SELECTION 2 : EXPERIMENTAL FICTION - COMEDY AND THE ABSURD
Curated by Nikola Gocić
NEVER APPLY SALT TO ATTRACT A POTENTIAL LOVER
Jethro Massey | 2020 | 21:06 | Italy /France | 16mm
Francesca likes music and complex mathematical equations. She also likes Bobby.
Bobby likes salt.
A short silent comedy shot on 16mm, filmed in Italy by an Anglo-French director who doesn't speak a word of Italian.
Dmitri Frolov | 2020 | 12:26 |Russia | 16mm
An experimental sitcom, shot in the style of silent films of the early twentieth century. A parody of military-patriotic films.
The plot of the film is the battle of the Russian army with Napoleon in 1812.
A MANIFESTO OF DESPISE
Kristián Grupač | 2019 | 8:30 | Slovakia | 16mm
The classical story of a poet born anew comes into existence similarly to a birth of a poem - from the bubbling foamlike blood, from the punishment and finally from the utterance of that only word, permanently sleeping under one’s tongue.
Kim Ekberg | 2019 | 5:26 | France | 16mm
A mysterious briefcase changes owners in the streets of Paris.
A blood thirsty vamper is roaming around the Dutch countryside. An alcoholic Erasmus student is looking for a dance partner in Bruxelles. The world is on fire, but people are looking for some peace and quiet.
Semi-abstract hand developed 16mm film, with a sparse dramaturgy.