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International Shorts Competition

Courts métrages 3/3 Shorts 3/3

Grütli - Simon

In presence of Aude Py, Louise Carrin

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In presence of Aude Py, Louise Carrin

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International Shorts Competition

Bacon & God's Wrath

Canada, 2015, 9 min., v.o. en;

Swiss premiere

Synopsis

A 90-year old woman looks back on her past experiences and evokes her Judaism as she prepares to try bacon for the very first time. Sol Friedman signs a loving and absurd documentary portrait that evokes Philip Roth as well as Woody Allen.

Direction
Sol Friedman
Screenplay
Sol Friedman
Cast
Razie Brownstone
Music
Menalon Music
Editor
Sol Friedman
Sound
Ben Liaw
Production
Artbeast / Sarah Clifford-Rashotte
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International Shorts Competition

Venusia

Switzerland, 2016, 35 min., v.o. fr;

Swiss premiere

Synopsis

On one side, there is Madame Lisa, keeper of the Geneva luxury brothel Venusia, woman-mistress with an iron fist. On the other, Lena, nonchalant prostitute, clear-headed and ruthless confidante. Louise Carrin’s camera penetrates the surface. Who depends on whom? Who depends on what?

Direction
Louise Carrin
Screenplay
Louise Carrin
Cinematography
Louise Carrin
Editor
Christine Hoffet, Antonio Trullén Funcia, Louise Carrin, Gabriel Gonzalez
Sound
Philippe Ciompi, David Cavallo
Production
Thera Production / Julien Rouyet
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Guest

Belgium, 2015, 21 min., v.o. nl;

Internationale premiere

Synopsis

A worn out man, stuck in a no man’s land between his former life, which he had to leave behind, and what may or may not happen in the future, is visited by figures from his past. Disappearance and loss of self are addressed with humility and subtlety.

Direction
Moon Blaisse
Screenplay
Moon Blaisse
Cast
Peter Van Den Begin, Katelijne Verbeke, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Mark Verstraete, Josse De Pauw
Cinematography
Grimm Vandekerckhove
Editor
Tom Denoyette, Thomas Pooters
Sound
Arne Winderickx
Music
Jens Bouttery
Production
De Wereldvrede / Gilles De Schryver, De Wereldvrede / Gilles Coulier
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Splendid

Switzerland, 2016, 14 min., v.o. en/fr/ar;

World premiere

Synopsis

A Syrian refugee is assaulted in the middle of the night in Geneva. He finally finds refuge in a porn cinema, the Splendid, where he meets a young Iranian girl who has come to do the cleaning. When a sleazy place becomes a shelter for those whom society has rejected.

Direction
Aude Py, Bruno Ulmer
Screenplay
Aude Py, Bruno Ulmer
Cast
Toufan Manoutcheri, Hamza Meziani
Sound
Jürg Lempen
Cinematography
Denis Jutzeler
Editor
Christine Hoffet
Production
Alva Film / Britta Rindelaub
Sales contact
Alva Film / Britta Rindelaub
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