The film takes place in Warsaw and follows the same 11 minutes in the lives of several different characters: a sexy actress, a Hollywood film director, an old painter, a hot-dog vendor, a promiscuous courier, a young percussionist, a jealous husband, a boy who doesn’t know his father, a poor woman giving birth, a weary… Read more »
After the party in Karsten’s apartment, everybody leaves except Anna. They talk, they kiss and then she stops breathing. He runs for help. But it is too late. This accidental event has profound effect on his settled and well-established life. It spirals out of control and turn sour. Tension arises at his office, with his girlfriend, his friends and with his parents. In a small provincial German town, disappointment soon fuels anger, justice hides behind hypocrisy, and evil gradually unfolds. Compelling, puzzling and provocative. – Setelah pesta di apartemen Karsten, semua tamu pulang kecuali Anna. Mereka berbincang dan bercumbu, lalu Anna mendadak berhenti bernapas. Karsten mencoba mencari bantuan, tapi sudah terlambat. Kecelakaan ini berdampak buruk pada hidup Karsten yang stabil dan mapan. Ketegangan dalam hidupnya mulai bermunculan: di kantor, dengan pacarnya, bersama teman-temannya, dan juga orang tuanya. Di sebuah kota terpencil di Jerman, kekecewaan memancing kemarahan, keadilan bersembunyi di balik kemunafikan, dan kejahatan secara perlahan mulai terungkap.
In Portugal — a European country in crisis — a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. This film is not an adaptation of Scheherazade’s… Read more »
Arigato follows a Dutch-Indonesian grandmother as she spends a day at the beach with her granddaughter, Toet. As Toet goes to play with Koh, a little Japanese boy, long buried war memories, from Indonesia’s Japanese occupation, come fiercely to the forefront. Grandma finds herself on an emotional rollercoaster and ends up confusing innocent events with her traumatic experiences and the death of her father. Indirectly, she reveals her fears to Toet, who trys to dispell them. Koh the little boy, has witnessed all this and makes a small but powerful reconcilatory gesture. Grandma overcomes her aversion and can thank him in his own language: ‘Arigato’.
The year is 1959. It is the height of the Cold War. Guy is an experienced British pilot who is in command of Britain’s first manned mission to space. He has trained for 3 years and now he is alone in space when his capsule malfunctions. The helpless British astronaut has limited contact with his… Read more »
Based on the true story of a high school teacher (Kacper) who is losing his eyesight. Due to a genetic disorder, chances are high that he’s facing permanent blindness. Initially heartbroken, he decides to hide his eye problem, fearing he might lose his dream job and to help his students prepare for the final exams…. Read more »
Eddie and Sylvia live a good life in Amsterdam. They have two children, a lavish home and enough money to buy anything they want. There’s only one problem: their lifestyle is financed by Eddie’s drug empire. When a brutal police raid shakes things up, Sylvia decides to flee with her children in an attempt to… Read more »
This program highlights recent European short animation films. It consists of 11 short films. It includes, among others, Nighthawk by Spela Cadez from Slovenia, winner of the Grand Prix at the Holland Animation Film Festival 2017. This program is provided by The Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF). HAFF is an international animation film festival that takes place each springtime in the heart of the Netherlands. – Program ini menyoroti film pendek animasi Eropa terbaru yang terdiri dari 11 judul. Di antaranya Nighthawk oleh Spela Cadez dari Slovenia, pemenang GrandPrix pada Holland Animation Film Festival 2017. Program ini dipersembahkan oleh Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) yaitu festival film animasi internasional yang diselnggarakan tiap musim semi di Belanda. Golden Oldies, Daan Velsink, Joost Lieuwma, NL 2016/3:00 A gangly teenager tries to rock’n’roll with the prettiest girl on the dancefloor. Audience Award Dutch animation. Foreign Body, Marta Magnuska, PL 2016/7:00 A foreign body lives its own life.Grand Prix student film. Impossible Figures and Other Stories II, Marta Pajek,… Read more »
Reclusive railway worker Tsanko Petrov finds bags with millions of cash on the tracks. He does the right thing and turns them in to the police. Julia Staikova, the head of PR at the Ministry of Transport, uses him as a diversion from a brewing corruption scandal by presenting him as a working-class hero. Unwillingly… Read more »
After facial cosmetic surgery, a mother comes home to her modern lakeside house where she lives with her ten-year-old twins, Elias and Lukas. Her head is swathed in bandages, only her eyes and mouth are visible. The twins are unnerved with their mother’s appearance. They are further taken aback when she starts to ignore Lukas… Read more »
Life is difficult in a small, peaceful village in the South of France, due to a sweltering heat wave. Water grows scarce and the people grow wary. Everyone is under pressure, especially the farmers whose fields are not irrigated. The villagers are less and less tolerable towards a mentally handicapped young man, Joseph Bousou, The… Read more »
The film begins in 1994 at a country-and-western fair in rural France, where cowboy-hatted families have gathered to enjoy line dancing and a rodeo. Alain is one of the pillars of this community. He is dancing with his 16 year-old daughter Kelly as his wife and their young son Kid look on. Later that day… Read more »
In a remote village in Turkey, five free-spirited orphaned sisters splash about innocently on the beach with their male classmates. A neighbor passes by and reports this ‘scandal’ to the girls’ family. Their conservative guardians overreact by locking them in their home, deprived of communication with the outside world. The girls are schooled in domestic… Read more »
Held captive in a tiny shed that is converted into a living space, a single mother, Ma, tries to keep her 5 year old son, Jack, happy and safe. Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within the room. Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about… Read more »
A coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who lives with his mother in Reykjavik. When she has to leave the country for a new job, Ari is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords, the small fishing village of his youth, to live with his father and his grandmother. There, he has to… Read more »