INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM 18

24/10/2013

12th November 2013 at 21h Teatre Zorrilla

RATAS – Espanya, 2012 – 17’ 15’’ – Ficció

Ratas

Director: Jota Linares

Nani and Nico hate each other at first sight. The one to blame is Pablo. There are many things that separate Nani and Nico but a giant kitchen knife will make them realise that they have a powerful nexus in common: neither of them will stop at nothing to get to Pablo.

OH SHEEP! – Alemanya, 2012 – 6’ 40’’ – Animació

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Director: Gottfried Mentor

Two flocks of sheep are searching for companionship. But their shepherds, being at odds with each other, do everything to keep them separated.

FOR GEORGE – Regne Unit, 2012 – 22’ 40’’ – Ficció

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Director: Francesca Jaynes

For George is a poignant and gently funny look at three generations of a family as they come together for the funeral of ballroom dancing champion, George. Seven year old Bobbie is comforted by his own explanation of the great mystery of death and A young nervous Priest begins the day preparing for his first ever funeral mass. As the middle generation struggles to find its way, grief and betrayal threaten to dissolve the glue that holds the family together.

NOSTALGIC Z – França, 2012 – 14’ 17’’ – Ficció

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Director: Carl Bouteiller

A tough Vietnam veteran and his nerdy side-kick instruct us in the fine art of zombie extermination, be they the standard issue unemployed zombies, or the reviled zombie bankers.

THE HUMPERSNATCH CASE – Regne Unit, 2012 – 12’ – Ficció

The humpersnatch case

Director: Matthew Butler

This comedy is a tale of murder, betrayal and passion. Number one private detective, Frank Nino, is called to investigate the murder of film producing legend Bert Humpersnatch. Leading lady Stella Dixon has disappeared and she’s top of Frank’s list of suspects.

PERFECT DRUG – Bèlgica, 2012 – 13’ 33’’ – Ficció

Perfect drug

Director: Toon Aerts

Misha, Yumiko and Chinatsu are sitting in a parked car in front of a strange motel. In the backseat they have a huge amount of test tubes filled with different substances. Their burglary didn’t go as planned… While Yumiko tries to calm down their Albanian boss Hasan on the phone, Misha can’t resist it any longer. He opens up a test tube and drinks it to the drop.

WHAT DO WE HAVE IN OUR POCKETS – Estats Units d’Amèrica, 2012 – 4’ – Animació

What do we have in our pokets

Director: Goran Dukic

A most unusual love story unravels when the objects in a young man’s pockets come to life.

ELECTRIC INDIGO – França, 2013 – 24’ – Ficció

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Director: Jean-Julien Collette

It is sometimes complicated for a little girl to face peer pressure and become aware of her own identity, especially when she never knew her mother and the only reference she has is the love of two heterosexual fathers united by the bonds of a “non-carnal” marriage.

THE SAGA OF BIÔRN – Dinamarca, 2011 – 7’ 06’’ – Animació

The saga of biorn

Director: Benjamin Kousholt

Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior’s afterlife of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honourably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn’t so easy to come by.

37º4 S – França, 2013 – 12’ – Ficció

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Director: Adriano Valerio

Nowadays, in Tristan da Cunha. 270 people live on this small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Nick and Anne, two teenagers, have known each other since their birth, and are lovers since childhood. But Anne’s just made up her mind: she’s going to study in England, 6,152 miles away from Tristan.

CORNÉE – França, 2012 – 5’ 43’’ – Animació

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Director: Romain Mazevet, Candice Theuillon, Benoît Viougeas, Yohan Cohen, Stéphane Blanquet, Etienne Bagot, Fanny Brotot, Arnaud Crillon, Alejandro Diaz-Cardoso, Clément Domergue, Camille Fourniols, Valentin Gasarian, Anne Labadie, Colin Laubry

Blood dripping into a bowl of soup… An ophthalmologist auscultates the eye of a patient affected by a virus inoculated by an insect… A couple walking hand in hand among the flowers…

THE CANDY TREE – Índia, 2012 – 6’ 20’’ – Animació

The candy tree

Director: Somnath Pal

A little kid saves his last candy only to sow it in his backyard for more delightful possibilities. In a sequence of events recording his efforts to foster and defend the tree, the film tries to capture his love for the idea and his struggle to nurture the dream that he has sown.

PARADISE ROAD – Lituània, 2012 – 20’ – Documental

Paradise road

Director: Tomas Smulkis

Sometimes you wake up with an idea you had in your dream and cannot forget it. It grows into a vision you can never escape. In this film we follow its director, Tomas Smulkis, in his quest to meet the Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson and work with him. But can dreams actually come true?