Eastern and Central European Panorama
Italija, 2015, hd, 8:30
It was a night in 1713, when Giuseppe Tartini dreamed the devil playing for him a terrifying violin Sonata: the Devil’s Trill. When Tartini woke up, he tried to re-write the sublime music he listened to: but, even if he composed his best sonata, he wasn’t satisfied at all. Inspired by this anecdote, I tried to imagine what happened in that fascinating nightmare, dragging the composer into hell.
An artistic animation film in one single picture. Highly detailed hand-drawn lines awaken the forest to life and then again everything reaches out into void. This endless loop resembles the compassionate and meditative circle of life.
Poljska, 2015, hd, 2:20
An abstract extravaganza of moving stripes and other patterns found on beach stones. Music by Compagnia d’Arte Drummatica.
After leaving her parents’ house, a young girl falls in love with a boy, who becomes her great support in a foreign city. But it is the very same boy who stops her on her way into the world of her dreams. Their unbalanced relationship is certainly turbulent but thanks to its highs and lows she starts to believe in herself and finds a way to understand her parents better.
Etta spends a monotonous and tiring evening at home. On TV she sees a story that will change her view of her own world, a film in which Milena lives a beautiful life with Djuro the giant. Unfortunately, he becomes depressed and remains lying on the floor of their apartment. His condition remains unchanged.
Slovenija, 2015, hd, 1:12
Francka is a character from the book Na klancu written by Slovene writer Ivan Cankar. The story is well known to all the children and adults of many generations in Slovenia. In this animation Francka takes a different approach to cope with difficulties than in the original story.
The film tells a short story about love, but not the perfect love like in fairy tales. It is about unfulfilled love, which was held for a very short moment in the life of the two characters. The destiny gave them a chance to meet, but they missed the moment to make contact with each other. When they finally realized their feelings and returned, they were separated by the fog.
One man wishing to jump off a building is finally satisfied.
Madžarska, 2014, hd, 5:06
A long escape has come to an end. The main character would be able to run forever from his pursuer if an unavoidable natural obstacle did not cross his road. He has to stop, but his own berserk shadow is getting rapidly closer and closer to him.
Turčija, 2015, hd, 8:40
Rusty machines living in their small houses imagine that the sun will come and take them to the sky someday. A small light keeps them alive and dreaming. But one of the machines wants to see the sun itself and he has a plan for that.
Spogledovanje ali kako ženske zapeljujejo / Kokieteria, czyli jak kobiety uwodzą / Coquetry or How Women Seduce
The film is a guide for women containing four golden rules of coquetry, while also showing the application of these rules in practice.
Avstrija, 2014, dcp, 3:0
The brief moments that take place “in passing”, which we cannot really grasp, but which still form the essence of our being, are the leitmotif of the film. In the seemingly commonplace attempt to reach the interior of the eponymous church, the difficulties of modern human beings in “experiencing” the moment and their insecurity about their own desires and wishes are condensed in only three minutes.
А second-degree murder, which by no means alleviates the guilt.
The idea for the animation short is based on a childhood memory. In Hungary, on 31st October 1993, Radio Free Europe ceased broadcasting after 42 years. On the same day in a small town in the countryside, strange events started to unfold.
Life is a mystery.
You never know what you gonna get.
Cape, travel stick, women, money and llama.
An odd ceremony where The General shows his gratitude to peers and his subjects in an unexpected way.
We find ourselves in the skin of a person who is chased by a woman, his neighbour, whom he is not interested in. Everyday comeback from work is a nightmare to him and the only comfortable place is the shelter of his flat. Closed into himself he finds watching the TV his only pleasure. But what if even the TV conspires against him and his full devotion to it becomes fatal?