Rituals of the game

This programme is part of the International Competition. From 15 years of age.

THU 27/10, 11:00 FYRIS
FRI 28/10, 19:00 REGINA


Decades after being at war with each other, the armies of six former Yugoslav republics are getting together to play ball.

Serbia, Slovenia 2022 / 22:30 / Director: Gorana Jovanović / Producer: Luka Barajevic

Bird in the Peninsula

Children are dancing during music class under the supervision of their teacher. A young lady witnesses the scene and disrupts their rituals.

France, Japan 2022 / 16:08 / Director: Atsushi Wada / Producer: Emmanuel-Alain Raynal, Pierre Baussaron, Nobuaki Doi

Melancholy of my Mother’s Lullabies

A mother sings lullabies to her 12-years-old daughter in order to calm her down. But, when the lullabies end, and the daughter comes to her senses, the reality turns out to be much grimmer, and life-altering

It’s a film about the legacy of patriarchy that is upheld by women and handed down to generations in the form of rituals and folk songs.

Nepal 2022 / 14:40 / Director: Abinash Bikram Shah / Producer: Anup Poudel, Vinod Sekhar

Amazon Woman

A film about the everyday adventures of an amazon woman.

Austria 2021 / 4:10 / Director: Anna Vasof


A recently retired father invites his son to help him with the cherry picking in the garden. The father is in no hurry to finish the cherry job, though. As he tries to catch up with his son, the cherries remain in the background.

Lithuania 2022 / 15:00 / Director: Vytautas Katkus / Producer: Marija Razgute

Hardly Working

Hardly Working sheds a limelight on the very characters that normally remain in the background of video games: NPCs. They are non-player characters that populate the digital world as extras to create the appearance of normality. A laundress, a stable boy, a street sweeper and a carpenter are observed with ethnographic precision. They are Sisyphus machines, whose labour routines, activity patterns as well as bugs and malfunctions paint a vivid analogy for work under capitalism.

Austria, Germany 2022 / 20:30 / Director: Total Refusal / Producer: Total Refusal

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