Shorts Live-Action Competition 5

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

Calf

Local title
Vasikas
Original title
Kalb
Director
Friedrich Tiedtke
Country
Germany
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Live-Action Competition

To finally stand on her own two feet, a young woman breaks off contact with her parents and fights alone to keep her self-sustaining farm. As winter sets in and the calving of her pregnant cow draws ever closer, loneliness and a longing for security and family grow. A story about cutting the umbilical cord.

Director
Friedrich Tiedtke
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Rustling

Local title
Kahin
Original title
Rustling
Director
Tom Furniss
Country
New Zealand
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Live-Action Competition

In a family of sheep rustlers, a 15-year-old boy must go up against his domineering father in order to help his younger brother keep the baby lamb left orphaned by their latest slaughter.

Director
Tom Furniss
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

An Irish Goodbye

Local title
Iiri hüvastijätt
Original title
An Irish Goodbye
Director
Tom Berkeley, Ross White
Country
Ireland
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Live-Action Competition

Set against the backdrop of a working farm in rural Northern Ireland, 'An Irish Goodbye' is a black comedy following the reunion of estranged brothers Turlough (Seamus O’Hara) and Lorcan (James Martin) following the untimely death of their mother (Michelle Fairley).
Under the watchful eye of odd-ball parish priest Father O’Shea (Paddy Jenkins), the brothers’ pained reunion is worsened by the fact Turlough must now make new care arrangements for Lorcan, who has Down Syndrome. But when the brothers discover an unfulfilled bucket list belonging to their late mother, Lorcan senses an opportunity: he’ll only agree to leave the farm once he and Turlough have themselves completed every single wish on their mother’s list…all one-hundred of them.

Director
Tom Berkeley, Ross White
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Heart Valley

Local title
Südameorg
Original title
Heart Valley
Director
Christian Cargill
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts Live-Action Competition

Heart Valley follows a day in the life of Welsh shepherd Wilf Davies. After a chance article on him in The Guardian newspaper in 2021, Wilf’s perspective on life struck a chord with millions in the height of lockdown. He has never left his valley, eats the same meal every day and works his farm alone, where his family of over one hundred black-spotted sheep rely on him. And yet, he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Although faced with a rapidly changing farming community, Wilf’s inquisitive attitude and connection to nature provoke big questions about what it is we should truly value.

Director
Christian Cargill
Runtime
Trailer