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.

www.jethromassey.com

BORODINO

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.

vimeo.com/dmitrfrolov

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.

LEBENSRAUM

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.

kimekberg.wordpress.com

INVENTORY

Joeri De Jongh | 2020 | 4:50 | Belgium | Super 8

A woman has to stay inside her kitchen because of a lockdown.

She amuses herself but gets bored after some weeks.

www.super8cameraman.be