WATERSHED CINEMA 1
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As they say, it is all about the journey, not the destination. The characters in this selection of short films from France, Brazil, The Netherlands and Perù, learn important life-lessons while in transit. Neither here, nor there, it is in the nowhere-land of their travels behind the wheel that they find themselves transformed.
The Summer Movie (Le Film de l’été)
Dir: Emmanuel Mare
It is a film about motorways, tourists under transhumance, concrete picnic tables, lines to the restroom, tepid melon slices and car washes. It is a film about a man who wants to leave and a kid holding him back. It’s a summer movie.
Chapeau De Bico
Dir: Ricardo Saraiva
Carvalho, a bus driver in the outskirts of São Paulo, just bought his grandson a very special gift for their first Christmas together. In order to join the family’s celebration, he now must hope for his night shift replacement to turn up on time.
Dir: Shady El-Hamus
14 mins 25 secs
When Tarik (11) and his father Elias (35) cause an accident while transporting illegal immigrants, Tarik finally gets a chance to gain the acknowledgement from his father he has yearned for, but at a high price – the loss of his own innocence.
Dir: Alejandro Roca-Rey
A disenchanted Peruvian family man who works as a taxi driver feels tired of his everyday routine. One long ride during his night shift, three mysterious passengers will put him in an extreme situation and transform his perspective on life.
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