Synopsis

This program of unbridled short films, sometimes hilarious, sometimes engaged, but definitely out of the ordinary, invites the spectator to react to the evils of our modern world. Laughs, surprise and entertainment are to be expected.

* Mature content, for an informed public. Some subjects or visuals may shock some viewers.
* Advised for 13 years old and over.

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PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD: PGR. 8

 

Program 8: Films in competition, thematic TNT (Terrifying, Naked and Twisted)
Running time: 63 min

0) Festival intro video, 0:00, 2020



1) Portrait En Pied De Suzanne | Portrait of Suzanne, Izabela Plucinska, 15:00, 2019, Poland-France, VOE
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 01:01

In a small hotel, there is a man who tries to stop the hunger for love by eating excessively. But his longing for his love, Suzanne, will not be soothed by the plates full of meat cuts, vegetables and fruits. When the protagonist goes to the town in search for food, he accidentally hurts himself in the foot, which unexpectedly transforms into Suzanne. Since then, they are to be inseparable. Still, this is just the beginning of a surreal story about loneliness, jealousy and love. Every single detail of this grotesque plasticine adaptation of Roland Topor’s short story enchants the audience.

ABOUT:  Izabela Plucinska: https://claytraces.com/



2) TANDEM, Vivian Altman, 11:00, 2019, Brazil, VO in Portuguese with English subtitles
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 15:47

Tandem tells the story of a couple, Magda and Hugo, who have been living together for many years. They each have their own way to derive satisfaction and they are far from the ideal of the happy couple with an accomplished and symmetrical sexuality. While Magda lives out her elaborated fantasies on her own, Hugo’s libido is entirely invested in his passion, music.

ABOUT: Vivian Altman: http://femmesdanim.fr/fiche/18/Altman-Vivian



3) Human Nature, Sverre Fredriksen, 2:15,  2019, Netherlands, no dial
Film category: Professional film
This film starts at: 26:47

Human Nature is a short animation film about the love animals have for people, and the harm they consciously or unconsciously cause to us.

ABOUT: Sverre Fredriksen: https://svrr.tv/



4) Pote de baise: un demi-sestina | Pote de baise: a half sestina,  Daniel Sterlin-Altman, 2:04, 2020, Canada, VOE
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 29:03

Life in isolation is tasty, horny, and sometimes disappointing. A short stop-motion  animation created in quarantine during the 2020 COVID-19 epidemic.

ABOUT: Daniel Sterlin-Altman: https://vimeo.com/danielessay



5) Just a Guy,  Shoko Hara, 14:58, 2020, Germany, VOE
Film category: Professional film
This film starts at: 31:08

Just a Guy is an animated documentary about love. Three women share glimpses of their affection, attraction and relationship with Richard Ramirez: A serial killer and rapist they contacted after his conviction in the 80s. Through their perspective we revisit exchanged letters and emotions that are as obsessive as they are hauntingly captivating.

ABOUT: Shoko Hara: http://uki-uki.de/

 


6) Slip: A Prelude, Jenna Marks, 1:41, 2019, Canada, no dial
Film category: Emerging Talent
This film starts at: 46:03

Using a "Lady Slipper" as a metaphor for childhood, Slip: A Prelude explores how historic traumas are physically stored in the body.

ABOUT: Jenna Marks: https://jennamarksfilms.com/about/

 


7) Contra-Filé, Pedro Fontes,14:04, 2019, Brazil, VO in Portuguese with English subtitles
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 47:45

A fleeing character runs against time to save his own life. But it depends on the butchers…

ABOUT: Pedro Fontes: https://www.giroscopio.tv/



8) Michigan, Suzie Bergeron, 0:54, 2019, Canada, VOE
Film category: Independent film
This film starts at: 1:01:49

A sausage finds love in a surprising place. An ode to a culinary speciality from Mauricie region, Quebec. Created as a challenge in 48 hours for the "Long weekend du court" Festival.

ABOUT: Suzie Bergeron: https://vimeo.com/user7064697

Credits

Provided By

  • Festival Stop Motion Montréal