Short Fiction #1
Silver Lynx: Fiction

Nothing to See Here | Gabrielle Vigneault-Gendron | 17' | CAN
Someone has been killing cats in Emmanuelle’s neighbourhood, while her own pet has been missing for two months. The tenacious, headstrong young woman is still desperately looking for it until she crosses paths with an uptight neighbour. An examination of how social tensions breed, Nothing to See Here mixes dark humour and suspense to create a contemporary urban tale.

Erva Daninha | Guilherme Daniel | 14' | PRT

A couple cultivating seemingly infertile ground come across a dark seed that grows and begins to exert a strange influence on their behaviour. The latest film by Guilherme Daniel is a stunning visual experience that imagines dark organic matter taking root, not in the earth, but within the spirit of a man and a woman. His sensitive and tender horror marks the continuation of a path that has turned the director into a major name when it comes to genre cinema. This distinctly Portuguese film that 'surprised, fascinated... and disturbed' judges at Lisbon's International Horror Film Festival MOTELX is not to be missed.

The Rudeness of a German Lady | Silva Ćapin | 15' | HRV

Under the burning sun, beachgoers are trying to take advantage of every minute of their paid trip to a desolate beach. Among them is a mother with her grown son, two ladies and their dog, a passive-aggressive married couple, loud Italians, jovial Hungarians, and an overweight, possibly dead, German lady. The Rudeness of a German Lady invites us to share in a macabre vision of society seasoned with a healthy dose of humour. Be ready to reflect on how far you are willing to go to preserve your fun.

All the Fires the Fire
| Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis | 24' | GRC

Men set birds free in the mountains. Two grieving and estranged brothers try their marksmanship together with their sons. It's hunting season. Can a bird’s heart stop in the sky with no bullets coming through its body? Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis’s work was one of the most talked-about films at last year’s edition of the Locarno Film Festival.

Feu Soleil
| Aliha Thalien | 30' | FRA

It's summertime in La Grande Motte. The final high school exam is complete. Vacations promise to be dull and boring. Jade wants to make love to Lucas. Feu Soleil will transport you into a nostalgic and melancholic early summer feel. With its dreamy cinematography and its slow, “lazy” tempo, an immense talent by newcomer Aliha Thalien is revealed.

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