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International Competition

This programme brings together some of the best and most interesting works from the 2017 International Competition. “Pichirilo” shows a group of young people in Bogotá who are about to leave their neighbourhood once and for all. The film presents a closely-drawn portrait of an entire generation. In “Sen toe”, the cleaning of a Japanese bathhouse playfully turns into a dance. Shalimar Preuss, in her turn, uses the title of a poem by Jacques Prévert and the body, spirit and soul of a real French family to relate how a young girl explores the world emotionally. “Animal Year” is the visionary animated portrait of a dystopian future of humankind. Boris Poljak documents young and old people on a beach in Split, affectionately capturing the cheerful vanity of existence. Finally, in “Forgotten Reason”, Peter Larsson shows us a forest as we have never seen it before. Overall, this programme gives viewers the opportunity to explore the intellectual wealth of current international short film production.

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running time 88'

Pichirilo

Daniel Sanchez Arevalo, Columbia, 2016, 20'

Maicol, Anyi, Jackson, Leidi, David and Rafael, a group of neighbourhood friends, are unhappy with their lives and decide to fix an abandoned car to escape. It’s...

Sen Toe

Akari Eda, Japan, 2016, 7'

‘Sento’ is a Japanese public bath. This particular public bath features fascinating details such as a wall-size print of Mount Fuji, pop yellow plastic washbowls,...

Etrange dit l'ange

Shalimar Preuss, France, 2017, 18'

Seven-year-old Nina cannot be her aunt’s daughter. Nor can she be her father’s lover. In this world threatened by contamination, what then is Nina’s place ?

Animal Year

Su Zhong, China, 2016, 7'

‘The Animal year’ is a story about fate and has been inspired by my personal memory. This is my forth work and as usual I finished the images, the sounds and the...

Oni samo dolaze i odlaze

Boris Poljak, Croatia, 2016, 20'

The film takes place at a famous beach in Split in the first moments of sunrise. The entire image seems a bit surreal. On the one hand, young people, sleep...

Forgotten Reason

Peter Larsson, Sweden, 2016, 13'

‘Forgotten Reason’ is a stop-motion film about a group of lost bodies who wander through a forest towards an open field. A gathering with an unclear purpose takes...