SWIMMING POOL SHORTS
5.6. and 12.6. 2013
Before iShorts take a summer break, let us invite you to a sun-themed screening and dive into a pool of short films together with us. Regardless of their origin or style, filmmakers use swimming pools as vital settings for their stories. And what is more, they earn festival awards for these refreshing films. We will screen the winner of Cannes, or the film that was selected to compete at Sundance this year. Come swim with the festival winners, enjoy the fresh visuals and dive into stories from filmmakers from all over the world in our iShorts poool!
BADPAKJE 46 (BELGIUM)
Director: Wannes Destoop | Producers: Wannes Destoop and Katleen Goossens
Star: Johan Heldenbergh, Wim Opbrouck, Lies Pauwels
Year: 2010 | Length: 15 min | Live action
Chantal, a chubby girl of twelve, is having a hard time finding her way through life. She doesn't have a lot of friends, and at home she can only turn to her stepfather for support as she doesn't get along with her mother or stepbrother. Only in the local pool, where she is training intensively for an upcoming swimming competition, does she truly feel at home. But when she needs a new pair of goggles, things don't go as smoothly as planned and she takes everything to get hold of them.
Director: Mahalia Belo | Producer: Casey Herbert (NTFS)
Star: David Acton, Anna Brewster, Joe Cole
Year: 2012 | Length: 26 min | Live action
Sam lives in a place where everything is polished and secrets are cleaned up and kept. So when Georgina goes missing, everyone acts like nothing happened. But Sam can't stop thinking about her, the enigma who lived next door, swimming daily in her pool. As Sam drifts back into his memories of Georgina, he comes to realise he may know more than he wants to remember.
Director: Kimberly Warner | Producers: Matt Schulte and Kimberly Warner
Star: Mia Allen
Year: 2012 | Length: 7 min | Live action
CPR follows one woman's unconventional method of resuscitating herself from a life of post-war, suburban malaise.
THE STRANGE ONES (USA)
Director: Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein | Producer: Joonhan Lee
Star: David Call, Tobias Campbell, Merritt Wever
Year: 2011 | Length: 14 min | Live action
A man and a boy, traveling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. On the surface all seems normal, but nothing is quite what it seems to be.
Director: James Webber | Producers: Meddy Ford and Freddy Green
Star: Neil Maskell, Sam Gittins, Daniel Norford
Year: 2012 | Length: 11 min | Live action
Set in London, Driftwood is the story of fifteen-year-old Sam, a swimming prodigy, whose life is split into two very different worlds: a poignant antithesis between talent and achievement at the dawn of his sporting career, and fear and torment in his home and social life.
REAL LIFE EXP. (NORWAY)
Director: Kristoffer Borgli | Producer: Pais Semb
Star: Emma Aars, Molly Bring Uddén, Are Denstad
Year: 2012 | Length: 10 min | Live action
Two girls find themselves locked in an Oslo public swimming hall and bond over school gossip, boys and dancing to the psychedelic sounds of Lindstrøm in Real Life Exp., an atmospheric slice of teen life from up-and-coming Norwegian director Kristoffer Borgli.
Total lenght of the screening 83 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.