PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

Shorts Live-Action Competition 1

Programme
SHORTS LIVE-ACTION COMPETITION

While Corona has given the entire human race a kind of collective tunnel vision, the live action competition of PÖFF Shorts in 2020 reminds us that many of the pressing issues of our times are still part of our society’s fabric with little hope of being washed away even with the strongest of disinfectants.

The films on offer here deal with identity, race, sexuality, gender, growing up, growing old, life, love, happiness, sadness and everything in between. Even without social distancing, the films reflect a divided world and people trying to come to terms with their places in a world that seems to change every second.

But while these films deal with troubled times they are suffused with hope for a better future. Not only through their narratives but by the fact that they showcase a myriad of talented filmmakers who will continue to tell important stories that speak to us all.

There is joy and sadness, love and laughter abound within this selection. Come and join in and now that the world is far from lonely.

Laurence Boyce and Tara Karajica

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
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Virtual hall Online
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Films

Baltic Premiere

The Explosion of a Swimming Ring

Local title
Kummirõngas
Original title
Keppi
Director
Tommi Seitajoki
Country
Finland
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

A family of three is spending their holiday at a water park. Soon tensions arise between the father and the mother and they leave their 7-year-old child unattended. As the argument grows more heated, it becomes clear that things will never be the same again.

Director
Tommi Seitajoki
Runtime
Language
Finnish

Baltic Premiere

Between You and Milagros

Local title
Sinu ja Milagrose vahel
Original title
Entre Tú Y Milagros
Director
Mariana Saffon
Country
Colombia
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

15 year-old Milagros' world still revolves around her mother's affection. This summer an unexpected encounter with death will make her question her own existence.

Director
Mariana Saffon
Runtime
Language
Spanish

Baltic Premiere

Eggshells

Local title
Munakoored
Original title
ЧЕРУПКИ
Director
Slava Doytcheva
Country
Bulgaria
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

On Easter day, when her girlfriend picks family over her, Nevena dyes two red eggs and sets on a journey to meet her own estranged father.

Director
Slava Doytcheva
Runtime
Language
Bulgarian

World Premiere

Yamb

Local title
Yamb
Director
Winnele Veyret
Country
France
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

After she receives an african dialect message, Diane, 50, hires a young Gabonese prostitute for a great occasion...

Director
Winnele Veyret
Runtime
Language
French

International Premiere

Bear Hill Path

Local title
Bear Hill Path
Director
Tatjana Moutchnik
Country
Germany, Iceland
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

Thorbjörn, an opera singer from Berlin, visits his parents in his Icelandic hometown. While they’re planning a party for his 40th birthday, Tobbi rather wants to hide away.

Director
Tatjana Moutchnik
Runtime
Language
Icelandic, German, English

Baltic Premiere

David

Local title
David
Director
Zachary Woods
Country
USA
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

David needs help. So does David.

A severely depressed man reaches out for an emergency therapy session. He’s not the only one who needs help."

Director
Zachary Woods
Runtime
Language
English