Rebels With Their Shorts I

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

Screenings

4th Lux Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening120303 / Lühikesed mässajad I
Q&A duration
Screening duration

Films

Baltic premiere

Fury

Local title
Viha
Original title
Fury
Director
Julia Siuda
Country
Poland
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

The film deals with the problem of growing anger, frustration and aggression that seeks an outlet. The heroine of the film is a person who loses control of her anger. Losing herself in emotions, she cannot stand the tension. The animation shows suppressed anger and imaginary physical violence. It refers to commonly formulated thoughts or intentions: my blood is flooding ... my nerves are choking, I will tear him to shreds .... I am about to kill someone .... etc. An important element reflecting the character of the animation is frugal but expressive plasticity that uses organic dense lines and appropriately expressive color. Natural sounds (like broken bones and injured body parts) enhance the naturalistic message of emotions.

Director
Julia Siuda
Runtime
Trailer

International premiere

All the Love of the World

Local title
Kogu maailma armastus
Original title
Tout l'amour du monde
Director
Guérin Van de Vorst
Country
Belgium
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

Some girls prostitute themselves under a highway bridge, a tropical forest on the outskirts of the city, and a strange reunion between a mother and her son, who seems to love his mom a little too much. 'All the love of the world' is like a vivid, brutal and disturbing daydream, immersed in 'Yes sir, I can boogie', the cult song of Baccara.

Director
Guérin Van de Vorst
Runtime
Language
French
Subtitles
English

Baltic premiere

Mother Prays All Day Long

Local title
Ema palvetab terve päeva
Original title
Madar tamame rooz doa mikhanad
Director
Hoda Taheri
Country
Germany
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

Confused between German bureaucracy and questions about sexuality, Hoda, an Iranian asylum seeker in Berlin finds herself emotionally and sexually hooked on Magdalena, who promised to grant her stay permission by marrying her. Due to changes in Magdalena’s private life, the decision of marrying Hoda becomes more complex for her.

Director
Hoda Taheri
Runtime
Language
English
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Estonian premiere

Rabobesto – Or How I Saved a Monster

Local title
Rabobesto – ehk kuidas ma päästsin koletise
Original title
Kuinka käänsin Rabobeston kylkiasentoon
Director
Mari Mantela
Country
Finland
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

On the verge of her marital life, a young woman makes a journey into the night to find out why she has lost her heartbeat and turned golden.

Director
Mari Mantela
Runtime
Language
Finnish
Subtitles
English

World premiere

Judith / Romina

Local title
Judith / Romina
Original title
Judith / Romina
Director
Ali Mozaffari
Country
Australia
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

Romina is a young emerging actor who has landed a role in a play based on Gustav Klimt’s painting of Judith. She keeps this and her love life a secret from her dad who’s a very traditional and conservative immigrant Iranian man in today’s Australia. Meanwhile the father is struggling with ominous dreams and knows more than what Romina thinks. And this might cost both a heavy price.

Director
Ali Mozaffari
Runtime
Language
English
Subtitles
English
Trailer

World premiere

everything is beautiful and nothing hurts

Local title
kõik on ilus ja miski ei tee haiget
Original title
everything is beautiful and nothing hurts
Director
R Seventeen, Lucy
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

Queer, post-romantic, low energy sci-fi film where two lovers try to connect in an underwater city.

Director
R Seventeen, Lucy
Runtime
Language
English