Europe in short - 1. Program
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Evropa na kratko - 1. sklop
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Patision Avenue
Leoforos Patision
D: Thanasis Neofotistos; Greece, 2018; 13'
Yanni's mum is on her way to an audition for a role as Shakespeare's Viola, when she discovers that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens, Patision Avenue.

Untitled (burned rubber on asphalt, 2018)
D: Tinja Ruusuvuori; Finland, 2018; 20'
In a remote village in Norway, roads are a controversial subject. Playing a detective's role, Untitled explores - not without humour - the disturbing phenomenon of skid marks and their mysterious appearance. Moving away from classic documentary patterns, Tinja Ruusuvuori creates an ironic and surrealist object, without giving up on addressing humanity and its questionings.

The Flood
D: Kristijan Krajnčan; Slovenia, 2019; 15'
After his father has been absent for a year, the son tries to reconcile with him on a solitary trip to the family mountain hut. The more he tries, the more distant his father becomes. When a sunny day is suddenly disrupted by heavy rain, the son fears this might have something to do with his father. Can he find the strength to see the truth before the flood arrives?

Cat Days
Neko no Hi
D: Jon Frickey; Germany, 2018; 11'
As Jiro suddenly seems to have lost his appetite for pancakes and syrup, his dad knows something's not right. The doctor quickly figures it out: Jiro has cat flu. Harmless, it's true, and rapid recovery is common, but something about the diagnosis is odd. Aren't cats the only ones who can catch cat flu? In beautifully abstracted images and with deep devotion to detail, illustrator Jon Frickey tells an almost commonplace story.

Excess Will Save Us
D: Morgane Dziurla-Petit; Sweden, France, 2019; 14'
A tiny village in northern France - without a cinema, pharmacy or hairdresser - experiences a terrorist threat that sets off alarm bells of panic and reveals deep-rooted psychosis among its locals. A tragicomic look at how an epic misunderstanding, a cast of unreliable narrators, hype and hypocrisy combine in funny and frightening ways to reflect the far right.

Contemporary Move
Mudanza contemporánea
D: Teo Guillem; Spain, 2019; 20'
Armchairs, feet, mattresses, mops, arms, memories, plastic. A whole army of objects dances and twists in this choreographic journey.