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Hidden messages

This programme is a part of the International Competition.

Screened:
TUE 26/10, 21:00 SLOTTS
FRI 29/10, 15:00 SLOTTS

ONE THOUSAND AND ONE ATTEMPTS TO BE AN OCEAN

If you don’t want to drown, be an ocean.

France 2021 / 11:30 / Director: Yuyan Wang / Producer: Natalia Trebik

LEMONGRASS GIRL

According to Thai superstition, a virgin can ward off rain by planting lemongrass upside-down underneath an open sky. As clouds begin to gather, a young production manager on a film set is left with no choice but to take on the burden of becoming the lemongrass girl.

Thailand 2021 / 17:38 / Director: Pom Bunsermvicha /Producer: Pom Bunsermvicha

COMRADE POLICEMAN

A journalist of the Kazakhstan state television channel has to make a report about the police image campaign.

Kazakhstan 2020 / 12:19 / Director: Assel Aushakimova/ Producer: Assel Aushakimova, Zhanna Utarbayeva

SKINNED

A terrible virus finally brings down the internet, and humans look out from the wreckage in the aftermath. Five weigh in with personal recollections: pensive, disbelieving, grieving, philosophical. We used to have movie stars and famous musicians. Now we have each other.

Canada 2021 / 8:35 / Director: Mike Hoolboom / Producer: Mike Hoolboom

DAVID

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.

United States 2020 / 11:40 / Director: Zachary Woods / Producer: Kevin Chinoy

BITING THE DUST

This is a found footage film about the Christian idea of life after death. In face of the growing strength of the religious right movement, their idea of life after death is particularly relevant in times of a climate emergency situation.

Germany 2021 / 13:25 / Director: Neozoon / Producer: Neozoon

NUMBER 26

Ski school instructor Nika tries to hide a fatal accident that happened on the slopes. But when night comes, it turns out that girl number 26 is missing. Nika confesses the accident to his girlfriend Nata, and together they will share the responsibility of this dreadful secret.

Georgia 2021 / 20:21 / Director: Gvantsa Meparishvili / Producer: Suliko Tsulukidze

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