Shorts Program - Locarno in Los Angeles
Tonight's program of short films features a hand-curated selection of highlights from the 69th Locarno Festival, including Manoun Coubia's top prize-winning The Fullness of Time (A Romance), James N. Kienitz Wilkins' festival sensation Indefinite Pitch, striking new works from the ever-inventive Camilo Restrepo and Joana Pimenta, and a provocative take on a beloved text by the celebrated duo of Gabriel Abrantes and Ben Rivers.
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The Fullness of Time (Romance)
Manoun Coubia, Belgium, France 2016 14'
Sitting on the edge of the yawning rift, she has waited too long, far too long, for the mountain to give her back her lover, trapped in the ice.
An Aviation Field
Joana Pimenta, USA, Portugal, Brazil 2016 14'
An aviation field in an unknown suburb. The lake underneath the city burns the streets. The mountains throw rocks into the gardens. In the crater of a volcano in Fogo, a model Brazilian city is lifted and dissolves. Two people find each other in this landscape, 50 years apart.
Camilo Restrepo, France 2016 12'
To keep the promise she made to her dying mother, a young woman sets off to find her father, a fickle man she has never known. On the way, she discovers he is in fact dead, but, driven by the bewitching rhythms of the Maloya, a Reunion Island ritual singing and musical tradition, she does not abandon her goal: she must find her father.
James N. Kienitz Wilkins, USA 2016 23'
A pathetic movie pitch set in Berlin slips into the murkiness of memory and into histories best forgotten or purposely ignored.
Gabriel Abrantes and Ben Rivers, Portugal, France 2016 30'
In this delirious sci-fi take on the Arabian Nights Tale of the Hunchback, Dalaya.com, a mega-corporation reigning over a technological dystopia, forces its employees to relax at company-run medieval re-enactments.
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