In order to better present the diversity of short film production and complement the program linked with the panel discussion Marketing and Distribution of Short Films, this year we will show new works of the Romanian film directors whose films were screened at the earlier editions of Zagreb Film Festival. This is an extension of our program Together Again. We will screen new short films of now acclaimed directors, including the two-time winner of Zagreb Film Festival Radu Jude (Special Mention for The Happiest Girl In The World in 2009 and the Golden Pram for Everybody In Our Family in 2012) and Cristi Puiu, who won in the short film category with his Cigarettes And Coffee in 2004 and is today one of the most prominent Romanian and world directors.
Romania, 2014, 19’
During a casting session, two film directors are trying to convince a reluctant mother to let her 13-year-old daughter play the role of a sexually abused child. What follows is a witty argumentation for the art’s sake.
It can pass through the wall
Trece si prin perete
Romania, 2014, 17’
“I am frightened, Grandpa!… Do you hear? […] The people in the house are crying, he said. They miss the one who died, that’s why they are crying.” A.P. Chekhov
Romania, 2015, 21’
One girl. One car. One night. No coincidence.
Das Spektrum Europas
France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Germany, 2014, 12’
A prisoner of a fiction of his own making, Mr Popescu, gives his wife a short lecture on history, joining together the discordant pieces of an eternally incomplete jigsaw puzzle.