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NEW SHORTS: International: Heaven, Purgatory & Hell
Sat 7 Jan 16:30 Picturehouse Central
Six worlds, six states of being, six films that explore personal and public realms that range from the hellish to the heavenly. Be it a prom night in rural Florida or a psychedelic world of evolving creatures, these unique visions tackle uncertainty and possibility through the lens of ecology, sexuality, and politics.
TWELVE TALES TOLD
Johann Lurf 4 mins
Johann Lurf’s maximalist, 35mm barrage of Hollywood studio logos, transforms the iconic corporate prelude to the big production-to-come into a sustained, stuttering spectacle in which fractured and fantastical worlds collide into a bombastic anti-climax. Like a riff on Jack Goldstein’s looping Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1975, Twelve Tales Told has an aggressive musicality that resonates with our sonic memory, and rather ingeniously creates desire for the dominion that is Hollywood.
Guido Hendrikx 24 mins
Three self- conscious, high-educated pedophiles give an insight in their minds and thoughts. How do you cope with a sexual orientation that’s considered morbid?
Réka Bucsi 15 mins
LOVE is a short film describing affection in 3 different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system. Abstract haiku-like situations reveal the change in atmosphere on one planet, caused by the change of gravity and light. This pulsing planet makes the inhabitants become one with each other in various ways.
Raymund Ribay Gutierrez 15 mins
On a humid night within the bustling slums of Metropolitan Manila, Inday, a 54-year-old single parent of a special child goes to her unusual work.
Konstantina Kotzamani 30 mins
The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore…
Ivete Lucas & Patrick Bresnan 13 mins
Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them.