Programme – Moscow Shorts January 2019 Screenings

Nobody Dies Here

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM AWARD @ MOSCOW SHORTS – OCTOBER 2018 

Director: Simon Panay

Country: France

Duration: 23:21

Synopsis: Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

Cuerdas

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM AWARD @ MOSCOW SHORTS – NOVEMBER 2018 

Director: Pedro Solís García

Country: Spain

Duration: 10:00

Synopsis: María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.

Alfonso – I’m happy

BEST BEST MUSIC VIDEO AWARD @ MOSCOW SHORTS – NOVEMBER 2018 

Director: William9

Country: Italy

Duration: 03:32

Synopsis: In a small village, a sadist wise barber makes fun of all clients, confident his plan is the only way to avoid the society’s destruction.

P.O.V

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM AWARD @ MOSCOW SHORTS – NOVEMBER 2018 

Director: Jeronimo Acero

Country: France

Duration: 14:59

Synopsis: The simple story of an encounter between HE and SHE, two almost thirty-year-old urban, torn between the need to laugh at everything, a certain prescription of enjoyment, and too much texting. In subjective camera, integrally.

Inner Voice

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD @ MOSCOW SHORTS – NOVEMBER 2018 

Director: Andiamo

Country: Poland

Duration: 07:33

Synopsis: Inner Voice is a creative portrait of one of the most talented Polish opera singers of the young generation Jakub Jozef Orliński (1990) . It is a story about the physical nature of singing, origins of sound and addictive character of it. Boy who literally has made his whole life subordinated to vocal cords, started his career from dancing. Breakdance has accompanied Jakub since he was a child and he did not decide to abandon it for the opera. On the contrary – thanks to breakdancing exercises, he has understood his body even better and managed to emit sound freely. He improved his vocal range which allowed him to become a countertenor and to sing parties intended for castrats. “I am an instrument” – he says about himself. But there are costs that must be incurred to be the best. Unbroken journey, isolation and exhausting hours of singing arias are a dedication to his career.

Your Eyes, Will I Ever

BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD @ MOSCOW SHORTS – NOVEMBER 2018 

Director: Félicien Colmet Daâge

Country: France

Duration: 04:22

Synopsis: in a house lost in the middle of the desert a man sees his girlfriend gradually transform into a butterfly.

Al Hmar (The Donkey)

BEST FILM AWARD @ MOSCOW SHORTS – NOVEMBER 2018 

Director: Tariq Keblaoui

Country: Lebanon

Duration: 22:00

Synopsis: In Ancient Phoenicia, an old man is conned into believing that he had sinned by treating a man as his work-donkey for many years, and seeks forgiveness from the Gods to relieve himself of his wrongdoing. Loosely based on the 10th-century folktale: The Simpleton and the Sharper, from A Thousand and One Arabian Nights.