NEW SHORTS: International: Heaven, Purgatory & Hell
16:30 Sat 7 Jan 2017
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.
Johann Lurf 4 mins (AT, 2016)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 (NL, 2016)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?
Habib Habib 8 mins (US, 2015)Audrey’s mother wants her to move with her to Washington D.C. but her father wants her to stay. As a result, she’s forced to make a decision in the midst of their divorce.
Raymund Ribay Gutierrez 15 mins (PH, 2016)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 (GR, 2016)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 (US, 2016)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.