Paris Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 - Network Round Shorts

Friday 11th November - Friday 18th October


Sliding Away
Dir. Anona Langa
Logline: Worn down by her husband's erratic behaviours, Maddy struggles to make sense of the downfall of her marriage. Frustrated to constantly doubting her perceptions and reality, she sets a spying device on her laptop to follow his conversations with his lover, Rita. The discovery of Dean’s hidden life brings her question his real intentions for her wellbeing. She must now decide if conforming to his sadistic desires would keep her safe from tipping to the edge or run for her sanity.


Dir. Aslak Danbolt
Logline:It’s Christmas Eve, and Synnøve is searching for her drug-addicted daughter Michelle in an almost desolated city. (Synnøve and Michelle are mother and daughter in real life and play versions of themselves in a story that is very close to their own lives.)


Dir. Ivar Wigan
Logline: Five girls born to French families of the African diaspora are confronted with a murder. On an uninhabited island near Marseille the girls battle to find the truth and escape back to civilisation. Power dynamics within the group are tested and their mascot, partially sighted, Kassandra, could be the only one who can divine the crime and lead them back to safety.


The story of Lola ya Bonobo
Dir. Leon Haberkorn
Logline: A short documentary about the world's only bonobo sanctuary ("Lola ya Bonobo" or "Paradise of the bonobos") fighting every day to save the lives of innocent orphan bonobos.


Dir. Delphine Bouix
Logline: So as the piano competition which she has been preparing for the last several months approaches, Camille and her younger brother Sam must make the difficult decision to stop the artificial life support that's been keeping their mother Anna alive. And so as she leaves her life Camille and Sam can finally start theirs....


Dir. Gunnar Tørnes
Logline: Through an interview, Sara looks back on her upbringing on a farm in rural Norway, together with her older brother, Tom, and their widowed father, Trond. We follow Sara through the winter of 1978. A winter in which her relationship with their father takes a drastic turn and her life on the farm changes forever.


The Death and The Musician
Dir. Julie ducrocq
Logline: The death comes to visit a depressive musician. Adapted from the fable by Jean de La Fontaine "The death and the unfortunate"

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