Friday, 25 August 2023
This screening session features 8 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Questa sera saranno proiettati 8 film in lingua originale con sottotitoli in inglese.
Casa del Cinema Videoteca Pasinetti, Palazzo Mocenigo - San Stae 1990, Venice 30135, Italy
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the cinema starting 30 minutes before the screening.
Circle (USA) by Phillip Kaminiak
Synopsis: An analogy between the modern human being, living in mass cities, and the phenomenon of the circle of death - observed in nature with ants who are separated from the main foraging party and lose the pheromone track. They begin to follow one another, forming a continuously rotating circle, commonly known as a "death spiral" because the ants might eventually die of exhaustion. Shot in Mexico City by director Phillip Kaminiak, this vibrant and impressive city is a protagonist, symbolizing a life in endless high speed movement and the humans who are dedicating their lives to endless movement, self-exhaustion in a modern capitalistic-based world. Running time: 00:06:10.
Disused (Sweden) by Susanne Walström, Ester Holmén
Synopsis: A young woman suffers a sudden loss. Isolated from the outside world in a barren desert landscape, she processes her experience to understand and accept her feelings. Running time: 00:09:08.
The Factory (Iran) by Masoud Saadat
Synopsis: Afrooz is an experienced lawyer who has the power to declare a large but bankrupt factory closed, on the other hand, the workers make a plan together to prevent this from happening. Running time: 00:19:02.
The Dream Machine (France) by Michael William West
Synopsis: A woman experiments with a Dream Machine, hoping to escape trouble. Within the light and dark of the machine, violent emotions awaken. Running time: 00:09:29.
A Broken Fan (Lebanon) by Assaad Khoueiry
Synopsis: Adel, a desperate jobless father, gets out on the streets of Beirut hoping for a change. Running time: 0:12:33.
Alpha Kings (USA) by Enrique Pedraza Botero, Faye Tsakas
Synopsis: From a rented mansion in suburban Texas, a group of young men sell a hyperbolic, alpha male version of themselves on the internet. Running time: 00:15:00.
Daron, Daron Colbert (USA) by Kevin Edward Steen
Synopsis: Living on the edge of one the most polluted zip codes in the US, an actor prepares for a role. Running time: 00:14:00.
Text me when you get home xx (Germany) by Niklas Bauer
Synopsis: At night, a woman enters a stranger’s car, casually and voluntarily. But soon she begins to sense the dangerous situation she might be in. Running time: 0:10:37.