This is the list of the films screened at SHORT FILM FACTORY [by SHORT to the Point] in NOVEMBER 2019.
Lucy | Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela | 2018 | 15’
Director: Roberto Gutiérrez
Writers: Roberto Gutiérrez, Héctor Torres
Producers: Rafael Ponce, Roberto Gutiérrez
Cast: Luigi Sciamanna, Eloísa Maturén, Elvis Chaveinte, Daniela Bueno
Synopsis: Raúl, a solitary and obsessive 60-year-old foley artist, lives austerely in an apartment full of curious objects, where he feeds an obsession with his neighbor, whom he films in secret and then reproduces the sounds of her life through foleys. Despite remaining hidden, he begins to develop a one-sided relationship from the distance with this woman, whom he calls Lucy. After several sessions, on day 13 of his project, Raul discovers Lucy finding evidence of her husband’s infidelity. After fighting and throwing him out of her house, Lucy suffers intensely from the breakup, which Raúl takes advantage to film her and bonds with her, pretending to approach her emotions. Raul is convinced that the window of opportunity is now open and he believes that a sad and vulnerable Lucy, might be his. He wants to become the architect of the sounds of her life and somehow he begins to feel that she enjoys the imaginary company that he gives her. In this climax of compatibility between them, Lucy’s husband returns home unexpectedly. She loses the determination of her initial annoyance and lets him stay. However, she continues to be sad and indifferent to the return of her husband, who tries to recover his place and return to the routine of his marriage. Devastated, Raul intends to persuade her, crossing to her door with the intention to remind her about the connection they now have. The amorous delirium leads him to be confronted closely by what is behind his obsession: Lucy’s true identity. Tormented by what he has just discovered, he returns home distressed and gets rid of all traces of Lucy, at that point, we discover that his obsession is greater than we thought.
The Legend of The Lake | Switzerland | 2019 | 24’
Actor: Leo Panchard
Director: Hetzel Chloé
Writer: Hetzel Chloé
Synopsis: A young woman went missing a few days before the formation of the artificial lake of Gruyère, in Switzerland. Two teenage boys find themselves immersed in this unsolved mistery.
Yuukai-ANNA | Japan | 2018 | 28’
Director: Kaichi Sato
Writer: Kaichi Sato
Producer: Kaichi Sato
Cast: Hana Takeda, Toshiyuki Morikawa
Synopsis: 196X. Anna, an enigmatic and attractive professional kidnapper, abducts The Professor during his wedding ceremony on request from one of the latter’s former girlfriend. This woman, whose face Anna has never seen, wishes to die with The Professor before he marries. Leaving the church with The Professor on the back seat of her motor-bike, Anna starts on the journey to the fictional city of “Alpha Paris”. “Anna” is a tribute and homage to old movies of the 60’s, a ideally highly effective sophisticated cartoon with trendy visual effects.
Title of the film: Lilith
Genre: Experimental, Drama, poetic
Country: United States
Director: Erofili Moraiti
Synopsis: A woman in her early twenties is having constant dreams about snakes, which make her question her sexual relationships with men and bring her closer to the jewish mythological tale of the demonized Lilith.
Title of the film: My best friend
Genre: Narrative, Comedy
Director: Catalin Bugean
Synopsis: A newly immigrant family from Romania, wants to buy the traditional pig for Christmas. Not knowing too many people, not having Romanian friends in Chicago, they decide to ask their employees about a place, from where they could buy the Christmas pig. They send them to Pet shop. They prepare the pig for the Christmas dinner in the old traditional way, and they are so happy they could celebrate Christmas, about the same way they did back home in their villages.
Title of the film: STURLING
Genre: Drama, Action, Dark Comedy, Superheroes
Director: Rodolfo Gusmeroli
Synopsis: Domino Sturling is a professional villain, the best in the world, who finds himself dismissed due to be replaced by a younger man. He has to fight to demonstrate to himself and to the world that he is still the villain number one.
Title of the film: .tibbar
Genre: Student, Comedy
Director: Antoine Matuttis
Synopsis: Two drunk guys hit a homeless man with their car. Full of panic, they get out of the vehicle to check the bloody wound on the strangers head. His condition seems to be worse than they thought…