Interactive Schedule

10:30
Lumbardhi Indoor

A delighted bee disturbs the tranquility of vacationers on a quiet pastoral island. Disturbing Don Jose in the middle of a relaxing gaze, he spits at her and she falls into his drink. Attempting to save her from drowning, Don Jose becomes emotionally attached to the bee. When the bee is suddenly devoured by a duck, Don Jose starts his pursuit of the duck, embarking on a chase of logic and a surrealistic journey into the depths of his consciousness.

How and why Don Jose Dissipated

A long time ago humans left the planet Earth. Alone remained Lobo. Lobo, is a cheerful robot who loves animals and plants. Lobos biggest dream is to live in a flourishing forest with his best friend Banjo, who is a curious robot dog. Together, they help to plant trees and rescue animals in need. One day they meet a stranded whale on the beach. To save the whale Lobo has to overcome his fear of water, but it’s not easy especially when a single drop of water can make him rust.

Robot and the Whale

It's a starry night in a poor neighborhood in Latin America. Oscar is sleeping in his room when a sudden wind wakes him up. From his window he sees a little goldfish in a dirty puddle gasping for air.

Water Path for a Fish

A boy wins a new toy in a claw machine – an ordinary Martian doll. It turns out that things are not that simple, the boy finds himself on Mars and he has to fight with a whole bunch of the Martians.

Martian

“Weekends” is the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal, dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto.

Weekends
12:00
DokuKino

An old man lives in a small village in the north of Montenegro. He is troubled by the story of his father, which he heard when he was a boy. At the end of WWII, an Italian officer was captured by the partisans, and soon after shot and buried close to the old man’s house. There is no tomb or trace; no real proof that the story is true. However, he is afraid of digging to see if any bones lie underneath. He turns to the remaining villagers in order to find out the truth. There are two men older than him, but their stories don’t always match and are not easy to comprehend.

We Are the Sons of Your Rocks

The architecture of the building still communicates a past idea of the future, while the materials reveal its current state. The vast complex of corridors, atriums and halls now feel almost abandoned. Through their relentless effort, the maintenance workers shoulder the duty of restoring what the space was imagined to be. Their movements are unison, ritual but also their own.

Centar
Shtëpia e Kulturës

Memory Room retraces the steps of an Irish forester sent to northern Finland in 1946 to find trees sufficient in size and number to be used as electricity poles in Ireland. At this time in Princeton University, a team of mathematicians attempting to code the first computing machine, discovered that the most efficient search of an unmapped territory is to venture outwards on random paths. Employing this logic the filmmakers attempted to use one epic landscape to locate and give meaning to the other.

Memory Room

A harsh winter freezes the surface of a river, close to a house where two cousins live. Immersed in the cold wind that rises that day, the rudeness of their relationship grows, reaching its limit.

Agouro

Sporadic gunshots echo among the ruins of a village which, though abandoned, is an objective of great import for the Romanian government. This forces two young men to lead a hard negotiation, both for the fate of the settlement and for their own future.

The Afghanistans

Somewhere in the Eastern Europe. Young runs away from her depressing hometown. Her early enthusiasm about the hitch-hike falls when she finds herself in the city outskirts in the middle of the night. At the bridge she meets a figure balancing unsafely on the guardrail. That’s how she meets Skinny – a kind of unstable weirdo. Skinny lives in a camping van, which he uses to run his not-so-legal job errands. Together with him, she sets on a journey with no destination. As the ride continues a particular affection grows between the two of them.

Acid Rain
14:00
Lumbardhi Indoor

What were you doing while I took this photo when the train passed through your house last year?

Last Year When the Train Passed by

Debut writer and director Frank Beauvais crafts a brilliant and blistering essay recounting an intense personal crisis he experienced while living in an isolated French village. After his boyfriend leaves and his father drops dead in front of him, Beauvais begins watching four or five films a day, fiction, documentary even vintage porn often deep into the night. Beauvais daring and hypnotic confession is placed over clips from the 400 films the French filmmaker watched over the dark, four month period.

Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream
15:00
GjirafaVideo VR Cinema

Featuring Cirque du Soleil’s world famous “O” at Bellagio, Dreams of “O” captures a surreal and amphibious tableau of whimsical characters unlike any other. For this collaboration between Samsung Gear VR, Félix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil, a high- speed under-water VR camera was built from scratch by the film studio, to be able to capture the complex and intricate water choreographies featured in this experience -it’s the first camera of its kind within the virtual reality medium. Brace yourself for an ethereal and fantastical visual journey that takes you up in the air with daring dives, and under water for stunning aquatic sequences.

Dreams of 'O'

A mysterious tree watches over a forest while humans traverse its paths, planning construction zones and searching for a lost person. As civilization slowly unravels, quiet new dynamics emerge. Floodplain is set against a man-made environmental crisis and explores our relationships to each other at the end of nature. If we can no longer be what we were, can we really become something new? Can we be a forest, or a stone; can we be a multitude of organisms; can we be nothing? Can we be something that we don’t know we can be yet?

Floodplain

A person wants to tell a story about someone being trapped inside a shoebox. And the very next moment he becomes a protagonist in his never-told story. Even worse, he is threatened by his average self who comes to claim his life. With Heroes of Night and Tragic, Croatian experimental theater group Ateatar proves you don’t need a 360 camera to shoot a 360 video, and paves the way for unlimited VR creativity.

Heroes Of Night and Tragic

Kinoscope is a VR experience immersing the spectator into a lively and colorful universe to discover the history of cinema lead by the voice of the Hollywood legend Dean Tavoularis, motion picture production designer whose work appeared in numerous box office hits such as The Godfather films, Apocalypse Now, The Brink’s Job, One from the Heart and Bonnie and Clyde.

Kinoscope

Overview is a 30 minutes narrative experience on the objects of the cosmos, from the planets in our Solar System to the galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Created by Orbital Views and film director Paul Mezier with a team of scientists using data from NASA and the European Space Agency, Overview is an accurate and poetic adventure for all ages. How big is our galaxy? How far are we from the Sun? What does it feel like to be inside a nebula? You can now find, from your own perception, the answers to these questions. Much more than a documentary, Overview is an immersive real-time simulation tested with astronauts. It is the journey to the stars we have all dreamed of.

Overview
16:00
Lumbardhi Indoor

Gulyabani is an entity, a ghoul, an outsider. She’s the restless spirit of a desolate and lonely place. Fethiye Sessiz, a notorious clairvoyant from Izmir in 1970s and 1980s, remembers fractions of her survival from abuse, kidnappings and violence. Recounting the events of her childhood through her diary and letters to her estranged son, Gulyabani recollects the emotional landscape in the most violent period of post-Republic Turkey, where the memory of the future and fragments of the past come together at once.

Gulyabani

One night seven years ago, Rafael came home after work and discovered that people he did not know had come looking for him. He immediately fled, without looking back. From that moment on, his life changed, as if that night had never ended. One evening, around an improvised fire near a factory, he decides to confide his journey to a stranger who had a similar experience, also marked by violence, addictions and misery. Rafael’s intimate account meets the collective testimony of an entire nation oppressed by poverty, police repression and institutional corruption.

Seven Years in May
Shtëpia e Kulturës

Nora (20), an immigrant single mother is exploring alternative ways to avoid deportation from Czech Republic, after her asylum is refused.

Pick a name

Adi, a 35 year old man is returning home from work. On his way home he notices an accident and stops to help. His phone's battery is dead so he can't call for help. He is forced to take the couple involved in the accident to the hospital in his car. Adi recognizes the accidented man as the politician mr. Mere. On their way to the hospital mr. Mere realizes the young woman has died so he flees, leaving Adi with the dead young woman in his car.

On The Road

After midnight, Lena (37) scared and fleeing, meets Genti (11) in an underpass at the center of the city. After they get to know each other, they talk about the reasons of them being there. Lena claims she is waiting for her husband to pick her up, while Genti is waiting for his father. Afterwards the conversation shifts to their respective head wounds. Genti says his injury was an accident caused by his father, while Lena’s was an accident caused by her husband during their vacation in Venice.

The Path

A couple, Besnik and Linda live with Besnik's mother Xheva, who's partially immobile and needs constant assistance. One day they have to go to the ministry to testify that Xheva is alive, otherwise they lose her pension. The road there is not easy and will change their lives dramatically, in ways they never imagined.

Evidence
18:00
20:00
DokuKino Plato

Sham is hanging out with a group of hip Malmö girls, but she has a secret she keeps from his girlfriend Stella. She doesn’t have a residence permit and has another girlfriend who’s still there in Palestine.

My World in Yours

A film about (local) patriotism, tourism and emigration. The girl lives in a gray, isolated country, enclosed by a huge wall. She has never travelled anywhere, but all her life she has dreamt of leaving forever for a perfect world called “Abroad”.

Untravel

The new refugee home for children is being discussed at a public council meeting. Two people standing on opposite sides try to get heard. Who Talks raises questions about whose opinions actually matter and what creates polarization.

Who Talks

After spending the day shooting guns and relaxing at the lake with several white supremacist friends, Jeffrey and Christa head home with their young son Troy. Stopping at a grocery store, Jeffrey is irate when Jaydee, an African-American man, is friendly to Troy, and Jaydee's innocent act results in bloodshed.

Skin
22:00
Kino Kalaja

Maryna and Tava are working shifts on a milk farm in Eastern Germany. In the village, they are known as 'the two Poles'. They themselves ignore each other existence. When the farm manager goes on a business trip Tava does not show up at work and seems to have disappeared. The next night a disturbing encounter takes place. Maryna wakes up in her container realizing that she is not alone: Tava is lying next to her, fast asleep, firmly clinging to her. But during night shift Maryna withholds the news of her compatriot having returned. When she returns to her container Tava has disappeared again. Her tracks are losing themselves at some drinking session in the surrounding countryside.

CONTAINER

A presumably African village, inhabited by Germans. The film Burkina Brandenburg Komplex describes a geographical construction that makes use of ‘our’ medial and collective image of Africa and puts it to the test through inaccuracies. An archaeological find is made in a mine: a Ferrari. We tag along with Joachim on his everyday rounds. He has his heart set on realising a common energy project. The Museum of Prussian Cultural Heritage is run by a black woman. She presents artefacts from Western consumer culture with a special emphasis on German products. Joachim is involved in the ritualistic production of energy in the village, but gets excluded when the ceremony is nearing its finale, finally catapulting himself out of the ‘story/history’.

BURKINA BRANDENBURG KOMPLEX

Roman lives a lonely life in a provincial city and works as a technician. For the first time since graduation, Liuda, his ex-classmate, comes back to town. Nobody has heard anything from her for twenty years, but Roman is set on not losing her again.

GRADUATION '97

Filmed during the battle of Kobani, this film reveals the women at the heart of the fight against IS. With stoical perseverance and the aid of American airstrikes, these women are leading the fight for freedom.

MERYEM

Going on a safari is a dream for many. For middle-aged couple Linda and Troyer, it turns into a horribly real adventure when they get left behind in the wilderness.

WILDEBEEST
DokuKino Plato

Thirty farmers begin an equestrian pilgrimage touring the boundaries of nearby villages and fields. Fatigue and inebriation mix with religious ecstasy - a marriage of the sacred and the profane.

Horse Riders

Wild Berries is the sensorial journey of a solitary boy immersed into his own world, wandering through meadows and forests, heading further towards the unknown at every step. Left alone in the desolate rural landscape of Romania, he plays hide and seek among gigantic sunflowers, converses with the cuckoo, spies on pigs, races with the wind, and roams the endless fields. Observant and patient at times, bored and restless at others, he waits and searches for something that seems to remain out of his reach. He looks back at us as we follow him into his slowly disintegrating world, driven by a desire towards something in ourselves that perhaps never existed.

Wild Berries

In this docu-fictional work, ‘Ocean Master’ a decommissioned container vessel is anthropomorphized, and enters into a dialogue with several workers at the Gadani yards. The conversation moves between dreams and desire, places that can be called home, and the structural violence embedded in the act of dismembering a ship at Gadani. As the workers recall the homes and families they left behind, the long work days mesh indistinguishably into one another, the desperation that they carry with them like shackles rises to the forefront, and they are forced to confront the realities of their work in which they are faced with death every day. How may they survive and look towards the future?

All That Perishes at the Edge of Land