National Competition 4
(I AM) UNHAPPY
María Castillejo Carmen
2011 – 04:43 – Color/B&W
The movie begins with a record of a Russian astronaut who’s going to die in the following seconds. That sets the tone. No more astronaut will be mentioned in this movie, but the angst is the little girl’s one, asking herself about her situation, trying to give some meaning to her unhappiness, by association of ideas… little girl’s ideas.
Eenentwinig + Zeven
2011 – 29:59 – Color
Seven year old Vibe lives with her grandparents. On the weekends, she travels over 100 kilometers to visit with her parents. The magic of childhood slowly fades to make way for reality. It is at this turning point, I ask her how this all came to be. The answer leads me from the idyllic landscapes of Moerkerke to Vibe’s mother, my sister, Britt. She lives behind closed curtains, isolated from the outside world. In an audiovisual play of seeing and being seen, of words and silence, I join mother and daughter in an indirect dialogue. Through it, I try to answer Vibe’s questions–as well as a few of my own.
La boîte de sardines
2011 – 09:25 – Color
Eva is a tiny little mermaid. One day she has a crush on Emile, a single fisherman, and jumps in his fishing net. Emile finds Eva in a sardines tin…
2011 – 17:00 – Color
This is the story about Mémo, a Kurdish immigrant living with his wife in the basement of a Brussels house. To avoid eviction from Belgium, Mémo remains secluded in his basement, peeping on passers-by through the window and waiting for his wife to return. In this dance of feet walking in front of his basement window, Mémo finds himself witness to stories and daily dramas without having the opportunity to take a stand.
Sac de Nœuds
2012 – 25:00 – Color
Brussels. A tram travels through the town. Three youths mess around loudly with the passengers. One of them catches Anna’s eye. They exchange smiles, brush against each other. A short tram ride, a furtive encounter… and everything gets entangled.
Cases ou “Je ne suis pas un monstre”
2011 – 03:45 – Color
Within the framework of a false scientific experiment, five characters are placed in four rooms. In each of them, is an object of our everyday life. According to the frame in which they are, our five characters evolve in a excessive way and it until complete and caricatural deformation. In parallel, we observe the complete evolution of Amaryllis’s bulb.