Jérémy Depuydt, Giuseppe Accardo (Punchline Cinéma/Next Days Films)
France, Belgium, 2022, 23'35"
At the end of the 19th century, in a Sicilian countryside village, the young Pina holds the power to regenerate the land. With each harvest, the village is prey to shameless mafia looting. Pina's encounter with the mafia chief will plunge the hamlet into an era of starvation, endangering the destiny of the whole country.
Beware of Trains
Emma Calder (Pearly Oyster Productions)
UK, 2022, 12'47"
A woman with extreme anxiety is devoured by four major preoccupations – the man she met by chance on a train, her dying father, her daughter's safety, and the murder she dreams she has committed.
Lakkeh / Stain
Shiva Sadegh Asadi (independent)
Iran, 2022, 03'40"
A woman is stuck in a world of stains, spots and repetitive thoughts.
The Sausage Run
Thomas Stellmach (Thomas Stellmach Animation/Epeios Productions)
Germany, Belgium, 2021, 09'45"
The film tells the tragic story of a little lamb with the help of multiple zoetropes, loosely based on the well-known Grimm’s fairy tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. The characters are exchanged. The humans are depicted as anthropomorphous animals. Here the animal, the big bad wolf, is a human being.
Écorchée / Skinned
Joachim Hérissé (Komadoli studio)
France, 2022, 15'00"
In an old building, lost in the middle of the swamp, live two strange women, conjoined twins by one leg. At night, the Flayed has terrifying nightmares in which she sees her sister's flesh covering her own body.
Carlos Gomez Salamanca (JPL Films/Ikki Films/Nocroma)
France, Colombia, 2021, 10'01"
Testimonies from relatives trace the itinerary of a woman and a man forced to leave their native countryside to settle in the outskirts of Bogotá and work on the industrial creation of decorative pieces for trucks.