The selected films of the Jury Programme will be shown before Competition Programme screenings:
A father takes his son to an abandoned factory where he once worked. The building has long been reduced to a crumbling symbol of the new system. Nonetheless, the space will briefly be brought to life by recorded scenes of workers solidarity, inspiring a small gesture of defiance. That symbolic act will turn into a moment of catharsis and re-establish the relationship between the father and son.
Life isn’t a story that someone “tells” to you. You find yourself in the middle of it, and you can’t see everything coming. And even if present is future of past we've got no memory. As a palindrome, we keep going on even while we're going backward: in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni.
Romunija, Francija, 2018, hd, 10:10
A phone call, a bathroom and a woman are at the intersection of the worlds.
I asked my teeth if they'll withstand a drink, says the main character in 20 Kicks. He lives in a world, in which the exchange system is slaps and fists. In this way the film is raising the question of the price we pay for small pleasures, and the sacrifices we make to attain true happiness.
Through his passions that link him to his childhood, a young man manages to accept the unavoidable rules of the human condition. He thus escapes the physical and mental alienation of the fascist dictatorship and gains absolute freedom.
This animated short film is set in a room with no way out, where the main hero, a bearded head, is closed. In a symbolic and funny way, it deals with loneliness, isolation, losing hair, friendship with an animal, and the inevitable passage of time. Finally, the main character is released by a bird that creates a nest on the bearded man's head.
Izpod katerega kamna so zlezli / Ispod kojeg li su samo kamena ispuzali / From Under Which Rock Did They Crawl Out
Darkness is coming and soon it will fill up the whole room.
On a small planet, caught up in their own little private universe, the inhabitants perform their poetically surreal actions, which repeat in an endless loop. They fail to realise that they are all part of a complex little ecosystem which can only function if each of them plays his or her role.