Amsterdam Lift-Off 2017 – Saturday Daytime Shorts

Saturday Daytime Shorts Programme

Saturday 7th October, 2.15pm - 4.00pm
@ LAB111 Film & Food Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands


Off Path
Dir. Bérangère Condomines
France | 27 mins
Florie, a twenty-eight-year-old Creole woman and single mother from the Reunion Islands, participates in the Reunion's most famous ultramarathon, La Diagonale des Fous. Over three days and three nights, she finds herself confronted by the demons of her past. Will she manage to overcome her inner barriers and to rediscover the only freedom that really counts?


Mr. Probz against the stream
Dir. Bob van de Gronde
Netherlands | 28 mins
Mr Probz - Against The Stream documents the life of Mr. Probz, once a troubled young rapper on the street of Holland, now a world famous singer. Mr. Probz conquered the world with his number one hit single 'Waves', collaberated with HipHop legends and toured all over the world. Against The Stream relives how Mr. Probz escaped death multiple times and uses music as therapy to break with his troubled past.


Psychopaths Anonymous
Dir. Adam Hales-Walker
UK | 15 mins
The film takes place in a community hall as a monthly support group meet to share their progress and how they have been coping with their addictions. The group now comprises of three people: Matthew, Jamie and Sylvia. We soon discover through each of their flashbacks that they all share an unfavourable manner of dispatching from this world any rude person they come into contact with. Matthew, clearly the host of the group and seemingly only one with any semblance of remorse, spends the entire meeting trying to convince the other two to quit their murderous predilections and become respectable members of society. But will he manage to change their ways or will their stubbornness force him to revert back to old habits?


The Past We Live In
Dir. Jerome Weber
Luxembourg | 15 mins
Félix celebrates his 92nd birthday in the company of his family, as his past catches up with him. “The Past We Live In” is the story of a former forcibly recruited WWII soldier, who now suffers from dementia and relives an emotional friendship by confusing his 7-year old nephew with an old friend from the second world war.

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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