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The Lab competition in San Sebastian

LA SEMANA MÁS CORTA

 

From 3rd to 5th march 

San Sebastian - Tabakalera Cultural Center 

Andre Zigarrogileen Plaza, 1, 20012 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Espagne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The whole Lab competition of the Clermont-Ferrand short film festival and the "Anatomie du Labo 9" exhibition.  

 

 

Friday 3rd of march at 7 p.m:  Lab 1 programme

 

- Play Boys

- Killing Klaus Kinski

- Time Rodent

- Green Screen Gringo

- The Sunken Convent

- Desert Bloom

- Kaputt

- Welcome Home Allen

 

 

Saturday 4th march at 6 p.m: Lab 2 programme

 

- Lupus

- Immagine

- Thought Broadcasting

- Jag var en vinnare (I was a winner)

- O sonho do estivador (The Dockworker's Dream)

- On the origin of fear

- This far up

- A Brief History of Princess X

 

 

Saturday 4th march at 8:30 p.m: Lab 3 programme

 

- For Real Tho (Pour de vrai)

- United Interest

- Sit and Watch

- Personne

- L'Éxilé du temps

- Johnno's Dead

 


Sunday 5th march at 6 p.m: Lab 4 programme

 

- Love (Amour)

- Shit (Merde)

- The Unnatural

- Hopptornet

- Film, Beyonder III

- 489 années

- Kaltes Tal (El valle frío)

- Decorado

 

 

 

 

 


Films

Play Boys

Vincent Lynen / Belgium/ 2016/ Animation/ 07'22/ DCP

  Prix Canal + (2017)


A film about macho men, chicks, dogs, guns, cars and motorcycles.

Killing Klaus Kinski

Spiros Stathoulopoulos / Colombia/ 2016/ Fiction/ 20'33/ DCP

During the filming of "Fitzcarraldo" in the late 1970s, an Amazonian leader offered to assassinate Klaus Kinski for Werner Herzog due to Kinski's evidently threatening behavior.

Time Rodent

Ondrej Svadlena / France, Czech Rep./ 2016/ Animation/ 14'30/ DCP

  Prix (2017) - Festivals Connexion - Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


In a distant future where night has devoured the day, the inhabitants of a world in rapid transformation feed themselves solely on artificial light.

Green Screen Gringo

Douwe Dijkstra / Netherlands/ 2016/ Documentary/Experimental/ 16'00/ DCP

  Grand Prix (2017)


Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting - and yet turbulent - Brazil. Where the streets are a stage for politics, art and affection, a gringo can only watch. The result is a mix-tape portrait of modern-day Brazil seen through the eyes of a...

Desert Bloom

Florian Kindlinger , Peter Kutin / Austria, United States/ 2016/ Documentary/Experimental/ 13'00/ DCP

Next to gambling, Las Vegas primarily brought electricity and light into the darkness of the Nevadan desert. The film lets you listen to the electromagnetic fields related to the neon and LED thunderstorms. A symphony of electric smog resounds, while light seems to...

Kaputt

Volker Schlecht , Alexander Lahl / Germany/ 2016/ Animation/Documentary/ 07'00/ DCP

Based on interviews with former prisoners, this animated documentary provides a glimpse into the most notorious women's prison in East Germany. A film about political imprisonment, forced labour and enormous profits on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

Welcome Home Allen

Andrew Kavanagh / Australia/ 2016/ Fiction/ 11'00/ DCP

A group of soldiers return home to a world that may no longer recognize them.

Lupus

Carlos Gomez Salamanca / France, Colombia/ 2016/ Animation/ 08'51/ DCP

In December 2011, a night watchman was killed by a pack of more than twenty stray dogs who were roaming the streets of Bosa, a neighborhood of Bogotá. This animated film was developed around the concepts of body and territory in the city of Bogotá.

Immagine

Gérard Cairaschi / France/ 2015/ Experimental/ 09'14/ DCP

The story of Eve and the forbidden fruit. A cautionary tale, common to all religions, which stages the constant and unfailing links between religion and food, between food and prohibition, between prohibition and transgression, between transgression and punishment.

Thought Broadcasting

Nick Jordan / United Kingdom, England/ 2017/ Documentary/Experimental/ 19'40/ DCP

A film about psychosis and surveillance. A composite of fact and fiction, the film draws upon real-life accounts of a schizophrenic disorder: the belief that one's thoughts are being transmitted and heard by others.

Jag var en vinnare

Jonas Odell / Sweden/ 2016/ Animation/Documentary/ 14'00/ DCP

Three very different stories on the subject of computer game addiction, told through a mix of documentary interviews and animation.

The Dockworker's Dream

Bill Morrison / Portugal, United States/ 2016/ Documentary/Experimental/ 18'00/ DCP

Drawing from Portugal's rich heritage of shipping, trade, and exploration, the film takes the viewer on a journey downriver, into port, into factories, towns, and families, and out into the great unknown.

On the Origin of Fear

Bayu Prihantoro Filemon / Indonesia/ 2016/ Fiction/ 12'07/ DCP

Overdubbing the roles of both torturer and victim in one of Indonesia's most contentious films, Darto becomes the one-man embodiment of an era's worst cruelties and sufferings.

This Far Up

Ewan Jones Morris / United Kingdom, England/ 2016/ Animation/Fiction/ 11'00/ DCP

Outside a remote farm house, a man attempts to fix a Land Rover. In the distance a stranger approaches. The film blends animation and landscape in a surreal exploration of life, death, and what lies in between.

A Brief History of Princess X

Gabriel Abrantes / France, Portugal/ 2016/ Fiction/ 07'08/ DCP

A look back at the history of Brancusi's futuristic golden bronze phallus "Princess X" that is in fact a bust of Napoleon's incredible great-niece, Marie Bonaparte.

For Real Tho

Baptist Penetticobra / France/ 2016/ Experimental/Fiction/ 13'44/ DCP

  Mention Spéciale du Jury (2017)


One evening, a group of young people gather at a highway rest stop to take part in a film. But the shoot and the film quickly get out of control. Some of the group hang around while others disappear.

United Interest

Tim Weimann / Germany/ 2016/ Animation/ 08'56/ DCP

A cable-car ride through San Francisco in the early 20th century marks the background that bids farewell to the alleged blessings of capitalism. The animated figures, placed on a black and white setting, portray the merciless financial markets and expose the perversion...

Sit and Watch

Francisco Forbes , Matthew Barton / United Kingdom, England/ 2016/ Documentary/ 36'49/ DCP

Six everyday scenarios play out in modern London summoning ideas of representation, spectacle and human behaviour. These opposing storylines and their intrinsic cast urge the question: what leads men to be constantly creating and consuming an image of themselves?

Personne

Christoph Girardet , Matthias Müller / Germany/ 2016/ Experimental/ 15'00/ DCP

Personne - this is somebody, nobody, anyone. This is us in the course of time. Persistently, in vain. The self is need for permanent self-assertion.

L' Exilé du temps

Isabelle Putod / France/ 2016/ Documentary/Experimental/ 27'10/ DCP

In 1962, the speleologist Michel Siffre decided to spend two months near an underground glacier with no way to mark time. There, his mind teeters, his perceptions transform and he begins an inner journey filled with memories and hallucinations.

Johnno's Dead

Chris Shepherd / France, United Kingdom, England/ 2016/ Animation/Fiction/ 08'26/ DCP

Serving twelve years behind bars for a crime you didn't commit really focuses your mind. Everything becomes crystal clear. The injustice poisons your soul and the only thing that matters is settling old scores.

Love

Reka Bucsi / Hungary, France/ 2016/ Animation/ 14'35/ DCP

A short film describing love on a distant solar system, in three chapters. Abstract haiku-like situations reveal the change in atmosphere on one planet, caused by the change of gravity and light. This pulsing planet makes the inhabitants become one with each other.

Shit

Yong Zeng / China/ 2016/ Experimental/Fiction/ 30'00/ DCP

The story of an artist who has no talent but insists on pursuing his artistic endeavours through black humour. One day he meets a model who changes his quiet life. Together, they experience a series of weird things.

The Unnatural

Marcos Sanchez / Chile/ 2016/ Animation/Experimental/ 05'16/ DCP

A story told in fragments, showing a shape-shifting creature, a girl and an ordinary man engaged in a mysterious chase through a pitch-black forest.

Hopptornet

Axel Danielson , Maximilien van Aertryck / Sweden/ 2016/ Documentary/Experimental/ 15'00/ DCP

  Prix du Public (2017) ,   Prix Spécial du Jury (2017)


The situation itself highlights a dilemma. The fear of going for it, or the humiliation of backing down. What are we like when we hesitate, and when we decide? How do we behave when we are alone, and what are we like when relating to others?

Film, Beyonder III

Pierre Feytis / France/ 2016/ Experimental/ 04'55/ DCP

Gog is an artist who hates the movies. One day, as he is vulgarly scratching his head, a neighbor notices a mysterious steel rod in Gog's garden...

489 années

Hayoun Kwon / France/ 2016/ Animation/Documentary/ 11'18/ DCP

This is a transcription of an account by Kim, a former South Korean soldier, who was sent on a search mission into the DMZ (the Korean Demilitarized Zone), a place that is closed to human entry and where nature has regained its dominance. He tells us of the stunning...

Kaltes Tal

Florian Fischer , Johannes Krell / Germany/ 2016/ Documentary/Experimental/ 11'56/ DCP

  Mention du Jury (2017) - Jury Documentaire sur Grand Écran


The film describes the work cycles in an open-pit mine where limestone is mined, which is returned to nature by the liming of forests. The plot constructs an absurd but authentic cycle in order to counteract the irreversible consequences that occur when natural...

Decorado

Alberto Vázquez / France, Spain/ 2016/ Animation/ 11'03/ DCP

The world is a wonderful stage, but its characters are disgraceful.

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