Thursday, 25 August 2022
This screening session features 3 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Questa sera saranno proiettati 3 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 20 minutes before the screening. Reservation is not required, but optional. If you want to be certain of your seat(s), reserve your ticket(s) here.
Unknown Hand (U.K.)
By Saul Pankhurst
Synopsis: An individual reflects on the inevitability of change, how we know ourselves and how we wish to be known. This film discusses the impact of degenerative illness on one's sense of Identity and Authenticity, asserting an individual's right to approach a major change in their health in a way that remains true to them. Running time: 00:03:19.
Selections/awards: The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Doc.Boston (Best Extremely Short Documentary), Doc.London.
About the director: Saul Pankhurst is a cinematographer, film editor and animator currently based in Glasgow.
By Lander Haverals, Sam Geyskens, Vincent Everaerts
Synopsis: Heavily addicted to medication for several years, Valerie has tried to take her own life again. Caught between a disturbing past and a slightly hopeful future, mother and son meet again. Her son Charly is left with little expectations, but will he dare to forgive and hope for a better future nonetheless? Running time: 00:15:10.
Selections/awards: Ghent Viewpoint Doc FF, International Short FF Leuven.
About the directors: Lander Haveral's work mostly deals with a well-known but much under- discussed social problem: psychological suffering. His documentary shorts, features and series ("Minds on Mute", "Strokes of madness", "Gek en geniaal", "Mental Cases", "Quatre- mains") have gone on to be selected at numerous festivals and have won several awards. Vincent Everaerts graduated with a Master in Documentary. The film for his thesis "The Time We Have Left" had its world premiere at Visions du Réel. Sam Geyskens first graduated in Political Science, after which he took up Documentary. His graduation short film "Little Bucharest" was selected at various national and international film festivals. His second short film "Guhunga" was awarded best documentary at the L.A. Documentary Festival.
Longing Souls (Colombia)
By Diana Montenegro
Synopsis: Camila (10) has a particular desire: Sshe wants her parents to get divorced. On her school holidays she unexpectedly discovers that women of her family are cursed and so she is. Camila becomes a witness of the struggles of her relatives who blame that curse as the cause of their own misery and fear. Camila must deal with the fact of growing up in a dysfunctional family while trying to make her wish come true. Running time: 01:28:13.
Selections/awards: PÖFF Black Nights FF Tallinn, IFF Mannheim-Heidelberg, Rencontres de Toulouse (SFCC French Critics Award), Lima FF (Jury special mention for Best Film), Trieste FF (Audience Award), and more.
About the director: Diana Montenegro's (1985, Colombia) short film “Don’t Say a Word” (2007) reached more than 4 million online viewers and received both the Audience and Excellence Award from the Tokyo Video Festival and the India Catalina Award among others. Her debut film “Longing Souls”, a coproduction with Estúdio GIZ (Brazil), premiered at PÖFF Black Nights Tallinn and Mannheim at the end of 2020. Currently, she’s producing two Colombian debut feature films: “House Of The Rising Sun” and “Golán” by Orlando Culzat with the support of Colombian Film Fund.