March 20 - Evening of Short Movies

18:00 - 20:00 at Afrikansk Kulturinstitutt - CAK
Pilestredet 75c, 0354 Oslo
Free entrance

Piano (2015)

Director Kaspar Jancis
Duration 10 minutes and 23 seconds

Estonian animation short film. Marta hauls a piano home from a shop that sells used musical instruments. She almost succeeds. Albert tries for the thirtieth year already to tell Paula that he loves her. He almost succeeds. Paula wants to respond to Albert in the same vein. She almost succeeds. Police commissioner Kits has dreamed of parachuting all his life. He almost succeeds. Mirjam wants be become a circus artist. She almost succeeds. A honeybee tries to get out past a closed window. It almost succeeds. A film without main characters where the lives of characters that have lost their head intertwine in a dramatic and less dramatic way in an ordinary concrete panel apartment building.

Bonobo (2018)

Director Zoel Aeschbacher
Duration 20 minutes

Swiss short film which tells the story of Félix, Ana and Seydoux who live in the same social housing without knowing each other. The three characters seem linked by one and only element: the building’s dilapidated elevator, an infernal machine leading them to an inescapable tragic destiny.

By A Hair (2019) 

Directors Lauriane Escaffre and Yvonnick Muller
Duration 20 minutes and 57 seconds

French short movie. In three days, Élodie will sit the hair removal exam of her beautician diploma. Her father, Francis, a butcher, would prefer it if she helped him more in his butcher's shop. This movie was awarded the Audience Award at the Grenoble Short film Festival and the Sacramento French movies festival and the Fernand Reynaud award at the Clermont-Ferrand international short film festival.

Q4L - Quest for Love (2018)

Director Antonia Campbell-Hughes
Duration 8 minutes

Irish short drama. Arriving at a new home in Paris, Eve begins to explore the city, wandering through crowds devouring the freedom, with Max drifting around her — a companion, a burden, a mystery. Eve faces and tests herself, tests their bond and the validity of a love that is not maternal. Her quest is to challenge her relationship and her quest for love.

Ravik The Steppe Turtle 

Director  Michał Chmielewski 
Duration 11 minutes

Polish short film. Nicolas is an 8-year boy, fascinated by literature. In a few days he is publishing his first book. From time to time Nicolas' father takes him for day trips to the seaside where they often discuss art and life. Nicolas travels with his buddy - a tortoise named Ravik. During one of their trips to the beach, Nicolas meets older girl, Eva. Nicolas falls in love.. The Quarantine Film Festival, Bulgaria - Award for Best Film of Festival  Autumn in Voronet International Film Festival, Romania - Award for Best Directing

Production Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia in Katowice.

Susotázs (2018)

Director: Barnabás Tóth
Duration 17 minutes

Hungarian short film. Two interpreters in the Hungarian booth realize that only one person is listening to them during a professional conference in Prague. They vie for her attention.

Awards Oscars Shortlisted (top 10) in 2019; Best short film at Berlin Interfilm Festival (2018), Edinburgh Short Film Festival (2018), Manhattan Short Film Festival (2018), Rhode Island International Film Festival (2018)