Summer Shorts: Latin America

Date:
30.08.2011
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA
Language:
russian

85 min.
Spanish, Portuguese dialogues / Russian subtitles

Short films from the award-winning filmmaker from Uruguay  Adrian Biniez (Gigante), new pictures from the famous Brazilian film collective TEIA, and a bright compilation of Argentinian films in the program of the best Latin American shorts at SUMMER SHORTS.

LUMINARIS
Argentina 2011, 6 min.
Director Juan Pablo Zaramella
In a world controlled and timed by light, a common man has a plan that could change destiny.

Festivals and Awards:
Annecy International Animation Film Festival  audience award, FIPRESCI award

SUMMER RUNNERS / CORREDORES DE VERANO
Uruguay 2008, 13 min.
Directors Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge
Beautifully shot short film about the friendship between a girl and two boys who spend their evenings roaming the streets. They circle around each other and the changing tension between them is tangible. They do not speak. When she finally seems to choose one of the boys, the inevitable question ensues: how far does the ‘innocent’ friendship go?

Festivals and Awards:
International Film Festival Rotterdam  official selection

CABLE WAYS / LOS TELEFERICOS
Argentina 2010, 14 min.
Director Federico Actis
Charming tragicomedy about a young man and his grandfather, who he kidnaps in order to give him a surprise.

Festivals and Awards:
Washington International Film Festival  official selection
International Film Festival Rotterdam  official selection

SWINGS AND MILKSHAKES / BALANCOS E MILKSHAKES
Brazil 2010, 10 min.
Directors Erick Ricco, Fernando Mendes
A story about a dark-haired boy and a girl with large eyes. Their great friendship and mutual fascination begins with an innocent game of hopscotch. Days spent together, long evenings filled with conversations, consecutive roles they adopt. The Brazilian animation tells, in a very subtle way, a story about the first timid love and happiness resulting from sharing time together.

Festivals and Awards:
FLIP Intnational Animation Film Festival  official selection 

Krakow International Film Festival  official selection 
TOTAL AVAILABILITY / TOTAL DISPONIBILIDAD
Uruguay 2008, 15 min.
Director Adrian Biniez
Rosa is looking for a job in the city.

Festivals and Awards:
BAFICI – Buenos Aires International Film Festival  official selection

HANDBALL / HANDEBOL
Brazil 2010, 20 min.
Director Anita Rocha da Silveira
Bia is a teenager just like any other: she’s into rock, handball and blood.

Festivals and Awards:
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen – FIPRESCI award
San Paolo International Short Film Festival – official selection

ASLEEP / ENSAIO
Brazil 2011, 7 min.
Director Clarissa Campolina
Everywhere when it grows dark, the lights and billboards become the only beings alive, occupying the inert and empty streets. Strangers (almost exactly alike) who have never met each other.

Festivals and Awards:
BAFICI  Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente  official selection
International Film Festival Oberhausen  official selection
FIDMarseille –
 Festival International de Cinéma  official selection