Under Cover of Shadows (IC4)

 

SCREENINGS:
THU 24/10 AT 15:00 SLOTTS
FRI 25/10 AT 21:00 FYRIS


SANDOVAL’S BULLET

Isidro meanders through the rainforest as he and his brother remember the times he came face to face with death itself.

ECUADOR 2019. Experimental/Documentary. 17 min. DIRECTION/PRODUCTION/PHOTOGRAPHY: Jean-Jacques Martinod. Jean-Jacques Martinod is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Montreal. In his films, he delves into the archive and experiments with various documentary techniques and technologies. In addition to galleries and independent venues, his works have been screened at numerous international festivals. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: El diezmo (2017), Beast (2013), Grabados del ojo nocturno (2016), Ozoners (2015), Rota (2014)


THE MAGICAL DIMENSION

You can always be at two places at once, did you know? The real world and the magical world.” The voice on the phone whispers in your ear – there’s a way to alter reality. A film in love, like a prayer, to reclaim what seems lost, to open the gateway and enter the real world.

GERMANY 2018. Animation/Experimental. 6 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT/PRODUCTION/PHOTOGRAPHY/ANIMATION: Gudrun Krebitz. Gudrun Krebitz is an Austrian artist and filmmaker whose work focuses on experimental animation and single-image drawings. Her narrative-based short films have been screened and awarded at film festivals worldwide. She lives and works in Berlin. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: EXOMOON (2016, screened at Uppsala), Shut Up Moon (2015, screened at Uppsala), Achill (2012, screened at Uppsala), I know you (2009, screened at Uppsala)



EMTEHAN EXAM

A teenage girl gets involved in the process of delivering a pack of cocaine to a client and gets stuck in a weird cycle of occurrences.

IRAN 2019. Fiction. 15 min. DIRECTION: Sonia K. Hadad PRODUCTION: Pouria Heidary Oureh SCRIPT: Sonia K. Hadad, Farnoosh Samadi PHOTOGRAPHY: Alireza Barazandeh. Sonia K. Hadad, b 1989, is an Iranian writer and director. She received an MFA in Film and Media Arts at Emerson College in Boston. In her most recent works, Sonia makes an effort to explore people’s inner lives, women’s social and personal issues, shame, and struggles with their deepest fears through different art forms and media. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Personal (2016), The Box (2016)


METAMORPHOSIS

In his thirties and still living with his mother, a man decides to break free from his inner demons.

SPAIN/FRANCE 2019. Animation/Fiction. 10 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Juan Fran Jacinto, Carla Pereira PRODUCTION: Ramon Alos, Nicolas Schmerkin ANIMATION: Carla Pereira, César Díaz, Juan Soto, Ignacio De Marco, Iván Sarrión. Juan Fran Jacinto mainly studied sculpture. He has also worked in the art department on Spanish films and commercials. Carla Pereira studied Fine Arts at the University of San Carlos in Valencia, alongside illustration and stop motion. She has notably worked on Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, amongst other stop motion productions.


ENDURING BODY

Stories that revolve around the serial deathS of teachers in a Thai countryside town, where an elementary school, a crocodile pond, cha-cha music, and the afterlife become entangled.

THAILAND 2019. Fiction/Experimental. 17 min. DIRECTION: Ukrit Sa-Nguanhai PRODUCTION: Tunita Nititsopon. Ukrit Sa-nguanhai, b 1990, is a Thai video artist, filmmaker, and film lecturer. He graduated with an MA in Artists’ Film and Moving Image from Goldsmiths, University of London. He currently lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Pimean akas (2012)


ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK

Christian lives with his two cats, Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to breed his beloved cat Marmelade with an exquisite tomcat from abroad.

SWITZERLAND 2019. Documentary. 18 min. DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: Lasse Linder PRODUCTION: Edith Flückiger PHOTOGRAPHY: Robin Angst. Lasse Linder, b 1994, studied German Literature and Cinema Studies at the University of Zurich. There, he realised he would rather make films himself. Since 2016 he has studied Video at Lucerne School of Art and Design. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Bashkimi United (2018), Psilocybin (2015)


MTHUNZI

It’s a hot summer day in suburban South Africa. Mthunzi is on his way back from the supermarket, bags in hand. He happens upon a scene in which a woman, Charity, has just started having a seizure outside of a house. Charity’s niece, Patricia, beckons towards Mthunzi to help carry Charity inside. It is here he enters into a world where he does not belong.

SOUTH AFRICA 2019. Fiction. 9 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Tebogo Malebogo PRODUCTION: Petrus Van Standen PHOTOGRAPHY: Pierre de Villiers. Tebogo Malebogo was born in the UK and raised in Canada, Kenya, and South Africa. He is interested in exploring what it means to be a first-generation African born abroad and characters who wrestle with a need to belong. Currently based in Capetown, he is developing his first feature film and entering pre-production on another short. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Kismet (2015), Rerun (2015)

 

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