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I Moving Puppets, Invisible Gates I

  • 1h 13 min
  • Puppet Movie, короткометражки

There are a lot of things puppets can do, like play with their sisters, grannies, horses, feet, dolls, animals and the sea itself. This tribute presents them as they confront their own environments, sources of aspiration and limitation. Puppets learn, dare to have feelings, and get crushed when their dreams fail. They are not human miniatures or mirrors; they are living characters coming from Estonia, Germany, China, Iran, Spain, France, and Greece. They are ready to fight against national and global sources of worry which are not easy to detect but too easy to feel. Whatever the outcome might be, their effort is tangible and very much present.

Melting Heart Cake

France

Year: 2019

Film duration: 00:11

French

To share her chocolate “cœur fondant” with her friend, Anna must cross a glacial forest. Said forest is haunted by a new resident, a terrifying, bearded giant. All animals that cross his path disappear and, of course, the mole’s route leads to him... but the leviathan has a warmer heart than it may seem.

Sister

China, USA

Year: 2018

Film duration: 00:08

Chinese

A man recalls his childhood memory of growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. How would his life have been if things had gone differently?

Empty Space

Estonia

Year: 2016

Film duration: 00:10

English, Estonian

A 10-year-old girl longed for a puppy as a birthday present. Her disappointment was very big when instead of a puppy, she got a father she had no idea was still alive. This documentary-based film tells the story of a very long-standing dream that kept him alive through many years and will actually come true only now through this film.

Dead Horses

Spain

Year: 2016

Film duration: 00:06

Catalan; Valencian

War has plagued humanity throughout history, but today it is spoken of in terms of politics, of strategy, and of territories lost or recaptured. Dead Horses presents a vision of wartime on the ground from the point of view of a bewildered child. From this place of naiveté, war is experienced as strange iron birds, giant eggs that make mud splashes, a pile of sticks that was once a village, and mysterious dead horses. But even an innocent child knows when death is near.

Mr. Deer

Iran

Year: 2018

Film duration: 00:09

In an abandoned subway station, which looks like modern European stations, humanity is lost…

My Stuffed Granny

Great Britain

Year: 2014

Film duration: 00:10

English

Times are hard for little Sofia, as the Greek recession is taking its toll. With her father out of work, they rely solely on Greedy Grumpy Granny's pension. Desperate times call for desperate measures; to what extremes will they go when Granny is no more?