Auditorium Casino Espinho
Subtitled in English and Portuguese
Apocalypse Baby, We Advertise the End of the World | Camille Tricaud, Franziska Unger | DEU | 19’
This film is a pop satire. A teleshopping show that uses the fear of climate apocalypse as a reason to convince the audience to consume more and more. A film about consumerism and climate crisis, about global warming and individualism, about hedonism and guilty conscience, about the contradictions inside of us. A reflexion about the way we look away and an exposure of the cynicism of a capitalistic system.
(This film will by screened only with English subtitles)
No Voice | Jiajie Yu Yan | ESP | 9’
It is a bittersweet moment. Now she lives 540 km away from her mother. It is a restless moment. Her mother is awaiting her news. It is a nostalgia moment. She remembers those vanished years...
Woman as Image, Man as Bearer of the Look | Carlos Velandia | COL | 7’
A routine like any other unfolds. Its protagonist, a woman who is simultaneously all and none, inhabits everyday actions with lightness; however, something disturbing is glimpsed in flashes of light. Faces, bodies and actions are juxtaposed endlessly.
Continuity of Parks | Zhenia Kazankina | RUS | 11’
Hecate lost Cerberus in Moscow's 850th Anniversary Park. Ariadne's thread turned into a hose for watering lawns. Nymphs forgot about Aphrodite. Styx narrowed to a tributary of the Moscow River. Moiraes gossip during a picnic. Minotaur is kissing with his beloved, forgetting about the labyrinth. As if from Olympus, we are watching the heroes of ancient Greek myths in a Moscow park.
Epitaph | Silvia Lorenzi | EST | 13’
Elena decides to end her abusive relationship. One morning, she is murdered by her ex-partner outside her home. Her death triggers a journey which blends present and past memories, transforming her violent murder into a tranquil departure from life. Narrated via a visual stream of consciousness, Elena represents the destiny and voice of the many women like her who die from femicide every day.
The Empty Sphere | Stéphanie Roland | FRA, FSM, BEL | 19’
Nothing really survives here.
The bottom is so deep that no light ever reaches it.
Very few boats go through.
It is unknown when the falls will take place.
This experimental documentary portrays a space object and its fall into the darkness of a space cemetery. A woman scientist reveals her attachment to this object and the absence of images documenting this mysterious place. As a reverse sci-fi journey, this essay mixes real and fictional archives to guide us, like a stalker, to the outskirts of an invisible.