The EUNIC Ireland cluster is pleased to invite you to the screening of seven short films presented by the Alliance Francaise, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, the Embassy of Greece, the Goethe-Institut, the Instituto Cervantes, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute.
Admission is FREE but please book your seat in advance at RSVP@alliance-francaise.ie
Come and vote for your favourite film and try your luck at winning a special prize!
Film 1 - Diagnostic
Comedy, Director: Fabrice Bracq, France 2013, 8 min.
Dr Semyc is a specialist in a widespread disease for which no cure has yet been discovered. Informing patients of their diagnosis is a difficult exercise, but one which he has thoroughly mastered.
Film 2 - Trespass
Animation, Director: Paul Wenninger, Austria 2012, 11 min.
"To trespass" means to intrude, but it can also mean an unauthorized entry or a domestic disturbance. "Trespass" plays with all of these meanings in this technical tour de force, creating a clever, visually enchanting subject-object reversal, in which moving beyond oneself seems almost like an invasion from the outside.
Film 3 - The Hungry Corpse
Animation, Director: Gergely Wootsch, United Kingdom 2012, 10 min.
A short tale set in London’s bustling, yet desolate Trafalgar Square, about an ancient, rather hungry corpse and a pigeon. Voiced by Bill Nighy and Stephen Mangan, this film is a tale of companionship in a dark, monochrome London, from the perspective of a still, solitary protagonist.
Film 4 - Wind
Animation, Director: Robert Löbel, Germany 2013, 4 min.
"Wind" is the charming tale of the daily routines of the residents of an exceptionally windswept world – sharp, witty and full of social commentary.
Film 5 - Pipas
Comedy, Director: Manuela Moreno, Spain 2013, 3 min.
Nothing in life is more important than a catch-up session with friends. In Spain, these sessions usually take place over pipas, a special kind of nuts. What do you do when you find out that your boyfriend is cheating on you? How do you crush his healthy ambition of making a life for himself? Discover the difference between Chinese and Japanese people, the dangers of unknown symbols incorporated into fashion, and so much more!
Film 6 - Loser Leg
Animation, Director: Francesco Filippi, Italy 2010, 8 min.
Giovanni has been nicknamed Loser Leg because of his soft, boneless legs. The bullies in his class take advantage of his disability and keep tying him to things, but he takes it all in his stride. However, he feels really sad when he sees Rose, the girl he is in love with, running away from him, terrified every time she sees him tied to something.
Film 7 - Family Issues
Comedy, Director: Ruxandra Ghitescu, Romania 2012, 14 min.
Mircea, a divorced father, is facing a delicate situation when he notices that Laura, his 18 year old daughter, has spent the night away from home with a boy. Neither Laura’s excuses nor the intervention of Anca – his 29 year old girlfriend – can restore domestic harmony. Mircea doesn’t know how to react and asks Anca to have a talk with Laura, 'woman-to-woman'.
Non-competing film (Presented by the Irish Film Institute) - On Departure
Animation, Director: Eoin Duffy, Ireland 2011, 5 min.
Director Eoin Duffy attempts to explore the personal journey resulting from the loss of his younger brother Emmet.
The films will also screen at the Cork Film Festival on Saturday 8th November 2014 at 5pm in the Gate Cinema. Free event but ticketed.