PÖFF : BNFF

Pocket Worlds - Short Documentaries 2

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Doc@Shorts

Each and every one of us carries a burden of sorts. It may be placed upon us – knowingly or unknowingly – by the non-written societal rules, by our loved ones or we may have chosen the path ourselves. All this makes us interpreters in our own way – flowing through relationships, meanings, words and challenges. This programme focuses on four characters looking for the little worlds in their pockets that they can escape to, to find either themselves, comfort or much needed closure.

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening101605 / Maailmad taskutes - lühidokumentaalid 2
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningMaailmad taskutes - lühidokumentaalid 2

Films

World premiere

Desired Child

Local title
Oodatud laps
Title in Russian
Desired Child
Director
Hilarija Laura Ločmele
Country
Latvia
Year
2021
Programme
Doc@Shorts

My sister died several years before I was born. I only know her from old family photos and visits to her grave. Nevertheless, she was a present part of my life. I fantasized about her and was convinced I was her reincarnation. I thought a lot about whether I would meet the same fate as her - a death at a young age from a brain tumor. My film tells what my sister meant to me, my brothers and my parents, and what her death triggered in us.

Director
Hilarija Laura Ločmele
Runtime
Language
Latvian

Baltic premiere

A list of things I love

Local title
Nimekiri asjadest, mida ma armastan
Title in Russian
A list of things I love
Director
Daria Turetski
Country
Israel
Year
2021
Programme
Doc@Shorts

When my 11-year relationship ended, I suddenly found myself in a new city, in an empty apartment.I only have half of my furniture and half of myself. Through observations and a list of things I love, I am trying to rediscover myself.

Director
Daria Turetski
Runtime
Language
Russian

Baltic premiere

The Floating World

Local title
Ulpiv maailm
Title in Russian
The Floating World
Director
Fernando Souza, Pablo Curto
Country
Japan
Year
2021
Programme
Doc@Shorts

Ryuki was born into a rich family, but two years ago he lost everything. Like a lot of people with nowhere to go, he ends up in Tokyo’s infamous red-light quarter. He starts working in a cutthroat Host Club where women, mostly prostitutes, come to look for a new boyfriend. He quickly becomes the Number One Host, but he hopes that the secret that already made him lose everything doesn’t ruin this.

Director
Fernando Souza, Pablo Curto
Runtime
Language
Japanese, English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

In Flow of Words

Local title
Sõnavool
Title in Russian
In Flow of Words
Director
Eliane Esther Bots
Country
Netherlands
Year
2021
Programme
Doc@Shorts

In Flow of Words follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position at the tribunal, this film places their voices and experiences center stage.

Director
Eliane Esther Bots
Runtime
Language
Croatian, English, Serbian
Trailer