GOD'S CHILDREN + SHORTS
SUNDAY, 24 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.
CELENTANO'S SEASICKNESS (ITALY) BY SAVERIO CAPPIELLO
Synopsis: Loredano, known as Celentano, due to seasickness has never been able to be a fisherman, his dream since he was a child. Now he works in a bar and waits for Alex, his nephew, who has recently started working as a fisherman, to give him a gift that initiates him into that world that is water and that he has never been able to touch. Running time: 00:12:05.
Selections/awards: Venice Film Week (Winner Best Documentary Short Film), Brussels Independent FF, Super Shorts FF London, and more.
About the director: Saverio Cappiello (1992, Italy) graduated from Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti (Milan). His first short film Clinamen (2015) was presented at about thirty festivals worldwide, and he's won several awards with his subsequent shorts and documentaries. He is currently working on his first feature, L’altra via.
KADER ME IN (BELGIUM) BY EVI CATS
Synopsis: After the filmmaker of this movie is being portrayed in a book, she decides to make a film about the friendship between herself and the writer. It results in a film about the powerlessness that occurs when we surrender ourselves to another. Not only in books and films, also in love. Running time: 00:18:43.
About the director: Evi Cats (1994) graduates at RITCS in Brussels this year. Before making films, she finished her studies in Literature and Cultural Analysis in Amsterdam. Both in her films as in her theoretical work she is interested in the city, small fictions within reality, and mundane human interactions. In 'Close me in' she explores those interactions on a rather personal, metafictional level.
GOD'S CHILDREN (SPAIN) BY EKAIN IRIGOIEN
Synopsis: Javier and Romerales sleep under one of the many cornices around the touristic Plaza de la Opera in Madrid. There, their friendship becomes a hymn to life, death and dignity. Running time: 01:10:22.
Selections/awards: San Sebastian IFF Verzio International Human Rights Documentary FF, Dumbo FF, Docs Without Borders, Festival de Cine de Madrid PNR, Close: up Edinburgh Docufest, and more.
About the director: Ekain Irigoien (Donostia, 1981) graduated in Humanities and Communication. As a filmmaker for television, he has worked on series like Goenkale and Balbemendi for EITB, as well as programs such as Hoy cocinas tú and Bricomanía for LA SEXTA and TELE 5 respectively. He is currently working on the program of the well-known chef Karlos Arguiñano, with whom he has been collaborating for almost a decade. He was screenwriter on the television show Wazemank, for EITB. He wrote and directed the documentary film La Cañada de Andrea and the short Kresala, included in the collective film Kalebegiak; selected for the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2016.