International Narrative Shorts Competition – I

DAY 2 | Thu, July 23, 2020 | 1st Show | 11.30 AM

AYANEH
Director: Nicolas Greinacher
14 min / 2019 / Switzerland / Swiss German, English, Persian

Ayaneh, a young refugee from Afghanistan in Switzerland, meets Anna at a public swimming pool and instantly feels attracted to her. As the relationship between the two women develops, Ayaneh is confronted with growing resistance from her religious family.


IN THIS LIFE            
Director: Bat-Sheva Guez
12 min / 2019 / USA / English

Grief is a painfully physical experience, one where spoken language is often inadequate to convey loss or to comfort it. In a tale that is universal and yet profoundly personal, this film explores the physical language of loss.


PLUNGE
Directors: David James Holloway, Samuel Lawrence
8 min / 2019 / UK / English

A couple enters a new territory.


SUNDOWN
Director: Erik Gernand
10 min / 2019 / USA / English

An elderly man gets a visit from his childhood best friend, who appears to him as a teenager.


MY BROTHER IS A MERMAID
Director: Alfie Dale
20 min / 2019 / UK / English

My Brother is a Mermaid is a social realist fairytale about a trans-feminine teenager, as seen through the eyes of their 7 year old brother. Set in a desolate and prejudiced coastal town, the film examines how a child's unconditional love can be a powerful and disruptive force for good.


MAGNETIC HARVEST (La traction des pôles)
Director: Marine Levéel
24 min / 2019 / France / French

In close up, Mickaël seems to move in a nebula of desires: find his lost pig, get his organic farming certification, stop being lonely in a rapeseed fields. But from afar, Mickaël looks more like a magnet attracted to Paul.


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