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AWARDS 15th edition TIFF 2017 »   FEATURE JURY composed by Denis Côté (Canada) and Dritan Huqi (Albania) awards:   BEST FEATURE FILM   BEST FEATURE FILM Glory by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | 2016 | Bulgaria, Greece | 97'   A movie that speaks to every time, place, and society – with an extraordinary development of a simple plot, which we live every day. A movie that carries a powerful message, but also a work of art with emotional and aesthetical values.   Një film që i flet çdo kohe, çdo vendi dhe çd... SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   1,4 Sextillion Litre Doro Götz Germany 2017 8 Days of Parlor Zoe Phylactidou Cyprus 2016 Born of Stone Emilio Bellu Italy, Czechia 2016 Dragon Circle Gertrud Schulte Westenberg Germany 2016 Evripidou 14 Michael Demetrius Greece 2016 Golden Hour Claudia Vogt Germany 2017 Happy Happy Baby Jan Soldat Germany 2017 In Search of the Land Without Evil Anna Azevedo Brazil 2017 Jungle Colia Vranici France 2016 ... DOCUMENTARY Mid-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray Kristi Zea USA 2016 Imma Pasquale Marino Italy 2017 On the Edge of Life Yaser Kassab Syria 2017 Prohibited Visit Nikos Theodosiou Greece 2017 Saint Lazarus's Miracle Nicolas Muñoz Avia Spain 2016 Valentina Maximilian Feldmann Germany 2016 VIDEO ART - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Brutes Are Afraid of Silence Étienne Boulanger Canada 2016 Ex Terrat Reinhold Bidner Austria, France 2016 Final Gathering Alain Escalle France 2017 Finish Saeed Naghavian Iran 2017 Genesis Abtin Mozafari Iran 2017 Hey You! Tessa Garland UK 2016 Hiwa Jacqueline Lentzou Greece 2016 Hysteria Maurice Kelliher UK, Ireland 2016 Label Amir Lashkari Iran 2017 Lying Women Deborah Kelly Australia 2017 mo... STUDENT International - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Beer & Calippo Paul Ploberger Austria 2017 Best of Everything, Always Alexios Koukias-Pantelis UK 2017 Boundary Bartosz Brzeziński Poland 2016 Buoyancy Simon Valentin Denmark 2017 Casting Katarzyna Iskra Poland 2017 Digital Immigrants Dennis Stauffer, Norbert Kottmann Switzerland 2016 Donkey Xote Ottó Bánovits Hungary, Sweden 2016 Eat me! Ilina Perianova Bulgaria 2016 Empathy (a digital love letter) ... IN ALBANIAN - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   A Long Way Home Ibër Deari Macedonia 2017 A True Story Viron Roboci Albania 2017 Conversation on Life Agim Abdula Macedonia 2016 Heaven Has Been Fooled Odeta Çunaj Albania 2016 Home More Raça Kosova 2016 Kaini Shaqir Veseli Albania 2017 Lord of the House Daniëlle Bremer Kosova 2017 Reverse Antipode Oltsen Gripshi Albania 2017 The Eagles Sokol Reka Belgium 2017 The Junction Xhelal Haliti Kosova 2... DOCUMENTARY Full-length - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   69 Minutes of 86 Days Egil Haskjold Larsen Norway 2017 Blood and the Moon Tommaso Cotronei Italy, Yemen 2017 Jeffrey Yanillys Perez Dominican Republic, France 2017 Mr. Gay Syria Ayse Toprak Turkey 2017 Siberian Love Olga Delane Germany 2016 The Charro of Toluquilla José Villalobos Romero Mexico 2016 Tonino Daniele Ceccarini, Mario Molinari Italy 2017 SHORT ANIMATED FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) »   Aiport Michaela Müller Switzerland 2017 And the Moon Stands Still Yulia Ruditskaya Belarus 2017 Bystander Sheyda Kashi Iran 2017 Chill and Shivering Kwok Wai Chung Philip Hong Kong 2016 Confined Nico Bonomolo Italy 2016 Framed Marco Jemolo Italy 2017 In Exile Alexander Kurilov Moldova 2016 Light Sight Seyed M. Tabatabaei Iran 2016 Manivald Chintis Lundgren Estonia 2017 Nothing Happens Uri & Michel... SHORT FICTION FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » 8 Minutes George Gogichaishvili, David Abramishvili Georgia 2017 A Swedish Classic Måns Berthas Sweden 2017 Animal Bahman & Bahram Ark Iran 2017 Blue in Green Leigh Heiman Pruzanski Israel 2016 Building No.13 Amir Gholami Iran 2016 Burning Slimane Bounia France 2016 Check-list Frédéric Mosbeux Belgium 2017 Everyday Philippe Orreindy France 2017 Fluffy Lee Filipovski Serbia 2016 FU Ilya Aksenov R... FEATURE FILMS - TIFF 2017 (15'th edition) » A Balkan Noir Dražen Kuljanin Sweden, Montenegro 2017 Beneath the Silence Erez Mizrahi, Sahar Shavit Israel 2016 Black Crow Tayfur Aydin Turkey 2016 Daybreak Gentian Koçi Albania, Greece 2017 Directions Stephan Komandarev Bulgaria, Germany, Macedonia 2017 Glory Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov Bulgaria 2016 Ministry of Love Pavo Marinković Croatia 2016 Mothering Roqiye Tavakoli Iran 2017 Unwanted Edon R...
Friday, 24 November 2017
Fiction (official selection - TIFF 2017)
8 MINUTES

Georgia | 2017 | 13’

 

After apocalyptic information leaks about the sun going out, meaning the earth will get dark in eight minutes, forever, chaos covers the whole world except for Gia - a single man under sixty with a boring, poor life. In this crazy moment he calls his son to ask how is he handling this situation, despite having a rare and cold relationship with him for a long while. But during the phone call Gia finds his son is in north pole for an expedition with his fiancée, and not aware of the coming total black out. Father hesitates to tell his son how the world is about to end and hangs up the phone. But he can’t just sit and do nothing about it.

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BLUE IN GREEN

Israel | 2016 | 18’

 

Uri returns to Mika’s house for his wallet, and is confronted with devastating, yet not so shocking news. An odd relationship is tested by circumstance, as they fumble their words in search of true meaning and an honest connection.

 

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CHECK-LIST

Belgium | 2017 | 11’

 

After his life has been turned upside down, Paul decides to fight back methodically. But his moral compass seems to been challenged as he progresses through his plan, his checklist. How far will it lead him to?

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FU

Russia | 2017 | 11’

Cortisol is one of the steroid hormones and is made in the adrenal glands. Under stressful conditions, cortisol provides the body with glucose by tapping into protein stores via gluconeogenesis in the liver. Long-term stress and elevated cortisol may also be linked to insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid disorders, dementia, depression.

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ICE

France | 2017 | 15’

Harri is a lieutenant colonel in the Estonian army. Divorced, he only sees his 10-year old son during school holidays. Harri decides to make up for lost time by going to an adventurous father-son winter trip to an island. Missing the last ferry, Harri decides to take a local ice road over the frozen sea. On the vast snowy desert past memories collide with the present.

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MAYBE TOMORROW

“Bulgaria, Germany | 2017 | 24’

Hidden behind a telescope, Lone, a modern-day hermit falls in love with a quirky woman from the building opposite. He has to cross the threshold to finally meet her… Maybe tomorrow.

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RETOUCH

Iran | 2017 | 20’

Maryam’s husband died in front of her eyes and she just watches until he dies.

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So Close

Bulgaria | 2017 | 15’

Hristo, a 30-year old well educated man, is living off the grid for a while. His sister arranges a job interview for him. The meeting with the boss turns out really interesting for both of them.

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THE CHILDREN WILL COME

Macedonia | 2017 | 19’

A young teacher is sent to a remote village in the mountains to teach the children who live there. The winter is cold and long, and the children never seem to come. Instead, the young teacher meets an old lady who used to work in the school and who promises her that the children will come once she learns how to light a fire.

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THE SMOKE

Russia | 2017 | 23’

This is a story of son and his father. They have many secrets from each other. Soon they will recognize them.

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VARIATION ON A THEME OF VIOLENCE

Australia | 2017 | 17’

Two different cultures, two different sets of values, clash unexpectedly. An Iranian immi-grant finds himself in a physical altercation with two Australian youths on a public bus after challenging their antisocial behaviour.

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A SWEDISH CLASSIC

Sweden | 2017 | 8’

A woman in a tattered wedding gown wakes in the forest to the sound of a deafening car horn. She finds her husband in the crashed car nearby. He’s in bad shape but alive. In the wrecked interior, they start to talk about their relationship, which soon seems to be as demolished as their Saab.

 

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BUILDING NO.13

Iran | 2016 | 11’

 

The movie is the story of human life in the sewage systems in which people from upper floors make their social environment dirty.

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EVERYDAY

France | 2017 | 14’

 

Françoise is a company director. She is under the perverse psychological influence of her superior. But is it real or is it an hallucination caused by her anguish?

 

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HELGA IS IN LUND

Greece | 2016 | 20’

A woman, her doctor, a piano student, a man, his wife and a cat. What connects these people? What separates them? Who is Helga? Where is Lund?

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ISABELLA

Italy | 2017 | 15’

Inspired by the last days of the Marchesa of Mantua, a key figure of the Italian Renaissance, tells the imaginary encounter between Isabella d’Este and her son’s lover, Isabella Boschet-ti. The clash / confrontation between two women of age, extraction and culture different but in love, each one in their own way, of the same man.

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NO CONNECTION

Finland | 2017 | 15’

Falling down due to a personal tragedy may save a person from themselves. Matti has drifted into a double life, unable of taking responsibility for his actions and their effects on those close to him.

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SHADOW OF MAN

France | 2016 | 7’

In a bar in Tokyo, a man arrives at the counter. He notices a woman and decides to approach her.

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So That Mom Is Happy

Russia | 2017 | 13’

he young woman gets the last chance to please her mom. She just has not to spoil her funeral.

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THE INTERVIEW

France | 2016 | 18’

Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will be chosen for his skills or if he received special treatment. The evening has only just begun...

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VAMPIRE

Spain | 2016 | 20’

A screenwriter contacts a prostitute to research a character of his new script.

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WHOEVER WAS USING THIS BED

Australia | 2016 | 20’

A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires.

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ANIMAL

Iran | 2017 | 15’

 

A man who wants to pass the border hunts a ram and decides to escape disguised as the animal.

 

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BURNING

France | 2016 | 18’

 

It is early morning, back from a fishing trip. Lounes comes along with a jerrican of petrol in his hand. Right there, in the middle of the shacks, he’s going to try to set himself alight. Up in the surrounding mountains, Rachid, a clandestine cab driver, is taking Ounissa, a young village girl to Tizi-Ouzou-sur-mer, along with a huge frozen fish. Quick! It’s getting hot already this morning, the countdown’s begun. In the evening, as our fish has reached the shore at last… Miracle! It’s coming...

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FLUFFY

Serbia | 2016 | 24’

A family of three are packing to emigrate to Canada from Belgrade. When Fluffy, a gigantic prize teddy bear turns up at the door, the parents must decide whether or not they have room for their daughter’s new friend.

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HYMÉNÉE

France | 2017 | 20’

After their wedding, a young couple has to discover love for the first time. The weight of tradition makes the first step painful, frightening, exciting and violent. Clashes involving impulses, traditions and feelings are expressed only by body language.

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LITHUANIA

Spain | 2016 | 19’

After the death of their son, David and Elena try to keep the enthusiasm of living, even though they have to go to Lithuania.

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RED LIGHT

Bulgaria, Croatia | 2017 | 21’

In a small village, a bus stops at the only intersection, where the traffic light is stuck on red. The bus driver, refuses to move forward which provokes a conflict with the passengers and the local law enforcement. A story about the funny side of apathy, selfishness, and loneliness in a world where following the rules is a misunderstanding.

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Shmama

Israel | 2017 | 26’

Synopsis Leah works as a maid in the hotel during the day, while Meital, her daughter, sings at the hotel’s lobby at night. They live trapped in their relationship, surrounded by the Dead Sea.

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The Brother

France | 2016 | 9’

Three sisters go about their everyday life in New Orleans in the absence of their missing brother.

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THE PLUMBER

France | 2016 | 14’

Tom, a Flemish comedian used to doing cartoon character’s voices, replaces offhand a dou-bler friend. He finds himself in the studio of a pornographic french speaking film. Catherine, an experienced actress, will be his partn.

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VAMPIRISIMUS

Romania, Italy | 2017 | 11’

A black and white short mute film, that underlines how ironical life can be when you don’t see what lies right in front of you.

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YOUNG MEN AT THEIR WINDOW

France | 2017 | 18’

Two graphic designers at work, by mistake, start playing with an empty scanner’s possibilities. They venture into assumptions, eventually open up to each other, and let go of the strange images, until they let go of themselves.

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