NUFF 2019: PROGRAM 1
Still photo from the film DISSENTING RIDGES.
TAHRIB (CLANDESTINE) | Gerard Vidal-Cortés | Spain | 11:00 mins.
Every year, thousands of African immigrants attempt to desperately reach Spain by embarking on a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. Tariq is a young Moroccan working for one of the mobs that illegally organize such journeys. His job is to transport passengers on a dinghy across the Strait of Gibraltar, avoiding getting caught. But every trip might be the last one.
IDA | Mirjam Thorkelsdottir | Norway | 6:14 mins.
Ida bærer på en stolthet som gjør det vanskelig for henne å kunne strekke til. Hun føler seg ensom, og dette spiser henne opp.
DISSENTING RIDGES (ETHIR VARAMBUKAL) | Achuthankutty Achuthan | India | 11:34 mins.
Protagonists are travelling to the fast track court for attending their village’s case. Leader doubts the governance which looted their natural resources, where youngsters will not go with it, they negates the idea of rebel without a cause. Polarized ridges vibrates, while the journey continues for justice.
WHISPERS OF LOFOTEN | Richard Viken Klausmark | Norway | 08:16 mins.
The film is an exploration of the connection between the islands of Lofoten and the four artists who practice four different arts. The documentary comes to question the art. Is art a piece of nature? Is nature a piece of art? Is art a reflection of nature or a reflection of oneself? How much a place can influence an artist?
MASKS | Anna Haderer | Austria | 02:28 mins.
In a world where everyone wears a mask, the person who does not and is still himself, is an outsider. To belong to the others the main character decides to wear the mask as well. As he puts it on, his heart stops and he begins to turn as grey as the rest of the humans. He is now a part of the grey mass of people. As he realizes this and tries to pull the mask off, it gets stuck to his face and he is unable to remove it. The main character realizes that he has lost his individuality and humanity once and for all. The masks in this short film are a Symbol for the loss of your own identity and individuality. They conceil the true identity and eventually make you something entirely different than your true self. The movie displaces a critic towards our society where it has become so important to belong and to match an ideal that has been constructed by society. Due to that we lose sight of who we really are and do not stand up against everything that is going wrong in our modern society. Because fitting in is much easier than showing others.
INCOGNITO | Lily Malm | Sweden | 12:26 mins.
About homophobia through history from multiple perspectives.
UP CLOSE (NÄRKAMP) | Simon Elvås | Sweden | 10:25 mins.
Two men in a martial arts hall. The rules are simple, they are supposed to take each other down with physical contact, gain power over the other’s body and choke the other’s oxygen until he gives up. However, the fight soon changes into something else. The physical closeness opens up to a fight about trust, about being brave enough to open up, and to show how one really feels.
Program total run time: 1:02:23
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