Family games… It doesn’t matter whether you love or hate to play them, you’re stuck to do that anyway. Your beloved ones surely know how to annoy, embarrass and make you happy. The times you have a good laugh, share a moment or just eat together sometimes seem more like a burden, a great escape attempt or a strange mix of love and hate.
LOWER HEAVEN 20’ Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi France 2017
Tehran 2017, three days in life of two young undocumented Afghani brothers, recently immigrated to Iran, who see their destiny take a turn just as a better life seems to open up to them.
THE SATANIC THICKET – THREE 21’ Willy Hans Germany 2017
Campsite, sun milk, plastic crocodile, watermelon, ass bomb, football, popsicle, kissing, sausage, Birkenstock, car drive, desire, disgust. Everything is tiring!
DEER BOY 15’ Katarzyna Gondek Belgium Croatia Poland 2017
A short story about a strange weave of love and hate. Its beginning is the birth of a son of a hunter. The boy is born with small nodules, which over time turn into overgrown antlers that resemble a baby deer. Untold, a surreal and perverse vision of the world in which “every man kills what he loves” is also a suggestive statement about hunting and human relationships and the environment.
SUNDOGS 16’ Elizabeth Chatelain United states 2017
A mother and her four-year-old daughter try their luck in North Dakota’s oil fields. With no roof over their heads they are forced to do whatever they can to survive.
ARIA 14’ Myrsini Aristidou 2017 Cyprus
Athens, today. Seventeen-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmy’s local kebab place is waiting for a driving lesson with her father. When he nally arrives, it is not to go for a drive; on the contrary, he con des in her the care of a young Chinese immigrant who speaks neither Greek nor English.
CALAMITY 20’ Séverine De Streyker Belgium 2017
France meets her son’s girlfriend for the first time. She loses control…