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Competition Programme II (2021) Tekmovalni program II (2021)

različni avtorji / various / 75 min

Steakhouse
Špela Čadež (Finta Film/Fabian&Fred/RTV Slovenija/Miyu Productions)
Slovenia, Germany, France, 2021, 9'30"

The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is hot. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Can she make it home in time?

Wyszła z Brzegów / The Flood
Sofya Nabok (Likaon/Polish National Film School in Lodz)
Poland, 2020, 9'20"

Three sisters go to the river on Kupala Night, to fulfil the rite of throwing a wreath to see the elder sister’s future.

Iris
Lucija Bužančić (Zagreb film)
Croatia, 2020, 8'12"

A short animated film inspired by the Greek myth of Narcissus, about a vain young girl named Iris who falls in love with her own image, until one day she disappears in a bathtub.

Love Is Just a Death Away
Bára Anna Stejskalová (Bionaut/Burning Frames/ FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts/Filmtalent Zlín)
Czech Republic, 2020, 10'50" 

A tender story about finding love even amid utter decay.

Auf dem Grund des Wäschekorbs / On the Bottom of the Laundry Bag
Adele Razkövi (independent)
Austria, 2021, 7'

This short film tackles a common myth – the empty laundry basket. In the seven-minute animation, Adele Razkövi’s versatile talent becomes evident: animation, painting, music, sculpture, literature, and dance – utterly different disciplines flow together and yield a polyphonic ode to a common object.

Milý tati / Love, Dad
Diana Cam Van Nguyen (13tka/nutprodukcia/ FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts)
Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2021, 12'42" 

The author rediscovers love letters her dad used to write her from prison. That love seems to be gone now. She decides to write back, hoping to find the connection again. She puts in writing what could not be said: blaming him for the family's break-up but also trying to understand.

Impossible Figures and Other Stories I
Marta Pajek (Animoon/National Film Board of Canada)
Poland, Canada, 2021, 16'05"

Following an explosion, a mysterious and elegant elderly woman wanders deserted city streets, recalling what was and wondering what could have been.

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Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

Gero von Boehm

Wednesday, 19. 01. 2022 / 15:00 / Main Hall

Helmut Newton’s controversial photos of—often nude—women always raised the question: did he empower his subjects or treat them merely as sexual objects? Gero von Boehm decided to ask the female stars of his iconic images.

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The French Dispatch The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson

Wednesday, 19. 01. 2022 / 17:30 / Main Hall

The Mole Agent El Agente Topo

Maite Alberdi

Wednesday, 19. 01. 2022 / 18:45 / Small Hall

When a family become concerned about their mother’s well-being in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires the 83-year-old Sergio to become a resident and a mole inside the home. While gathering intelligence, the charming senior soon becomes close to several residents and realises the truth beneath the surface is not what anyone had suspected.