The antiwar programme of the 9th Short Movie Club Film Festival “NEFILTRAVANAE KINO”. The total length of the films is 89 minutes.
Tom Koryto Blumen (Israel, 6 min; 2022)
A friendly soccer game between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian boy that takes place on the West Bank barrier starts to escalate into an uneven battle. The film was painted frame by frame on the wall and become part of the ongoing conflict by staining the wall with over a hundred liters of paint.
Bohdan Romanko (Ukraine, 9 min; 2022)
This Ukrainian short – created using state-of-the-art technology – follows a heart-breaking chat between an ordinary Ukrainian man, compelled to join the defense forces on the front-line of the 2022 Russian War, and his emerging girlfriend who anxiously follows his journey as war rages all around him doing what she can to help. <Website>
Farnoosh Abedi (Iran, 9 min; 2022)
In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and soldiers do not even know how dose a plant grows or look like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary.
LINES ON THE WINTER CAMPAIGN, 1980
Thadeusz Tischbein, Rene Reinhardt (Germany, 6 min; 2021)
The excerpt from a poem by the Russian-American Nobel Prize winner Joseph Brodsky is a frozen description of the time of the Soviet empire of the 1980s, a metaphorical reckoning with a technocratic regime and a nightmarish illustration of the war. < Website >
Jo Ingabire Moys (Rwanda, 27 min; 2022)
1994, Rwanda. As the civil war rages, Bazigaga takes in a father and daughter hunted by the militia.
A GUERRA FINITA
Simone Massi (Italy, 5 min; 2022)
A world without war is another utopia that we cannot wait any longer.
ZALESKY’S Slawek Zalewski (Poland, 13 min; 2021)
Authoritarian authorities declare a state of siege. A visually impaired old man is appointed commander of the defense. The city becomes a closed fortress. One doctrine applies – there is an enemy all around! The manipulated citizens trust the propaganda, unreservedly and eagerly prepare for defense. As part of mobilization, the regime introduces morning gymnastics. To confuse the enemy, street names are changed. Volunteers appear, ready to die for the cause. The protagonist, torn internally between patriotism and rationalism, wants to escape. The authorities, to emphasize the threat, decide to fire a cannon at the enemy. The city disappears, but everything is under control. The fortress becomes history, and the demons of war never sleep…. < Website >
D.K. Odessa (Iraq, 15 min; 2022)
Based on fragments from a never finished graphic novel, Baghdad Graphic presents an unflinching account of an Iraqi artist and teacher desperate to survive the invasion of his country. After losing everything – his school, his job, and his relationship with his family, he turns to journalism as a way to tell the outside world the stories that nobody else will tell. An intensely intimate portrait of the costs of war.
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