PÖFF : BNFF

Midnight Madness

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Feeling more sensitive than usual? Anxious and shaking? Perhaps hallucinating and experiencing distortions of time and space? The whole spectrum of different sensations run through your body whilst digesting the delicious vegetable soup you had earlier. Watching this screening might end up raising the question in your mind: what kind of mushrooms did I actually pick from the forest?

No worries, you are just fine.

These films offer you a good trip that would shake up anyone's senses. The programme serves an insight into the most bizarre and pulsating moments of recent animated short films. Spooky midnight tales, a stormy puppet adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe and a theater reflecting your own memories on stage, all of them deliver an obscure, funny and daring journey. The perfect dish for a late night feast.

Screenings

Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening070303 / Kesköö hullus
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningKesköö hullus

Films

Baltic premiere

My friend who shines in the night

Local title
Minu öös kiirgav sõber
Title in Russian
My friend who shines in the night
Original title
Mon ami qui brille dans la nuit
Director
Grégoire DE BERNOUIS, Jawed BOUDAOUD, Simon CADILHAC, Hélène LEDEVIN
Country
France
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A ghost loses their memory after being struck by lightning. They meet Arthur, who tries to help them.

Director
Grégoire DE BERNOUIS, Jawed BOUDAOUD, Simon CADILHAC, Hélène LEDEVIN
Runtime

European premiere

Blindness

Local title
Pimedus
Title in Russian
Blindness
Original title
실명
Director
박유선
Country
South Korea
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

The main character, who was free, was fascinated by one scent and entered the room with a monitor. There was a very fascinating woman on the monitor, who gave her everything she wanted. The main character tries to reach the perfect monitor she can't reach, and she gradually loses herself.

Director
박유선
Runtime
Language
Korean

Baltic premiere

Crumbs of life

Local title
Eluraasukesed
Title in Russian
Crumbs of life
Director
Katarzyna Miechowicz
Country
Poland
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Absurd adventures of three people inhabitating the same small town by the sea. Una lives a quiet life with her hairy partner; the idyll is interrupted when, for unknown reasons, she starts feeling a peculiar anxiety about her own foot. G., who works on television, during his interview with a flock of plump ponies, is cursed by being spat on. Everything seems to be controlled by Faceless Man, who - to make matters worse – is probably acting in collusion with ponies.

Director
Katarzyna Miechowicz
Runtime
Trailer

Mom

Local title
Ema (s)
Title in Russian
Mom
Director
Kajika Aki Ferrazzini
Country
France
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Set in a dystopian world, a young girl runs for her life while cameras broadcast the action. A declaration of love to the memories shaping our dreams for the future.

Director
Kajika Aki Ferrazzini
Runtime

Baltic premiere

BusLine35A

Local title
Bussiliin 35A
Title in Russian
BusLine35A
Director
Elena Felici
Country
Denmark
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Dark comedy following three passengers as they ride a city bus. Each one of them, stuck in their own world of idles and fears, fail to assist a young teenage girl being harassed in the back seat.

Director
Elena Felici
Runtime

Baltic premiere

A Descent into the Maelström

Local title
Laskumine Maelströmi
Title in Russian
A Descent into the Maelström
Director
David Daenemark
Country
Czechia
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Two brothers are caught by storm and they are drifted to the greatest whirpool on the world. Due to circumstances they will be forced to fight each other for life and death.

Director
David Daenemark
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Memory Theater

Local title
Mäluteater
Title in Russian
Memory Theater
Director
Hee-yoon Hahm
Country
South Korea
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Theatrical stage takes place in a foreign space and reveals a feast of different forms of memories.

Director
Hee-yoon Hahm
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Your Own Bullshit

Local title
Sinu enda pask
Title in Russian
Your Own Bullshit
Director
Daria Kopiec
Country
Poland
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

There's nothing better than dinner with family. Though it reminds a looped script that repeats itself infinitely. And though, except of food, you have to swallow the words of your loved ones. Sometimes bitter. Sometimes so repetitive that you want to vomit. Recited singingly for many long years.

Director
Daria Kopiec
Runtime
Language
Polish
Trailer

European premiere

HUH

Local title
HUH
Title in Russian
HUH
Director
Tae-woo Kim
Country
South Korea
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A long time ago, calamity and disease began spreading in Hahoe Village. It turns out that the villagers’ ancestors who could not enter the afterlife were causing the distress. Through the help of the mountain spirit, Huh discovers that a wooden bowl he made to buy medicine for his sick father can capture and contain the ancestors...

Director
Tae-woo Kim
Runtime
Language
Korean

Baltic premiere

Flies only live one day

Local title
Kärbsed elavad vaid päeva
Title in Russian
Flies only live one day
Original title
Las moscas solo viven un día
Director
Mauro Luis
Country
Spain
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A tormented mother struggles during a delusional journey against her own imagination, which plays tricks on her by deforming her young son’s plans.

Director
Mauro Luis
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Something in the Garden

Local title
Aias on midagi
Title in Russian
Something in the Garden
Director
Marcos Sánchez
Country
Chile
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

An unexpected journey into the deep of the neighbor's backyard

Director
Marcos Sánchez
Runtime