UCCA Art Film Screening Series: EU Short Film Tour Asia

2018.2.3
13:00-15:00

Cinema Arts
Location:  Auditorium
Language:  Various languages with Chinese and English subtitles

In collaboration with the 5th EU Short Film Tour Asia, UCCA presents six short films for February 2018. The upcoming tour features films covering a wide range of topics ranging from family to the search for one’s identity. 90 Degrees is a fable-like narrative displaying the director’s eccentric sense of humor, and extreme take on what it means to “follow the rules” in a civilized society. The film won the Busan Cinephile Award at the 33rd Busan International Short Film Festival. Awarded Best Short Film at the 40th Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad, Small Talk is a collection of three incidents with a family that took place during the fall and winter of 2014. Amalimbo, nominated for Best Short Film at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, features a five-year-old girl dashing through the undefined space between life and death. The Goodbye won Best Short Film at the 8th Gaudí Awards. Edmond is a film about a man’s journey to his innermost mind. The film won Best British Short Animation at the 69th BAFTA Awards. Panthèon Discount was nominated for several awards at the 1st Brussels International Short Film Festival. The science-fiction movie presents a story of a robotic doctor curing patients in the year 2050.

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30 RMB/Adult

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Schedule

13:00-15:00 Film Screening

About the Film

90 Degrees North

Director: Detsky Graffam

Country: Germany

Runtime: 21 minutes

Awards: Busan Cinephile Award at the 33rd Busan International Short Film Festival

Nominated for Best Short Film at the 29th European Film Awards

Synopsis: It’s a fact: good Germans wait at red traffic lights. But what do you do when the green man simply won't appear? Taking place almost entirely on the most pernicious traffic island imaginable, 90 Degrees North is a humorous, fantastical parable offering an extreme take on the notion of following the rules of a civil society.

Small Talk

Directors: Even Hafnor, Lisa Brook Hansen

Country: Norway

Runtime: 21 minutes

Awards: Best Short Film at the 40th Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad

Nominated for Best Screenplay at the 40th Norwegian Short Film Festival

Synopsis: Welcome to the Dvergsnes Family. In this short film, we follow the Dvergsnes family from Kristiansand, Norway, through three events that took place during the fall and winter of 2014.

Amalimbo

Director: Juan Pablo Libossart

Country: Sweden

Runtime: 15 minutes

Awards: Nominated for Best Short Film at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival

Nominated for Best Short Film at the 29th European Film Awards

Synopsis: The film tells the story of Tipuana, a five year-old girl who experiences “the limbo” when she tries to pass to “the other side” in her desperate urge to mourn the recent death of her beloved father. It is a short story that happens in an undefined place in an also undefined near future. The main characters are Tipuana the child, as well as Tipuana the adult.

The Goodbye

Director: Clara Roquet

Country: Spain

Runtime: 15 minutes

Awards: Best Short Film at the 8th Gaudí Awards

Nominated for Best Short Film at the 29th European Film Awards

Synopsis: Rosana, a Bolivian maid, has worked for Angela, the elder matriarch of the Vidal family for the last ten years. On the day of the funeral of her beloved Angela, Rosana is not allowed to grieve with the rest of the family. Instead she is forced to work. The Goodbye is an intimate story about how emotional bonds supersede social conventions, racial labels, and family regimes.

Edmond

Director: Nina Gantz

Country: U.K.

Runtime: 9 minutes

Awards: Best British Short Animation at the 69th BAFTA Awards

Nominated for Best British Short at the 18th British Independent Film Awards

Synopsis: Edmond's impulse to love and be close to others is strong…maybe too strong. As he stands alone by a lake contemplating his options, he goes on a journey backwards through his life, and revisits all his defining moments in search for the origin of his desires.

Panthéon Discount

Director: Stéphan Castang

Country: France

Runtime: 15 minutes

Award: Prix du Public at the 38th Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival

Synopsis: The year is 2050. Doctors have been replaced by a machine called Sherlock, a kind of super-scanner that not only diagnoses but also heals depending on the patients' means. Doctors have now become financial advisers who sell health insurance and solutions that are more or less drastic.

Projection Support

BARCO