Imagined Connections

International Competition 3

Event Timeslots:

Manilla theatre,
Thursday 22.08.2024
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Manilla theatre,
Friday 23.08.2024
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Films in this screening:

Yanqi Liang:

Bergamot
(佛手)

China, 2023. 7 minutes.

“Bergamot”, also translated as “Buddha’s hand”, explores the binary mother-daughter relationship as it shifts as it grows. Buddha’s hand and hand are similar but different, opposites but compatible, referring to the mother-daughter relationship, resembling but refusing to resemble, contradicting but adhering to each other, separating but connecting.

Ryo Orikasa:

Miserable Miracle

France, 2023. 8 minutes.

Inspired by the poems and drawings of Henri Michaux about his experience with Mescaline, Miserable Miracle explores the limits of language and perception, creating connections between sound, meaning, shapes and movement.

Tan Lui Chan:

Keep Out

Hong Kong, 2024. 8 minutes.

Individuals live in tiny, isolated rooms away from the hazards of the outside world. They make a living through live video streaming, connecting with others in the virtual realm. Yet, on one fateful day, a chubby boy stumbles upon an unexpected secret.

Alexey Evstigneev:

Father's Letters

France, 2024. 12 minutes.

In 1934, Professor Vangengheim is condemned to the Gulag on the Solovki. As he pretends to be on a grand voyage of exploration, he crafts imaginative tales in letters to his daughter Eleonora, shielding her from the truth of his sentencing as a “traitor to the motherland”.

Cheyenne Goudswaard:

I Am Here
(Ik Ben Hier)

Netherlands, 2023. 5 minutes.

The fear of oblivion can be overwhelming, but it can also be a driving force. Ik Ben Hier / I Am Here explores the need to imprint ourselves onto the world and build a legacy.

Veljko Popovic, Milivoj Popovic:

Zarko, You Will Spoil the Child!
(Zarko, razmazit ces dite!)

Croatia, 2024. 14 minutes.

The film recounts the memories of a childhood in Split in the 1980s. These are stories retold after Sunday lunch when everyone is in a good mood, stories filled with emotions we can easily relate to. But above all, the film is a moving tribute to the love of a grandpa and grandma who did their best to keep their granddaughter smiling.

Gianluigi Toccafondo:

La Voix des Sirènes

Italy, 2023. 20 minutes.

In the heart of the seabed, between rocks and corals primitive seaweed ripples, cradled by the muffled sound of roiling currents. Up there, on the surface of the water, something extraordinary has just appeared: a voice. So soft and seductive that it’s unlike anything we’ve heard before.

Maria Zilli:

Giovanna and the big peacock

Italy, 2023. 3 minutes.

Giovanna Is a warrior. She Is wandering on her horse in a colorful gummy world in search of a mysterious creature, until…a rhythmic sound shakes her. All of a sudden Giovanna wakes up in the greyness of the real world

International Competition 3

Event Timeslots:

Manilla theatre,
Thursday 22.08.2024
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8€ Buy tickets

Manilla theatre,
Friday 23.08.2024
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8€ Buy tickets