Film and Discussion EuroAsia Shorts 2019: The Philippines and Germany

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Tue, 06/04/2019

Goethe-Institut Washington

1990 K St. NW (Entrance on 20th St., lower level)
Washington, DC 20006

EuroAsia Shorts proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, D.C. Every night includes a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian.

This Year's Theme: Youth

The theme for EuroAsia Shorts 2019 is Youth. Few things are as universal as youth, although how we experience it varies greatly. It can be full of hardship, hard lessons, mentors, monsters, love, dreams, or all of the above. The experience can also be just as vivid and lasting for a wide-eyed child, a young adult coming of age, digital natives navigating social media, international students, millennials facing a changing global workforce, and even those who simply remain young at heart. Regardless of place or generation, the emotional impact of our youth needs no translation.

For a full overview of the festival, visit the EuroAsia Shorts website (see at right).
The Philippines and Germany
Brief discussions following each evening’s screenings will compare and contrast the films and the topics with several panelists.

Darell Artates – Third Secretary and Vice Consul (Public Diplomacy), Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC
Dr. Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers – Curator of Cultural Programming, Goethe-Institut Washington

Delayed si Jhemerlyn Rose (Jhemerlyn Rose is Delayed)
Philippines, 2017, 5 min.
Director: Don Senoc

The film tells the story of an 18-year-old college freshman, Jhemerlyn Rose. In the film, she informs her boyfriend Jogbert that her period is 5 days delayed. What follows is a series of attempts to control the situation.

Pahimakas (Farewell)
Philippines, 2017, 5 min.
Director: Lance Maravillas

Words of grief, sorrow, and regret echo in the rooms of an empty house as a daughter poignantly reads a letter dedicated to her mother.
Philippine Horror Story
Philippines, 2017, 6 min.
Directors: Ar-Jen Manlapig & Emmanuel Il Clavio

A group of five children decided to watch a Philippine horror movie to find out who among them are brave and coward, not realizing that what they have seen is far less to what actually a real Philippine Horror Story could be.

Rose Empire
Germany, 2018, 16 min.
Director: Clara von Arnim

Rose Empire tells the story of eleven-year-old Rosalie, who constantly perceives strange changes in her environment and in her own body. Neither her mother nor her mother's new boyfriend takes Rosalie seriously, and even when a doctor is called in, he only insinuates that the young girl is "faking it." Abandoned by those around her, Rosalie continues to immerse herself into the world of her favorite series, Rose Empire. The boundaries between fantasy and reality continue to blur, and the two Rose Empire warriors lead Rosalie onto a dark path into another world.

Germany, 2018, 10 min.
Director: Jonathan Behr

Clara Reichert only wants to spend a casual evening babysitting in a rich family’s house, when she gets a new follower for her Instagram account. But this one is different. This one is not easy to shake off. Even as Clara calls her boyfriend Patrick for help, the situation is only getting worse, because the follower has anything but good intentions. He follows her not only in the digital world – he stalks in the real world too. While Patrick is on his way to save her, she barricades herself inside the house.