insistence – he takes a poison capsule, killing him instantly.

Martin has returned to Amelia’s home some time after this. He is with another man, Amelia’s handler. We discover that Amelia is actually also a spy. It appears a bet has been made about which spy would ‘win’. Surprised at Amelia’s apparent dedication to her work, Martin pays Amelia’s handler as they discuss how to dispose of the bodies of Jimmy and Amelia.

Jimmy The Spy is a handsome, intelligent, exciting man of action. He is also a figment of Young Jimmy’s imagination. While Young Jimmy – who has bad skin and braces – is waiting patiently in a car for a friend in a coffee shop, he has been daydreaming about the man he could be (and may never be).

CAST

JIMMY – Brandon Wayne
AMELIA – Carlotta Migliolo (originally from Firenze, but we would like to keep her here)
DANCING MAN – Mark Adams
MARTIN – James Raydan
AMELIA’S HANDLER/SEX GOD – David Carfora

DIRECTOR – Natalie Spence

GENRE – Drama/Romance

RUNTIME – 40:01

LANGUAGE – English

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IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS

Synopsis:
IN SEARCH OF MONSTERS is an exploration of the American “War on Terror” 20 years after the 9/11 attacks, a film about Guantanamo, a study of the members of the Special Projects team – men and women accused of torture.

One of their victims, Mohamedou Slahi, was freed from Guantanamo in 2016. In 2017 Journalist John Goetz starts his search for Slahi’s torturers – a 3-year journey across America.

As the journey continues, members of the Special Projects team agree to appear on camera, and a remarkable revelation occurs. It seems Slahi is no longer the victim: he has learned to reconcile himself with his past. It is the Americans who are lost. Stuck in the past, suffering from nervous illness, it is America that now seems the victim of the shadowy side of the War on Terror.

Cast/Director:

Directors: John Goetz & Ben Hopkins
Written By: John Goetz & Ben Hopkins
DOP: Jörg Gruber, Volker Tittel
Editor: Klaus Eichler
Producer: Olaf Jacobs

Language:
English

Subtitles:
None