Short films: Block V. Personal Spaces

dir. Cecilia Pignocchi, Arthur Couvat („Grottaroli”); Pablo Serret de Ena („Useless Opera Singers”); Dejan Petrović („Adjusting”); Virpi Suutari („A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country”) / 2020 - „Grottaroli” („Grottaroli”); 2021 - „Bezużyteczni śpiewacy operowi” („Useless Opera Singers”); 2021 „Przystosowanie” („Adjusting”); 2021 - „Radiowa ballada” („A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country”) / Italy, Netherlands („Grottaroli”); Denmark („Useless Opera Singers”); Serbia („Adjusting”); Finland („A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country”) / 88min.
From the Arctic, through Finland, to Serbia and the sunny Italian coast. This block invites you to visit places that are unusual or, on the contrary, seem to be well-known but hide secrets.

„Grottaroli”
dir. Cecilia Pignocchi, Arthur Couvat / 2020 / Italy, Netherlands / 14 min
cinematography: Arthur Couvat
producer: Cecilia Pignocchi, Arthur Couvat
selected festivals and awards: Tribeca FF

Nestled among the cliffs of Italy’s Adriatic coast lies a series of man-made caves, carved over generations by a group of fishermen known as the ‘Grottaroli’.

Every morning a remaining handful of them, now in their 70s and 80s, descend to their caves to continue their craft. There, the sound of the waves becomes one with the ticking of time, as the last of the Grottaroli reflect on their love for the sea and come to terms with being the last generation.

 

„Useless Opera Singers”
dir. Pablo Serret de Ena / 2021 / Denmark / 28 min
cinematography: Pablo Serret de Ena
producer: Pablo Serret de Ena
selected festivals and awards: 2021 – Clermont ISFF

An unknown force pushes a man to embark on an expedition to the high Arctic, a place of extraordinary characteristics.

In his quest of "measuring the North", a peculiar set of tools will help him understand that force. He may find the answer in this extraordinary region’s limits. Manoeuvring between an introspective adventure and the poetry of the absurd, this film also boasts aesthetics recalling Wes Anderson’s beloved symmetry and immaculate composition of the frame.

 

„Adjusting”
dir: Dejan Petrović / 2021 / Serbia / 19 min
cinematography: Dragan Vildović
producer: Dejan Petrović / Independent Film Centre Filmart
selected festivals and awards: 2021 – IDFA Amsterdam

Anja trafia do wyjątkowego schroniska. Musi odnaleźć się za kratami, opuszczona i przestraszona. W adaptacji pomaga jej opiekun, którego twarzy nigdy nie widzimy.

Dopiero w zaskakującym zwrocie akcji pod koniec filmu okazuje się, dlaczego ich relacja jest tak ważna i bliska. Sytuacja, w której się znaleźli, jest bardziej podobna niż może się wydawać.

Silna ręka opiekuna pomaga sprytnej suczce odnaleźć się z czasem w zatłoczonych schroniskowych boksach. Musi radzić sobie w nieprzyjaznych warunkach, co stopniowo staje się coraz łatwiejsze. Życie w izolacji nigdy nie będzie mimo wszystko do końca szczęśliwe, a poczucie samotności nie wpływa dobrze zarówno na psychikę psa, jak i jego ludzkiego przewodnika.

 

„A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country”
dir. Virpi Suutari / 2021 / Finland / 27 min
cinematography: Heikki Färm, Mikko Leinonen
producer: Virpi Suutari, Martti Suosalo / Euphoria Film
selected festivals and awards: 2021 – IDFA Amsterdam

A carnivalesque portrayal of the Finnish landscape of the soul and abode, based on the iconic YLE "People's Radio" show. The visual material has been created by the road movie method of driving across summery Finland.

The film paints a panorama of what Finland looks like today. Its narration progresses through humor into civic anarchy, ultimately also towards the longing for human connection.

duration:
88 min
country / year of production:
Italy, Netherlands („Grottaroli”); Denmark („Useless Opera Singers”); Serbia („Adjusting”); Finland („A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country”) / 2020 - „Grottaroli” („Grottaroli”); 2021 - „Bezużyteczni śpiewacy operowi” („Useless Opera Singers”); 2021 „Przystosowanie” („Adjusting”); 2021 - „Radiowa ballada” („A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country”)
director:
Cecilia Pignocchi, Arthur Couvat („Grottaroli”); Pablo Serret de Ena („Useless Opera Singers”); Dejan Petrović („Adjusting”); Virpi Suutari („A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country”)
cinematography:
Arthur Couvat („Grottaroli”); Pablo Serret de Ena („Useless Opera Singers”); Dragan Vildović („Adjusting”); Heikki Färm, Mikko Leinonen („A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country”)
producer:
Cecilia Pignocchi, Arthur Couvat („Grottaroli”); Pablo Serret de Ena („Useless Opera Singers”); Dejan Petrović / Independent Film Centre Filmart („Adjusting”); Virpi Suutari, Martti Suosalo / Euphoria Film („A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country”)
selected festivals and awards:
2021 – FF Tribeca („Grottaroli”); 2021 – Clermont ISFF („Useless Opera Singers”); 2021 – IDFA Amsterdam („Adjusting”); 2021 – IDFA Amsterdam („A People’s Radio – Ballads from a Wooded Country”)
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tags:
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