Kino Forum, ul. Legionowa 5
director: Márk Beleznai
Hungary, 2022, 17’23’’
The 24 year old Ádám lives the calm life of a small-time pot dealer in his late-grandma’s apartment, in the outskirts of Budapest. Bence, his 14-year-old half-brother who just left home and is looking for refuge at Ádám’s place.
director: Priit Tender
director of photography: Ragnar Neljandi
Estonia, 2022, 14’
Ills of fortune have deported a ballet dancer Sergei to a suburban kolhoz. Here he’s having his mundane fights against routine, domestic animals and alcohol.
director: Kateryna Ruzhyna
director of photography: Kateryna Ruzhyna
Ukraine, Czech Republic, 2023, 26’
The unfavorable situation of the labor market during the pandemic pushes Kateryna to work in a fraudulent call center that sells vitamins that promise “magical” success to his consumers. While this helped to survive financially, months of isolation, irritated customers, and a common frustration took her into a vitamin deficiency, so-called avitaminosis.
The film is a journey into the fragility and the search for healing and love in an increasingly suffocating world for young generations.
director: Zénó Mira
Hungary, 2023, 7’48’’
A garden party is held in the park of the baroque castle: the landscape is idyllic, the company is cozy, the food is aristocratic, and everything is traditional and refined. At the same time, in the other part of the garden, cages rattle, ropes rustle, and foxes whine. From the initial idyll, the film slowly moves to another level of pleasure, and a cruel game of “fox throwing” begins, which becomes increasingly bloody and inhumane.
DOUĂ VORBE, TREI MINCIUNI
TWO WORDS, THREE LIES
director: Ioachim Stroe
director of photography: Andrei Butică
Romania, 2021, 20’
A team of policemen are filming the reenactment of a murder. The main character is one of the two defendants. Gradually the police unit are going through all the events that took place on the night of the murder. Things start to get shady once they go inside the house of the victim. The statement of the defendant turns out to be different from what seems to have really happened. This thing makes the commissioner act in a very questionable manner.
director: Daria Kashcheeva
director of photography: Daria Kashcheeva
music: Lucas Verreman
Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, 2023, 26’33’’
Electra rethinks her 10th birthday, mixing memories with dreams and hidden fantasies.
Is our memory just fiction? Or a myth?