Foreign Film Festival

November 5th, 2016

5:00pm - 6:30pm

 

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Movie

Duration (min)

Directors

Film origin

Synopsis

1

Imaginapped

12:17

Stian Hafstad

USA

When her imaginary friend is kidnapped, Olivia (8) has to go on an epic quest to get him back.

2

3 candles

15:53

Ahmed Fouad

Egypt

A night of 3 struggling poor brothers, living in an isolated area and how the big brother crosses the obstacles and achieves his goal through innovation. This is a story about how little inventions can make huge changes.

3

Children of God

9:48

Ahmed Al-daradji

Iraq

A young boy bets his prized possessions - a series of football posters - on the girl’s team winning a battle-of-the-sexes football match in an attempt to gain the affections of his crush, their goalkeeper.

4

Humanexus

10:35

Ying Fang Shen, Katy Borner

USA

The human race has long searched for meaningful interpersonal connections. Tools and technologies have made it easier to reach out and share ideas, but each presents a new, unforeseen challenge. We must always ask: "is this what we want? What do we want?"

5

My Name is Dominic

20:06

Nicolas Silhol

France

Carole learns that her son, Quentin, suffers from “behavioural disorders” after he takes a psychological test at school. The way she sees him is progressively contaminated by this worrying diagnostic…

6

The World of Tomorrow

17:00

Don Hertzfeldt.

USA

In the award-winning short film ‘World of Tomorrow’ (2015), a young girl named Emily is contacted by her clone 227 years into the future. The young Emily learns of a complex cloning process that will enable her to live forever in addition to being able to travel through time. Emily also learns about cruder forms of life extension that the less affluent citizens of the future can afford. Her clone introduces Emily to a highly advanced form of the Internet called the ‘Outernet’, a ‘neural network’ that allows her to select specific memories from her life. She also learns that the earth of the future (her clone’s) is about to be destroyed by a meteoroid in 60 days. The people of the future prepare in all sorts of bizarre ways to reconcile with this impending apocalypse. (Hertzfeldt, 2015). This short, dystopian film portrays a vision of a future without hope.

 

November 5th, 2016

7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

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Movie

Duration (min)

Directors

Film origin

Synopsis

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Zarafa

78

Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie

French-Belgian

A grandfather tells the story of Maki to his grand kids, a young boy who escapes from slave traders, befriends a giraffe (the title character), cross the desert, meet a pirate, and a few other things on a trip that takes him from Africa to Paris.

 

November 6th, 2016

5:00pm - 6:30pm

 

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Movie

Duration (min)

Directors

Film origin

Synopsis

1

My grandfather was a cherry tree

11:38

Olga Poliektova, Tatiana Poliektova

Russia

This is a story about a a little boy Tony who must face with some life's stages, such as the death of his grandmother or the divorce of his parents. But in the end it all ends well.

2

An American Piano

19:59

Paul Leeming

Japan

“An American piano" is based on the true story of a young Japanese girl who played the piano for prisoner of wars- POWs during WWII and how it affected their lives.

3

My Shoes

32:10

Anis Lassoued

Tunisia

Nine-year-old Nader loves to run, as if he wants to defy gravity. While shopping for Eid clothes with his parents, he sets his heart on a pair of expensive shoes – beyond what his father can afford.

4

The Boy Who Thought He Was Good

25:45

Tami Ravid

Netherlands

Latif likes to play by himself on his keyboard in his room, and drifts quickly into his own fantasy world. At school, little things easily distract him, and his bad grades are worrying his teachers and his parents. They are all looking for a solution to change Latif, but Latif wonders whether he should change at all. Isn’t he all right the way he is?

 

November 6th, 2016

7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

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Movie

Duration (min)

Directors

Film origin

Synopsis

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Gabriel

83:00

Miko?aj Haremski

Poland

Tom (12) is an automotive passionate and spends all his free time in the garage. Under the watchful care of mechanic Raszy?ski, he discovers the secrets of building cars. One day Tom decides to find his unknown father and runs away from his grandparents, with whom he has lived since his mother's death, and commences on a dangerous journey. At the beginning of his escapade he gets into trouble, which he overcomes with the help of new friend, Gabriel. Despite the difficult start of their acquaintance, the boys finally become friends. More and more, Gabriel's supernatural abilities are revealed. Raszy?ski goes after Tom and  as the journey goes on, Tom gets closer to finally knowing his father, and discovering the mystery of Gabriel.