Short Film

Unknown – The Frozen Rose (2003)

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This is a Iranian short film named “The Frozen Rose”. Its story is an excerpt from the movie Khodahafez Rafik meaning Goodbye my Friend (2003) which includes three mini stories. This story is about a young girl named Rukkayah and her deep desire to see her father again who had already been martyred on the frontlines during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). We see at the beginning that when the train which carries Iranian soldiers stops, this little girl is the only one who stands in the same position until the other children move away after having sold their flowers to the soldiers. Every morning she cuts flowers and offers them to the soldier who will be martyred without taking their worth in return. The end of this movie is very powerful and moving. In essence, the whole story relies on the fact that Rukkayah hasn’t accepted that her father has passed away 2 years ago. Read More »

Olivier Smolders – La légende dorée (2015)

Collector of cursed musicians, unreasonable murderers, fairground freaks, paranoid revolutionaries, flatulists and suicidal hermits, a psychiatric patient presents a gallery of the historic figures he is haunted by. Read More »

Kalender Hasan – Tecahül-i Arif AKA About Arif (2016)

Synopsis
Arif with Down syndrome has only one purpose in his life: dancing with a woman. But, all of the his neighbors know that Arif lives in an imaginary world.

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Christos Gkotsis – To Taksimo AKA The Pledge (2014)

A man lives isolated on an island. His only companion is a young woman with whom he has made an unnatural agreement: She pretends to be his deceased wife. What happens when the pledge is broken? Read More »

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 »