Shorts Attack in March (and April) 2022
9 films in 80 minutes
From the art of packing a suitcase with dad to finding a name for your son and how to behave at the kitchen table, Shorts Attack follows quirky family entanglements in 9 films. Childhood experiences and maternal sensitivities are celebrated, family bonds are strengthened, trauma is overcome through dance, and stiletto heels become a challenge to family peace. – A paean to the family!
Become a mother
About the chaotic phase in life of a new mother. Pumped up with hormones and lacking sleep, this intense time has burned deep for the protagonist.
A grumpy businessman walks to work on a Monday morning when he’s stopped by a junkie-like kid who asks him: „Do you want some soup?“.
THE NAME OF THE SON / Le nom du fils
Tina and Fred, a middle-aged couple seem desperate in their search for a boy’s name. For who? Why? A humorous and thoughtful look on a social issue.
A tale of three sisters growing up in a dysfunctional family. A family without a mother. The kids are at each others mercy and try to survive.
After the fall of the Wall, Anna plunges into her exciting youth in Berlin until events from the past catch up with her.
The whole family is annoyed by Grandma’s soup-slurping. Fortunately her grandson is hugely inventive.
Germany/ Russia 2019
There is a strong connection between parents and their child although the young woman leaves the parental home to see the world.
STILETTO: A PINK FAMILY TRAGEDY
Can Merdan Dogan
Turkey/ Germany 2021
Hasan is a taxi driver working the night shift. On the early-morning drive home, he sees a woman passing in high heels and gets a lotfascinated.
Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata
The story of a very special father-son relationship where love and family tradition are expressed in a perfectly packed suitcase.
Founded in 2002 and every month new: This is edition 231 of Shorts Attack!