International Shorts

Tuesday 5th February, 7.45pm - 10.00pm
@ IL KINO, Nansenstraße 22, 12047 Berlin, Germany


Judith Hotel
Dir. Charlotte Le Bon
France | 17 mins
Synopsis: To sleep forever, that is Remi's dream. Eight years of insomnia have made his life a living hell. By booking a room at the Judith Hotel, a very popular establishment, he is giving himself the opportunity for a new start. In the corridors and the dining room, Rémi meets other patrons looking for answers and freedom: Louis, who eats ink cartridges spritually and Suzy, a deluded ex-influencer. But beyond the spotlessness of the place, reception seems a little disorganized.... In room 212, will Rémi change his mind about his condition?


Dir. Alex Alexandrou
UK | 12 mins
Synopsis: Brothers Richmond and Arthur think they are the last survivors in a post-apocalyptic London until the first knock on their door in twenty years throws everything they thought they knew into question.


Dir. China White
Australia | 4 mins
Synopsis: ‘Savannah’ is the debut music video from Sydney-based artist Ivy-Jane Browne, in collaboration with Fat Salmon Productions. Dark synth-pop with ‘Under the Skin’ vibes, the video tells the story of a woman with dark power over men, and in turn their power over her. They are her prisoners and captors, her shadows and obsessions, her victory and her downfall, her prize and her punishment.


Fucking Drama
Dir. Michael Podogil
Austria | 17 mins
Synopsis: A young couple in love experiences an evening of theater that changes their lives dramatically. A brutal confrontation with the zeitgeist.


Tsar Bomba
Dir. Oskar Rosetti
Switzerland | 14 mins
Synopsis: Irina, a hard-working single mom, lives with her only son Ivan, 19 years old, in a modest apartment, and tries to keep educating him despite he’s a young adult. One day, she sees a video showing a gang rape, and finds out her son is involved in it.


Thirsty Eyes - 838
Dir. Ioan Gavriel
Poland | 6 mins
Synopsis: 838 is a music-video taking place in its own dark & obscure Eastern European world, a constant escape from oneself in a schizophrenic nightmare. Triggered by a sudden encounter on a lonely road, the protagonist’s grasp of reality starts to fall apart — at fast pace.


Boy Saint
Dir. Tom Speers
Ireland | 8 mins
Synopsis: An early adolescent boy navigates his sexuality. Fledgling love is tested by the threats that come with it.


Dir. Helen Warner
UK | 11 mins
Synopsis: A string of confessions unveil a tale of religious guilt, sin and redemption in this short experimental drama.


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

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