NEW SHORTS: International: I Surrender: Tales of Sacrifice & Martyrdom
14:00 Sat 16 Jan 2016
Since Abraham offered up his son to God, art has been awash with themes of sacrifice and martyrdom, but how does these concepts speak to us in the 21st century? Come join us for a screening of shorts that explores these themes with wit, sensitivity and intelligence.
Film running order:
SOME OF US HAD BEEN THREATENING OUR FRIEND COLBY Chris Rubino 15 mins US
SUFFERING Cristina Marx 20 mins Germany
THE AQUARIUM Jacobie Gray 14 mins Australia
DUO Claudia Bottino 22 mins France
THE ENGLISH TEACHER Alán González 15 mins Cuba
EMPIRE Kristof Hoornaert 14 mins Netherlands
Claudia Bottino 22 mins (FR, 2015)The wanderings of a father about to be hospitalized, looking for a place where his dependent son will be cared for. Within one day, this quest becomes a real journey... Maybe their last one together.
Kristof Hoornaert 14 mins (NLD, 2015)Late afternoon, somewhere in a big city, a man comes home to his wife and child - a portrait of a family in our modern civilization, captured in real time.
Chris Rubino 15 mins (US, 2015)Five teenage girls have gathered to discuss their friend, Colby. It’s late fall, their senior year of high school, the girls are waiting to escape their boring hometown. However, first it is necessary to deal with Colby, after all, they have a perfect moral right to do so, and he really has gone too far this time.
Cristina Marx 20 mins (DEU, 2015)"Life is easy for the heart. It beats as long as possible.“ (Karl Ove Knausgard) Anton is a ferryman. Every day he takes part of life fragility. In the basement is not only the death omnipresent, but also the living, which say goodbye.
Jacobie Gray 14 mins (AUS, 2015)A young girl, ignored by her volatile, separated parents, does increasingly desperate things to earn money for a school trip to the aquarium.
Alán González 15 mins (CUB, 2015)Tired of nursing her husband through his terminal illness, 65-year-old Sonia, a retired teacher, decides to resume giving classes at her Havana home. Like the city, stagnant over time, and in the darkness of her house, she must face her feelings in order to regain her freedom.