IMMF 2019 INTERNATIONAL SECTION
TheMicro μ Festival, wanting to showcase the short film genre, has introduced from its previous edition an section dedicated to short films by foreign filmmakers.
The public has endorsed this new section off the Festival, therefore this year we will again host an International Section of short films.
Having received many entries, the Festival’s organizing committee has selected twelve of them.
The cities that will have the opportunity to enjoy and choose their favorite European short film are Athens, Thessaloniki, Chania, Herakleion, Xanthi and Ptolemaida. All the films of this section will be screened for the first time in Greece.
|WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY||Ismet Ergün, Kerem Ergün|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Osman Öksüz|
|CAST||Wicki Kalaitzi, Jörg Rühl, Naomi Krauss, Christian Natter|
What would you do, if you are approached in a racist or sexist manner? A woman finds a way to protect herself without using words nor fists.
9 su 10 (Italy), by Andrea Baroni (15')
|WRITTEN BY||Andrea Baroni, Jacopo Del Giudice|
|CAST||Daniele Parisi, Veronica Baleani, Antonella Attili|
She’s French, and he’s Italian. She’s a vegetarian and fond of Ayahuasca, he loves meat and has his feet on the ground: a couple in their thirties who has decided to live in Rome. During a springtime evening , they enter a supermarket which is about to close, and see a little girl dressed upas princess who starts to play with them. That vision is the right excuse to start the most important conversation of these latest months. While arguing on the choice of the products, she admits she’s ready for a child, but he’s not. Suddenly, members of the staff become advisors, and the two positions interchange, she confesses a secret and the little girl reveals their illusions. Illusions that belong toan entire generation.
Two Summers in Tangier
|WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY||Eva Tapiero|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Ayoub El Jamal|
|CAST||Nada Chraibi, Gauthier Brunet|
Sarah and James are teenagers. They meet during one summer in Tangier and experience their first love feelings. They meet again the following summer, but some things have changed.
The Cocaine Famine
|WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY||Sam McMullen|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Hamish Anderson|
|CAST||Brian Martin, Manus Halligan, Glenn Speers|
The Cocaine Famine is an Irish black comedy about cocaine and the futility of nationalism. Set in an isolated shed in rural Ireland, three characters play out an absurd scene in real time. The result is a short film full of playful humour and hard-hitting historical facts.
The Tree of Souls
|WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY||Laura Zamora|
|CAST||Ana Bleda, Julio Posadas, Paqui Cabeza, Lucia Martinez, Paco Acaban, Alvaro Siloe, Sergio Mesa|
The Tree of the Lost Souls is a story of tenderness and fantasy that really make us reflect on our lives and the parts of ourselves that we have lost. It is the story of Lili, an introverted 11 year old girl who uses her imagination as a refuge from the world around her; a world that has been falling apart due to the disappearance of her father, her mother's indifference towards her, betrayed friendship, and disappointment in love. But everything changes when she cries herself to sleep under a strange tree, under the watchful eye of Mr. Crow. Through this tree, Lili's soul travels to a timeless world that is populated by lost souls, even as her body lays slumbering on the roots of the tree.
|DIRECTED BY||Eugenio Villani, Raffaele Palazzo|
|WRITTEN BY||Raffaele Palazzo|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Alessandro Mattiolo|
|CAST||Raffaele Palazzo, Giancarlo Palazzo, Manolo Elia, Maryan Pasar|
An intellectual dress style man is shopping at the supermarket. After he bought the essential goods, he moves toward the refrigerated section to choose the yogurt to buy. The man realizes with amazement that each one of the yogurt cups has stamped on it the name of a religion instead of the yogurt brand...
|WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY||Xanti Rodriguez|
|CAST||Oihana Maritorena, Amaia Lizarralde, Asier Hernandez, Carmen Paz|
Lekaime is a project born in the studios of Xanti Rodriguez, a short lm set in the 40s after Hitler's visit Franco in Hendaye. Title of fantastic terror surrounded by occultism, black magic and touching the controversy of the theft of neonates by a part of a small ecclesiastical collective.
|DIRECTED BY||Lukas Hablitzel|
|WRITTEN BY||Linda König, Lukas Hablitzel|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Christoph Wieczorek|
|CAST||Claudio Magno, Vico Magno, Philippine Pachl, Daniel Scholz|
When two boys parents start splitting up, the older tells the younger a story to make him understand.
|WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY||Jerzy Czachowski|
|CAST||Ryszard Warchala, Malgorzata Kozlowska, Zofia Domalik, Karol Biskup, Barbara Liberek|
Thomas lives with his girlfriend Nicole. She asks him to organize a birthday for their dog. Thomas begins to search for a birthday present for the dog. He goes to an exclusive shop with pet’s accessories. He succeeds in getting a cake for a dog. During comes back home he gets attacked by a group of dogs. The birthday cake falls and the dogs eat it. He returns home and tells Nicole about the adventures. It comes up that the meaning of all incidents might be differ from what he had assumed. Along the story line there are certain actions taking place in a pub. Thomas spends his days there to avoid being at home with Nicole. He writes down in his notebook, as the adventures happening around him start to remind him of those that had taken placed when he searched for a gift for his dog.
|DIRECTED BY||Ebad Adibpour|
|SCRIPT||Mohammad Salimi Rad|
Many girls are playing and ...
|WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY||Astrid Menzel|
|CAST||Ulrich Voß, Monika Lennartz|
An elderly couple fights for dignity while balancing on the edge of the existence of their former lives. Both resist saying goodbye to the reality they once knew to accept a new life, now dominated by illness and nursing.
Under Mom's Skirt
|WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY||Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||Martin de Chabaneix|
|CAST||Françoise Miquelis, Sara Verhagen, Nancy Tate, Sylvain Savard|
A young woman goes with her mother for a routine medical check-up, that turns out to be full of surprises.