Short Matters! 2 

Short Matters! is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the nominated short films to audiences across Europe and beyond. The programme featuring the European Short Film Nominees 2018 is a manifold panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking. The films are screened in three sets.

Release the Dogs

Anouck is a resigned girl, torn between two loves, two violences : her man, an attractive watchdog ,and her little brother, a young mad pup. The night of the boy’s 18th, this delicate triangle explodes, Anouck’s revolt is on its way…

Orig. title: Lâchez les chiens
Director: Manue Fleytoux
Country: Belgium, France
Year: 2017
Duration: 21 min
The Years

A woman gives voice to Annie Ernaux The Years’s text, a few collected fragments on the shores of a timeless Sardinia. 
The details in each gesture, in each face, of scenes of a life lived amongst family, reassembled and freed from their original context, become expressive elements of a confession that is both personal discovery and collective narration.

Orig. title: Gli Anni
Director: Sara Fgaier
Country: France, Italy
Year: 2018
Duration: 20 min
Shame

Macho is a poor boy, who skips school to work on a construction site. The only ray of light for him is his girlfriend, Donna. Yet, she is ashamed of his mother, who works as janitor in their school. Macho has to choose between his mother and his love, and he finds his own way to deal with his emotions.

Orig. title: Срам
Director: Petar Krumov
Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2017
Duration: 24 min
What’s the Damage

What’s the Damage is a proposition and provocation, answering back to ongoing crises under white patriarchy, relaying and augmenting feelings and gestures of chronic unease, protest and dissent. Phillipson’s summons and riposte storms in via menstrual blood, rising up against leadership circle-jerks, weeping vortexes, seared orang utans, animal-fat banknotes, and advancing supermoons, pizzas and drones.

Director: Heather Phillipson
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Duration: 7 min
Prisoner of Society

What it means to be a stranger in your own home and country?

Prisoner of Society is an intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, trapped between her personal desire for freedom and traditional expectations of her parents that threatens their unity.

Orig. title: სოციუმის პატიმარი
Director: Rati Tsiteladze
Country: Georgia, Latvia
Year: 2018
Duration: 15 min

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