The competitive documentary program of the 7th Short Movie Club Film Festival “NEFILTRAVANAE KINO”. The documentary program of the festival is represented by films in which the subject matter is cinema itself, the screen and forms of media, as well as the individual, in the context of the postcolonial era and globalism. The total length of the films is 59 minutes.
CINEMA THEATRE “BELARUS”
Lines of Exile
Eric Patrick (United States, 7 min)
Hamid Naficy’s fifty years of drawings of prominent scholars, philosophers, and theorists form a unique index of the evolution of cultural theory over the last decades. In this portrait, Naficy intimately recounts this evolution through his drawings.
Sinai Sganzerla (Brazil, 8 min)
Extracts is a short film with images from 1970 to 1972 in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, London, Marrakech, Rabat and the Sahara Desert. Filmed by Helena Ignez and Rogério Sganzerla in exile in the lead years of the military dictatorship.
Noon in the cemetery
Benjamin Poumey (Switzerland, 8 min)
A luncheon on the grass among the tombs.
While the living are living, the voices of the dead are floating in the air.
When lunch-time comes, the “Cimetière des Rois” (“Cemetery of Kings”), downtown Geneva, fills up with residents, workers, employees, students of the neighborhood. People come alone, in pairs, with friends or colleagues, to have a snack on the grass or to take a break on a bench. The living and the dead share a same space-time. Mixing contemporary Super 8 footage of people in the cemetery and sound archives of personalities buried there, MIDI DANS LE CIMETIERE (NOON IN THE CEMETERY) is a short essay film, a kind of experimental documentary.
If it was a painting, it could be a Vanitas, “a symbolic work of art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death”.
The World’s Largest Videos Store
Matheus Mombelli (Brazil, 4 min)
While virtually every video store has closed its doors, there is one – precisely the largest in the world – that resists technology advances and struggles to survive. The loyal squire of this huge DVD and VHS collection is called Hilton, a lover of movie classics – and pornography – who has not succumbed to the era of on-demand video.
Markus Schröder (United Kingdom, 17 min)
Filipe is only 36 when he suffers a stroke performing on stage with his heavy metal band. Believing that live music will help his recovery, and frustrated by his aphasia, a communication disorder brought on by stroke, Filipe attempts to reconnect with the world by visiting music festivals dressed as a bunny rabbit.
After showing signs of improvement, the stress and anxiety caused by his ambition plunge him into depression and epilepsy. He perseveres, but a new diagnosis of bipolar disorder lands him in hospital, following a dramatic and confusing visit to the United States.
As he learns to accept that bunny will always be with him, Filipe finally gets a grip on reality when a fresh ray of hope gives him a new perspective. < Film Website>
Dakhla: Cinema And Oblivion
Arturo Dueñas Herrero (Spain, 15 min)
Life is going on in Dakhla, one of the Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria, forgotten for 44 years. Since they cannot go to the cinema, the cinema reaches them: the celebration of Fisahara breaks the monotony. With it come foreigners, politicians, artists, journalists … The event ends and life (and oblivion) continues. As for 44 years.
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