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Soft Rain

Synopsis

Soft Rain
(Lágy eső)
HUN/BEL 2013 | 29 min.
Language: Hungarian w. Engl. ST
Director: Dénes Nagy

After his mother’s death, young Dani spent many years in an orphanage. Now he works for a pig farmer, who adopted him. Dani is in love with his classmate Zsófi, whom he scarcely knows at all. He can hardly hide that he is attracted to her, but he is not capable of doing much more than just observe her silently. He cannot show her his love, that much is certain. However, he is not one of those angry young men, which the socio-critical Eastern European cinema seems to have a preference for. His character rather stands for the tragedy of a pubertal youngster, whose surroundings did not equip him with the necessary empathy. His feelings are paralysed and break through in acts of destruction of himself as well as others.

The film will be presented within the frame of SHORT FILM COMPETITION 2 together with the following productions:

Maria’s Episode (Marijina epizoda)
SRB/CAN 2014 | 25 min.
Language: Serbian w. Engl. ST
Director: Sanja Živković
After having lived in exile for many years, Maria visits her grandmother in Serbia. However, the old woman confuses her granddaughter with a fictive character from her favourite soap opera. A touching family story between reality and TV fiction.

February
RUS 2014 | 26 min.
Language: Russian w. Engl. ST
Director: Ruslan Magomadov
Chechnya, February 1944. Thanks to an unsuccessful hunt after a wolf, two brothers escape the deportation of their entire village through the violence of the USSR. A gripping story about inhumanity and fraternal strife.

8 Months (8 Ay)
TUR/FRA 2013 | 20 min.
Language: Turkish w. Engl. ST
Director: Hüseyin Aydın Gürsoy
The weekly call of his son, who has to serve in the army for another eight months, determines an old man’s life. A touching story about war, far from any front.

The Heat (Żar)
POL 2013 | 24 min.
Language: Polish w. Engl. ST
Director: Bartosz Kruhlik
For the first time ever, the adolescent Michael meets a girl, who should become his new girlfriend. What starts as an innocent story ends in a psychologically gruelling breakout of violence. Forget about teen spirit.

Pandas (Pandy)
SVK/CZE 2013 | 11 min.
Director: Matúš Vizár
Based on the evolution of pandas, Matúš Vizár creates an animated reckoning, that is critical of civilisation. He reveals our perverted (mis)understanding of nature by showing how poorly humans treat it.

The Execution (A kivégzés)
HUN/ROU 2014 | 14 min.
Language: Romanian w. Engl. ST
Director: Petra Szőcs
“Playing Ceausescu” is common among the children of Cluj in 1990 – a game, which entails enacting a brutal execution. A precisely staged view onto a school yard as a place of subversive and direct violence.

Guests

Denes Nagy

Denes Nagy

Director Soft Rain

Soft Rain

Category

Short Film Competition

Country and Year

HUN/BEL 2013

Language

OV with English Subtitles

Dates

Friday 10.10.

21:00 Urania Kino

Saturday 11.10.

18:00 Actors Studio 1