Shorts Attack in March
2 programs with German Subtitles:
Live Action & Animation
Rodrigo Sorogoyen, María del Puy Alvarado
A single mother gets a call from her seven-year-old son, who is on holiday with her ex-husband in the French Basque Country. At first the call is a reason to be happy, but it soon becomes a terrible nightmare when the boy tells her he cannot find his father.
Childs play – Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game, with Mother Nature as the sole observer. – Got also screened in the program „Sundance 2019″.
Coming together in different time ages and time codes: An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past.
Vincent Lambe, Darren Mahon
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993.
Guy Nattiv, Jaime Ray Newman
A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.
Domee Shi, Becky Neiman-Cobb
A lonely Chinese mother suffering from empty nest syndrome is thrilled to become a parent again when one of her homemade dumplings comes to life. As Dumpling grows, however, the inevitable conflicts between parent and child arise.
Nuria González Blanco
An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present. So she has to find orientation towards the future.
Alison Snowden, David Fine
In Animal Behaviour, the latest animated short from the Oscar®-winning team of Alison Snowden and David Fine, five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group therapy session led by Dr. Clement, a canine psychotherapist.
After his parents split up, a young boy must adjust to living with his mother during the week and his father during the weekend. Their new routine is difficult on all of the family members, but is especially confusing to the youngster.
ONE SMALL STEP
Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
Bolstered by the unwavering support of her devoted father, a humble cobbler, Luna Chu grows up determined to become an astronaut. Although she is sometimes daunted by the obstacles she faces, Luna always shoots for the stars.
Wenli Zhang, Nan Li
Strange things happen: When his food-obsessed sidekick monkey is the only one who can use a magic treasure box, a greedy pirate does everything he can to make his wishes of fortune come true. – Enjoy this big fun!
Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost we lose balance. When we are happy and excited we forget we walk on a rope. We can even fly! Main characters are girl Luba and her friend Sparrow. Silly Sparrow doesn’t know fear. By playing with him Luba forgets her she is on a rope.
Founded in 2002 and every month new: This is edition 205 of Shorts Attack!