EL MOMENTO DECISIVO
A chance encounter. An accident. Forking paths. A certain summer. A light that goes out. A betrayal. This collection of animated stories follows that dividing line, that moment in life when everything changes. From the trauma-generating experience to the electricity of a love encounter, through the rituals of human passage and the relentless cycles of nature. From Joanna Quinn's old school hand-drawn animation to Mélanie Robert-Tourneur's computer-generated phosphorescence and Anu-Laura Tuttelberg's astonishing porcelain stop motion animation. Eight decisive moments in which there is room for humour, unease or melancholy, as well as the best talents in European animation today.
AFFAIRS OF THE ART
Joanna Quinn | United Kingdom | 2021 | 16 min. | O.V in English subtitled in Spanish
Veteran British animator Joanna Quinn explains here why she is in the field of art, through a hilarious collection of her own and her family's (but not the whole family's) traumas.
Nicolas Keppens | Belgium, France, Holland | 2021 | 14 min. | O.V in German subtitled in Spanish
The Chinese restaurant is empty. Mr. Ping has left. The exotic bird cage is wide open. Two friends, Jason and Kevin, see a great opportunity in front of them.
FILLES BLEUES, PEUR BLANCHE
Marie Jacotey, Lola Halifa-Legrand | France 1 2020 | 10 min. | O.V in French subtitled in Spanish
Flora goes to meet Nils' parents. On the way, Flora falls prisoner to her doubts, in the form of a bunch of Nils' ex-girlfriends and bloodthirsty Amazons.
HOLD ME TIGHT
Mélanie Robert-Tourneur | Belgium, France | 2021 | 7 min. | No dialogue
In the middle of nature, a wild encounter between two bodies that intertwine and fight in a particular sexual dance.
SOGNI AL CAMPO
Magda Guidi, Mara Cerri | Italy | 2020 | 9 Min. | No dialogue
An atmospheric and vibrantly plastic film, in which we follow the initial moments of a young boy's beautiful and blazing summer.
WINTER IN THE RAINFOREST
Anu-Laura Tuttelberg | Estonia, Lithuania | 2019 | 9 min. | No dialogue
In the middle of the jungle, among a peculiar wildlife, every moment is decisive. What is at stake is none other than life or death.
RITES OF SPRING
Yiorgos Tsangaris | Cyprus | 2021 | 4 min. | No dialogue
Spring has since ancient times marked the beginning of fertility rites, which Yiorgos Tsangaris here depicts through the bonds between Orthodox Christians and travelling theatre troupes