Short Film

Simon Bogojevic-Narath – Levijatan AKA Leviathan (2006)

Levijatan (Leviathan)
15 minutes

…who is the creature built from people?

Why is it wearing a crown and what is it doing with a pastoral in one hand and a sword in the other?

How come people shake hands with skeletons and stones obediently pile up, forming a pedestal for a golden statue?

What’s more, why are petals, of all things, swirling within streams of grey smoke?

Jerky but smiling characters from this short film will take the audience through this animated pageant inspired by a book “The Leviathan” by Thomas Hobbes, written in 1651. Read More »

Werner Kissling – Eriskay, a poem of remote lives (1935)

Made in 1934 by an amateur ethnographer and aristocratic German diplomat who had abandoned his country to live in Scotland, this is one of the earliest film portraits of the tiny island Eriskay, famous for Whiskey Galore, the Eriskay Love Lilt, the Eriskay fisherman’s jersey, and the fact that Bonnie Prince Charlie first set foot on Scottish soil on this island, when he returned from France to lead the rebellion. Read More »

Adina Pintilie – Oxigen AKA Oxygen (2010)

A free re-enactment of a real case: a man who tried to cross the Danube illegally using an oxygen cylinder, to escape the communist Romania. Read More »

Su-jin Lee – Jeogui sagwa AKA Enemy’s Apple (2007)

On a hot summer day in a blind alley, a police officer and a laborer, both who have fallen behind from their units, are confronting each other. What they are wearing represents their status and makes them mutual enemies. Read More »

Rubin Stein – Tin & Tina (2013)

Tin and Tina are not eating the purée tonight. Read More »

Jacques Tati & Sophie Tatischeff – Forza Bastia (2002)

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“Forza Bastia” is a 26-minute film documenting a UEFA Cup match between PSV Eindhoven and French club SC Bastia at the Furiani Stadium in 1978. Jacques Tati directed the piece at the request of friend Gilberto Trigano – the President of the Bastia club at that time. It was subsequently shelved and kept in storage until Tati’s daughter Sophie Tatischeff eventually assembled the footage for release in 2002. Read More »

Jia Zhangke – Ying sheng AKA The Hedonists (2016)

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In China, three unemployed Shanxi laborers are looking for work. Their last hope is to be employed as performers in a surreal amusement park.

Tony Rayns wrote:
A showstopper, a funny/sad tale of three unemployed miners – their faces will be familiar to fans of Jia’s films – trying for ridiculous new jobs as bodyguards and theme-park actors. Read More »