International Shorts #2: Agony or Ecstasy?

International Shorts #2: Agony or Ecstasy?

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International Shorts #2: Agony or Ecstasy?

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International Shorts 2 is a perfect collection of tales about the ordeals that we not only endure, but openly subject ourselves to, in order to connect with something more impactful than our ordinary existence. Whether it is financial stability, love from someone who has captured our affections, or simply compassion from a fellow human, we often must exercise patience and persistence to attain these goals. Is it worth what we must endure to achieve them?

International Shorts #2: “Agony or Ecstasy?”

Each Other

Directed by: Oskar Weimar

Australia, 2020, 5m

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Emerging from a dead tree, a nude human male body seeks to understand its environment and itself in a film that blends Jonathan Glazer and Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

International Shorts #2: “Agony or Ecstasy?”

Handbook For a Privileged European Woman

Directed by: Alma Buddecke

Germany, 2021, 9m

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FFF alumna (“Hot Dog,” FFF 2019) Alma Buddecke returns with her blistering, biting, and hilarious step-by-step checklist for how YOU, too, can be a privileged European woman.

International Shorts #2: “Agony or Ecstasy?”

Radio Vanille

Directed by: Jack Laurance

UK/Madagascar, 2020, 11m

In Malagasy with English subtitles

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Vanilla, a byword for boring, is anything but. When a local Madagascan journalist decides to cover vanilla-related news in his local community, he discovers a world of gangs, mob justice, and murder.

International Shorts #2: “Agony or Ecstasy?”

Dustin

Directed by: Naïla Guiguet

France, 2020, 20m

In French with English subtitles

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From an EDM warehouse party, to a small, crowded apartment, a young group of friends seek distraction from the ugly reality of the world while also yearning for compassion, empathy, and love.

International Shorts #2: “Agony or Ecstasy?”

Like the Ones I Used to Know

Directed by: Annie St-Pierre

Canada, 2021, 18m

In French with English subtitles

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Christmas Eve, 1983. Denis arrives at his ex-in-law’s house to pick up his children to spend Christmas with him. He must contend with drunk relatives of his ex, an awkward encounter with his ex-wife’s new boyfriend, and his children being difficult and unruly about leaving with him, in this honest, slice-of-life drama that is at times both heartbreaking and heartwarming, while perfectly highlighting the struggles that divorced parents face.

International Shorts #2: “Agony or Ecstasy?”

Girl Meets Boy

Directed by: Ferdinand Arthuber

Germany, 2020, 31m

In German with English subtitles

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After forsaking men due to an abusive partner, a girl meets a boy who changes her perception on what “dating” can be, especially when it’s built on one major rule: don’t ask questions about the other’s history. An intimate, raw look at two individuals who seek redemption in each other, even while being unclear about what damaged them.