How camels become lions (Belgium) by Lydia Rigaux
How camels become lions’ depicts the urge for freedom. Through 4 episodes we see 4 family members in a moment when they are tired of being a camel, as a beast of burden. They realise their tasks are meaningless and find themselves in a spiritual desert.
The camel wants to become a lion. A spirit that fights against the false values in order to find his own place, his own freedom. Vincent, Renée, Alice and Robin are searching for the strength to undergo this transformation.
Belgian Competition // duration: 01:00:14
Sunday Lovers (Switzerland)
by Jannik Giger, Gregor Brändli
- Belgian premiere -
It is the spirits of past art forms and success principles that haunted in Sunday Lovers: the seductive sound of an instrument, the passionate Expression in the game, a large-scale form with exposure, recapitulation and ecstatic finale. In erotic, dreamy, wistful fantasies, they seek us home, try to seduce us and for a short, remote moment, to regain their attractiveness and youth.
Experimental Film // duration: 12:00
No One Misses Me! (Germany)
by Erik Lemke
- Benelux Premiere -
Since Evelin’s amputation of both legs, friends abandoned her. She is stuck in her apartment for years now, moving only between the kitchen, computer, TV and bed. Discovered old videotapes show her previous life as a man 25 years ago: the GDR no longer exists, but not everyone manages to gain a foothold in the unified Germany.
Documentary Short Film // duration: 28:34
Patrioska (Portugal) by Tiago Araújo
Five deities of power gather in an Underground Secret Society to discuss major
themes about world domination and status-quo. Mr. Visionarius has machiavellian
prospects for the future of mankind, but he is warned by the Angel Auditivus about the
spiritual awakening present in some avenues of Western society.
Festival Focus: Portuguese Cinema // duration: 09:11
by Jonatan Schwenk
- Belgian Premiere -
After a flood, some fish got stuck in old trees. In danger of drying-out they scream sharply. Woken up by the noise, the inhabitants of a nearby cave don't feel happy about the unintended gathering.
Animated Short Film // duration: 10:00