bidfF'18 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
8 SEPT | elvira popescu cinema
— 18.30pm-19.40pm —
10 films from Finland, Austria, Turkey, South Korea, Russia, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands explore thrillingly and energetically, the contemporary world values. In this collective experience, the authors become partners in a trip full of questions, much as a modern “psychopomp”, where the limits of the imposed identity are erased. Be it through social critique, the portrayal of complex relationships within a guerrilla war, or the disintegration and coagulation of a family unit, the stories presented by BIDFF constantly renegotiate the ratio between winning and surrendering.
Through the Supermarket in Five Easy Pieces
08:40’, 2017, FI
D: Anna-Maria Joakimsdottir-Hutri
C: Maria Saivosalmi & Andrius Katinas
A family tries to manage through the weekly grocery shopping without disintegrating.
COMPETING FOR SUNLIGHT: ASH
6:05’, 2017, AT
D: Dagmar Dachauer
C: Dagmar Dachauer & Knut Vikström Precht
Inspired by the sad fate of the European ash tree and linked to a personal loss, “Ash” becomes a eulogy to the ash tree and Prasthan Dachauer, who passed away in 2016.
9:13’, 2017, FR
D: Tommy Pascal
C: Emilie Capel & Yaman Okur
Complex relations of adversity, expressed in the context of a guerilla war.
7:40’, 2018, KR
D: Shon Kim
C: Shon Kim
A compound word between ‘Book’ and ‘Anima’ forms the title of an experimental animation which brings a book to new, cinematic life.
6:58’, 2017, RU
D: Dina Veryutina
C: Aleksander Ludashin
Sometimes we lose our identity and erase the limits of our personality. To cut this sequence of ctrlCs/ctrlVs we need to stop.
13:00’, 2018, CDN / FR
D: Marlene Millar
C: Sandy Silva
The stories of five women weave into a tapestry of collective experience, revealing a process of reflection in motion. An intersection of movement and voices, towards a unity of experience, in a personal journey.
BUSINESS IS BRUTAL
3:00’, 2017, UK
D: Jack Thomson
C: Jack Thomson
The norms of business negotiations are challenged to the limit in this thrilling and energetic dance film from choreographer and filmmaker Jack Thomson.
6:32’, 2018, DE / RU
D: Hä*Wie!? Collective & Nils Löfke
C: Taet Vremya Collective
“Günni” definition: a description of failure. Everyone is a Günni. To accept our Günni-identity and to treat it with humor is the goal. Bird eye-view images with the sound of natural and wartime scenarios make for a film of metaphors and social critique.
A FLOOD REMAINS
4:47’, 2017, NL
D: Emma Evelein
C: Emma Evelein
A short film about the feeling of not being capable to go with the flow of life because of feeling too locked-up in our minds, because of the fear of losing something or someone important to us.
WASHED UP BABIES
3:41’, 2017, UK
The film’s Golden Dancing Girl is our modern day Psychopomp, escorting Alan Kurdi and all the refugee children that have tragically drowned, into the afterlife. Her energy gives the living some hope that love may change the world.
With 6 of the directors and coreographs in the competition
— 20.30PM-21.45PM —
10 films from France, Denmark, South Africa, United Kingdom, Brazil, the Netherlands, Spain, and Austria open a portal to another reality, measuring space in gestures and illustrating an irrational, sometimes dangerous world. In this selection time plays an important part, accelerating towards an absurd race, where perception is deeply altered, gravitation composes a surrealist land and there is an acute debate over synchronicity. Their stories are wild and transfixed or permeated with an unreal beauty, exploring impulses that are hard to admit. Faced with this temptation, the human being either disappears completely or becomes a world in itself.
OUT OF BODY
15:42’, 2017, FR
D: Pascal Beugré Tellier/Eddy Brière
C: Pascal Beugré Tellier
The out of body experience of Jean, who loses the perception of what he is and what surrounds him.
LAWS OF MOTION
3:15’, 2018, DK
D: Jeppe Lange
C: Anna Lea Ourø Jensen & Amalia Kasakova
Two girls have created a world beyond time and space, dancing through the eery halls of an abandoned monastery. The games they play follow a dreamlike logic.
12:00’, 2016, ZA
D: Daniel Morcos
C: Kristina Johnstone
A nuanced narrative of two bodies that strive for synchronicity, while they occupy a particular environment with a specific vocabulary drawing from classical movement.
6:24’, 2016, RO/UK
D: Barney Cokeliss
C: Louise Tanoto, Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Jason Thorpe
Every night, a lonely man sees a beautiful young woman dancing outside his window. He is transfixed by her. Wonders if she's real. Then things become more complicated....
6:00’, 2017, BR
D: Vinícius Cardoso
C: Diogo Martins
A poignant message from art comes to this film, inspired by Bosch and the “vanitas” paintings of the 16th and 17th century. Today we do not share pains and failures. So vanity is the price to be paid.
ARE YOU MULTIFOCAL
3:51’, 2017, NL
D: Assi Weitz, Rob Gradisen
C: Assi Weitz, Rob Gradisen
An absurd race in your neighborhood back-alley. A nun and a motorized devil go head to head in a surrealistic race against time.
TIME SUBJECTIVES IN OBJECTIVE TIME
05:46’, 2017, FI / RU
D: Kati Kallio
C: Anna Schekleina, Aleksandr Frolov
In an old factory three dancers move from one space to another. While time rushes by endlessly, everything seems to come to a halt.
5:25’, 2017, ES
D: Ferran Romeu Sunyer
C: Emma Villavecchia
To walk along a lonely path. To witness the silence of a landscape. To measure space with gestures and trace circles around time. To bury my feet in the ground and raise my arms to the sky. To become a little ant and disappear before the eyes of the world.
7:02’, 2018, CZ
D: Hasan Can Dagli
C: Eva Urbanova
A short film about a girl trying to escape from her memory in a dream.
COMPETING FOR SUNLIGHT: OAK
6:05’, 2017, AT
R/D: Dagmar Dachauer
C: Dagmar Dachauer & Knut Vikström Precht
A contemporary take on the ancient human understanding of the Oak tree as a gateway into other realities.