International Non-Competition Screening
While making your omelette for breakfast, feel the absurdity of your existence. Hanging out the laundry outside, open a portal to the closest galaxy. Telling your kids a fairy tale, don’t forget about the bullets, flame thrower and armed insurgents. Clear away the slime of routine and await for the light.
9 DAYS – FROM MY WINDOWS IN ALEPPO 13′ Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen Pays-Bas, Syrie 2015
One morning in August 2012, renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma saw young men lugging sandbags into his street. It turned out to be the start of the Syrian uprising in the city of Aleppo. Touma grabbed his camera and spent nine days holed up in his apartment, recording what was happening outside.
ACCIDENTS, BLUNDERS AND CALAMITIES 6′ James Cunningham New Zealand 2015
A father possum tells his kids a story about the most dangerous animal of all – humans! This black comedy for kids and parents alike is a hilarious and brutal alphabet of death and mayhem exacted upon animals by ignorant humans.
THE SATANIC THICKET – TWO 30′ Willy Hans Germany 2015
Otto and Ulrike run an organic farm employing a group of disabled people. Jakob also works there as part of his rehabilitation after being released from prison. Things become too much for Otto, who can soon no longer manage all his tasks. When Ulrike’s coffee cup breaks on the kitchen floor, something dark breaks loose.
HAPPY ENDINGS 16′ Hannes Thor Arason Iceland 2014
Dennis is a lonely parking booth attendant who, after spending most of his life in solitude, begins to step outside his comfort zone and starts to frequent an erotic massage parlour. There he meets May, an ageing erotic masseuse. The two social outcasts form an unconventional bond but they find that their relationship and future is under immediate threat by May’s evil boss Papa Michael.
BACKYARD 20′ André Novais Oliveira Brasil 2015
Another day in the life of an elderly couple from the suburbs.