Long Night of Short Films I

Weltspiegel, Fri 09.11. | 19:00

Films in the program:

ENCOUNTER

ENCOUNTER

SEZNÁMENÍ

Lubomír Ballek, Terézia Halamová

Czech Republic, 2017, 8 Min

In fact, they only wanted to steal a little money. But when they are confronted with a completely unexpected situation during the break-in at an apartment, two thieves momentarily prove moral backbone by finding a compassionate solution to the problem.

FROM A GREAT HEIGHT

FROM A GREAT HEIGHT

FROM A GREAT HEIGHT

Vlada Senkova

Belarus, Russia, 2018, 16 Min

Mother and son say goodbye without a word on the platform. The loudspeaker announcement asks people to report any "suspicious persons". If a train journey is often about a departure or a new beginning, this film then shows that it can become an oppressive escape into an uncertain future.

INT. KITCHEN. NIGHT.

INT. KITCHEN. NIGHT.

INT. KITCHEN. NIGHT.

Arkasha Nepytaliuk

Ukraine, 2018, 4 Min

A nervous married couple, two radiant high school graduates, an ambiguous folk song and a cake – the table is set for a disaster. A surreal satire about traditional values and antiquated prejudices.

ONE MORE ONE LESS

ONE MORE ONE LESS

PLUS MINUS UNU

Ion Borș

Republic of Moldova, 2018, 28 Min

In the conflict between professional honour and responsibility for one's own family: a young doctor tries to help his patient by uncovering his boss’s false diagnosis. When he takes action, he is confronted with resistance and caught in a maelstrom of cover-ups that cost him his career.

THE BRIBE

THE BRIBE

VZYATKA

Alexey Kharitonov

Russia, 2018, 13 Min

Those involved change sides several times during an anti-bribery campaign: a decoy convicts an official of bribery and entangles himself in a network of dubious offers. Satire about a corrupt system.

THE CHRISTMAS GIFT

THE CHRISTMAS GIFT

CADOUL DE CRACIUN

Bogdan Mureșanu

Romania, 2018, 23 Min

Christmas 1989: while the Securitate outside is crushing riots critical of the regime, a family is preparing for a quiet celebration. But a letter to Santa Claus threatens to bring unpleasant truths to the public and destroy the safe haven.

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