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Always in motion, heart pounding, these five shorts race through the international competition: From a motorbike ride and an exorcism to the processing of a love story and an inevitable eruption of passionate desire on the run. The heart is beating fast, also between siblings, but how surreal are our ideas of a relationship anyway? And in the end, isn’t everything about sex? An antithesis to the romantic ideal of love. The heart keeps throbbing! (db)
AT 2019 01 min World premiere Director Anna Vasof
Completely alone, in front of a tall wall, stands the astronaut in a space suit. Ready for liftoff, ready to take off and go over the wall—or far beyond. The future, after all, is forged in courage! The fuse is lit, the sound of a long fall rings in the countdown. Liftoff is imminent—but the body is weary and only the spirit is free. (de)
A River through the Mountains
PT 2018 09 min 50 sec Austrian premiere Director José Magro
One night, one ride, one love: Draw a stuffed toy from the claw machine for your sweetheart, take her on a romantic paddle boat ride or on a trip to the nearest amusement park—what do you want to do today? And what does life have in store for us? We join a young couple on their scooter: While they‘re riding double—he in front, she in the back—he shoots the breeze a little. But did he really talk about her the whole time? (db)
Miguel da Santa will be present.
Screenplay José Magro, Miguel da Santa, Tiago Carvalho Production Hugo Ramos Editing José Magro, Miguel da Santa, Tiago Carvalho Cast Kong Wei Si, Niu Jin, Wu Yi Fan Sound Dinis Henriques, Tiago Cardoso
ES 2018 19 min 40 sec Director Teo Guillem
Wrapped in cardboard boxes, equipped with hoses, broomsticks and pieces of plastic, virtually disappearing into the armchair or surfacing from a sea of blankets and bedsheets—an arsenal of things serves Teo Guillem to build objects with himself. Not only is it great fun to watch him do so and to witness his choreographies for the camera, but we also slowly come to understand that these metamorphoses have to do with the end of an amorous relationship. (db)
Production Carlos Pardo Ros Cast Cristina Perez, Teo Guillem
SI RS 2019 23 min 32 sec World premiere Director Peter Cerovšek
Luna and Luka live in their own universe: They have ensconced themselves in their grandmother’s house. Everything has its place, and they have each other. This is true in their king-size bed as well as in phone calls to their mother. Any attempt to change is regarded as treason. And yet something is off-kilter, has been set in motion. Coy sibling love, light-footed, told with panache and respect. (db)
Peter Cerovšek, Jovan Jelisavčić, Maja Šuša, Darko Herič and Dado Ćosić will be present.
Screenplay Maja Šuša Production Darej Šömen, Jovan Jelisavčić Editing Darej Šömen Cast Dado Ćosić, Darij Šömen, Deana Lozar Šömen, Lana Karaklajić, Maja Šuša, Nina Violić Sound Luka Furlan
BR 2019 14 min 10 sec World premiere Director Carol Rodrigues
After a protest rally for women’s rights, Ivy and Tamiry are running from the police. They hide in the darkest corner of a vacant building—completely out of sight. But the police are relentless in their pursuit. Huddled together, the protagonists’ mutual desire grows stronger until there is no avoiding it: The walls are closing in, there is no escape, and—despite all inner and outer resistance—the floodgates suddenly open. (db)
Carol Rodrigues will be present.
Screenplay Carol Rodrigues Production Rafaella Costa Editing Paula Mercedes Cast Ivy Souza, Tamirys O'Hanna Sound Andressa Clain
SE 2019 19 min 34 sec Austrian premiere Director Joanna Rytel
A single mother and sex—how does it work? In Hard On Joanna Rytel welcomes us into a surreal apartment with a sofa, a toy kitchen, and the promise of a dog if only the child plays along like a good girl in her tent. With her painted-on comic-strip face, the mother is forward and unambiguous, not only with her guests. An unsentimental and witty satire on the love lives of single mothers. And everything is caught on camera. (db)
Screenplay Joanna Rytel Production Helene Granqvist, Joanna Rytel Editing Joanna Rytel Camera Lisabi Fridell Cast Rosie Alm, Karin Drake, Elektra Hedin, Adrian Popesco, Seamus O’Donnel