Short Film

Santiago Álvarez – Now (1965)

Using morgue photos, newsreel footage, and a recording by Lena Horne, Cuban filmmaker Santiago Alvarez fired off ‘Now!’, one of the most powerful bursts of propaganda rendered in the 1960s. Read More »

Robert Vas – Refuge England (1959)

The films follows a Hungarian refugee arriving in London, speaking no English and with little money…

IMDB:
Hungarian refugee Tibor Molnar has arrived in England, picking London as his new place of residence. The film follows him as he wanders the centre of his new home and tries to find his lodgings at 25 Love Lane – but with no other information than this and the name of his landlord, he finds himself with a long day of travelling to find which Love Lane it is. Read More »

Jean-Denis Bonan – Tristesse des anthropophages (1966)

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A Christ is sentenced by his peers to return to his mother’s womb. Rejected by the censorship commitee on the grounds of “scenes of extreme eroticism and dialogs of the scatological and obscene variety”. Read More »

Kazimierz Karabasz – Muzykanci aka The Musicians (1960)

A short documentary about a group of musicions on a factory. This is one of the most famous polish short documentarys and one of Karabasz student; Krzysztof Kieslowskis favorite movies. Read More »

Henrikas Sablevicius – Musu vasara (1963)

Synopsis:
A children’s short film about the summer adventures of a schoolboy and his dog. The protagonist of the film seeks to get on TV to demonstrate the “extraordinary talent” of his four-legged friend … The game story is illustrated with the documentary shots of the summer holiday of the Lithuanian pioneers of the early 60’s. The information: “Our summer” is the first Lithuanian children’s television film, as well as the first work of the Lithuanian SSR television, specially shot for the “Intervision” system – an international television network, which included some socialist countries and republics of the USSR, and Finland. Read More »

Enrique Colina – El rey de la selva AKA King of the Jungle (1990)

Made as Cuba was entering the economic crisis of the early 90s, King of the Jungle demonstrates Colina’s talent at capturing the sentiments of a particular moment. We observe life along Havana’s Prado street through the eyes of the lion sculpture located there. Read More »

Gaspar Noé – Short Plays: Shoot (2014)

PLOT
Young people playing and dribbling with a ball, as seen from the ball’s point of view Read More »