The Hangman at Home, Michelle and Uri Kranot, Denmark 2021, 13’50’’
What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?
Old Hag, Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, France 2020, 7’37’’
While his wife believes him at a coroporate seminar in Paris, Jean-Luc is sitting un a boat moving in the bayou somewhere in Louisiana. He has an appointment with the voodoo wizard Richardson. This wizard is know for solving all the problems.
L’écrivain aveugle / The blind writer, Georges Sifianos, Greece 2021, 9’50’’
The drawings of this film were made blindfolded, that is, without looking at them while drawing but using only tactile cues. This constraint deconstructs the individual drawings, which are then assembled into a whole in the viewer's mind. The film gropes along like a blind man. This reflects the writer’s perplexity, questioning dogmas and certainties. Faced with the complexity of the world, eternal questions concerning the relationships among people, political and metaphysical dilemmas arise.
Divare Chaharom / The Fourth Wall, Mahboobeh Kalaee, Iran 2021, 9’50’’
Home and family, relationships, desires, wishes and everything is summarized in a kitchen. The stuttering boy is alone there, playing with his imagination.
Sve te senzacije u mom trbuhu / All Those Sensations in My Belly, Marko Djeska, Croatia 2020, 13’19’’
While transitioning from male to female gender, Matia struggles with finding a genuine intimate relationship with a heterosexual man.
Crumbs of Life, Katarzyna Miechowicz, Poland 2020, 6’35’’
Absurd adventures of three people inhabitating the same small town by the sea; Una, experiencing peculiar anxiety about her own foot; G., cursed by a plump pony, and mysterious Faceless Man.
Thorns and Fishbones, Natália Azevedo Andrade, Hungary 2020, 9’47’’
Three young children, bored and neglected, live off the adventures they create in their own heads, until a day comes when they try to reach the outside. The mother, always busy, seems completely emotionally detached from her surroundings. As the children grow and the mother’s routine is ever more tiresome, the secrets of the mysterious house become apparent.
Pá kis Panelom! / Bye Little Block!, Éva Darabos, Hungary 2020, 8’42’’
Movie from Play-off - the film that received the most audience votes
A young woman learns that soon she will have to move from the concrete highrise flat she lives in. After receiving the upsetting news from the owner of the flat she is overwhelmed with emotions. Her teardrop of farewell grows into a concrete monolith. When the drop hits the ground, a surreal panorama unfolds around of the residential area she used to call home…