Rebels With Their Shorts II

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

Screenings

6th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening130403 / Lühikesed mässajad II
Q&A duration
Screening duration

Films

World premiere

Dr. Moreau

Local title
Dr. Moreau
Original title
Dr. Moreau
Director
Péter Lichter, Bori Máté
Country
Hungary
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

An abstract eco horror short that invites the viewer to step into a territory where human and nature as separate categories do not exist. However, everything comes with a price. Through the fragmented inner monologues of Dr. Moreau, this film aims to map the psyche of western men and their (our) violent attempts to be the rulers of nature. The film was made by a hybrid technique, using original 8mm and 35mm shots by an up-and-coming cinematographer, Alina Vincze and by transforming found footage materials, mainly Soviet expired educational and science films by hand-painting and damaging the material. Márió Nemes Z. acclaimed writer and poet paraphrased H. G. Wells' story in his script evoking current ecological and philosophical issues.

Director
Péter Lichter, Bori Máté
Runtime
Language
Hungarian
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Sliver Cave

Local title
Hõbedane koobas
Original title
Sliver Cave
Director
Caibei Cai
Country
China
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

Stepping into a cave, the sight fluctuates by the firelight. Left to right, top to bottom. The same goes for the screen in front of you. It is a borderless tunnel, presenting domestication and desire.

Director
Caibei Cai
Runtime
Language
Chinese
Subtitles
English

World premiere

The Anniversary

Local title
Aastapäev
Original title
L'anniversario
Director
Marius Gabriel Stancu
Country
Italy
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

Rosa celebrates her fifth engagement anniversary with Roberto. While she waits for him for dinner, she spends the afternoon in the pool with her younger brother, Angelo. They begin to comment on a news that happened only a few days ago: the body of a boy found in a field a few kilometers from the city. Roberto arrives earlier than expected and the eyes between the three are full of enigmas and restlessness.

Director
Marius Gabriel Stancu
Runtime
Language
Italian
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Wimmelbook

Local title
Wimmelbook
Original title
Wimmelbook
Director
Ali Gill
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

Two siblings follow a man’s movements from the confines of their car. Constructed as a moving-image Wimmelbook, the audience must take a front seat role: closely observing and scanning each scene in order to unravel the film’s mystery.

Director
Ali Gill
Runtime
Language
English

Baltic premiere

The Human Torch

Local title
Põlev inimene
Original title
Ihmissoihtu
Director
Risto-Pekka Blom
Country
Finland
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

We have acted according to the demands of society. We have followed the rules. We do not mock or belittle people different from us. But it is not okay to come here to upset the status quo, provoking all kinds of jeering at the hot dog kiosk. A one-shot short film about a traffic crossing at night, where respectable people are waiting for the light to change. The film is about losing your sense of security in a world that is changing uncontrollably.

Director
Risto-Pekka Blom
Runtime
Language
Finnish
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Huge Choice

Local title
Suur valik
Original title
Huge Choice
Director
Oleksandra Krasavtseva
Country
Germany
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

The animation is based on Joseph Brodsky's poem „Don't leave the Room“, shows a surrealistic reality in which the main character is faced with the choice of a room. At first glance, the choice of rooms is quite large, but in fact, all rooms turn out to be pieces of one large cake. Animated film is dedicated to the theme of the lack of choice during the Soviet Union, connected with the theme of being closed from the outside world and the deceit hidden behind a delicious piece of cake.

Director
Oleksandra Krasavtseva
Runtime
Language
Russian
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Everything At Once

Local title
Kõik korraga
Original title
Alt På En Gang
Director
Henrik Dyb Zwart
Country
Norway
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition, Rebels With Their Shorts

You’ve heard it before: that a moment can change your life. As if it's possible to point to single instance when things changed. For Jakob, there's just a myriad of memories, piled up on top of each other. As if everything happened all at once.

Director
Henrik Dyb Zwart
Runtime
Language
Norwegian
Subtitles
English
Trailer