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SET 24-16 THE 2016 SHORT FILM MARATHON

The 30 best short fictions I’ve seen over the past year.

 

 

The other marathons and previous editions can be found in the MARATHONS category here:

MARATHONS

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATOR by Yann Heckmann

I was blown away by this short film. Minimal and powerful. (UK, 6′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLR by Stephen Fingleton

This one left me speechless. With Liam Cunningham from Game of Thrones (UK, 22′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE IRRATIONAL FEAR OF NOTHING by Paul Trillo

The title is pretty self explanatory. I think a lot of people can relate to this (US, 7′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOMEBODY by Miranda July

A friend introduced me to the artist Miranda July a few years ago. Here’s a fun app she designed (US, 10′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA JETEE by Chris Marker

One of the coolest short films of all times. Cult. (France, 1962, 28′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAR TALK by Lowell Northrop

In a Texas bar, a conversation goes awry (US, 8′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARVATI SAVES THE WORLD, PT 1 by Rattapallax

A journey through remixed Hindu mythology in 3 acts – part 1/3

 

 

 

PARVATI SAVES THE WORLD, PT 2 by Rattapallax

 

 

PARVATI SAVES THE WORLD, PT 3 by Rattapallax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGER BOY by Gabriele Mainetti

Very touching. The story of a boy who refuses to remove his tiger mask. (Italy, 20′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE DOES GROW ON TREES by Bevan Walsh

Love or porn? Dilemmas in a young boy’s life (UK, 11’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE TALK by Joe Otting

A father sits down with his daughter for a ♥-to-♥ conversation. Truth be told. (US, 8’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZAWADI by Richard Card

In the slums of Kibera (Kenya), a boy hustles to provide for his family. Friendship. (Kenya, 13’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRAZY LIKE ME by Leah McKissock

Brilliantly written. I totally get this girl’s existential struggle. In many regards, I feel the same way. Thank you for this film, Leah. (US, 19′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROOM 55 by Rose Glass

A woman stops in a motel for the night. Dim lights, satin cloth and beautiful aesthetics (UK, 20’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLOOD PULLS A GUN by Ben Briand

Bittersweet tale of a teenage crush. Sharp shots and cool shades. Mesmerizing. (Australia / New Zealand, 18’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEEPER THAN YESTERDAY by Ariel Kleiman

Men on a Russian submarine find the corpse of a woman. Testosterone-filled, AWESOME film. (Russia,19’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ANSWERS by Michael Goode

If you could get answers to every question you’ve ever had about your life, what would you ask? (US, 7’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIRL ON THE ESCALATOR by Kayan Lannes Ozmen

Bukowski’s advice on why you should never envy other couples (US, 4’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LE COUP DU BERGER by Jacques Rivette

Jacques Rivette, 1956. The modus operandi of infidelity. (France, 28’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUCCESSFUL ALCOHOLICS by Jordan Vogt-Roberts

A couple’s desperate attempt to escape conformity and existential anxiety with booze. Sundance selection (US, 25’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SISTER HELL by Fredrik S. Hana
From Norway, very strong aesthetics. Story of a young depraved nun. Probably not for everyone (Norway, 15′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIMBO by Haines Landry

A man dies and arrives in limbo. But are fast food and fast women enough to satisfy a man for eternity? (US, 15’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGIC DINNER by Niclas Larsson

Karma, destiny, free will. The mysteries of the Universe. (US, 3’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OOH CHILD by Matt and Oz

Totally unexpected. (US, 3’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITS NOT ABOUT THE NAIL by Jason Headley

Men are from Mars, women from Venus. Communication is difficult. (US, 2’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANDEKAR MAKES A SANDWICH by Leena Pendharkar

Supermarket gastronomy, very original. Part of the beauty of this film lies in its simplicity (US, 9′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97% by Ben Brand

Looking for love in all the wrong places. Brilliant. (Netherlands, 8′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE AUDITION by Celia Rowlson-Hall

The glamour of being an actor (US, 11′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCERNING THE BODYGUARD by Kasra Farahani

Based on the short story by Donald Barthelme and read by Salman Rushdie (9’)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE GUNFIGHTER by Eric Kissack

Very nice twist on the classical western genre. Thx for the tip, Mike. (US, 9′)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BÄR by Pascal Flörks

last film for this marathon! Family ties in Germany, very special.

 

 

 

The other marathons and previous editions can be found in the MARATHONS category here:

MARATHONS