The award protocol 24th International festival of local television Golden Beggar
India directed by Guarav Madan
Satire, Farce, aThriller, Drama… or just Black Comedy? When you don’t know who your real friends are, this is one way of finding out!
Shadows of endurance
Italy, USA directed by Diego Scarponi
This is a Road Movie, retracing the journey of Alessandro Portelli’s journey around the Appalachien mining communities and his 1976 publication: « They Say, In Harlan County ».
Are you Volleyball?
(Iran) directed by Mohammad Bakhshi
This is a metaphor for all the conflicts in the world… the « us » and « them » mentality… which also holds the seeds of a solution.
„ Clac„ (France). Directed by Fabien Ara
They say your life flashes before your eyes as you are dying… In this satire on the death of a loved one, all the bottled-up family problems come tumbling out… and end up in the toilet.
„Firebird „ (Bulgaria). Directed by Velislava Gospodinova
perfect combination of music, images, dance, emotion… of birth, death… and marriage…
„We will not call „ (Turkey). Directed by Cansin Erülkebas
When you have no work, no prospects, and are losing belief in yourself, you’ll accept almost anything from a potential employer, even if he or she is only interested in being right even when he or she is wrong. That just makes things worse.
Is this how Hollywood started in America? A family or two with total belief in and love for all things cinema. The whole family involved in some aspect or another… A Serbian MGM, perhaps?
“ Facing death with wirecutter“ (Iraq,). Directed by SarwarAbdullah
Disactivating mines and bombs is a specialised, dedicated job for professionals, even in the most sophisticated armies in the world. But when your army has no resources, no tools, you still have to do your job, using your own ingenuity, home-made tools… and lots of hope… or faith.
“ A redcurrant pie.“ (Slovakia). Directed by Marek Káčer.
Summer tranquility. A short story told in pictures. As his wife bakes a pie, our writer remembers when they were much younger. The past and the present are a marriage: of redcurrant wine and redcurrant pie.
„ Unsuccessful Totally„ (Croatia,). Directed by Liljana Šišmanović
They don´t make many anachis like this anymore. But what goes arround comes arround. In 1968 he would have sitted in perfectly: 50 years later how many of us are ready to joing him on another march another smoke and poetry -filled night of love and anger. there are still some of us arround.
The Crossing( Norway), directed by George Kurian
you’ve seen it again and again : same story, same news channels, different similar refugees, same growing indifference… from those of us living safe, comfortable lives.
But these people hope we become aware of their driving feeling of : Hope. We SHOULD feel uncomfortable about them, for them, uncomfortable about our complacency.
« I’m All Right Jack! » is the bigoted conservative attitude. We must react to their journeys, to their suffering, to their… hope!
„ Ready to assemble„ (Norway). Directed by Astrid Thorvaldsen & Erik Paulsen
Even at IKEA, life is much more than a set of flat-pack instructions and an Allen key!
What else do you need to make relationship work? Funny, dramatic, even horrific. Just like real life, really… Or is it?
„ Grandfather „ (India). Directed by Amar Kaushik
The way the doctor explains her grandfather’s death sentence from cancer is an insight into the way people… and especially the very young and the very old deal with the inevitable. There’s more than one way to dig your own grave.
„ King of the Hill„ (Belarus-Poland). Directed by Andrei Kutsila
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