Shorts Attack in April 2023
8 films in 82 minutes
This could turn out to be a good one: People are staged at a vernissage, a hotline worker wants to outsmart the AI and a woman from the country looks for work in the city with a chicken. Furthermore, a young woman tries her hand in a beauty salon, the development of mankind and perfection are reflected, in Myanmar construction is going on diligently and waiters and waitresses serve their guests with panache.
Human constructs: A vertical living and working space which traces the evolution from raw survival to the alienation of late capitalism.
The first job
Groom portrays a young school dropout, who is working a trial shift at a beauty salon, in a story about consent, puberty and sexual desire.
New job in town
Full of enthusiasm, a young artist wants to start a new life in the big city. Alas, her memories keep taking her back to her rural roots.
A DAY´S WORK
Germany / Myanmar 2021
Members of a road work crew toil away. In a country torn by civil war, their co-operation is one of many steps on the path to peace and democracy.
All blocks move to the rhythm until one steps out of line. This metaphorical piece shows how traditional masculinity restricts personal development.
An art gallery organises an opening featuring several artistic performances. The cleaning lady is unable to grasp the meaning behind all this and gets irritated.
RACHELS DON´T RUN
France / USA 2021
While monitoring calls at an AI companionship service, customer support agent Leah impersonates an artificial dream girl to chat with a caller.
Jessica Wright, Morgann Runacre-Temple
An abstract dining hall is the backdrop for the Scottish Ballet. It teamed up to choreograph Anna Meredith’s „Nautilus“, featuring 26 dancers.
Founded in 2002 and every month new: This is edition 244 of Shorts Attack!