English Film Title: VORTEX
Directors Name: Christophe Karabache
Writers Name: Christophe Karabache, May Kassem
Producer: Cécilia Werkmaïster, Elias Sfeir
Country of Origin: France
Country of Filming: France
Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes 10 seconds
A desperate killer leaves the city behind and meets, on his way, a mysterious witch who’s connected to nature. Thus begins a strange organic relationship, between life and death.
Original Film Title: Wives Of The Skies
Directors Name: Honey Lauren
Writers Name: Honey Lauren
Producer: Davey Robertson
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Runtime: 21 minutes 29 seconds
Wives of the Skies, set in 1965, stars two stewardesses, Fran and Marcy. Derrick, a British photojournalist interviews them as ‘subjects” for his “documentary film” and they are revealed as very different then Derrick ever hoped for or could possibly have expected. As they get to know each other, Wives Of The Skies makes a contemporary socio-cultural statement regarding the meme of “the good girl, drawn bad”. It clarifies the impact of the overarching “men’s gaze” which objectifies women as carnal sex objects men seek, while they look for love. Along the way, addressing the primitive issue of Trust vs. Mistrust, Wives Of the Skies displays the Japanese art of rope binding, Kinbaku.