The Western world may speak about equality for decades, but inequality is mostly here to stay – holy and everlasting. Beach workers at all-inclusive resorts that carry on with their small jobs in contrast with happy holidaymakers; midgets, orphans and even socks in a national opera feel it like no one else. Inequality is still a goddess of civilization and a sister of consumerism.
You can watch this program on September 11 at 17:00 in Park of Culture open-air cinema in Lviv offline and online at Big Short cinema. Entrance is free!
Program of films
ASHMINA 15′ Dekel Berenson UK 2018
Nestled between a beautiful lake and the Himalayas, Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of Pokhara Nepal, paragliding capital of the world. Forced to skip school, Ashmina helps her family make ends meet by working at the landing field, packing the parachutes of foreign pilots in return of small change.
PLAYEROS: BEACH WORKERS 15′ Alexandre Beaumont-Vachon Canada 2019
We dream of going to the beach; Nelson wishes only to escape. We want to go on vacation; Nelson wishes only to work. While we are sleeping, he is awake. By day, we see him walk past, yet Nelson goes unnoticed.
SHORT CALF MUSCLE 13′ Victoria Warmerdam Netherlands 2019
Short Calf Muscle is an absurdist black comedy about Anders. And Anders is different. But he doesn’t know that. Yes, he’s also gay, but that’s not the point here. There is also this thing that others see, but he doesn’t.
LAKE OF HAPPINESS 29′ Aliaksei Paluyan Germany 2019
In a small Belarusian village where time seems to stand still, Jasja, a 9-year-old girl, has to deal with her mother’s death. Her father decides to send her to an orphanage. But one day she decides to run away, home.
THE BEST ORCHESTRA IN THE WORLD 13′ Henning Backhaus Austria 2019
Ingbert, the sock, applies for a position as double bass player at the Vienna State Orchestra. Bad idea.