WHAT’S LEFT OF US

Passions, dreams, dramas and illusions. All in this short programme exploring the pro and cons of human experience.

Saturday 5th November, 10.00 AM
Approx. Runtime: 70 mins

BACK TRACK
Austria, 2015
Dir. Virgil Widrich

A 7-minute 3D-remix of feature films from the 1950s and 60s which were projected on glass and rephotographed in stereoscopic 3D with a photo camera. 

BRAINWASH
United Kingdom, 2016
Dir. Hannah Gautrey

A group of people head to work, it’s just their average 9 – 5 working day.

DOMINION (Dominio)
Chile, 2015
Dir. Patricio Soto-Aguilar

A research on the potential of sports as a choreographic narrative, which builds through a race that unveils those moments that we miss in the rush of competition, displaying the body and its ability to modify itself and keep up in demanding conditions.

DREAMS ON SALE (Vise de vânzare)   UK Premiere
Romania, 2016
Dir. Vlad Buzaianu

In a world where people are able to record, buy and sell dreams, many are starting to lose the ability of dreaming. Dreams have become a new form of art and a commodity for the rich class.

LE BULBE TRAGIQUE
Canada, 2016
Dir. Guillaume Vallée

Ephemeral traces of nothingness – Rotoscoping farmers, crumbling churches, dying memories as hand-painted layers, decay & collage on film emulsion as incidental traces of nothingness.
A work that is aware of his own mechanisms.

LAIKA STARDUST
Italy, 2016
Dir. Antonin Bobò

‘Laika  Stardust’ is an experimental short set in the household of an upper-class Italian family, in the not-too-distant future. Each family member is captivated by their use of technology, almost to the point of obsession. When the child becomes seriously ill, his mother begins to unravel and we discover the hidden truth behind her heartbreak.

ME, BABY AND THE ALLIGATOR
Canada, 2016
Dir. Jean Faucher

A young couple lives in their old truck with a full sized alligator. When they stop to eat at a roadside cantina in rural Mexico, the Colonel who runs the town takes a threatening interest in the lady, which he comes to regret when he meets the couple’s travelling companion. The form is magic realism. The story is sung and narrated by the young man. Hand-drawn charcoal animation on paper.

 


RING OF FIRE    
UK Premiere
USA, 2016
Dir. Oliver Smith

Altered select found footage of a military training film in the use of and exposure to incendiary weapons. We see soldiers run through fire, extinguish fires, and handle dummies that have been set on fire. Except for a section using the original voice over, there is no dialogue or attempt at story telling. Electronic sounds have replaced the film’s soundtrack of music and narration.