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SET 24/15 – THE SHORT FILM MARATHON

14 short fictions carefully handpicked by your host.

 

 

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

MARATHONS

 

 

#1

LEONARD IN SLOW MOTION

by Peter Livolsi

Leonard lives his life in slow motion, which becomes a problem when he falls in love

 

 

 

 

#2

A NIGHT IN PARIS-PURE

by Karim Huu Do

One of my favorites. UK. Dark, trippy, Kafka. More than a story, this film is based more on a feeling and an atmosphere

 

 

 

 

#3

CONTROLLER

by Saman Kesh

Taiwan. A girl perpetrates her own rescue by taking control of her boyfriend. Slick.

 

 

 

 

#4

TO CATCH A DREAM

by the NEST Collective

African sci-fi films are rare. This one is quite beautiful and kinda Shakespearean in its own way (country: Kenya)

 

 

 

 

#5

GANG

by Stuart Winecoff

NYC. Characters struggling to find meaning and purpose in this chaotic world

 

 

 

 

#6

MONSTER

by Jennifer Kent

South Wales, UK. A single mother struggles to understand her son’s nightmares. I recommend watching this one alone in the dark.

 

 

 

 

#7

FUGU & TAKO

Japan, a man swallows a live fish in a sushi bar. Tomorrow we’ll be starting the 2d week of this marathon, so feel free to visit the archives of this profile if you’ve missed any of the other films posted so far

 

 

 

 

#8

HONK IF YOU’RE HORNY

by Joe Lonie

New Zealand. A taxi driver who can’t keep his mouth shut

 

 

 

 

 

#9

GOD VIEW

by Billy Lumby

East London. A lonely man misses his ex-wife and daughter. The film is shot from “God’s point of view”. Clermont-Ferrand selection.

 

 

 

 

#10

LA MORT EST UN HOMME ORDINAIRE

by Compose it art

France/Belgium. Last month, I was a member of a jury for a film festival with films made in 48 hours. This one was made by a French team. No financing or funding. Just talent, energy, a DSLR and a 48-hour-countdown. Kudos.

 

 

 

 

#11

THE CUB

by Riley Sterns

Sundance selection. A reflection on upbringing and parenthood. Feel free to share any of these films. Since there isnt any real distribution, short films fall quickly into oblivion. Social media can help to keep them alive.

 

 

 

 

 

#12

MAQUINA

by Gabe Ibanez

Spain/Mexico. The twisted story of a girl with serious castration issues. WARNING: this film could be traumatic for some men.

 

 

 

 

#13

NULL

by David Gesselbauer

Germany. A girl trying to break out of her daily routine/vicious cycle. To get the full experience of this film, you’ll need to have it in full screen and turn up the volume.

 

 

 

 

#14

SLEEPOVER LA

by Lily Baldwin

Last film of this marathon. There is something beautifully hypnotic about this one. Again, films that focus on a feeling more than on a rational narrative. This is what Lily Baldwin, the director, told me she calls ”visceral cinema”.

 

 

 

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

MARATHONS