13th Madurai Film Festival
B9) ALGO QUEDA (SOME THING REMAINS)
Director: Ana Lorenz, Duration: 16:00, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: Something remains talks about the arduous task carried out by caregivers of Alzheimer patients, about their dedication, their selfless sacrifice expecting nothing in return, when only the worst of endings is yet to come.
B10) IE NOUVEAU
Director: Elias Dellers, Saladin Dellers , Duration: 12.28, Original Language: French, Swiss-German
Short synopsis: Manuel is in a new town, in a new school and has people around him with a different language. It’s not easy for him to settle in, till he meets another boy from his class.
Director : Maya Vitkova, Duration: 14:00, Original Language: Bulgarian
Short synopsis : 8 year-old Daria thinks she hears a mouse in the middle of the night. But when she wakes up her father for help, bigger family problems come to light.
B13) STANKA GOES HOME
Director : Maya Vitkova, Duration: 15:00, Original Language: Bulgarian
Short synopsis: When Mrs. Stanka Atanasova, an elderly and sick woman, enters her block of flats, she discovers that the elevator is out of order. Stanka must use the stairs to get to the ninth floor, and what for most of us is a simple task, becomes a challenge for her.
B14) KIYUMI’S POETRY AND SAYURU’S EMBROIDERY
Director : Satoru sugita, Duration:30:00, Original Language: Japanese
Short synopsis: Kiyumi says that for her, writing poems is like “placing fallen leaves on withered branches.” She says she places words “as if gently returning the leaves to their original place without ever watering them and expecting them to bloom.” Every time Kiyumi writes one poem, her friend Sayuru embroiders one leaf on a book cover that she will use to cover Kiyumi’s rainbow colored book of poetry.
B15) CONCEALED voice for life
Director: Baheerathy K. Stalin, Duration: 04:00, Original Language: English
Short synopsis: Prohibition of voice will conceal an existence.
B16) ACERCADACANA: THE SUGAR CANE HEDGE
Director: Felipe Peres Calheiros, Duration:20:00, Original Language: Portuguese
Short synopsis: In 90’s decade, with the enhancement of ethanol and expansion of sugar cane plantation, fifteen thousand families were forced to leave their farms in the countryside of Pernambuco,. Maria Francisca, however, decided to resist.
B18) A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
Director : Mehmet Basak, Duration: 09:20, Original Language: Turkish
Short synopsis : Serkan is in an extraordinary hurry and clocks out. Meanwhile, people are waiting for the funeral ceremony of a woman. On his way to his destination, Serkan receives some very important news.
B19) CEVDET BEY’IN KARANFILI (Mr. CEVDET’S CARNATION)
Director : Selin Togay, Duration: 14:45, Original Language: Turkish
Short synopsis : Cevdet is the crazy man of the down. He fall in love with a plastic manqueen. But something goes in wrong way. And one day, he sees his lover with another man.
B20) MULTECI (REFUGEE)
Director : Nail Pelivan, Duration: 25:00, Original Language: Turkish
Short synopsis : Hasan and Riza are two buddies. They live in Ayvalik, by the five-star hotels and yachts without a penny in their pockets. In order to reach the life they envy, the piece of land across the sea catches their eyes; Mytilene… Mytilene is the gate to Europe, and to open that gate one has to pay a price. The price is heavy, but the die is once cast.
B21) IKI KAPI ( TWO DOORS)
Director : Nail pelivan, Duration: 14:30, Original Language: Turkish
Short synopsis: Mrs Ayse waits near her son, Omer. Although his brain has already died, she doesn’t accept his complete death through euthanasia or letting his organs’ donation. Ali is one of the male nurses in the nurses in the hospital. Patients like him and he likes them too. He is a good man. His daughter, Sanem, has a kidney disease waiting for transplantation. Omer and Sanem stay in the same room. The room has two doors.
B22) HAVVALAR VE ELMALAR
Director : Mehmet Bahadir Er, Duration: 17:00, Original Language: Turkish-Franch
Short synopsis: Two young friends working in a tourist area harass a French Girl who comes to their shop late at night. One of the young men goes too far and because of his malapropos attitude, they face an unexpected reaction from her. Emre and Murat will have to account their morality in a night in which they become culprits.
Director: Gaizka Urresti, Duration: 20:00, Original Language: Spain
Short synopsis: The power of money has never been so big, brash and selfish everyone from their own servants to the highest level of state.
B28) Mrs. CARELLA PRAYS
Director: Nour Wazzi, Duration: 15:45, Original Language: English
Short synopsis: A veiled Arab woman, steeped in tradition, journeys to London to visit her estranged daughter only to find her living with her black boyfriend.
B29) URBAN TUNDRA
Director: Robi Uppin, Maria Kivirand, Duration: 15:00, Original Language: Estonia
Short synopsis: “Urban Tundra” is an observing documentary about homelesness and faith. A very big snowstorm named “Monica” hits Tallinn, Estonia in December 2010 and the filmcrew visited a oupkichen dedicated to people in need. The film tries to observe the activities during Christmas holiday and document how people in need are coping with the ongoing storm.
B30) LEGAL ILLEGAL
Director: Eileen Byme, Duration: 25:00, Original Language: German , English
Short synopsis: The film tells the story of Kicki, a law student and former dedicated political activist. The day before she is due to sit her final exams, she bumps into her ex-boyfriend, Elias, who is still an activist. She offers him a place to sleep. When she wakes up the next morning, she finds a Kurdish illegal refugee lying asleep in her kitchen. Elias runs off and leaves her alone with the stranger.
Director: Alexei Dmitriev, Duration: 03:30,
Short synopsis: An unhurried film dealing with the notion of the abstract.
Director: Alexei Dmitriev, Duration: 04:09,
Short synopsis: A slow dance of the classical cinema to the music of Zelany Rashoho.
B33 ) OPPRATION, DREAM AND REDEMPTION OF A MEEK WOMAN.
Director: Gabriele Lenzi, Duration: 25:00, Original Language: Italian
Short synopsis: Two men and a woman are living in misery, exiled to the foundations of an antique building. The women regularly mistreated and humiliated by the men, one night finds an answer to her miserable life, thanks to the worlds of her old, dead mother.
B37) LES RIDEAUX ROUGES ( LAS TELAS ROJAS )
Director: Alain Deymier, Duration: 34:00, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: An Oedipus without a complex; Joes, a young man and an orphan, and pablo, a boy of13 , flee the city, under thder theat and condemned to drift. Jose, who has to solve the mystery of his identity-who am i? Who is my mother? Is going to have to enter the adult world and set off to find his destiny though a long, soltary dialogue with nature and the rhythms of the world. A film that provides a contemporary vision of an ancestral myth.
B38) LA ORQUESTA DE LAS MARIPOSAS
Director: Isabel Soria, Duration: 16:00, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: Federico is a lonely and withering orchestra conductor. He is unable to conduct an imaginary orchestra without the instruments sounding out of time and out of tune, until some unexpected and suprising performers turn up to help him.
B39) FABRICA DE MUNECAS (DOOLS FACTORY)
Director: Ainhoa Menendez, Duration: 11:00, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: Anna works in a factory. Her whole life she revolves around performing mechanical motions to put the dolls eyes. But a small change at her work changed her life forever.
B40) DIA DE REVANCHA (DAY OF REVENGE)
Director: Alf Moraleja, Duration: 17:00, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: In an office stuck in time, two time-worn military leaders meet to risk the world on several games: chess, darts and dominoes, which metaphorically represent the three great wars of the first half of the 20th century. During their meeting the maid who serves them shows herself to be an accomplice to both of them. The farce the veterans hide breaks out an unexpected ending.
B41) ERROR 0036
Director: Raul Fernandez, Duration: 12:00, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: It’s the year 2057 in Maduid. Technology provides humans with a life full of comforts and – without errors? Jorge Arellano, a normal guy, will find himself trapped in his security. How will a man used to machines solving all his problems react to his situation?
Director: Aynur Askarov, Duration: 21:00, Original Language: Bashkirian (Russian)
Short synopsis: The main event in this village is a weekly film show at the local recreation center. The main character is a passionate fan of Indian films. But it’s not that easy to get through to the screening of your favorite film.
B44) THE KNOT
Director: Kuzma Vostrikov, Duration: 10:00, Original Language: Russian
Short synopsis: It is a film-metaphor. Before we thought that being man born in the totalitarian USSR is something one should be proud of. And now look what is there left of us in the new Russia. Can a man lead a normal life doubting in his country and in his past?
B47) THE BLUE BONE
Director: Kuzma Vostrikov, Duration: 18:00, Original Language: Russian
Short synopsis: Incurable disease of Sergey marks out real characters of all members of his family, His son Pavel doesn’t know how to get closer to his father and tell about his feelings.
B49) DOG’S PATIENCE
Director: Tatiana Ishina, Duration: 20:00, Original Language: Russian
Short synopsis: ‘Dog’s patience’ is a comedy. This is a story about a painter, who was successful, but suddenly his paintings stopped sailing. He started drinking hard. His pet – a dog – changes his temper and the painter becomes a normal man again.
B51) I REGRET
Director: Tatiana Ishina, Duration: 15:00, Original Language: Russian
Short synopsis: ‘I Regret’ is a drama about complicated relationship of a mother and a daughter. The daughter returned home only after the dad’s death, and for the first time had a frank conversation with her mother.
B52) IN ICEDORA’S DANCE
Director: Tatiana Ishina, Duration: 16:00, Original Language: Russian
Short synopsis: “Icedora In Dance” is a parable about features of love of women at different ages, which is expressed in a dance.
B54) EFECTO DMINO
Director: Gabriel Gauchet, Duration: 27:50, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: Nighttime in a quarter of Havana. A couple of men are playing a game of dominos while the women pass the time gossiping. Out of the blue, a man finds the granddaughter of Mercedes and Ramon at a park close by. It looks like she’s been raped. The situation escalates, as chauvinist tendencies are incited to the point that a culprit must be found at any cost.
Director: Piers Thompson, Duration: 25:00, Original Language: English
Short synopsis: A women arrives in an unknown country at day break. She appears to be running away from her past.
B57) MWANSA THE GREAT
Director: Rodolfo Herrero, Duration: 08:00, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: The story of 8 year-old boy who aspires to be a hero and embarks upon a journey to prove his greatness-with unexpected consequences. A moving insight into childhood where fantasy jostles with reality as a young boy’s imagination transforms and empowers everyday life.
B58) BITTER FURURE
Director: Rodolfo Herrero, Duration: 08:00, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: María thinks, she has found a real love, but she needs to consult a terrorist.
B59) AT THE NEXT STOP
Director: Luis Francisco Perez, Duration: 18:89, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: Javi wants to have a girlfriend, but he doesn’t find the right girl. One day he finds a planner, and he realizes that her owner could be the woman he is looking for.
B60) WHO IS FLORINDA BOLKAN?
Director: Ruban Torrejon, Duration: 07:42, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: On holiday in Venice, a young couple tries in vain to recapture the spirit of their relationship.
Director: Oscar Martin, Duration: 14:32,
Short synopsis: The tree is a bridge between earth and sky, between human and divine.One who can keep a tree in a bowl, has the immortality assured. So is the art of Bonsai.
B62) THE DESCENT
Director: Daniel Romero, Duration: 14:04, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: After running out of fuel, Blanca and Susana are forced to walk across adesert road. Depletion end, stifling heat and a demanding context affect your relationship and awaken their spirit of survival.
Director: Raul Cerezo, Duration: 13:07, Original Language: ---
Short synopsis: At 8 years old, will, discipline and personality of a child begin to take shape, and the distinction between good and evil starts to be defined.
B65) I HATE YOU
Director: Rafa Rojas-Diez, Duration: 06:00, Original Language:Spanish
Short synopsis: Sometimes it is not easy to talk about certain things with the one you love the most. There is a very thin line between love and hate. Hate and love are two sides of the same coin.
B66) MANDATORY DIRECTION
Director: Juan Carlos Guerra, Duration: 14:54, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: Ernesto is one of the elements of a complex and dangerous plan that is about to fail, what leads him and his companions to a delicate position. Along with Rosi and Andrey, he decides to disappear from the city that very night.
B67) AL QUEDAAL ALANDALUS
Director: Enrique Bocanegra, Duration: 09:00, Original Language: Spanish
Short synopsis: An anonymous video posted to the U.S military base in Rota (Cadiz) triggers all alarms. In the video a young masked, spokesman of Al Qaeda Al Andalus, an Al-Qaeda cell in Spain, threatens to undermine the U.S military stationed in Spain.