Shorts Attack in May 2023
6 films in 82 minutes – A selection of the short film competitions of the Festival de Cannes 2022 with the winning film „The Water Murmurs“.
ON XERXES’ THRONE
Greece 2022 – Live Action – 15 min
A ban on physical contact in a dystopian workplace has turned interaction into otherworldly simulations. The suppression of touch transformed the boatyard into charged landscape of alienation and sensuality beyond heteronormative desires.
France, Ghana 2022 – Live Action – 15 min
In Ghana at the sea
Set in a small Ghanaian town at the edge of a large landfill site that spills into the ocean, the sons of a fisherman, Sowah and Okai, struggle to cope with loss of their eldest brother who drowned during a fishing expedition.
IT´S NICE IN HERE
Animation – 15 min
Memories with police
The fragmented portrait of a moment that would significantly change the lives of everyone present; told from the memories of the young girl Imani and the police officer David.
Rudolf Fitzgerald Leonard
Live Action – 16 min
An incident occurs during a water therapy session meant to sooth Leon’s chronic cramps, one that will come to radically impact all aspects of his life over time.
South Korea 2022
Animation – 6 min
A young woman slips into a second skin and her own reflection becomes a chimera. A surreal body horror animation about beauty ideals and the compulsion to fit into the image.
THE WATER MURMURS (Golden Palm)
China 2022 – Live Action – 15 min
When an asteroid hits the Earth leading to underwater volcanic eruptions, the inhabitants of a small town start to flee inland. Before she leaves, Nian decides to say goodbye to her childhood friend. Her memories of the town start to become clearer.
Founded in 2002 and every month new: This is edition 245 of Shorts Attack!