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Crappy Birthday

24.04.2022 – 19.30 – Flagey

To get into the mood, the BSFF offers you a selection of short films about celebrations: happy or completely messed up birthdays,don’t miss those gems!

Die Badewanne

Tim Elrich

Pays Austria, Germany
Genre Fiction
2015 @en - 12'55 - Color
Three brothers, Georg, Alexander and Niklas, are preparing an original present for their mother.

El cumple

Pablo Alen, Breixo Corral

Pays Spain
Genre Fiction
2019 - 16' - Couleur
Children's birthday parties are most parents' worst nightmare. While kids play frantically and raise their blood sugar levels, adults are condemned to a succession of dull conversations about the weather with people they barely know. Not on this birthday party though. Here there is a delightful way for them to break the ice.


Nash Edgerton

Pays Australia
Genre Fiction
2011 @en - 11' - Couleur
Follows the continuing adventures of Jack, who always takes things too far. This time he is organizing a surprise for his girlfriend, with unintended consequences.

Le grand moment de solitude

Wilfried Méance

Pays France
Genre Fiction
2010 @en - 8' - Couleur
Today it is the father's birthday. All the family are gathered around the cake. Between revelations, quiproquos and dressing-downs, a dinner in family which turns up numerous surprises.

Instead of Abracadabra

Patrik Eklund, Mathias Fjellström

Pays Sweden
Genre Fiction
2008 @en - 22'00'' - Color
Tomas is a little bit too old to still be living with his parents, but his dream of becoming a magician leaves him with no other option. His father just wants him to grow up and get a proper job.

Love is Blind

Dan Hodgson

Pays United Kingdom
2015 @en - 6'30'' - Color
Alice is in the passionate embrace of a young lover when her husband James returns home early to try and make amends for his recent infidelity. Alice is racked with guilt for being unfaithful, just as James offers an olive branch, while simultaneously negotiating her lover's escape!