WATERSHED CINEMA 2
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SHORT MATTERS is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the nominated short films to audiences across Europe – and beyond. The programme featuring the European Short Film Nominees 2016 is a manifold panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking. This year’s programme is composed of productions/co-productions from Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lithuania, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Syria, The Netherlands, and the UK. The members of the European Film Academy – more than 3,000 European film professionals − selected the film 9 DAYS – FROM MY WINDOW IN ALEPPO by Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen and Issa Touma, a co-production between The Netherlands and Syria, as the overall winner, which was presented at the 29th European Film Awards Ceremony in Wrocław/Poland in December 2016.
A Man Returned
Dir: Mahdi Fleifel
United Kingdom/Lebanon/Denmark/The Netherlands 2015
Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain El-Helweh ended in failure after three years of being trapped in Greece. He returned, with a heroin addiction, to life in a camp being torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria. Against all odds he decides to marry his childhood sweetheart. A love story, as bittersweet as the camp itself.
The Fullness of Time (Romance) L’immense Retour (Romance)
Dir: Manon Coubia
Seated on the edge of the gaping rift, she waited so long, too long for the mountain to give back her lover, prisoner of the ice.
Dir: Even Hafnor & Lisa Brooke Hansen
Welcome to the Dvergsnes family! In this short film we follow the Dvergsnes family from Kristiansand, Norway, through three events that took place during the fall and winter of 2014.
Dir: Nina Gantz
An oddball character slips through floors into the past and the deepest parts of his psyche, in pursuit of self understanding.
The Goodbye (El adiós)
Dir: Clara Roquet
Rosana, a Bolivian maid, has worked for Angela, the elder matriarch of the Vidal family for the last ten years. On the day of the funeral of her beloved Angela, Rosana is not allowed to grieve with the rest of the family. On the contrary: she is forced to work. THE GOODBYE is an intimate story about how emotional bonds supersede social conventions, racial labels or family regimes.
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