International Shorts: Having a Bad Day
Misadventures, bad choices, and a series of unfortunate events are all present in this program of short films. There is some serious drama and a bit of comedy on display in these exhilarating, thoughtful, and unpredictable tales.
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This short film program includes the following films:
My Name Is Anti
Andreas Vakalios, Fili Olsefski, Greece (16 min)
On the way to the airport a teen girl jumps from a moving car to flee a sex trafficking abduction; while she escapes, she records it all on a stolen cell phone.
Abhichoke Chandrasen, Thailand (20 min)
A perfectionist scoring assistant on a horror film rush job becomes convinced she is being haunted by a spirit from the movie she’s working on.
Antonio Marziale, USA (15 min)
An intimate evening between a film director and an escort is disrupted when a familiar face arrives.
Judy, Judy, Judy
Jessica McGaugh, USA (7 min)
A menopausal woman wakes up in the midst of a hot flash, and everything just goes downhill from there.
Julien Gaspar-Oliveri, France (17 min)
A woman gets interviewed by a young journalist for her heroic act of saving children, but she’s a moody and reluctant participant.
Censor of Dreams
Léo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez, France (18 min)
For many nights, The Censor and his team have been moderating a woman’s dreams to keep them in safe territory. Tonight, nothing happens as planned.
Jose Pozo, Andorra/Spain (21 min)
Amparo lives in an old abandoned haberdashery in the centre of Madrid. Her only companion is Carmela, a plastic bag whom she considers her daughter.
Various with English subtitles
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America in the age of anxiety, as experienced by Professor of Hitler Studies Jack Gladney (Adam Driver), his fourth wife Babette (Greta Gerwig) and multiple kids... A chemical spill leads to an airborne toxic event and the mass evacuation.
Rival South Korean spy agencies try to track down a foreign agent after the attempted assassination of the President. This slick, twisty thriller from Squid Game sensation Lee Jung-jae mixes Le Carré-esque intrigue with Michael Mann-style thrills.
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
American photographer Nan Goldin is famous for her empathetic pictures of intimate, exuberant, anguished urban bohemia. Today Goldin is using her celebrity to denounce the Sackler family's art-washing tactics and their role in the opioid crisis.
Veteran director Jerzy Skolimowski returns in triumphant form with this tale of animal life. Sometimes harsh, sometimes sweet, always beautiful, EO tells the story of a donkey and its journey through a world dominated by humans.
In his 90s, the great documentarian Fred Wiseman has made his first fiction film, a bittersweet vignette based on the letters and diaries of Sophia Tolstoy, and her (off-screen) husband, Leo. "Valuable and insightful." Guardian