Shorts Attack im November 2020
6 films in 85 minutes – with German subtitles
Once a year the whole (film) world looks to Cannes. Every year in May the Festival de Cannes takes place here, one of the most important film festivals of all. But while the feature films from the competitions quickly make their way to the cinemas afterwards, the many great short films in the ‚Sélection Officielle‘ continue to live a shadowy existence, wrongly so. Until now! For the first time interfilm presents a selection of the best short films of the 2019 Festival de Cannes and brings them exclusively to German cinemas.
A young man is literally fighting for his future and that of his father, the Ukrainian Anna is looking for a new beginning through a marriage brokerage, and two strangers come closer to each other in the nightly glow of a gas station while a dark animation depicts the emotions of a rejected boy. Great stories and chance encounters, personal destinies and intimate moments tell in this program of life realities, desires and hopes, of striving for a better life and of what remains on the way.
France/ Albanina 2019 – 15 min
The van stops, the doors open, and the son comes out alive. Only a few more fights, then he’ll be able to leave Albania. He still hopes his father will come with him.
France 2019 – 15 min
Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men.
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US AND THE SKY
Greece/ France – 9 min
Night, national road. Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded. Lacking the 22.50EUR he needs to get home …
DIE STUNDE DES BÄREN (L‘Heure de l‘ours)
Mother with child
When a boy’s close bond with his mother is imperiled one night by the arrival of a mysterious stranger, matters of nature and nurture collide.
Sweden 2019 – 15 min
In a Swedish city, there are plans to open a new home for young, unaccompanied refugees. The municipal authorities have invited the town’s residents to an open meeting to discuss it.
Finland 2019 – 15 min
Bullied by his co-workers and disrespected by nearly everyone else, a sad sack gets the chance to change his life. But, as soon becomes clear, this opportunity may have unexpected ramifications.
Founded in 2002 and every month new: This is edition 224 of Shorts Attack!