International Shorts #1

International Shorts #1

International Shorts #1

Total Running Time: 104 MIN

The act of expression binds the subjects of the films in this diverse program from eight countries. Whether characters are forced to suppress their identity, or discover it and flaunt it carefree, these films explore what it means to be seen and the impression that is left.



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International Shorts #1

Customs

Directed by: Armita Keyani

Norway, 2021, 14m

In English and Norwegian with English subtitles

A Chinese backpacker arrives at a Norwegian cottage he found through a Homestay app. The host is a nudist. There are rules.

International Shorts #1

Sideral

Directed by: Carlos Segundo

France/Brazil, 2021, 15m

In Brazilian Portuguese with English subtitles

As Brazil prepares to launch its first manned spaceship, a family living nearby go about their day. Everything is fine until the mother goes missing.

International Shorts #1

Bump

Directed by: Maziyar Khatam

Canada, 2021, 3m

An accidental bump leads a young man to seek an apology… or retribution.

International Shorts #1

All the Crows in the World

Directed by: Yi Tang

Hong Kong/China, 2021, 14m

In Mandarin with English subtitles

Winner of the Palm d’Or for Best Short Film at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. An 18-year-old girl navigates a very horny Hong Kong while visiting her cousin at a job where she “entertains” older men. From the director of “Black Goat” (FFF 2020).

International Shorts #1

Warsha

Directed by: Dania Bdeir

France/Lebanon, 2022, 15m

In Arabic with English subtitles

A Syrian migrant volunteers to work the highest and most dangerous crane at a construction site, if only for a moment of peace and freedom. Winner of the Short Film Jury Award for International Fiction at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

International Shorts #1

Listen to the Beat of our Images

Directed by: Audrey Jean-Baptiste and Maxime Jean-Baptiste

French Guiana, 2021, 15m

In French with English subtitles

In the 1960s, the French government established its space center, displacing 600 Guyanese citizens. This archival séance tells the stories of an unseen people.

International Shorts #1

Motorcyclist’s Happiness Won’t Fit Into His Suit

Directed by: Gabriel Herrera

Mexico, 2021, 10m

In Spanish with English subtitles

“Each one is responsible for his own beauty. Being ugly is an insult to other people.” A proud motorcyclist and his bike. No one else can ride it.

International Shorts #1

Censor of Dreams

Directed by: Leo Berne and Raphaël Rodriguez

France, 2021, 18m

In French with English subtitles

Shortlisted for the 2021 Academy Awards® and executive produced by Gus Van Sant. A mysterious and overworked organization struggles nightly to monitor a grieving woman’s dreams and avert them from resurfacing her trauma.