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I Euroopa Filmiakadeemia nominendid 1 I

  • 1h 25 min
  • Shorts

The European Film Academy’s Shorts On Tour is a selection of films that have been nominated by juries from a number of renowned film festival across Europe over the past year. Each of the candidate films presented here has the opportunity to become a nominee for the European Film Awards in 2020.

This first programme examines many of the preoccupations of the modern era – amongst them immigration, crime, identity and terrorism – within a varied set of styles and approaches. Whilst the current state of the world means that there’s a certain amount of bleakness here, there are also glimpses of sly and satirical humour and a promise that maybe – just maybe – things will get better.

Reconstruction

Director: Jiří Havlíček, Ondřej Novák

Czechia

Year: 2018

Film duration: 00:15

Czech

Seventeen-year-old Olda has been accused and is waiting for his trial in a juvenile detention centre. The monotonous prison life is gradually intertwined with memories of a police reconstruction. It took one summer night for holiday boredom to turn into cruel fun.

Freedom of Movement

Director: Maroan el Sani, Nina Fischer

Germany

Year: 2018

Film duration: 00:29

English, Italian

Evoking the 1960 Olympic marathon in Rome in which Ethiopian Abebe Bikila won Africa’s first gold medal while running barefoot, becoming a sporting legend and symbol of an Africa freeing itself from colonialism, the artists have re-contextualised this with a new race amidst Rome’s controversial rationalist architecture involving refugees and immigrants staking a claim to 'freedom of movement'.

Edna - One of Many

Director: Vuk Mitevski

North-Macedonia, Belgium

Year: 2019

Film duration: 00:11

English

This animation is inspired by the refugee crisis, in which Macedonia has played the unfortunate role of a transit country. In essence, Edna – One of Many is a love story set in very unusual circumstances, told in an abstract and poetic way.

Oslo

Director: Shady Srour

Israel, Germany

Year: 2019

Film duration: 00:16

Arabic, Hebrew

Ziad, a Palestinianday labourer, is denied entry into Israel for work that day. Not wanting to return home empty handed after promisinghis daughter meat for dinner, he needs to get creative. The journey back is long, and what he encounters in the dry mountains challenges his dignity.

Excess Will Save Us

Director: Morgane Dziurla-Petit

Sweden

Year: 2019

Film duration: 00:14

French

In a small village in the North of France, a crime alert has been set off due to the combination of two events: the beginning of the hunting season and an argument between drunk Polish workers.