Ugly by Nikita Diakur
LABO 1, 82'. All short films will be screened in OV with Spanish subtitles.
Presentation: Sébastien Duclocher, member of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
Nikita Diakur, Germany, , 2017 11'55
An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story "Ugly the Cat".
The Sacred Disease
Erica Scoggins, USA, , 2016 28'43, OV English
Angie lives with her mom and struggles to manage a heavy dosage of medication for a neurological disorder. Reeling from the death of her brother and oppressed by the very medication meant to cure her, Angie yearns for the strange, otherworldly seizures that at once haunted her and made her feel alive.
Rebirth Is Necessary
Jenn Nkiru, United Kingdom, , 2017 10'38, OV English
This film explores the magic and dynamism of blackness in a realm where time and space are altered. The now, the past and the future are rethought and reordered to create something soulful and mind-bendingly visceral.
Jakub Radej, Poland, , 2017 25', OV polish
The film follows the journey of the body and belongings of a recently deceased lonely person. In an ascetic form, it questions the meaning of life, the importance of the individual and the value of material goods
Wednesday with Goddard
Nicolas Ménard, United Kingdom, , 2016 04'30, OV English
A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.