OSLO SHORT CUTS 2012
OSLO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
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MOOD FOR NOSTALGIA
Robi Uppin&Maria Kivirand_2012_estonia_30min_documentary
Short documentary "Mood for Nostalgia" is about friendship between neighbours who have known each other for entire life. A cold winter, silence, loneliness and thoughts of nostalgia are surrounding their every day life. Their sincerity opens up a world of unusual friendship in isolated countryside of
WORLD ACCORDING TO HANA AND STAS
A year in the life of Hania and Stas, a married couple in their 50s, who have had their ups and downs, but now live in a village near
Krakow, in harmony with nature, despite the fast changes around them. A story of an older face of love and a struggle to keep one´s dignity in the face of dynamic changes in the countryside in the 21st century . Poland
THE GIRL FROM THE
Marek Edelman was a widely recognized leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. But how many people have heard of his wife,
? Ala ’s life was extraordinary from the very beginning. Before the war, as a little girl, she became a major character in the most popular reading primer in Ala . She was a ghetto survivor, afterwards she devoted all her attention to children of the world – in Asia, in Africa and in Poland Europe. She helped to save lives and heal hundreds of kids. The film, enriched with some animated footage, tells the fascinating story of from the Polish reading primer. Ala
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This piece is a visual illustration of what hermeneutics is. With the cunning
use of WWII footage it makes you believe that you are watching a proper war film. When you already expect the usual archive movie routine – everything changes. And you find yourself watching a completely different film.
DAY BY DAY AND FROM MONTH TO MONTH
”I like this world of farms because it guarantees a calming way of life for human…calmness…in fact it is much more primitive than usual…but much more balanced because the man is not forced to rush that can be experienced at present…”
AND I FOUND YOU!
Lev Grishin&Marta Antonicheva_2012_russia_15min_documentary
Short film about a long human life. The starting point of it was the death of an old lady`s husband, whom she knew from the very childhood. Her memories reversing hold the viewer through their long family life to the main event – their wedding. Thus, the picture begins with the death (a formal final) and ends with a heroes dating story. A film is built on the process of memory. This process is a gradual reunification of lost happiness and return to it.
Hrafnsson Haukur Margeir_2010_poland_10min_documentary
No formal barrier on “
Gypsy Street” separates the “haves” from “have nots” but the division is tangible. Visually compelling, with frank interviews from locals, this film proves that class systems do little more than engender prejudice and fundamentally divide human beings who live mere steps apart.
Pawel Ferdek&Lukasz Gutt_2010_poland/kyrgyzstan_48min_doc
Almost all metal scrap was sold from
Kyrgyzstan to . This film shows the global phenomenon in micro scale: by hard work of Russian truck driver, slow rhythm of one Kyrgyz family, and few events from long journey across China . Tien Shan Mountains
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Jiri Stejskal_2011_czech republic/estonia/ukraine_23min_documentary
"Pit-Hole" or "Яма" is a story about unusual
family fighting against real estate lawlessness. Nataliya, the head of the family, is trying to preserve the family village house, now surrounded by modern living quarters. Besides that she has to take care of her four children, two husbands and a little herd of mischievous goats. Is Kiev real democratic country? Ukraine
Jan Głuszak, better known by his artistic nickname Dagarama. He was a visionary, a creator of unique architectonical designs, a philosopher, a poet. The film oscillates between the visible and the invisible. It raises an eternal theme of existence and faith. It is a story about vulnerability, anguish and forced adaptation to ‘narrow' reality. The turning point in the film is self-burning of Głuszak's hand. This act has its mystical significance – it's a kind of sacrifice.
He makes living by oil, but he is not a tycoon. He is taking an oil bath not for pleasure, but to get over an illness. Oil flows down his hands. He is creating pieces of art from oil. Oil streams into his life from everywhere. He is the ”Oilman”, Sabir Chopuroglu, the painter.
DECLARATION OF IMMORTALITY
The film focuses on the decline of the career of the great climbing master, provoking his reflection on his future life, when he will no longer be able to climb mountains. It’s a moving story about inability to come to terms with old age and about desire of immortality.
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THE LAST BUS
A stranded woman from the sea, a tired man from Asia and a last bus driver from
meet at the abyss of life and connect their journey into the night. Lisbon
Two young people share the dream of being artist. They have to accept daytime jobs in order to make a living.
THE LAST GUEST
Late night in a Viennese bar: Peter, the barman, is having a final drink with his friend and last customer Andi. But what starts as a mundane conversation among friends quickly turns into a situation of life and death.
An enlightened and comic look at the home-office lifestyle 2.0 of today.
A young woman is awaiting a baby. Enthusiastic she hurls herself in her “new” family, but the man is fearful and uncertain about their marriage. The forced family structures are crumbling away...
Socialism Failed, Capitalism is Bankrupt. What comes Next?
Short documentary focuses on the political and economic situation in the
Republic of Armenia, one of the successor states of the Soviet Union. The film was recorded in summer 2010 in Yerevan’s largest bazaar, called “ ”. Every day more than 1000 people try to survive as traders in the “ Bangladesh ” bazaar, where an average vendor does not earn more than 100 to 250 Euros per month. In the film, the market’s traders talk about their struggles to survive during crises in a post-socialist state that closed most Soviet-era factories and dissolved social safety nets. Bangladesh
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Selection of best Basque short film productions from year 2011.
Farid is 33 years old. After years of living on the edge, he left his job at McDonalds’ where he worked and retired to the desert.
A man gets up and prepares coffee. A man gets up and prepares coffee. A man gets up and prepares coffee.
LAGO_galder gaztelu-urrutia_11min CASA DEL
You have been thinking about leaving for years. Look at the photo. Again. You know where it is. A pigsty. Go. Kill him. Don't talk, say nothing. Whiskey. It's midnight. He can't explain it. She can't either. This city is rotten. Where is the life your parents promised you?
SHE’S LOST CONTROL_haritz zubillaga_10min
Don't move… not an inch… don't even blink…
LAGUN MINA_jose mari goenaga_12min
Ekaitz and Roman meet in a hostel during their holidays and promise a lifetime friendship. But something goes wrong. Either their life is too long, or their promise too weak... but now they will have to come to terms with it.
ZEINEK GEHIAGO IRAUN_gregorio muro_12min
A dangerous children’s' game will disrupt the lives of Ander and his family forever.
LA MEDIA PENA_sergio barrejon_14min
At dawn, an executive is about to shoot himself in his office. When he is just about to pull the trigger, the unexpected arrival of the cleaning lady interrupts him. The executive can only manage to hide and spy on her.
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Focus on video work of French film artist Jean-Gabriel Périot.
THE DEVIL_7 min
"You don't know what we are."
OUR DAYS, ABSOLUTELY, HAVE TO BE ENLIGHTENED_22min
May 28th, 2011, Orléans. Inmates gave a concert inside the prison. The sound was broadcasted outside for the audience.
If politics were to come back, it could only be from its savage and disreputable fringe. Then, a muffled rumor shall arise whence that roar is heard: "We are scum! We are barbarian!" (Alain Brossat)
BETWEEN DOGS AND WOLVES_30min
A young man, looking for a job...
EVEN IF SHE HAD BEEN A CRIMINAL..._10min
NIJUMAN NO BOREI_10min
THE DELICATE ART OF THE BLUDGEON_4min
About policemen's sensibility.
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An astronaut returns to Earth after fatal accident on a distant planet.
LETTER OF A MAN TO MAN
Jonas was a 21-year-old man. He was poor. And he did nothing to improve his situation.
They seem to be an ordinary family. Bored sons are watching TV, the mother is sitting at a kitchen table and writing a letter and the daughter is preparing dinner. Only when the authoritarian father appears does it become clear that their family ties are not based on love but on absolute obedience. The family sits to dinner together attempting to perform everyday rituals but each action is streaked with fear. After a short visit made by the father, the house is filled with silence. The terrifying truth will come to light a moment later.
IN ICEDORAS´ DANCE
A parable about features of love of women at different ages, which is expressed in a dance.
Stop motion animation about sorrow, loneliness, sadness, but also about happiness.
Iban Del Campo_8min_SPAIN_2011_fiction
A million keys a day could be a great excuse to trigger passion.
Two men are waiting in the night for their greatest hits.
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The main character Sergey works as a shop assistant in department of unusual goods, his life doesn’t differ from lives of millions people…until the night falls on the city.
Saana wants to be found...
Laura Calavia Safont_18min_SPAIN_2011_fiction
Silvia is tired of everything going wrong. She has decided to die, but even suicidal plans go wrong!
Dani De La Orden&Cyprien Clement-Delmas_11min_SPAIN_2011_fiction
Luciano is making a special circuit for someone very special.
As a result of bombarding, many people of the war-torn
have gone homeless and more poverty-stricken. In order to earn a living and after many sufferings, Azizs´ family and some other Afghan families are going to Pakistani border with their infants to... Afghanistan
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DIVING INTO HELENA
Elena is inmersed in a world that only she sees.
ACHEMI (MY NAME IS)
Aina Gomez Piza_20min_SPAIN/GHANA_2011_documentary
Mary coffie, founder of the Otrokper orphanage home, tells us the stories of the orphans she takes in. The loss of their families draws a new and larger family in the orphanage, with Mary coffie as their common mother.
Documentary full of firemen, theater, traditions and scarecrows.
LOOKING FOR ILONGA
One day a man arrives at Simon's home and claims that his wife Elizabeth has borrowed a lot of money from him - and indeed she did. Simon is faced with one option only: he has to repay his family's debts. Ripped from his comfortable rural lifestyle, he travels far away to the big city, hoping to work off the debts. But from the moment he sets foot in the city, everything seems to be against Simon...
The abstract story about a lone survivor lost in a dying world. A man struggles to connect pieces from his daily scavenging routine and bits from his repressed memory. When a woman appears in his desolate forest world, she's intent on making him face his past and consequent fate.
LUCKY DAY FOREVER
Prole 514 dreams about winning the Great Lottery. The lottery winner is transformed and allowed admission into the elite White society, where everyone is beautiful, young and happy and people spend their carefree lives solely on fun and partying. On day, 514s´ wish comes true...but?