Surreality and reality mix in this selection of comedy tales dealing with medical mishaps, insecurities related to balding, an over the top competition among friends, fortune/misfortune in a lottery win, a curse and mistaken expectations and envy.
Dir/Wri: Ava Bounds
United Kingdom, 2020, 2 min 50 sec, Cert 15
A young girl meanders through an anachronistic community where news of plague and odd technologies mingle in surreality.
Dir/Wri: Yuma Slowbinde Prod: Louise de Nexon
United States, 2020, 6 min 15 sec, Cert PG
Become art, worship videotape, and win arguments with hearse drivers in less than seven minutes!
THE MAN WHO SWALLOWED THE RADIO Dir/Wri: Yasser Shafiey Prod: Yasser Shafiey, Marwa Tammam
Egypt, 2020, 15, Cert 12A
A man waits in the hospital hallway waiting to be treated after swallowing a radio.
Dir: Lluís Margarit, Wri: Lluís Margarit, Mateu Sagarra, Laura Mira, Prod: Escac Films
Spain, 2019, 12 min, Cert PG
Pablo, in a failed attempt to get back together with his ex-girlfriend, he realises he’s going bald.
A WOMAN WANTS THE BILL
Dir: Natalia Sinelnikova, Wri: Paola Minaccioni, Alberto Caviglia, Prod: Lime Production
Germany, 2019, 10 min 20 sec, Cert 15
The competition between two couples escalates dramatically as each competes to one up the other financially, during a dinner date.
Dir/Wri: Paola Minaccioni, Wri: Paola Minaccioni, Prod: Daria Wichmann, Julia Franke
Italy, 2019, 12 min 30 sec, Cert 15
Stood up by her date and frustrated by a the lack of service she is receivng from her server, a woman get’s creative to get her bill.
Dir: Cristian Casado & Dennis Gleiss, Wri: Sergi Páez
Spain, 2020, 7 min, Cert 12a
A great misfortune occurs when a couple wins the Lottery, neither of them are ready, but they are eager for what comes after.
Dir/Wri: Cagil Bocut, Prod: Cagil Bocut, Asli Erdem
Turkey, 2019, 14 min 01 sec, Cert 15
Filmed in a single shot. Confusion and disappointment ensues for two parents when the French exchange student they’ve hired fails to meet expectations.
Dir/Wri/Prod: Andra Tevy
France, 2020, 16 min, Cert 15
It’s a summer Sunday on a café terrace near the Mediterranean coast.Subjective and distorted perceptions pervade as guests’ comparisons and criticisms trigger crises at their own tables.
TRT: 83 min 38 sec