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Heaven of Watermelon


Turkey in the 1990-ies: Her sheer fear of the Hisbollah makes six-year-old Mizgin wish nothing more than to go to heaven as quickly as possible. There, she can eat watermelons all day without having to worry.

The film will be presented within the frame of SHORT FILMS: LIFE & DEATH together with the following productions:

Claudiu & the fish
(Claudiu si crapii)
GER/ROU 2013 | 16 min.
Language: Romanian w. Engl. ST.
Director: Blaž Završnik, Jani Sever.
Fish salesman Claudiu cannot believe what he is seeing when one day a carp starts coughing like a human. He quickly decides: This animal must live. What follows is an insane rescue operation.

The Big Leap
POL/SWE 2014 | 13 min.
Language: English.
Director: Kristoffer Rus.
Three suicidal men incidentally meet on the rooftop of a skyscraper, which understandably interferes with their respective plans. A bizarre and amusing face-off with the economy crisis.

Start Anew World
(O lume nouă)
ROU/HUN/USA 2014 | 23 min.
Language: Romanian, English w. Engl. ST.
Director: Luiza Parvu.
Ana had imagined her new start in the USA differently. A touching story about a forgotten generation of Romanian immigrants and about the particularly difficult lot of emigrated women.

RUS 2014 | 30 min.
Language: Russian w. Engl. ST.
Director: Igor Olshansky.
Russia, 1921: When the men are fighting in the war and the women do all the work, a child can no longer be a child. Still, little Proshka will not give up on his dream to paint Easter eggs.

Heaven of Watermelon

Original Title

Karpuz Cenneti


Gulistan Acet


Kurzfilme - Out Of Competition

Country and Year

Turkey 2013


OV with English Subtitles

Running time

14 min


Saturday 04.10.

14:00 Village Cinema 1

Thursday 09.10.

15:00 Village Cinema 1