NEW SHORTS: International: Under My Thumb: Tales of Power, Submission and Class
18:45 Fri 15 Jan 2016
Sadist and masochist. Master and slave. Affluent and destitute. This screening of international shorts is a provocative investigation into the hierarchies of power that dominate our daily lives, be it financial, personal or sexual.
Film running order:
LESLEY THE PONY HAS AN A+ DAY! Christian Larrave 4 mins US
HOTEL STRAUSSBERG Jan Soldat 27 mins Germany
BENEATH THE SPACESHIP Caroline Ingvarsson 15 mins Sweden
STAGNATION Alexander Zwart 15 mins Norway PARADISE Vanesa Abajo Perez 19 mins Netherlands
IN / OUT Oliver Guerpillon 21 mins Sweden
Caroline Ingvarsson 15 mins (SWE, 2015)Beneath the Spaceship is a story about an unusual but harmless friendship between a young girl and her older neighbour; together they are inseparable until the outside world peeks in.
Jan Soldat 27 mins (DEU, 2015)A three-day observation of a German military prison-camp.
Oliver Guerpillon 21 mins (SWE, 2015)A young Swedish boy comes to Morocco with his family for a day trip on a tourist bus from Spain. They visit Tangier, the famous city by the strait of Gibraltar, at the doorstep of Europe. Mehdi is a street kid from Tangier with dreams of his own. Their paths will cross during some hot summer hours.
Christian Larrave 4 mins (US, 2015)Lesley The Pony goes on a fun-filled adventure through the town of Merryville while making lasting memories with his friend, The Duke.
Vanesa Abajo Perez 19 mins (NLD, 2015)The clicking sound of high heels, holiday magazines, a majestic canal house, sunsets in Amsterdam. Mrs. Lindemans is an upper-class Dutch lady who always appears to be in control. Yet, the global financial crisis also affects the wealthy. The more we observe Mrs. Lindemans, the better we understand that her elegant appearance hides a terrible feeling of isolation.
Alexander Zwart 15 mins (GR, 2015)The owner of a clothing store in Athens faces a tough reality when he becomes unable to pay his bills. Desperation leads him down a path he will soon regret.