MONDAY, 17 APRIL 2023
20:00 - 22:00
This screening session features 5 films (96 minutes, original versions with English subtitles).
Tickets are only 6€ per session, and include a free drink at the Studio Skoop bar afterwards. *All proceeds go to The Bigger Screen, an international organisation supporting independent filmmakers.
TOGETHER (PORTUGAL) BY MARCO ESPIRITO SANTO, DEL REGINATO
Synopsis: 'Together' is a creative short film challenging us all to be better and to fight for a world of greater equality and respect. Shot in 16mm, the film utilises handwritten typography and a simple score of jazz drums to focus the viewer's attention on musician Carla Prata's spoken-word performance. Running time: 00:01:50.
Selections/awards: Zebra Poetry FF, Mannheim Arts and Film Festival (Best Film: Gender Equality, Rights, and Issues).
BIJ ELKAAR (BELGIUM) BY JASMINE ISSA
Synopsis: A brother and sister going on a trip to a time where they had to flee from their alcoholic dad. Running time: 00:14:51.
WEST (BELGIUM) BY NINA LEEUWERCK
Synopsis: Few people still live on the rural lands of the Westhoek in Ypres, Belgium. Many are farmers, but these people no longer really fit the definition of farmers. Their glory of their large farms has long since passed. The animals are sold or no longer used because they can no longer cope. They look back on their past and are nostalgic for those golden days. A portrait of the landscapes where I grew up as a little girl. Running time: 00:19:48.
FROM MOERBEKE WITH LOVE (BELGIUM) BY LAURA DE BAUDRINGHIEN
Synopsis: Far away from home in a small Flemish village, Marta and her female colleagues are planting the seeds for the future of their (grand)children back home in Poland. Through her repetitive and physical work, Marta tries to stay connected and take care of her family. Stuck between east and west, distance and closeness, we follow her during two seasons. Running time: 00:22:00.
Selections/awards: DOCVILLE Leuven.
JAIME (BELGIUM) BY FRANCISCO JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Synopsis: Jaime, a 33 years old man, has been in a mental institution for almost half of his life. Through a series of conversations, Jaime shares his world view, his fears, feats and a secret. Running time: 00:37:00.
Selections/awards: Visions Du Réel Nyon, Seminci Valladolid, Camerimage Torun, IDFA Amsterdam, Pöff Black Nights Tallin.