San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Tonight we kick off the festival with a collection of films that are unique and full of surprises. These films focus on a single unexpected event: from a young girl’s sassy rebellion to the unexpected death of a father. Our opening night program features a diverse group of productions spanning the globe from Colombia, Denmark, India, Germany, Mexico, and the US - don’t miss it!
Zalet – Dir: Miroslav Stamato – NARRATIVE – 0:23:46 – SERBIA/MONTENEGRO
Based on a true story. Two young actresses are trying to change their lives and prove that any change, even the one that never happened, can change the life of famous film director Emir Kusturica.
Borreguito – Dir: Antonino Isordia – NARRATIVE - 0:10:00 – MEXICO
A story about violence. A brutal relationship interrupted when the rebellion of a being, which by definition should be docile, confronts the abuse.
Twintapes – Reverse – Dir: Otto Rivera – MUSIC VIDEO - 0:04:19 – USA
The story of a teenage girl, who is agonizing by an unexpected event in her life.
SALOMÉ – Dir: Laura Mora – NARRATIVE - 0:16:36 – COLOMBIA
This is the story of Salome's mourning. It's the 16th of July, Virgin Del Carmen's day, and Salome, a beautiful 14-year-old girl, is celebrating the first anniversary of her beloved father's death. While everybody is partying, her grief contrasts with the festivity environment, forcing her to confront her pain, her own beliefs, her myths, and even her most precious childhood memories and illusions to be able to understand imminent death and finally get some closure.
Good Men – Dir: Brian Connors – NARRATIVE - 0:12:00 – USA
A 12-minute short film starring Ed Asner and Mark Rydell as two elderly Jewish men who are long time friends and colleagues. On an afternoon before an Oscar party, Asner and Rydell get into a serious argument about The Holocaust, Conspiracy Allegations and The 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Center.
Interview – Dir: Sebastian Marka –NARRATIVE - 0:19:11 GERMANY
A one-room situation thriller between a journalist and a serial killer.