Shorts Night: Never again?
- English subtitles
In this year’s shorts selection, alienation is everywhere. Post-pandemic, have we grown closer or drifter further apart? The characters’ summer adventures certainly don’t all lead to endearment.
Whether it’s two pimply teenagers on a search for exotic birds (Easter Eggs), a cinematic experiment that revolves around Phil Collins’s monster hit (In the Air Tonight) or the adventures of a woman stalking her husband’s mistress (Symbiosis) – the shorts night has something for everyone.
Set in a world not unlike mid-20th century America, The Vandal centers on Harold, whose tormented search for peace from traumatic loss results in an unexpectedly destructive awakening after he undergoes a lobotomy. When the procedure “turns his mind inside out” and his great love is suddenly gone, Harold’s desperate search intensifies.
Do You See What I See?
From illustrating for Sesame Street to exposing the New World Order, this is the story of the controversial and recently departed David Dees, unofficial artist of conspiracy culture.
Girl with a Thermal Gun
During the pandemic, a grocery delivery man is busier than ever. He receives orders, fills shopping carts and delivers packages. Receive, fill, deliver; from dawn to dusk, day in and day out.
The Parents’ Room
In a bedroom, perched on the edge of an unmade bed, a man looks out a window at the falling snow. A blackbird settles on the windowsill and strikes up a melody.
Misery Loves Company
As Seolgi is lying on a grass field with friends, a shooting star falls, and dark, intrusive thoughts hit her. Her melancholy blooms into bright and colorful ‘flower people’, dancing and wishing for a meteorite to end the world.
In the Air Tonight
“Well, if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand.”
When a boy goes missing, five-year-old Lucie tries to understand why the lake has suddenly become forbidden territory.