Eighteen films of this year’s International Competition comprise a trip around the world that suppresses the desire for closeness, frankness and naked violence towards the other; it’s an exercise in irony and self-deprecation; it’s political, but not politicized; it’s the essence of wholesome involvement and immersion into the world’s problems and dilemmas. It’s here and now. It is happening to them, but also to us.
You can watch international competition programs on 10th, 11th and 12th of September in Kopernik Cinema in Lviv offline and online at Big Short cinema.
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AIM OF TRAVEL IS TRAVEL. International Competition 1 (10th of September 7pm)
- SUN DOG 20’ Dorian Jespers Belgium 2020
- THE VISIT 14’ Azadeh Moussavi Iran 2020
- PAST PERFECT 24’ Jorge Jácome Portugal 2019
- BLACK BUS STOP 10’ Kevin Jerome Everson USA 2019
- 22:47 LINE 34 10’ Michael Karrer Switzerland 2019
- FOLLOW ME 11’ Elena Kairytė Lithuania 2019
duration – 89 min
CASUAL TALKS AND ACTIONS. International Competition 2 (11th of September 7pm)
- THE LEGEND 11’ Manon Eyriey France 2019
- STAY AWAKE, BE READY 14’ Phạm Thiên Ân Viet Nam 2019
- BUTTERFLIES 8’ Yona Rozenkier Israel 2019
- WATERMELON JUICE 22’ Irene Moray Spain 2019
- DUMMY 13’ Laurynas Bareiša Lithuania 2020
- SHOOTING MS. RENA’S FILM! 12’ Elvin Adigozel Azerbaijan 2019
- KACHALKA 9’ Gar O’Rourke Ireland 2019
duration – 89 min.
GAMES THAT HUMAN PLAYS. International Competition 3 (12th of September 7pm)
- IN THE COMPANY OF INSECTS 11’ Duncan Cowles UK 2020
- AUSTRAL FEVER 21’ Thomas Woodroffe Chile 2019
- PLAYING 22’ Lun Sevnik Czech Republic 2019
- HOW TO DISAPPEAR 20’ Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner Austria 2020
- TRADITION 23’ Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze Germany, Georgia 2019
duration – 97 min.
22:47 LINE 34 10’ Michael Karrer Switzerland 2019
It’s 10:47 pm on a bus somewhere in a city. A few teenagers are listening to music and talking loudly. The other passengers look languidly out the window or at their cell phones. A drunk man gets in and joins the teenagers; the mood starts to shift…
THE VISIT 14’ Azadeh Moussavi Iran 2020
After six months, Elaheh is finally allowed to visit her husband, who is a political prisoner. Elaheh and her little daughter Tara have one single day to prepare for this important meeting.
PLAYING 22’ Lun Sevnik Czech Republic 2019
Boris and Hugo, 16 years old friends, bought a gun. They close themselves in Hugo’s parents apartment and announce on Internet livestream video that in one hour they will commit suicide.
PAST PERFECT 24’ Jorge Jácome Portugal 2019
Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing of the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until origin of the species, at least.
FOLLOW ME 11’ Elena Kairytė Lithuania 2019
Four friends get together for a spirituality day camp. For one of the girls, this practice seems suspicious, but the other girls convinced her to try to adopt the teacher’s methods and blend in with nature.
SHOOTING MS. RENA’S FILM! 12’ Elvin Adigozel Azerbaijan 2019
Inside a bazaar located in the outskirts of Baku, a young film team tries to shoot a film scene with a well-known actress.
WATERMELON JUICE 22’ Irene Moray Spain 2019
Barbara and Pol spend a few days on holiday with a group of friends in a house surrounded by nature. With the support of Pol, in the midst of nature, between tears and laughter, Barbara will heal old wounds and redefine her sexuality.
KACHALKA 9’ Gar O’Rourke Ireland 2019
A journey into the heart of what is widely considered the world’s most hardcore gym – Kiev’s enormous open-air “Kachalka” gym.
THE LEGEND 11’ Manon Eyriey France 2019
From the opposite building, two girlfriends are spying on “the Legend”, the most handsome guy in the neighbourhood. One of them is getting ready: tonight, she knows it, she’s going to spend the night with him. Her first night of love.
DUMMY 13’ Laurynas Bareiša Lithuania 2020
Using a faceless doll a criminal reenacts his brutal crime. Suprisingly he is not the one being judged.
BUTTERFLIES 8’ Yona Rozenkier Israel 2019
Another Sunday in April. A kibbutz in the North of Israel. A natural phenomenon. A family on an impromptu ride, maybe the last one…
STAY AWAKE, BE READY 14’ Phạm Thiên Ân Viet Nam 2019
A motorbike crash happening before the street stalls on a street corner was embedded in the mysterious story of three young men.
SUN DOG 20’ Dorian Jespers Belgium 2020
Fedor is a young locksmith in Murmansk, a frozen city in the obscurity of the Russian Arctic. Client after client, he roams through the alleys of concrete animated by a fantasy that isolates him from the city and its population. His dreams corrode his relation to reality and open the door to a phantasmagoric universe; a second sun is rising above the Russian Arctic.
AUSTRAL FEVER 21’ Thomas Woodroffe Chile 2019
Amanda, a complaisant and lonely woman in her mid-fourties, lives with Daniel, her sixteen-year-old son, in the mountains of southern Chile. Octavio, a friend of Daniel, is accidentally injured while hunting in the forest. Amanda takes over the healing sessions, developing an intimate bond between them. They discover that the contact with the wound produces an addictive pleasure.
IN THE COMPANY OF INSECTS 11’ Duncan Cowles UK 2020
Prompted by the death of his grandfather, a filmmaker comes to terms with his feelings of loss by focussing on something smaller.
TRADITION 23’ Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze Germany, Georgia 2019
Two German tourists, Christian and Daniel are visiting Georgia as a tourists. They are searching for a food in a village and suddenly they are invited on a Georgian wedding. Their real adventures starts here.
BLACK BUS STOP 10’ Kevin Jerome Everson USA 2019
Students reclaim a popular gathering spot on the campus of the University of Virginia.
HOW TO DISAPPEAR 20’ Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner Austria 2020
Is it possible to desert in a shooter game? Along this question, “How to Disappear” reflects on war and game, discipline and disobedience. For the history of defiance is as old as the history of war – and yet the act of desertion goes beyond the game’s space of action.