European Union Short Film Festival
- Program 2 – Imagination: Beautiful and Dangerous
- European Union Short Film Festival
- May 24, 2019 6:30
In different ways, each of these films explores the power of the imagination, cinematic and otherwise, to reshape our world and even invent new ones.
Pub November • Agnieszka Osiecka • Poland 1960 • 10 min. Shot in silent-era style, this film chronicles love, lust, romance, and heartbreak in a shabby pub.
Jump Cut • Rumen Russev, Vassil Kotzev • Bulgaria 2017 • 7 min. When one is a film editor, life can be constructed in a number of ways!
The Burden • Niki Lindroth Von Bahr • Sweden 2017 • 14 min. A deadpan meditation on how life, however lonely, can be imagined to be happy.
Seed of Hope • Gediminas Siaulys • Luxembourg 2017 • 11 min. In the near future, on board a space mission representing humanity’s last stand, an astronaut discovers the reason behind his unexpected awakening from cryosleep.
Fongopolis • Janna Kozuch • Slovakia 2014 • 13 min. Getting to a music competition can sometimes lead to even more imaginative flights of musical fancy.
Hungarian Rhapsody 2.0 • Szabó Maté • Hungary 2011 • 4 min. A colourful and global re-imagining of the famous composition by Franz Liszt.
4:15 End of the World • Catalin Rotaru, Gabi Virginia Sarga • Romania 2016 • 15 min. A hitchhiker on a remote Romanian road has some important news about the fate of the world. He should know: he’s Jesus Christ. Or is he?
Follower • Jonathan Behr • Germany 2018 • 10 min. A dark and unsettling and entirely plausible tale of the dangers of texting and other forms of social media. Creepy.
Dans les bois • Salomé Bertolone Lopez, Maxime Dartois, Marjorie Grinda, Zoé Guillet, Alissa Mazouz, Rebecca Wahler • France 2018 • 8 min. A cow accepts an invitation to dinner from a wolf. Trouble is, she’s what’s on the menu!
Slope • Eduardo Brito • Portugal 2016 • 7 min. A poetic, minimalist examination of memory and landscape.
Timecode • Juanjo Giménez Peña • Spain 2016 • 15 min. Two security guards discover that they share a rich, dancing imaginative life, despite being stuck looking at video surveillance screens in parking garage.
Feature Image: The Burden (Niki Lindroth Von Bahr, 2017)