Monday 26. 2. 2024 | 20 : 00 | ANDĚL CAFÉ, Bezručova 151/5, Plzeň (map)

The love history of many of us is made up of comical, unbelievable, endearing or endlessly embarrassing scenes. But everyone imagines the worst date or the most romantic love differently. Someone looks for it by numbers, another in unusual places, another wants to give up love in life completely. iShorts invites you to a Valentine's Day with a selection of short films to devour, whatever love means to you.

A Bad Romance (USA)

Director: Bex Bradshaw | Producer: Stephanie Bignault |
Star: James Anthony Chiong, Kieran Cronin, Katie Hall |
Year: 2023 | Length: 14 min | Live action |

A love-starved, hopeless romantic believes she may have found her real-life Romeo until a surprise visit from his business associates puts her whole happily ever after in jeopardy.

Glenn, the Great Nature Lover (Norway)

Director: Anna Erlandsson | Producers: Ida Hansen Eldøen, Anna Erlandsson |
Star: Anna Erlandsson |
Year: 2023 | Length: 5 min | Animation |

Glenn loves nature. He meets the love of his life while watching birds. They decide to spend their lives in the forest forever, but preferably on their own terms.

Count My Lov3 (Poland)

Director: Ewa Japola | Producers: Agata Golanska, Malgorzata Kotlinska |
Star: Maja Kowalska, Michal Skiba, Filip Garmulewicz |
Year: 2023 | Length: 14 min | Live action |

This is the day. Speed-dating in the aquarium. It's time to break the everyday routine and catch someone for yourself. In her search for love, Sara wants only one thing: a phone number. Okay, and the shoe number. And Pasel. Dates of birth, body temperature, number of letters in the name... Numbers. The numbers don't lie.

Covid Love (Netherlands)

Director: Rene Nuijens | PProducer: Robbert Becker |
Star: Chris Poldervaart, Sangee Moon, Harry Piekema |
Year: 2021 | Length: 7 min | Live action |

After months of lockdown, bars and restaurants are back in business. But dating remains a bit uncomfy.

Silviana Deluxe 250 (Sweden)

Director: Frida E Elmström | Producer: Garagefilm International Ab |
Star: Simon Garshasebi, Helen Silvander |
Year: 2022 | Length: 14 min | Animation |

Every morning Silviana browns the bread to perfection. She is a toaster, in love with her owner. Her life is calm but bright, until the day a woman shows up in the kitchen.

Catisfaction (Portugal)

Director: Andre Almeida | Producer: Andre Almeida |
Year: 2022 | Length: 7 min | Animation |

This is a story about relationship and how they can shape our life forever. It's also about weird character and his cat who claims his way to the eternity. Maybe it's just a story about a man and a cat. But good one!

Heart Fruit (Switzerland)

Director: Kim Allamand | Producers: Filippo Bonacci, Maya Galluzzi |
Star: Sofia Elena Borsani, Jumana Issa, Flavio Luca Marano, Lotti Happle, Maximilian Kraus |
Year: 2022 | Length: 20 min | Live action |

Late summer heats up the city where people search for their own form of love.

Potted Palm Trees (Austria, Germany)

Director: Rosa Friedrich | Producer: Dominic Spitaler |
Star: Maresi Riegner, Henny Reents, Lars Rudolph, Monika Oschek, Alfredo Minea |
Year: 2020 | Length: 20 min | Live action |

The dress is too lavish and the toilet cubicle too small for the bride to fit in. The ballroom is jam-packed and the mood is alarmingly good. Something is about to burst: the groom's delusion of grandeur? The pregnant belly of deaf Betti? Her step-father's patience? Or the wine-filled bladder of his ex-wife?

Total length of the screening 100 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.


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