Galeria Arsenał – elektrownia, 13 Elektryczna Street (from Świętojańska), admission free 12.8.2022, 18:00
directors: Lizzy Deacon, Ika Schwander
Netherlands 2021, 14’
After winning a life coaching session in a raffle at her local village hall, Helen is guided through the help she never really needed. Together with her life coach Hazel, they explore healing strategies to cope with fear, rejection and grief, raising the important question as to whom this pain really belongs to.
director: Total Refusal
director of photography: Total Refusal
music: Adrian Hai
Austria 2022, 20’34”
Film sheds a limelight on the very characters that normally remain in the background of video games: NPCs. They are non-player characters that populate the digital world as extras to create the appearance of normality. A laundress, a stable boy, a street sweeper and a carpenter are observed with ethnographic precision. They are Sisyphus machines, whose labour routines, activity patterns as well as bugs and malfunctions paint a vivid analogy for work under capitalism.
DOLL+: BODY TRANSMIGRATION IN ITS IDEAL FANTASY
director: Ran Zhou
Canada 2020, 13’22”
Plastic dolls dance in the sky to a pop song. In a posthuman world, the perfect body is made of orange-yellow plastic in a factory in China. This figure without gender exists in a virtual space where illness, death and aesthetics are only absurd concepts.
CLARICE INTO THE ABYSS
CLARICE DANS LES ABYSSES
director: Philippe Roux
France 2021, 13’21”
Clarice doesn’t remember. Dived into the world of oblivion, she goes looking for her lost memory
director: Joanna Rytel
Sweden 2021, 13’
Everyone has plans A, B, C and D. My plan is to turn all my plans into reality at the same time. How else do you get pregnant with an infertile guy?
THE SOWER OF STARS
EL SEMBRADOR DE ESTRELLAS
director: Lois Patiño
Spain 2021, 25’
Through a city of lights two voices travel far away.
SWALLOW THE UNIVERSE
France 2021, 12’18”
The grandiloquent blood-and-thunder saga of a young child lost in Manchuria’s deep jungles. His sudden presence creates complete anarchy in the fauna’s primitive world, which was until-then perfectly organized.
HIS NAME WAS CARGO
LO CHIAMAVANO CARGO
director: Marco Signoretti
Italy 2021, 17’28”
Italy, late 1960s. Two strangers arrive in a village in the South: the first one has a movie camera, the second one has a gun. Crossing that wasteland, the two will have an unexpected opportunity to change the course of history.