INTERNATIONAL: Foreign Bodies
20:40 Mon 15 Jan 2018
From a foreigner’s attempts to make sense of the political and cultural unrest he sees on the streets of Sâo Paolo to a Filipino man’s half remembered dream of Athens. This programme of political and thought-provoking short films takes us on a provocative global journey that explores the alienation, displacement and miscommunication that exists between people, place and memory. 94 min
Please note: this will go on sale to BFI Members 5th Dec, and on general release 12th Dec.
Douwe Dijkstra 16 mins (NL, 2017)Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting - and yet turbulent - Brazil. Where the streets are a stage for politics, art and affection, a gringo can only watch. The result is a mixtape-portrait on modern day Brazil seen through the eyes of the visitor.
Ronny Trocker 8 mins (FR, 2017)On a sunny Mediterranean beach, time seems to be frozen. An utterly exhausted black man crawls painfully off the sand while around him the holiday-makers seem not to notice him. Freely inspired by a photo taken by Juan Medina on the Spanish beach of Gran Tarajal in 2006.
Mitja Mlakar 15 mins (SI, 2017)Hannah, a young woman in her late twenties is faced with the hardest decision of her life: to give birth to a possibly disabled child or to have an abortion. But is this the only decision she will have to make?
Stefanie Kolk 13 mins (NL, 2017)A Moldovan and a Croatian industrial painter are at work on a deserted pier in the Rotterdam harbour when they discover a dead body floating in the water. They are not in a position to call the police. While trying to find another solution, they reluctantly start their day’s work.
Laurène Braibant 10 mins (FR, 2017)An insecure giant holds on eating, terrified at the prospect of revealing his ogresque self and so compromising his place in the society. During a business banquet, his true nature will be put to the test.
Jacqueline Lentzou 12 mins (GR, 2017)In Jay’s dream, Athens’ sun is so weak, you can look straight at it, without getting blind.
Adrian Silisteanu 20 mins (RO, 2017)Outside a maternity ward, a Roma family is announced their underage daughter has just had a baby girl.