FILM REVIEW

The 12 Project

The 12 Project

Directed by Hadi Moussally Runtime: 12 min Release date: Feb 10, 2016 Country: France Category: Web-Short Tagline: From born to orgastic, The12Project puts emphasis on relationships, birth, growing old, narcissism and freedom, while also paying tribute to a pioneering filmmaker, Kuleshov.

The Last Dream for THE MOON

The Last Dream for THE MOON

Directed by Octavian Repede Octavian Repede’s project somehow laments this loss of magic with regards to the Moon, an entity often associated with the cycle of life and fate. All this is placed within a very innovative historical sci-fi context.

The Joyous Farmer

The Joyous Farmer

Directed by Hiran Balasuriya The cinematography and soundtrack blend perfectly with the film’s metaphor-riddled messages, and together ensure that ‘The Joyous Farmer’ is a remarkable achievement.

The Jim Crow Holocaust

The Jim Crow Holocaust

Directed by Jacob Hayek Jacob Hayek’s ‘The Jim Crow Holocaust’ treats a sensitive subject, yet one of high actuality in today’s society, especially after a number of unfortunate events which occurred in 2016 triggered a rise in nationalism and social movements which consequently influenced the outcome of important elections across the world.

Beatrice Brought Dessert

Beatrice Brought Dessert

Directed by Lauren Young Beatrice Brought Desert’ is smart, funny and exhibits remarkable style, making it one of the best recent entries in our festival.

@MovieGeek

@MovieGeek

Directed by David Woods This short film satirically explores the dark side of independent film promotion within the interconnected and technologically proficient society of nowadays.

Two A Half Hours

Two A Half Hours

Directed by Hossein Rajabinejad ‘Two and a Half Hours’, as its concept and title suggest, represent a short interval, but one during which much is learned and pondered. We highly recommend this beautiful film!

Sottoterra

Sottoterra

Directed by Federico Olivetti It is Federico Olivetti’s great merit to make a film about what would otherwise be a grossly mundane object feel so engrossing and unsettling. This short is definitely a great achievement.

Bedsheets & Cigarettes

Bedsheets & Cigarettes

Directed by Alan Mehanna ‘Bedsheets and Cigarettes’ is a decent project which showcases a large number of good ideas that could work out together even better with further refinement and a few different stylistic choices.

Devadasi

Devadasi

Directed by Marco Marra Marco Marra’s production (...) features a lot of good ideas which are rather well implemented, and its simplicity is at most times an asset rather than a liability.

The Singing Bones

The Singing Bones

Directed by Danishka Esterhazy The excellent visual style and beautifully shot imagery, alongside its almost neo-noir-ish narrative style make it a great project, which however stops just short of being a remarkable one.

A Whole World for a Little World

A Whole World for a Little World

Directed by Fabrice Bracq Very sensitive and compassionate, “A Whole World for a Little World” is a beautiful sad story that defines, in fact, the fragility of life, the imperfections our biological statutes turning our existence into a beautiful journey through the land of dragons which, despite their fierceness, will teach us how to accept our condition and how to truly enjoy it.

My Lover Never Came

My Lover Never Came

Directed by Moe Myat May Zarchi ‘My Lover Never Came’ is an interesting project which certainly is not a prisoner of stereotypical self-identity finding dramas.

Cuckold Picasso

Cuckold Picasso

Directed by Lance Larson A thrilling enjoyable perspective on the mental world representation which defines our existence, Lance Larson discusses the superfluousness of the fake image over the reality that shapes each person’s identity.

The Other Side

The Other Side

Directed by Michael Degani All in all, ‘The Other Side’ is a very good project, with a few flaws on its content side, but a wonderful technical and artistic execution.

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