OFFICIAL SELECTION (4th Edition)

12-16 May, 2017

Rescue Before Dusk
Directed by: Samuel Lee
Category:  Experimental, Action, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2016, Singapore
 
Duration: 9 min
 
SynopsisA young business man with a hidden past, tries to rescue his fiance by battling through a group of thugs.
Website: N/A
 
The Orphan's Gifts
Directed by: Dan Robert Lahiani
Category: Experimental, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, Israel
 
Duration: 24 min
 
SynopsisThe Orphan's Gifts is a film which explores reminiscences of a childhood through the materiality of space and light. Visiting emotions and memories with personal existing objects. 
The performances that are filmed in this familiar and cold space bring into play the ambiguity between an home and a museum. The building up of the piece bring forth reflections about the relation between subject and object. By way of physical movements of blinds, the space transforms into an apparatus. Through those different dimensions of space and time, the storystelling opens up a path between the difference states of unconscious and subconsciousness.
 
Website: http://www.danrobertpaul.com/#!the-orphan-s-gifts/pc4fc
 
 
Le Grand Tour
Directed by: Dan Robert Lahiani and Sara Laimon
 
Category: Experimental
Year & Country: 2015, Israel
Duration: 9 min
 
Synopsis: Le Grand Tour is a mini-opera without words which portrays an ultra-orthodox man who longs to be on the track but finds himself confines to the sidelines. The work is inspired by Waiting for Godot of Samuel Beckett, and the 'exposure of the performance' theme in Kafka's novel ' Un Jeûneur'
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Illusion
Directed by: Maxime Contour
Category: Experimental, Sc-Fi, Art
 
Year & Country: 2016, France
 
Duration: 4 min
 
SynopsisNew York City. 
A switch noise and day appears instantly. 
This New-York is different: it’s a huge movie set with only facades without depth. Here, all people have a strange characteristic: a confusing and mesmerizing one… 
But what are we really?
 
Website: http://menilmonde.com/projet-illusion/
 
 
 

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