BRUTALIA, Days of Labor
Manolis Mavris, Greece
Perfectly identical girls in military uniforms, work day and night. A matriarchal and oligarchic society. What would happen if we replaced bees with humans? Anna observes the universe of her hive. Not being able to consent to the violence that surrounds her, she will have to make a radical decision.
The short film “Brutalia, Days Of Labour” directed by Manolis Mavris won the Canal+ film prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Morin Khuur – The Horsehead Fiddle
Joshua Sternlicht, USA
A Mongolian nomadic community contends with climate change as modernity and tradition clash. The lure of city life and illness of a beloved horse leads childhood friends onto divergent paths.
Spyros Maltezos, Greece
How do you find inspiration? Where does it come from and where does it end? Stardust is a short, philosophical film that wants to imitate the moment of inspiration, without end, without beginning. An actress is giving an interview for the promotion of a movie that is going to be released in movie theatres. Her answers are converted into an inner – existential search through cinema. How have memories been imprinted on humanity? In every decade, technology has created through cinema the image that our collective memory has of each era. Stardust is a cassette-diary on an interstellar journey of some people who in one corner of the universe realized they existed.
Lune / Moon
Zoé Pelchat, Canada
Babz Dubreuil, a lonely ex-convict, works as a cook in a brunch restaurant. Under the encouragements of a colleague, she finds the courage to ask an attractive customer on a date. It might be the beginning of redemption.
A Truly shared Love
Émilie Brout / Maxime Marion, France
“A Truly Shared Love” is a tragedy, and capitalism its curse. Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion show their true love story, surrounded by their cat and connected companions in their own domestic environment. Using the codes of commercial imagery of stock videos, they play with the normative and idealized representations of their genre, class and figure of artist as a model of the start-up nation that are usually conveyed there.
Is there an alternative?
Serhat Karaaslan, Turkey
I have always found that hotel rooms lend themselves to cinematography. They provoke curiosity as well as the imagination. One cannot help but wonder what could have happened in them. They are places of intimacy and, by definition, a limit that society, in principle, has no right to cross. However, the whole aim of an authoritarian regime is to control even this last space of individual freedom.
Andigoni Bitsikokou, Greece
Dimitris wants to break-up with his girlfriend but the quarantine gets in his way.
Brother & Sister
Coralie Lavergne, France
When Edmée returns home after a 10 years absence, her brother doesn’t want her back home.
Marija Apcevska, North Macedonia
Misty field, crowded locker room. Margo belongs to neither. Maybe if she loses her virginity, she will finally find her place.
Nicolas Monfort, Belgium
A lonely woman tries to make a video call with her elderly parents.
We shall Meet Again
Morgan Simon, Belgium
Paris, 18th arrondissement. A man wanders, a woman hopes.
Raiymbek Alzhanov, Kazakhstan
On the strife-torn Central Asian steppe, the boy Mergen must defend his family in the place of his absent father. He will do so with courage, cunning, and above all, a mystical gift from his grandmother. An exciting historical thriller enriched with ancient magic.
Xavier Seron, Belgium
O Φλο πρέπει να πάει στο Μαρακές για δουλειά. Ο Τομ φροντίζει τον Σαμ, τον 5χρονο γιο τους. Ο Φλο του άφησε μια λίστα με τα καθήκοντα που θα ολοκληρώσει κατά τη διάρκεια της απουσίας του. Παρ’ όλα αυτά, ο Τομ ξέχασε το μάθημα κιθάρας του Σαμ. Από το Μαροκινό του σπίτι, ο Φλο τηλεφωνεί για να τον κατηγορήσει. Ο Τομ απεχθάνεται να τον επιπλήττουν. Παίρνει τον Σαμ. Το αυτοκίνητο βγαίνει από το γκαράζ με μεγάλη ταχύτητα. Σύνθλιψη. Ο Τομ μόλις συνέθλιψε κάτι.
FLO has to go to Marrakech for work. So, it’s TOM who takes care of SAM, their 5-year-old son. Flo left him a list of tasks to complete during his absence. Despite this, Tom forgot Sam’s guitar course. From his ryad, Flo calls to blame him. Tom hates being caught. He picks up Sam. The car comes out of the garage at full speed. SPROTCH. Tom just crushed something…