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Program

Shorts
Rebels with a Cause Competition

Genres

Animation, Experimental, Short Films

Rebels With Their Shorts

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Synopsis

The very art of making a short film is in itself often an act of rebellion. The medium tends to lie outside the typical modes of industrial filmmaking with the relative lack of commercial viability more than made up for by the opportunities to experiment and push the boundaries of traditional cinema. Each of the films presented here not only embody rebellion in terms of form and content but also provide the audience with an opportunity to catch an early glimpse of those filmmakers whose bold and provocative stance will continue to break the rules over the coming years.

These films will take part in Rebels With A Cause, a competition section of the Black Nights Film Festival dedicated to films that defy the traditional modes of filmmaking. Each short will be eligible for the Rebels With Their Shorts prize.

ЮНАК [juˈnʌk]

Dir Georgi Stamenov, Bulgaria, 2019, animation, 8 min

А brave fellow is bound to have wounds. ЮНАК [juˈnʌk] is a word often used in the Bulgarian folklore to describe a brave and intrepid youth.

COUNTERPOINT

Dir Ivan Koroman, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2019, fiction, 24 min

In a small registry office of a local government department, there is nothing new under the neon lights. The manager of the office and his employees shuffle through the routine. One employee decides to break the status quo.

THE FATHER, THE CHILD AND THE MOTHER

Dir Luca Arcangeli, Italy, 2019, fiction, 10 min

A scene of a film pushes the child to rebel against his father. Because of the terror caused to him by his father, the child surrounds himself in loneliness. His safe place is an imaginary world which will give him the strength to fight against the violence inflicted by his father.

WILD WILL

Dir Alan King, Australia, 2019, fiction, 13 min

When the neighbourhood dogcatcher William Page is found wandering the streets disorientated, he is brought back to the local police station for assis- tance. However the situation soon disintegrates into hell on earth.

HEATSTROKE

Dir Edgar Morais, Portugal, 2019, fiction, 8 min

On a hot and febrile day, teenage Claire ditches school to meet some friends in the woods where her memories, traumas and desires merge into tears, sweat, and sperm in a reflection on this generation’s sexual and existential disorientation.

I, WRETCHED MAN / ICH ARMER MENSCH

Dir Bastian Wilplinger, Austria, 2019, fiction, 17 min

A man, caught in a vicious circle of self-accusation and self-pity, tries to find relief by surrendering to a higher entity.

THE SILENCE OF THE DYING FISH

Dir Vasilis Kekatos, France, 2018, fiction, 19 min

Makis is a fish farm worker. On his way to work one morning, he is informed that he has died the day before. After failed attempts to prove that he is alive, he accepts his fate with indifference and he spends his last day trying to secure shelter and caretakers for his beloved canaries, up until the time of his funeral.



ЮНАК [juˈnʌk]

Director: Georgi Stamenov
Bulgaria
Year: 2018
Film duration: 00:08
Bulgarian

Юнак без рана не може – А brave fellow is bound to have wounds.

ЮНАК [juˈnʌk] is a word often used in Bulgarian folklore to describe a brave and intrepid youth.

The work depicts a series of “unnecessary memories” from the director’s childhood: reminiscences, not related to a significant event, unnecessarily stored in his mind. All shots in the film are abstract depictions of the director’s personal “unnecessary memories”.

Counterpoint

Director: Ivan Koroman
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:24
Croatian, Serbian

In a small registry office of a local government department, there is nothing new under the neon lights. The manager of the office and his employees shuffle through their routine, until one employee decides to break the status quo.

The Father, the Child and the Mother

Director: Luca Arcangeli
Italy
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:10
Italian

A scene in a film pushes a child to rebel against his father. Because of the terror his father causes him, the child surrounds himself by loneliness. His safe place is an imaginary world which will give him the strength to fight against the violence inflicted by his father.

Wild Will

Director: Alan King
Australia
Film duration: 00:13
English

When the neighbourhood dogcatcher William Page is found wandering the streets disorientated, he is brought back to the local police station for assistance. However the situation soon disintegrates into hell on earth.

Heatstroke

Director: Edgar Morais
Portugal
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:10
English

On a hot and febrile day, teenage Claire ditches school to meet some friends in the woods where her memories, traumas and desires merge into tears, sweat and sperm in a reflection on this generation’s sexual and existential disorientation.

I, Wretched Man

Director: Bastian Wilplinger
Austria
Year: 2019
Film duration: 00:17
German

A man, caught in a vicious circle of self-accusation and self-pity, tries to find relief by surrendering to a higher entity.

The Silence of the Dying Fish

Director: Vasilis Kekatos
France
Year: 2018
Film duration: 00:19
Greek

Makis is a fish farm worker. On his way to work one morning, he is informed that he has died the day before. After failed attempts to prove that he is alive, he accepts his fate with indifference and he spends his last day trying to secure shelter and caretakers for his beloved canaries, up until the time of his funeral.

Tue, November 26, 2019


16:30


Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 4, Tallinn

Screening code: 120202
Screening duration: 01:51

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