SCHATTENUMARMUNG (Embrace your shadow) – dir. Nina Salzmann, Laura Freudenberg


Director’s Name: Nina Salzmann, Laura Freudenberg

Writer’s Name: Nina Salzmann, Laura Freudenberg

Producer: Nina Salzmann, Laura Freudenberg

Country of Origin: Germany

Country of Filming: Germany

Language: German

Runtime: 18 minutes 58 seconds

Film Description:

The short film SCHATTENUMARMUNG (Embrace your shadow) deals with different aspects of womanhood in Germany. Collective, as well as personal female experiences are performed in nature. They come to life in a dreamlike atmosphere created by the fusion of movements and the natural landscape in which the performances take place. SCHATTENUMARMUNG displays pain, fear, injustice and anger but also joy, strength, surrender and comfort.

Translate. Guān luò yīn – dir. Richer Hu

Original Film Title: 觀落陰

Director’s Name: Richer Hu

Writer’s Name: Richer Hu, Xiu Yu Han

Producer: Alexander Khachatryan, Amo Chang

Country of Origin: Taiwan

Country of Filming: Taiwan

Language: Chinese, Chinese – Min Nan

Runtime: 19 minutes 25 seconds

Film Description:

Guān luò yīn is a traditional Taiwanese necromancy.
The scenes of this short film switch between the living and the dead worlds. In the story, the father lost his son and has lived in a van as his home since then.
He constantly seeks help from a spirit medium to communicate with the spirit of his beloved son by Guān luò yīn. Sadly, the father still can’t let go of his hatred for the teen who killed his son.
The film is performed by Li Kang-Sheng, who won the Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actor, and Nadow Lin, who won the Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Erek Lin, who was nominated for the Golden Horse Award for Best New Actor.
The story revolves around the interaction and resentment between the three.

My mother’s last dance – dir. Ivan Knyazev

Original Film Title: THIS IS FICTION

Director’s Name: Ivan Knyazev

Country of Origin: Russian Federation

Country of Filming: Russian Federation

Language: English

Runtime: 2 minutes 13 seconds

Film Description:

The story that is the most significant for me I cannot put into words. “My mother’s last dance” is the set of various feelings, emotions and worries chasing me for the last two years after my mom passed away

The Chieftain Of The Pudding Race – dir. Shane Crosland

Original Film Title: The Chieftain Of The Pudding Race

Director’s Name: Shane Crosland

Writer’s Name: Shane Crosland, David Hungerford

Producer: Agustina Maruca

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: Australia

Language: English, French, Russian, Spanish

Runtime: 26 minutes 15 seconds

Film Description:

A man and woman negotiate the expectations of their romance.

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