KHAN'S FLESH + SHORTS
TUESDAY, 19 APRIL 2022
20:00 - 22:00
This screening session features 3 films. All films are in English and/or have 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.
DON'T FORGET TO SMILE (PORTUGAL) BY CAI NING
Synopsis: Rachel, a 6 years old girl from an immigrant family, carries more expectations than an average child. Language lessons, making music videos, singing, dancing, and practicing the piano are her basic tasks. Her parents have truly invested their lives to make sure Rachel becomes the next big name. But is a life surrounded by adults and spotlights what she wants? This is a portrait of a parent-child relationship, and what it takes to manufacture a child superstar. Running time: 00:13:45.
Selections/awards: Drama International Short FF.
About the director: The Chinese documentary filmmaker Cai Ning was born in 1996, currently based in Brussels. With a love of observational, and self-reflexive documentaries, she is keen on filming topics related to gender, identity, and relationship construction.She is a graduate student in DocNomads, an Erasmus Joint Master Program, studying documentary film directing across Europe.
AT THE FEET OF MY MOTHER (NETHERLANDS) BY VINCENT SPARREBOOM
Synopsis: Growing up as a parent to your parents, leaves deep marks on the soul. During one family constellation therapy, Lucien is finally coming to terms with his unsafe childhood. Through the intricate expressions on his face, we are taken on an emotional journey as Lucien moves through long-supressed anger, fear and sorrow, finally showing himself to the world. Running time: 00:27:14.
Selections/awards: Netherlands FF, Go Short - Int Short FF Nijmegen.
About the director: Vincent is a documentary director and cinematographer based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. After graduating cum laude in cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, he went on to study film at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. In his first year he directed and shot Mama Mania, a short documentary about his bipolar mother who gets caught up in a dating scam. The film premiered at Go Short and DOK Leipzig and screened at over 30 international film festivals. In all his work, deep personal engagement and fundamental human challenges are at the core of the cinematic narrative.
KHAN'S FLESH (GERMANY) BY KRISTINA SAVUTSINA
Synopsis: Krystsina Savutsina subtly details the daily choreographies to which the inhabitants of a Belarusian village devote or subject themselves. Khan‘s Flesh is a contemporary document of life in the Belarusian province, barely a year before the beginning of the nationwide protests against the state apparatus.
Selections/awards: Visions du Réel Nyon, Brussels Independent FF.