Dance Films: Let's Dance

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

This collection has sprung from the longing for both individual and collective movement. It´s a call to recognise within oneself the impulse to dance, touch, dive, run, break, explode, throw oneself into the autumn leaves. It´s an invitation to let the wind carry oneself onwards and to say yes to an unconstrained duet with the elements. Be it a force of nature or the emotional ocean of the human soul. Let yourself be inspired by sweet nostalgia, by feelings, people and places. Trust and let go. And just dance it out.

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening101604 / Tantsufilmid: kutse tantsule
Screening duration
4th Lux Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening130303 / Tantsufilmid: kutse tantsule
Screening duration
Trailer

Films

Baltic premiere

Herbarium

Local title
Herbaarium
Original title
Zielnik
Director
Iwona Pasińska
Country
Poland
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

It is a fairy-tale episode, told with tenderness, gushing with the intense colours of flowers and élan vital. Choreography composed to a suite by Edward Grieg and presented by the artists-dancers of the Polish Dance Theatre takes the audience into the world of flora. It allows to explore a day in the life of a plant from the moment it blooms to the end, drowned in warm nostalgia. We invite you to immerse yourself in the beautiful world of flowers and leaves, in the greens, reds and purples transitioning to the greys and browns of the autumn. And all this told with movement to the rhythm of the dynamic sounds of the suite Peer Gynt op. 1 performed by Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera.

Director
Iwona Pasińska
Runtime

Baltic premiere

A Body Is

Local title
Korpus
Original title
A Body Is
Director
Jaime Dezcallar
Country
Spain
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Antonio José Martínez Palacios was going to be the biggest Spanish musician of the 20th Century. Unfortunately, he was incarcerated and executed without a trial at the age of 33, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.

Director
Jaime Dezcallar
Runtime
Language
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Thorn

Local title
Okas
Original title
Agathi
Director
Alexander Stamatiadis
Country
Greece
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

In a remote gas station in the heart of winter, a place where time stands still, three strangers cross paths and reshape time in their own way.

An audiovisual journey that explores masculine hypersensitivity in a conservative and religious rural Greece.

Director
Alexander Stamatiadis
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Our Land

Local title
Meie maa
Original title
La Nostra Terra
Director
Thomas Born
Country
Italy
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A modern dance tragedy on Sicilian soil, about a search for common ground. This independent film is a Gesamtkunstwerk, inspired by the architectural installation 'The Forbidden Garden of Europe'.

Director
Thomas Born
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Eyes Alive (HVOB)

Local title
Eyes Alive (HVOB)
Original title
Eyes Alive (HVOB)
Director
Rupert Höller
Country
Austria
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A film about what we see and what we don't see. What we want to see and what we choose to look away from. A group of seven shares a collective experience about trust and letting go.

Director
Rupert Höller
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Reminiscences

Local title
Meenutused
Original title
Réminicenses
Director
Virginie Brunelle
Country
Canada
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

This dance short film brings three sensual and brutal duets to the screen. Three stories overlap to tell the memory; what remains of the nostalgic feelings of their union. The choreographies sublimate the cracks that human experience generates and which settle in us like so many emotional vestiges.

Director
Virginie Brunelle
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Folds Of Wind

Local title
Tuulte tahud
Original title
Folds Of Wind
Director
Samir T. Radwan
Country
Egypt
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

A transformative journey expressing the process of navigating emotions mirrored in the forming and reshaping of white desert clusters.

Director
Samir T. Radwan
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic premiere

One Last Ride

Local title
Viimane sõit
Original title
One Last Ride
Director
Anastasia Babenko
Country
USA
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Alternatives

Following the Alaskan Way Viaduct teardown in Seattle, the film is a cinematic dialogue between concrete and flesh.

Director
Anastasia Babenko
Runtime
Trailer