Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action 5

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

Screenings

4th Lux Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening080301 / Shorts New Talents võistlusprogramm: lühifilm 5
Q&A duration
Screening duration

Films

Baltic premiere

Ambasciatori

Local title
Ambasciatori
Original title
Ambasciatori
Director
Francesco Romano
Country
Italy
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

It’s daytime. At the “Ambasciatori”, one of the last standing porn-theater in Rome, in the darkness of the screening room, sunbeams filter through the corridors and the toilets. On the screen, porn scenes are being shown, while only few spectators are interested in watching them, but a real community, claiming their right to exist.

Director
Francesco Romano
Runtime

Baltic premiere

What Shall We Do With These Buildings?

Local title
Mida me nende hoonetega küll peale hakkame?
Original title
Що нам робити з цими будівлями?
Director
Jonathan Ben-Shaul
Country
Ukraine
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

A documentary-dance film which explores the legacy of Soviet architecture in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The film was shot in September 2021, at a time when the prospect of a full-scale invasion from Russia seemed remote, but the ghost of its former rule remained written in concrete across the cityscape. The film platforms a divisive and open conversation about the city’s Soviet buildings: What should be done with them? Should they be preserved, destroyed, repurposed? What power do they hold over the way people think and interact with their environment?

Director
Jonathan Ben-Shaul
Runtime
Language
Russian
Subtitles
English
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Caterpillar

Local title
Röövik
Original title
Sâu Bướm
Director
Marcus Anthony Thomas
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2021
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

In the aftermath of an attempt to escape modern-day slavery, a Vietnamese boy's relationship with his overseer becomes even more complicated.

Director
Marcus Anthony Thomas
Runtime

Baltic premiere

Empty Sphere

Local title
Tühi sfäär
Original title
Le Cercle Vide
Director
Stephanie Roland
Country
France
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

This experimental documentary portrays a space object and its fall into the darkness of a space cemetery. A woman scientist reveals her attachment to this object and the absence of images documenting this mysterious place. As a reverse sci-fi journey, this essay mixes reality and fiction to guide us, like a stalker, to the outskirts of an invisible place.

Director
Stephanie Roland
Runtime
Trailer

Baltic premiere

Sucking Diesel

Local title
Diislit lutsutades
Original title
Sucking Diesel
Director
Sam McGrath
Country
Ireland
Year
2022
Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2022
Programme
Shorts New Talents Competition: Live-action

After a bungled robbery, a petrol station owner must decide whether to protect her idiot employee or turn him over to the most dangerous man in Ballybeg.

Director
Sam McGrath
Runtime