The young Ah Bee goes on a comedic odyssey through Tiong Bahru Social Club, a data-driven project to create the happiest neighbourhood in the world. Little by little Ah Bee’s encounters with the neighbourhood’s residents reveal the absurdity of life.
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Nine international On the Road short films, largely unreleased in Italy, of different genres, selected from hundreds of proposals received from all over the world for this year’s SHORT> CUTS competition. The spectators in the hall will award the Detour Audience Award, voting for the Best Short. The Jury composed of Silvia Stucky (Multidisciplinary Artist), Nicoletta Bea (Animation Designer), Maya Vetri (Cultural Curator) will award the Award for the Best Short On the Road. The awards ceremony will follow in the presence of guests and the Juries.
Fatiha, Malika, Anissa and Sarah don’t seem to have much in common except for their specific relation to a shrill, loud cry, ‘the youyou’. But their stories about desire, migration, revolt and be/longing resonate all the more with mutual feelings as the film unfolds towards a collective and poetic statement about female solidarity. The youyou is the French colonial name for the high pitched trill that women in Northern Africa and the Middle Eeast launch as an expression of joy or other intense emotions.
A computer screen, images from the four corners of the world. We cross borders in one click while another trip’s story reach us in fragments, through text messages, chats, phone conversations, and an immigration office’s questionnaire. It’s the journey of Shahin, a 20-year- old Iranian boy who, fleeing his country alone, lands in Greece, then winds his way to England where he claims asylum.
One day I read the story of an aboriginal legend according to which, each ancestor leaves behind him a sinuous path full of songs and spirit-children. When a person walks along the trail of his ancestor, it brings back the songs and stories of the earth. And if a child is born from the journey, he becomes the child of these songs. I went to Tunisia and Algeria to collect songs and popular stories of the Revolution of Independence, on the trail of a family memory and the vinyl record of the Italian anarchist group Cantacronache “Canti della Rivoluzione algerina” (“Songs of the Algerian Revolution”).
Beirut, right after the August 4th explosion… Traces of life, torn out of a burdensome and peculiar daily existence, interweaving melancholia, wanderings, endurance and anger, of several people, living in a country on the edge of the abyss.
With Marie Rivière (Il raggio verde, Racconto d’autunno di Éric Rohmer). Eva is a 39-year-old, single and free woman. A gynaecologist has just told her she has very few eggs left. Eva would like to have a child but doesn’t really know how to go about it. She sets off on a singular journey.
Yasuo and Tomohiro are two very different men, but who share the same purpose: to seek out the victims of the 2011 tsunami with the consequent accident at the Fukushima nuclear power and to help keep the memory of the missing ali
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, two lovers who are expecting a baby search for a rescue helicopter which is only known as a myth.
Four circus families, abandoned by the institutions, find themselves suspended in the hope that the pandemic will disappear as in a magic show. The artists of the traveling show begin their metamorphosis, their forced entry into the world of the “rooted” in which everyone tries to reinvent themselves in order to survive. The circus has stopped: perhaps forever.