Shorts Live-Action Competition 3

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Live-Action Competition

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
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Q&A duration
Screening duration
Trailer

Films

International premiere

Only The Devil Hates Water

Local title
Ainult kurat vihkab vett
Original title
Samo gjavolot se plashi od voda
Director
Lidija Mojsovska
Country
North-Macedonia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Live-Action Competition

Boris and Kira’s friendship is put to a test, when Boris, influenced by his grandmother, starts suspecting that his friend is a representation of the Devil. This will make him doubt her goodness, until Kira reveals to him the sorrowful truth about her life.

Director
Lidija Mojsovska
Runtime

International premiere

Bris

Local title
Ümberlõikamine
Original title
Bris
Director
Nachman Picovsky, Tamar Kay
Country
Israel
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Live-Action Competition

In a story reminiscent of the Biblical tale “The Binding of Isaac”, taking place in 1988 Kyiv, 8-year-old Max must make a fateful decision as his family prepares to immigrate to Israel.

Director
Nachman Picovsky, Tamar Kay
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Snow In September

Local title
Septembrikuu lumi
Original title
Snow In September
Director
Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
Country
France, Mongolia
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Live-Action Competition

Davka is a teenager who lives in the decaying Soviet buildings in Ulaanbaatar. With his classmate, Anuka, they talk about manga and tease each other about sex. When Davka encounters an older woman, his ideas about intimacy and his view of relationships are forced to change.

Director
Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
Runtime
Language
Mongolian
Subtitles
English

Baltic premiere

Joy

Local title
Rõõm
Original title
Joy
Director
Alexandra Brodski
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Live-Action Competition

A teenage inmate in juvenile detention finds himself drawn to a magnetic 10-year-old girl who wields an intoxicating power over her peers and perhaps even the adults watching over them.

Director
Alexandra Brodski
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Nest

Local title
Pesa
Original title
Hreiður
Director
Hlynur Pálmason
Country
Denmark, Iceland
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Live-Action Competition

A story of siblings building a tree house together over the course of a year. We experience the beauty and brutality of the seasons, as we follow them through their struggles and moments of joy.

Director
Hlynur Pálmason
Runtime