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Synopsis

“The Taste of Freedom” is the topic of this year’s LET’S CEE Short Film Competition, curated by Arash and Arman T. Riahi. More than 200 productions were submitted, of which the 13 best are being screened during the competition. Go, see, be astonished.

Guests: Una Gunjak, Ruslan Batytskyi, Pyotr Magnus Nedov

The Chicken
GER/CRO 2014 | 15 min.
Language: Bosnian w. Engl. ST
Director: Una Gunjak
For her birthday, six-year-old Selma gets a living chicken from her father, who is currently serving the army. She now tries to save her present from ending up in the cooking pot. A compelling study of a family’s life under the horrors of war.

Albert
POL 2014 | 24 min.
Language: Polish w. Engl. ST
Director: Daniel Wawrzyniak
Albert leads a heteronomous life in an undisclosed factory. An above all visually impressive story of the longing for life in an industrial society, which is dominated by lifelessness.

Ucronia (Ukronija)
SRB 2014 | 29 min.
Language: Serbian w. Engl. ST
Director: Marko Backović
A murder caused by an innocent joke results in a violent frenzy. What if the quarrel never emerged? A black comedy about the possibilities of de-escalation, filled with bizarre caricature gangsters.

Ukrainian Lessons
UKR 2013 | 29 min.
Language: Ukrainian w. Engl. ST
Director: Ruslan Batytskyi
When an attractive new teacher arrives in a small Ukrainian town, a tremendously dynamic series of events is triggered. The hatred of young mine workers, accumulated in years without prospect, explodes in striking pictures of violence and destruction.

Kosherland
GER/LAT 2013 | 16 min.
Language: Russian w. Engl. ST
Director: Pyotr Magnus Nedov
As usual, two criminals collect protection money from a Jewish shop owner, when the situation suddenly deescalates. A superbly cynical reckoning with the sheer ignorance of the authorities; one that is all too accurate in many places of the world.

Invisible Spaces (Ukhilavi sivrtseebi)
GEO/USA 2014 | 10 min
Language: Georgian w. Engl. ST
Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili
The morning routine of a priest’s wife: breakfast, prayers, taking care of her husband. A silent glimpse on domestic hierarchies in a religious patrimony and the resulting emotional standstill.

Guests

Una Gunjak

Una Gunjak

Director The Chicken

Ruslan Batytskyi

Ruslan Batytskyi

Director Ukrainian Lessons

Pyotr Magnus Nedov

Pyotr Magnus Nedov

Director Kosherland

Short Film Competition Part 1

Category

Short Film Competition

Language

OV with English Subtitles

Dates

Thursday 09.10.

16:00 Urania Kino

Saturday 11.10.

21:00 Actors Studio 1