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Centauro (Centaur)

Nicolás Suárez │ Argentina │ 2016 │ 14 mins │ Honourable Mention

CENTAUR is a Greco-creole, grassroots political western set among the palm trees and the digital antennas of the soy-producing Argentine Pampas, about a young man returning home.

Call of Cuteness

Brenda Lien │ Germany │ 2017 │ 4 mins
Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation – all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare.

The Boy from H2 

Helen Yanovsky │ Israel / Palestine │ 2017 │ 21 mins

THE BOY FROM H2 tells the story of 12-year-old Muhammad Burqan, who lives in Area H2 of Hebron, a section of the city that is under full Israeli control.

Altas Cidades de Ossadas (High Cities of Bones)

João Salaviza │ Portugal │ 2017 │ 19 mins

Karlon, born in a slum in the outskirts of Lisbon and a pioneer of Cape Verdean creole rap, runs away from the housing project to which he had been relocated. Nights of vigil are spent under a sweltering tropical heat. Among the sugarcanes, a murmur is heard. Karlon hasn’t stopped singing.
Estás vendo coisas (You are Seeing Things)

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca │ Brasil │ 2017 │ 18 mins
“It is all a dream”, she sings, “a hallucination. You are seeing things… estás vendo coisas!” In YOU ARE SEEING THINGS, two protagonists of the Techno brega scene stage a musical in which they appear as the stars.

David O'Reilly │ Ireland / USA │ 2017 │ 11 mins

“Whoever you are. Wherever you are. And whatever you are. You are in the middle. That’s the game.” Everything is a video game. The game is a simulation of the world, seen from the perspective of everyone and everything: Atoms, plants, animals, planets and galaxies.

Screening Schedules

Hong Kong:
18.10.2017, 7:50 PM
UA Cine Moko

15.10.2017, 7:30 PM
Cinematheque ・ Passion