“Beautiful” by Alessandro Capitani

Is today´s society obsessed with the appearence and beauty? And what does it actually mean? Those questions are the core of the short, 12 minutes movie ‘Beautiful’ by the Italian director Alessandro Capitani. Beauty is a relative term which means something different to everyone. Appearance – something which we can´t fully influence – the figure,…

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“Big bunny again?” by Emilie Pigeard

Inspiration is in every single moment of our life. This is part of the message behind Big Bunny Again, an animated movie inspired by the author’s memories about the dog she had during her childhood. This dog reminds her a lot of a rabbit for its long ears and in the kid’s mind this create…

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“Blight” by Brian Deane

Long time ago in an Irish island, a young priest came to deal with Evil in one of its many shapes. The thick fog immediatly takes us in an unsettling atmosphere, cold and suspicious as the glances people give to the newcomer. The director, Brian Deane, prooves a change of genre cannot scare him but…

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“Bluey” by Darlene Johnson

Bluey, the title character, is a rebellious young girl who wears only blue clothes. Whether she does that to show her independence; to hide her femininity or – maybe unconsciously – to show that she always feels blue; the young girl aggressively tries to hide the absence of something that was once very important to…

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“Bon voyage” by Marc Wilkins

Imagine you are on a beautiful summer holiday trip via the Mediterranean Sea. You are on a yacht enjoying your time with your loved one, surrounded by calming waves and a warming sun. Everything is going just great, but then the dark night comes. The night that is going to change your life. Everything happens…

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“Child dream” by Christophe Gerard

Water is the animated character that permeates this delicate, tearful short story. There are no words in it because no words could ever tell this story. Everything starts as a dream, with a child flying above his bed; he’s flying as children usually dream to fly, swimming in the air like the whole room is…

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“Dopado” by Piotr Wieckowski

Piotr Więckowski’s movie Dopado deals with the fragile balances that take place on the inside of a family. The triangle that constitutes the family of the movie is a mother, a father, and their young daughter. The roles inside the house are playing with the dominant societal stereotypes: it is night and the father tries to…

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“Eden hostel” by Gonzaga Manso

This light Spanish film sends a message of hope and equal opportunities for everyone through a special love story. In the old Eden Hostel some people come and others go. In the crowd a guy in particular has a surprising experience. He arrived with the soul purpose of suicide but is soon interrupted by an…

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“Fake it” by Tzurit Hartzion

Just photos. Life cut up into a frame. The director, Tzurit Hartzion, takes us through the re-enactment of a love story: its highs and lows in fragments. He makes us wonder, along with the two characters, how much truth can or cannot be imprisoned, how much real feelings can or cannot be faked or relived. This…

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“Heidi and the foley artist” by Christian Frei

Fifteen minutes before watching this short, wonderful documentary nobody knew what a “foley artist” really was. Nowadays, thinking of all the special effects we are quite used to see in movies, it seems weird that everything started as a necessity: sounds – even before voices – are the essential background of every scene, but there…

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