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Short Films B

The Fall

Boris Labbé | France | 2018 | 15 min

This year, the young but already world-renowned experimenter competes in our short film category. His latest film The Fall cannot deny his passion for non-narrative expression, but the viewers soon notice Labbé weaving the threads of an inconspicuous story wrapped in a captivating visual tragedy. In it, you will see what happens when heavenly beings visit earthly ones.

We 8/5/2019
18.30-19.48
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
17.30-18.48
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
18.30-19.48
Světozor Cinema

Five Minutes to Sea

Natalia Mirzoyan | Russia | 2018 | 8 min | RU

A scene from the seaside in summer. A mother tells her daughter to wait five minutes before going into the water. But for the impatient child, these five minutes are an eternity, and the girl tries to kill time by watching other visitors of the beach. In her film, the Armenian director who studied and works in Russia, portrayed the relaxed atmosphere of holiday timelessness and children’s perspective on the (non)flow of time.

Five Minutes to Sea

We 8/5/2019
18.30-19.48
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
17.30-18.48
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
18.30-19.48
Světozor Cinema

Raymonde or The Vertical Escape

Sarah Van Den Boom | France | 2018 | 17 min | FR

This strangely provocative story set in the French countryside starring animal protagonists follows the story of an owl who satisfies its desires in a not particularly appropriate way. The author’s fourth film (but her first puppet film) uses a combination of puppets and 2D animation to depict the inability to make one’s own wishes come true, strange interpersonal (in this case interanimal) relationships and the unbearability of everyday routine.

Raymonde or The Vertical Escape

We 8/5/2019
18.30-19.48
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
17.30-18.48
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
18.30-19.48
Světozor Cinema

Trump Bites – The Unraveling

Bill Plympton, Billy Shebar, David C. Roberts | United States | 2018 | 2 min | EN

One episode from a series of short animated comedies based on real recordings of Donald Trump. Along with two co-directors, Bill Plympton, a classic of the American independent scene, explores the brain of America’s most powerful man. Thanks to Plympton’s lively animation of Trump’s words, he not as much illustrates, but rather ironises them and gives them other, often unexpected contexts and meanings.

Trump Bites – The Unraveling

We 8/5/2019
18.30-19.48
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
17.30-18.48
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
18.30-19.48
Světozor Cinema

Flood

Malte Stein | Germany | 2018 | 10 min | DE

This cold film about an unhealthy relationship between a mother and her adolescent son is set in a city which is gradually flooded by water from a polluted lake. The despotic mother finally has a reason to keep her child at home, but the drama that slowly unfolds in their apartment is ultimately far more tragic than the flood outside. Especially when phobias and fears start to mingle with reality and become too much to handle.

Flood

We 8/5/2019
18.30-19.48
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
17.30-18.48
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
18.30-19.48
Světozor Cinema

Musical Traumas

Miloš Tomić | Serbia | 2018 | 11 min | SR

In this rhythmical and inventive anidoc, the author portrays the experiences of several people who attended, or rather were forced to attend courses at a musical school as children. But the parents often did not know what was happening behind the walls of these institutions. This humorous film by an author who studied at, among other schools, the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, uses hand drawn animation to visualise music.

Musical Traumas

We 8/5/2019
18.30-19.48
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
17.30-18.48
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
18.30-19.48
Světozor Cinema

Rain

Piotr Milczarek | Poland | 2018 | 5 min

In this bitterly humorous study of a relationship between an individual and a collective, the author’s minimalistic artistic style brings forward its urgency and the risk of generalisation. One day, an inconspicuous superhero has to ask himself what the well-known saying “With great power comes great responsibility” actually means.

Rain

We 8/5/2019
18.30-19.48
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
17.30-18.48
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
18.30-19.48
Světozor Cinema

Between the Shadows

Alice Guimarães, Mónica Santos | Portugal, France | 2018 | 14 min | PT

This film with excellent pixilation atypically combined with the elements of gangster and thriller films, tells a complicated story of a young woman named Natalie and an unknown man. In a world where you can deposit your heart in a bank, the theft of emotions is possible. Natalie, led astray into a world of crime, faces the dilemma of how to deal with this opportunity and turn it into profit.

Between the Shadows

We 8/5/2019
18.30-19.48
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
17.30-18.48
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
18.30-19.48
Světozor Cinema