Film Festival 2015
17th Madurai International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2015
List of selected films :
1) The Street Musicians
Dir: Kirill Burdov; 25 min; Russian; Documentary; 2015;
Each one on the way home, descending into a pedestrian subway, notices people playing musical instruments. But not everyone knows what makes them take such a step – to go down to the dungeons of the city. What a plight it is to be a street musician? What are the rules and regulations of this sub culture?
2) Abnormal Behavior
Dir: Evgeniya Tamakhina ; 26 min; Russian, English; Short film; 2015;
A mental health doctor goes off on a journey to
with his girlfriend. They live with her friends. She enjoys the vacation and he
works at his dissertation in psychiatry. People around him seem to him no less
sick than in the nuthouse, until he falls in strange circumstances…
Dir: Dmitry Golubov; 24 min; Russian; Short film; 2015;
A provincial police station has a tradition to trespass in the house of their offender. An intern must go through this baptism of fire.
4) Moving in Circles
Dir: Maxim Dashkin; 14 min; Russian; Short film; 2015;
Maria lives with her husband at the military base and dreams of getting out from the bad living conditions. The husband does not share Maria’s dreams. Maria decides to accept the offer of another officer.
Dir: Yuriy Kalyuzhniy; 10 min; Russian; Documentary; 2015;
There are places where people live very differently. They are beyond the hustle and endless planning; beyond the rest of the world and time. This story is about such people.
Dir: Elena Otrepyeva; 33 min; Russian; Documentary; 2014;
Ex –convict tries to start a new life with his family on a remote island in the labor to get seaweed. Surrounded by forest and sea together with companions in misfortune, they live in their “concentrated” world according to their rules. Challenging the system and society, they prove that they are able to preserve human dignity, ingenuousness, kindness and faith in people despite the twists and turns of life.
Dir: Aminata Embalo; 52 min; Portuguese; Documentary; 2014;
Quintino Na Pana is a 29 years old man from
with five children. Teacher of physical education at the secondary and a college
student, he suffers with the repeated delays of his payment. Still Quinn
continued with his dream: to pedal more than 1000 kms to Mauritania under the theme “Blessed Africa”.
8) At the Edge of
Dir: Mauel Bernardo Cabral; 59 min; Portuguese; Documentary; 2014;
A documentary about the most peripheral of the already ultra-peripheral region of the Azores; the film allows the Florentines, native and adopted to tell their story, giving with sincere strokes, its version of being islet on the island, with all that it contain.
9) The Invented People
Dir: Juan Meseguer Navarro; 71 min; Portuguese, Spanish,
Documentary; 2015; Spain and
In 1984, a group of young
decided to create the “Bias das Gatas” festivl on the island
of San Vicente, Cape Verde.
What they could not imagine was that 30 years later this festival would be a
reference to the island and one of the most important annual events in the
country. Its music brings echoes of an invented people.
10) Two Days
Dir: Ruslan Ganushchak; 21 min; Ukarnian; Documentary; 2014;
The film is dedicated to cherished memory of warriors that were killed in fights for independent
Ukraine in Donbas.
The film tells events of Illovoysk tragedy in the end of Aug 2014.
11) The Ukranians
Dir: Leonid Kanter, Ivan Yasniy; 86 min; Ukranian; Documentary; 2015; Ukraine
This is a story of creating a new Ukranian army. This film is about the battle between Ukrainian army and the Russian army over the
which lasted over 242 days. It is about heroic defense by volunteering patriots
International Airport Ukraine against a full
fledged professional army of Russia.
Dir: Nikita Ordinskiy; 25 min; Russian; Short film; 2015;
This is a tragicomedy about a former mayor of a small provincial city who took up a struggle against a young official from the new administration for the last material symbol of his past success – an old billboard.
13) Cello Nightmare
Dir: Marie Reich; 7 min; No language; Music video; 2015;
Two musicians have a concert in the evening. But will they make it?
14) 3 Minitos
Dir: Juanma Avifue; 6 min; Spanish; Short film; 2015;
2012; economic crisis flood south of
Europe, many people have sunk in due to
corruption in banking, too much of expenses and as a consequence, and emotional
decline. Julian, our main character, is one of such victims and the police have
just arrived to inquire about the mess he has made.
Dir: Sergey Burov; 18 min; Russian; Short film; 2015;
Young artist got a unique chance to show his paintings at the Biennale among the other famous artists. The problem is simple, the pictures have not been painted and the Biennale will be tomorrow.
16) Four Postcards to Marta
I have here a small film; it’s made from a few filmed post cards.
Dir: Oriol Cardus; 18 min; Spanish; Short film; 2014;
Julian, a hired killer with many jobs behind him, is forced, due to an unexpected request, to rethink his life and the value it gives to the lives of others.
A wild horse meets a boy coming from the Paleolithic. A bond of curiosity will grow between them, bud old fears, inherited from millennia, will awaken too.
Two couples discuss political issues during a dinner in a fancy restaurant.
20) Deber (Duty)
Sonsoles since childhood is fascinated by magic. So when the illusionist John Mistery invites her to join in a hypnosis show, she could not be happier.