GIRLS IN FILM
19., 24., 25., 26., 27.9. a 3.10. 2018
The new generation of international female filmmakers presents their latest work at iShorts evening organized in cooperation with Girls in Film Prague platform. Come enjoy the end of summer in company of talented directors from all over the world.
COUNTERFEIT KUNKOO (INDIA)
Director: Reema Sengupta | Producer: Surekha Sengupta |
Star: Kani Kusruti, Vijay Varma |
Year: 2018 | Length: 10 min | Live Action |
In a city that houses millions, Smita finds herself fighting beasts of a different kind as she discovers a strange pre-requisite to renting a house in middle-class Mumbai. She would make an ideal tenant - except for one glaring flaw. She is a middle-class Indian woman without a husband. An intimate perspective on the 'ideal Indian female' in urban India.
Director: Agnieszka Elbanowska | Producer: Studio Munka |
Year: 2016 | Length: 16 min | Document |
In the small, central Polish town of Aleksandrów Kujawski, the director of the local culture centre announces a competition. The theme ... a creative presentation of your personal patriotic attitude. Entrants are free to demonstrate their creativity in whatever form they like; in song, recitation or gesture, by giving a speech or staging their piece. Anything goes. There’s just one requirement; entrants may only present their own, original work. The eleventh day of the eleventh month arrives ... Poland’s Independence Day. And on this very day, the jury, consisting of the director, the mayor, a priest and a local poetess, will select the region’s number one patriot.
Here and here (Czech Republic)
Director: Michaela Mihalyiová | Producer: FAMU |
Year: 2017 | Length: 2 min | Animation |
Short animated documentary about living in the city.
WE ARE THE FREAK SHOW (CANADA)
Directors: Philippe Lupien, Marie-Hélène Viens | Producer: Fanny-Laure Malo |
Star: Sandrine Bisson, Louise Portal, Manuel Aranguiz |
Year: 2017 | Length: 10 min | Live Action |
A bingo game. An allegorical, wild and humorous portrait. An hommage to eccentricity and entertainment, to those things that remain unchanged.
Prague: A Foreigners' Perspective (Czech Republic)
Director: Daria Kashcheeva | Producer: FAMU |
Year: 2017 | Length: 5 min | Animation |
Foreigners in Prague give testimonies about life in Prague, the Czech capital. Is it welcoming to them? And how do the locals behave towards immigrants?
THE BURDEN (SWEDEN)
Director: Niki Lindroth von Bahr | Producer: Kalle Wettre |
Star: Sven Björklund, Carl Englén, Mattias Fransson |
Year: 2017 | Length: 15 min | Animation |
An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes which takes place in a supermarket, a long term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant.
THE SHADOW OF UTOPIA (AUSTRIA)
Director: Antoinette Zwirchmayr | Producer: Klara Pollak |
Year: 2017 | Length: 23 min | Experimental Document |
The Shadow of Utopia is the final instalment of a trilogy by the filmmaker Antoinette Zwirchmayr, in which the memories of three generations of women form the axis of the narrative. What role does the father play, or Brazil, or sensuality and the body?
Total length of the screening 84 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.