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EFA Shorts II (2022) Cvetober najboljših evropskih kratkih filmov leta II (2022)

various / 98 min

The Natural Death Of A Mouse, Katharina Huber; Mission: Hebron, Rona Segal; Marlon Brando, Vincent Tilanus; Dustin, Naïla Guiguet; Easter Eggs, Nicolas Keppens

Germany, animation, 2020, 21’
Director: Katharina Huber
Screenplay: Katharina Huber
Animation: Katharina Huber
Editing: Katharina Huber
Music: Chris Pitsiokos, Janina Warnk, Emil Brahe, Kevin Shea, Matt Mottel, Vittoria Quartararo
Production: Casalprim & Huber Production

The natural death of a mouse is not only about saving mice or refusing bananas or making sacrifices against the hypocrisies of daily life in the "spoiled and cultivated" parts of the world. It is also about a person with red arms, who is entering the desert of her conscience to find out whether and how she can be a good human.

Israel, documentary, 2020, 23’
Director: Rona Segal
Screenplay: Rona Segal
Cinematography: Itay Marom
Editing: Ayelet Ofarim
Sound: Nati Zeidenstadt
Glasba / Music: Tal Yardeni
Production: Kliger Films

In Israel, soldiers are recruited at the age of 18. A couple of months later, they are already in charge of Palestinian civil life. Their missions might include breaking into family homes, enforcing lockdowns, or arresting children. Six ex-soldiers face the camera, and recall their recent service.

Netherlands fiction, 2020, 19’
Director: Vincent Tilanus
Screenplay: Vincent Tilanus
Cinematography: Eva Heinsbroek
Editing: Tobias Cornelissen
Scenography: Eefje Helmus
Costumes: Sophie Bunink
Sound: Tom Jansen
Music: Annelotte Coster
Cast: Tijn Winters, Jetske Lieber
Production: Room for Film

In the last weeks of high school, Cas and Naomi, both out of the closet, prefer to spend their days together. As the "brother and sister" of other parents, they experience security and love that they cannot find elsewhere. But their future plans seem to drive them apart.

France, fiction, 2020, 20’
Director: Naïla Guiguet
Screenplay: Naïla Guiguet
Cinematography: Claire Mathon
Editing: Nathan Jacquard, Vincent Tricon
Scenography: Pauline Thomas
Costumes: Hugo Rossi
Sound: Jean-Charles Bastion, Victor Praud
Cast: Dustin Muchuvitz, Félix Maritaud, Raya Martigny, Juan Corrales, Lucie Borleteau, Erwan Fale
Production: Alta Rocca Film

In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one on 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young transgender and his crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.

Belgium, France, Netherlands, animirani, animation, 2020, 15’
Director: Nicolas Keppens
Screenplay: Nicolas Keppens
Animation: Camiel Hermans, Carl van Isacker, Pascal Vermeersch, Sacha Brauner, Nicolas Keppens, Digna van der Put
Editing: Nicolas Keppens
Sound: Greg Scheirlnckx
Music: Greg Scheirlnckx, Antonio Carlos Jobim
Voice: Victor Polster, Rik Verheye
Production: Animal Tank, Miyu Production, Ka-Ching

The Chinese restaurant is empty. The exotic birds' cage stands wide open. Two friends, Jason and Kevin, see this as an opportunity to catch and sell them. Catching the birds isn’t as simple as it seems.

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Saturday, 04. 02. 2023 / 18:30 / Main Hall

As she browsed through old family albums, the director was inspired to reflect on our inability to ever truly understand the complex inner lives of our loved ones. Her deeply personal, stylistically original and moving feature-length debut won over the critics at the Cannes festival and was included in numerous Best Film lists in of 2022.

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Laura Poitras

Saturday, 04. 02. 2023 / 19:30 / Small Hall

This deeply personal yet at the same time distinctly political documentary by Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) explores the inextricable link between the activism and the life and artistic work of Nan Goldin, one of the world’s most prominent photographers. A Golden Lion for the best film at last year’s Venice Film Festival.