One World in Short
This section is dedicated to exceptional short documentaries from all over the world. What they have in common is a unique perspective on the current festival theme and its formal presentation. This year the films are united by the theme of love.
Films of the section One World in Short
In this animated documentary, Élodie tries to find out more about her familyʼs Armenian origins. She interviews her father, her uncle, her great aunt, and discovers a harsh history where violence and the inability to express love are passed down from generation to generation.
In this blend of reality and fiction, live action and felted animation two friends born 67 years apart share their life stories every week in a senior homeʼs living room. The younger friend convinces the 107-year-old lady to join her in an adventure: a road trip to the sea.
I AM TRYING TO REMEMBER
I asked: “Why have they erased you?” He said: “Maybe they are scared.” I said: “Whoever is scared, should erase themselves.” He said: “In that case, the faces of the living would all be gone and only the dead would remain.” – “I was born into a decade filled with darkness, full of fear. I …
WILL YOU LOOK AT ME
As he returns to his hometown, a young Chinese filmmaker searches for himself by talking to his mother, and finally having a long due conversation that will dive them together into a quest for acceptance and love.
HOW DO YOU MEASURE A YEAR?
For 17 years, filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt filmed his daughter Ella on her birthday in the same spot, asking her the same questions. In just 29 minutes, we watch her grow from a toddler to a young woman with all the beautiful and sometimes awkward stages in between. Each phase is captured fleetingly but makes an …