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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.

Stay tuned.

FILMS


Second Skin


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DURATION10' 03’’
COUNTRYGERMANY
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Ismet Ergün, Kerem Ergün
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Osman Öksüz
CAST Wicki Kalaitzi, Jörg Rühl, Naomi Krauss, Christian Natter
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

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')


DURATION15’
COUNTRYITALY
DIRECTOR Andrea Baroni
WRITTEN BY Andrea Baroni, Jacopo Del Giudice
CAST Daniele Parisi, Veronica Baleani, Antonella Attili
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

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


DURATION15'40’’
COUNTRYFRANCE
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Eva Tapiero
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Ayoub El Jamal
CAST Nada Chraibi, Gauthier Brunet
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

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


DURATION13' 06’’
COUNTRYIRLAND
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Sam McMullen
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Hamish Anderson
CAST Brian Martin, Manus Halligan, Glenn Speers
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

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


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DURATION15’
COUNTRYSPAIN
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Laura Zamora
CAST Ana Bleda, Julio Posadas, Paqui Cabeza, Lucia Martinez, Paco Acaban, Alvaro Siloe, Sergio Mesa
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

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.


Relicious


DURATION8' 27’’
COUNTRYITALY
DIRECTED BY Eugenio Villani, Raffaele Palazzo
WRITTEN BY Raffaele Palazzo
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Alessandro Mattiolo
CAST Raffaele Palazzo, Giancarlo Palazzo, Manolo Elia, Maryan Pasar
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

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...



Lekaime


DURATION17'
COUNTRYSPAIN
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BYXanti Rodriguez
CAST Oihana Maritorena, Amaia Lizarralde, Asier Hernandez, Carmen Paz
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

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.


Zero Gravity


DURATION4' 49’’
COUNTRYGERMANY
DIRECTED BY Lukas Hablitzel
WRITTEN BY Linda König, Lukas Hablitzel
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Christoph Wieczorek
CAST Claudio Magno, Vico Magno, Philippine Pachl, Daniel Scholz
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

When two boys parents start splitting up, the older tells the younger a story to make him understand.


Dog's Birthday


DURATION17’ 42’’
COUNTRYPOLAND
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Jerzy Czachowski
CAST Ryszard Warchala, Malgorzata Kozlowska, Zofia Domalik, Karol Biskup, Barbara Liberek
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

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.


Six Home


DURATION3' 45’’
COUNTRYIRAN
DIRECTED BY Ebad Adibpour
SCRIPT Mohammad Salimi Rad
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

Many girls are playing and ...


Unlike Today


DURATION20'
COUNTRYGERMANY
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Astrid Menzel
CAST Ulrich Voß, Monika Lennartz
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

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


DURATION12' 10’’
COUNTRYFRANCE
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Sarah Heitz de Chabaneix
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Martin de Chabaneix
CAST Françoise Miquelis, Sara Verhagen, Nancy Tate, Sylvain Savard
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SHORT SYNOPSIS

A young woman goes with her mother for a routine medical check-up, that turns out to be full of surprises.



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