NEW SHORTS: Global Stories: Girl Power
15:00 Sat 17 Jan 2015
A session of international short films that travels the globe with a selection of young women characters, with stories of young motherhood, coming of age, and finding oneself. From a Columbian hill village in Palme D’Or winning LEIDI to a remote Faroe Island community in WINTER MORNING, to life changing family holidays in SHITEATERS and HOLIDAY AT THE SEASIDE.
Slava Doytcheva 21 mins (UK, 2014)An ancient Turkish ritual, a battered Bulgarian night train and a vast beach at the Atlantic ocean are all united by one young woman and her fight with a crippling fear.
Cristina Grosan 16 mins (, 2014)Amalia, a girl of thirteen, gets her first period one day before leaving for the seaside with her family. Having a distant relationship with her parents, she decides to take care of the issue on her own. But the parents have a secret of their own.
Simon Mesa Soto 16 mins (, 2014)Leidi lives with her mom and her baby. Her boyfriend, Alexis, hasn't shown up in days. That sunny morning, after she bathed her baby, Leidi was sent by her mother to buy plantains. She meets a guy that tells her he has seen Alexis with another girl. She forgets about bringing home the plantains and embarks on a journey to find him. Leidi won’t return home until she finds the father of her child.
Agata Wojcierowska 17 mins (, 2014)An imaginative teenage girl goes on vacation with her parents. Escaping the indifference of her mother and enforced physics lessons from her frustrated father, she enters an imaginary world inspired by the nearby sea. Unable to show her feelings she decides to erase her parents from her life for good. "
Vanessa Santullo 15 mins (, 2014)Emilie is having lunch with her grandmother this afternoon. She broke up with Julien last night, it's over.. Shaken and marked, she is trying to find her bearings.There is the family with the good intentions but not the right words. There are friends who will not take a position. And then there is the loneliness of this appartement where everything happened. So Emilie is going to call Mathieu to get back a normal life...But is it normal what happened yesterday?
Sakaris Stórá 20 mins (, 2014)Vetrarmorgun is a story about Maria (Armgarð G. Mortensen) and Birita (Helena Heðinsdóttir), two girls in their early teens whose friendship has led them to a turning point in their lives. Dealing with love, friendship and identity, the film raises a universal subject about teenagers struggling with stigmas. It is told through the unique atmosphere of a small town community of the Faroe Islands, an isolated archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic ocean.