Films of the Jury members + Q&A
December 8, 16:00
Forum Cinema, 5 Legionowa St.
Our Song to War
dir. Juanita Onzaga
Colombia 2018, 14’
Crocodile-men, a mystic river, some kids who like fishing and a war that is coming to an end, share the same Colombian land: Bojaya. In this place, villagers have strange beliefs and celebrate the “Novenario” death ritual. This might be the beginning of a very long story, where spirits and humans meet each other to learn what is there to life after the end of war.
O teleftaios fakiris / Last Fakir
dir. Babis Makridis
Greece 2005, 13’
Ali Kazan is the last authentic fakir left to us in these fraud and mockery times. How an Indian fakir escapes from exploitation of a European former magician?
Dziwny przypadek / Strange Case
dir. Zbigniew Czapla
Poland 2017, 14’
“What’s all this for?” – the protagonist keeps asking this question incessantly, thinking about the meaning of a human life. In a freely-flowing stream of consciousness, he goes back to the experiences that had an impact on him: love, adolescence and events from the contemporary history.
Sztangista / The Weightlifter
dir. Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Ukraine, Poland 20018, 30’
A story about the price athletes pay for winning.
Dance of colour
dir. Sergei Kachkin
Russia 2009, 25’
It’s a postindustrial city in western Urals. Winter, blizzard, minus 20. Sky, snow, houses and people are painted in grey color of dull weather. Only daring person (or extremely eccentric) will venture break the ordinary and give this world his own colors.