Chop My Money, Discipline, Everything & Everything & Everything, Playing With Balls, A Single Body, A Spark At Darkest Night, Tatuapé Mahal Tower, The Warren
An accident at the supermarket turns into an international event; a day on the job has life-altering repercussions; an unexpected connection leaves an electric impression... Serendipity, circumstance and dumb luck combine in unforgettable ways in this package of stellar international short films.
Chop My Money, Theo Anthony | Congo
Patient, Guillain and David have nothing to lose and everything to gain... so get the fuck out of their way. Director Theo Anthony’s vibrantly stylized doc follows three street kids in the Eastern Congo, who share their dreams and philosophies to the rhythm of Montreal-based musician Dirty Beaches.
Discipline, Christophe M. Saber | Switzerland
Near closing time in a Lausanne grocery store, a man loses patience with his child, which prompts a woman to intervene. Other patrons join in, and what started as an impromptu debate on proper parenting rapidly descends into a full-on ideological showdown. Discipline is a wild statement on the fragility of the social contract.
everything & everything & everything, Alberto Roldan | USA
In this visionary statement about the meteoric rise and catastrophic falls of consumer culture, the oppressively vapid life of sad sack Morgan (Primer and Upstream Color director Shane Carruth) takes a sudden turn when he discovers a mystical blue pyramid that produces doorknobs. Realizing the profit potential of this tireless high producer, Morgan takes it to the next level — and then some.
Playing with Balls, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir | Iceland
As tempers (and temperatures) rise between a couple on the tennis court, a group of older lesbians become intrigued with the goings-on, and one of them is inspired to take the opportunity to act on her desires and escape her daily routine — but the result may not be the blissful encounter she anticipated.
A Single Body, Sotiris Dounoukos | Australia/France
This beautiful, tightly constructed portrait of male friendship is set against the raucous and grisly backdrop of an abattoir, where best friends and skilled workers David and Wani diligently ply their trade as they dream of opening their own butchery.
A Spark at Darkest Night, Paul De Silva | USA
In a park in the dead of night, magnetism and connection bring light into the darkness. An illuminating look at the power of attraction and the gift of sacrifice: giving so that one may be reignited twice as bright.
Tatuapé Mahal Tower, Carolina Markowicz, Fernanda Salloum | Brazil
A wildly entertaining existential drama set in a scale-model-sized São Paulo, this clever animated short follows Javier Juarez Garcia, who abandons his tiresome job with a residential tower developer and makes a life-changing decision — but even the new possibilities he discovers are not enough to wipe out his desire for revenge against those who have betrayed him.
The Warren, James Adolphus | Israel/Palestine/USA
The Israeli Defense Forces execute a midnight raid on a refugee camp known as The Warren in this high-stakes thriller about conflict, escalation, and the terrifying moments between life and death.