Tuesday, 13 April 2021 (7 pm - 9 pm)
Location: PALACE CENTRAL CINEMA
Level 3, Central Park Mall
This screening session features 11 films.
All films are english spoken and/or english subtitled.
Free entry. Get your tickets here.
BY SARAH SEENÉ
Lumen (meaning light in Latin) is a sensorial film shot in Super 8 that paints a portrait of an adolescent with albinism. The hypersensitivity that this genetic condition engenders and the lack of pigmentation in her skin and eyes lend her an extraordinary aura. This film echoes a series of photographs entitled Fovea, which takes as its subject visually impaired young people. Running time: 00:01:41
HOTEL STADT ALTONA (GERMANY)
BY SOPHIA SCHACHTNER
The team at Hotel Stadt Altona wishes you a warm welcome and a pleasant stay. Running time: 00:05:16
PRISONER NO. I (UNITED KINGDOM)
BY DANIEL WATT
Hanka Świderska is a hoarder and anorexic. She attributes her physical and mental illness to her father's time in Auschwitz. This short, made by her son, examines this connection and is a search for a record of Hanka's father outside the framework of his time in the concentration camp. Running time: 00:10:56
MARRIED PEOPLE (UNITED KINGDOM)
BY TYRO HEATH
Made during the Covid-19 lockdown, the director paints a portrait of her parents and their long marriage. Running time: 00:01:29
PHYSICAL THOUGHTS (UNITED STATES)
BY ANNE HOLLOWDAY
A dancer reflects on a recent injury. A dancer's body is their whole life. It is the sum total of their history, it’s the medium through which they make a living and it’s their method of creative expression. After a dramatic injury puts a professional dancer out of action for six months, she reflects on how our physical thoughts reveal who we are, perhaps even more than what we say. A meditation on authenticity, the creative life and facing one's own fears, 'Physical Thoughts' is the document of an injury and a poetic distillation of wisdom for every artist. Running time: 00:03:32
THE SCROLL OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH (CANADA)
BY JAKE KOVNAT
"I work after his voice and do exactly what he says to do... He put up what colors he want. I don't know about them." - One day, in May of 2018 as I was driving through Niagara Falls, NY, I passed a home unlike anything I had ever seen before. I slammed on the brakes and reversed to take some pictures of this stunning and unusual work of art tucked away in an otherwise unremarkable neighborhood. As I finished, a man who was sitting across the street called me over to talk. His name was Isaiah and the conversation that began on that day culminated in this short film. Maybe our encounter was meant to be. In honor of Isaiah, I hope you enjoy it. Running time: 00:03:08.
BY NICOLAS VASSEUR
Nania is a thirtheen year old muslim female thaiboxer trained by her father in Bangkok. We experience her reality and the lead-up to a big fight. Running time: 00:15:13
GRANDMA KITTY'S PING PONG (UNITED STATES)
BY SAGE BENNETT
A grandmother's lifelong dreams of playing ping pong with the best of the best are realized. Running time: 00:02:49
AMERICAN EXPRESS (GERMANY)
BY HÄLY HEINECKER
Following the filmmaker through the aftermath of a long-distance relationship, spaces which were once relevant points of connection are revisited as part of an individual journey. Superposition of distance and proximity creates a cathartic expercience. An experimental exploration of anxious attachment, removing projection and resolving in clarity. Running time: 00:06:50.
FORGIVE OR NOT TO FORGIVE (HONG KONG)
BY ELYSA WENDI
Shared dialogues between Chang Yan and Chen Jun about their childhood trauma, contemplating the hatred they feel towards their fathers. The film juxtaposes the body movements and memories in the intimacy of an unknown space. One of them chooses to forgive and another one chooses not to. Running time: 00:05:46.
GORYANKI (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
BY MARYAM MAKHIEVA
A story about several women living in the North Caucasus. The movie raises the topic of feminism, examines the context of national traditions and religion through the prism of stories of their lives. Despite everything, they found the strength and courage to become successful and outstanding people. Running time: 00:41:00