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European Film Awards – Short Matters #2

29 April 2019 – 16:00 – Lumen

Discover 3 programs composed of awarded shorts coming from famous film festivals such as Berlin, Venice or Rotterdam.


Lâchez les chiens (Release the dogs)

Manue Fleytoux

Pays Belgium, France
Genre Fiction
2017 - 21' - Color
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...

Gli Anni (The Years)

Sara Fgaier

Pays France, Italy
Genre Documentary
2018 - 20' - Color
A woman gives voice to Annie Ernaux The years's text, a few collected fragments on the shores of a timeless Sardinia. Neither the words, nor the images, drawn from the family films, are expected to complete the narration of her story : places from her past. The mountains on the cost, a seascape, gardens, terraces, rooms of an apartment emerge like reflections of a fragmented and ever-changing memory, uncovered by a new light. 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.

СРАМ (Shame)

Petar Krumov

Pays Bulgaria
Genre Fiction
2017 - 24' - Black & White
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 chose between his mother and his love, and he finds his own way to deal with his emotions.

What’s the Damage

Heather Phillipson

Pays United Kingdom
Genre Experimental
2017 - 7' - Color
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.

Prisoner of Society

Rati Tsiteladze

Pays Georgia
Genre Documentary
2018 - 15' - Color
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.