City Vs. Human: Urban Shorts

While being part of the biological world, homo sapiens surrounded themselves with the stone jungle of cities that we now call home. Homo parasitus, changing the natural structure of the Las Vegas desert, the toponymic names of Kyiv metro station, capturing new spaces by ruining natural chains. What we can gain or lose as a result of our influence –  depends only on us.

10th of September at 20:30 on the Square across Kinopalace Lviv we’ll watch the selection of Urban Shorts. Enter is free or charge.

TRANSITIONS 13` Aurèle Ferrier Switzerland 2017 

A journey from the civilizing void of the desert to a maximal urban, capitalistic and hedonistic density, which in the case of Las Vegas assumes some bizarre expression.

THE CONCRETE JUNGLE 8` Marie Urbánková Czech Republic 2019

 The thrilling story of a little boy in a housing estate, where even the world’s greatest adventure can take place.

PETRIVKA-REQUIEM 6` Kate Voznytsya Ukraine 2019

Adventures of a disoriented subject under the chaotic decommunization. An instant of toposonic confusion when habitude is broken. The film was inspired by the official renaming of Petrivka station, which led to re-recording of all Kyiv metro announcements with a new voice, while the old one had gone for good.

SIGH 15` Vlad Bolgarin Moldova 2019

This is the story of a grey man who is always sighing. Living in a grey city, covered in smog, he keeps on sighing until he dries out and becomes skin and bones. But even in the darkest corners of the soul, there is light and color.

RIGA’S LILAS 14` Lizete Upīte France 2019

What is an unpleasant body odor and would it be possible to forbid it in public places ?

ENTER THROUGH THE BALCONY 26`Roman Blazhan Ukraine 2019

Enter Through The Balcony is a short documentary about makeshift balconies in Ukraine. The film explores the balcony as an informal architectural form that is uniquely Ukrainian. It is a journey through the decades, examining both balconies and their owners in cities across Ukraine.

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