“I want to fly” by Maria Ibrahimova

“I want to fly” is not a documentary about life in a wheelchair. The barriers Kemal encounters every day are just obtacles to overcome and, as every obstacle, they can represent a challenge against oneself. The director, Maria Ibrahimova, paints a constructive and positive picture of a man who faces a great change in his…

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“In deep waters” by Sarah Van Den Boom

Director, Sarah Van Den Boom, seeks to depict a particular experience such as the syndrome of the missing twin. With an echo to the maternal womb, the title hides a beautiful metaphor of the sensation of loneliness that characterises the three protagonists of this short film.   The calm narrating voices and the softened background noises…

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“JACKED”. THE CRUEL REALITY ON A BRITISH WAY

Jacked is a story that follows a car stealing event that turns into life changing decision. In the beginning we have Yasayuki Otsuki’s title sequences keyed into the side of a car. They are perfect way of showing the movie theme and mood in the opening titles, so we have the movie signature in the…

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“Lead in the head” by Aurore Peuffier

The contrast between man and nature takes centre stage at the beginning of this movie. This short journey in the head of an offended savage animal is a reflection of humanity and what it means. It’s about interiority and fears that live in every living creature. At the end we all desire just a sign…

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“Madam Black” by Ivan Barge

Ivan Barge’s short movie Madam Black is a film of unexpected tenderness. The unique plot crafted with a lot of humour, follows a young photographer making his way home when accidentally, he hits the cat of a young boy with his car. Instead of disappearing, he decides to build a story for the boy, saying…

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“Nobody dies here” by Simon Panay

Under this ironic title, Simon Panay presents the reality of the Perma mine in Benin. Benin is a region in the west of Africa which has one of the lowest GDP’s in the world. Most of the population subsist mainly from agriculture, especially cotton; the salaries are very low. However, Benin is a very rich…

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“Potapov’s conjecture” by Mark Rasskazov

What could you do in order to help your beloved ones? This is the main idea we can extract of Mark Rasskazov’s movie Potapov’s Conjecture. An ordinary security gard who has to take care of his little daughter is the main character of the movie. He lost his wife, one of the reasons he feels…

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“Rabbit blood”. An unusual habit of tea drinking, in a bittersweet Turkish animation

The habit of drinking tea is distinctive for Turkish hospitality and their value system. Tea has a special place in the daily life of Turkish people and various ways of being brewed. Directed by Yagmur Altan, who was inspired by an old Turkish expression related to tea drinking, Rabbit blood (2016) unveils its story charmingly and…

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“Real soldiers” by Andrew English

Being a journalist is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Journalists are similar to real soldiers, they’re fighting for truth everywhere in the world and facing every kind of adventure each time something interesting needs to be reported. They are the ones who inform us and give us the news, an indispensable…

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