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Dr. Banana and Celerius are on a "Doctor Without Borders" mission. They meet natives which have a suspicious preference for smoothies. This is the first long episode of the Dr. Banana series.
Dr. Banana - The Foreboding
Bernt 59 and Cissi 27 meet in AA. She is yearning her lost alcoholic father and Bernt his lost family and his youth. They cannot respond to each other needs. Bernt comes into life crises, but gets hope when finally hear from his lost daughter in USA. Cissi goes further searching for another father figure.
Just for today
Hardcover, a rich man made of origami, picks up a go-go dancer named Paperback at her club. They are swept into a romantic endeavour that ends with a twist, and it all takes place in a world made of paper and its by-products.
A young couple is taking a ride to the hospital, because the wife is about to have a baby. The situation is getting more and more tense in the taxi when the wife gets a strange sms and the taxi driver plays the smart one. No one is innocent in this satirical comedy, but a child is born...
Destination Stork`s nest
1944. Hans, a young German soldier and father-to-be, who has suffered a shell shock at the Russian front is now being recruited as a guardsman for a prison of the German Secret State Police. When a young pregnant woman is arrested Hans cannot help but feeling for her. His empathy conjures up a conflict with the totalitarian order inflicted upon him.
I should have been a cosy evening. Benjamin cooks himself his favorite dish: Borschtsch. But he cannot enjoy the meal because he only has to think about his old gas hearth. Did he switch it off or not? To absolutely sure, he takes a Polaroid before he leaves the appartment...
Post 9/11, dark and disturbing Because I Can touches on a number of issues, whist portraying a kafka-esque vision of a never-ending cycle of violence in which the perpetrators are as much the victims as the detainees. Set in a desolate prison cell, the action seems timeless- and the resulting anonymity of both the characters and their surrounding makes the events all the more horrific
Because I Can
Fragmenting images and sounds, the film uncovers and pieces together a snapshot of a day in the life of a Tibetan Buddhist nun. This is a subjective echo of our experience, being welcomed into a new space by the people of Milarepa Center.
The story of Lydia's (Anna Simone Scott) infatuation with Chekhov and conflicts with her husband, Mikhail (Neil Dickson), is interwoven with the contemporary story of lovers, George (Neil) and Nicole (Anna), who are on location in Prague making the period film. George becomes suspicious when Nicole meets a man on the St. Charles Bridge and is convinced the stranger is perfect for the role of Chekhov in their film and perhaps Nicole's hidden desires.
A woman, her body, and the destructive voice that controls her. The story is about individual power in the wrong hands. INA needs to get her power back from JOY who has taken it. This intense and raw confrontation is shot in 35mm, entirely in black and white, with both players naked. The nudity is non-erotic and allows the audience to experience the characters’ extreme circumstances of primitive vulnerability.
A faun, a mythological creature who is part man and part horse or goat, is sleeping under a tree in the hot summer sun in Sicily. He is dreaming about nymphs, the beautiful mythological maidens who inhabit and nourish rivers, forests, and mountains. He is cutting reeds for a reed pipe to play for the nymphs. He sees undulations in the water of a lake. Nymphs appear from the water. They run away when he plays his pipes. He speaks, 'Farewell. Farewell. I shall see the shadow you became. Did I love a dream?' He sees a nymph who runs away. He runs after her. When he reaches her, they dance together. She then runs away. He enjoys thinking about her. She was a dream. He hopes to attain her in the future. He whispers, 'Farewell. I shall see the shadow you became. Did I love a dream? Did I love a dream?' The narrative is an allegory about the creative process. The film is actually a representation of art and the artist. The reverie about a nymph and making and playing a flute to attract her is an expression of the creative act. Although he is unfulfilled in his quest to attain the nymph, the faun is invigorated by the dream of her to continue in his quest for her. He is happy with the dream of his muse. He can imagine what joy he will experience when he attains her in real life. The film is based on L’après-midi d’un faune [The afternoon of a faun], a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé published in Paris, France, in 1876. This poem has subsequently stimulated the creation of many works of art. In 1894, Claude Debussy composed Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune [Prelude to the afternoon of a faun] for orchestra. The musical composition is a representation through sound of the images described in the poem. The music has then been set for ballets by many choreographers. Instead of setting the music to dance, I sought to set the poetry to dance.
The animation is about the transformation of lines into shapes and objects then to figures and finally into a flight through space.
While one prisoner is waiting in the cell, for his death penalty, his friends comes inside. They talk about some politics and the priest comes to ask if they want to make their last confession. During the confession, we figure out that one of the guys has told the police where the other one is hiding.
An answer to this absurd question is ecranized by a short film Dogs in Space. A visual patchwork is a space-dogs' commentary of the late human race given in future after moles have taken over our planet, illustrated by the last day of a lonely woman, desperately and secretly in love with her Chinese food delivery man. The climax of her day becomes only a minor personal tragedy whereas the world is synchronously embraced by the catastrophe of the biggest format … Film work, which is sailing between feature film and animation, is made by a prospective Estonian master of moving pictures Ekke Vasli. A visual collage was complemented by Slovenian crew and realized by a superior cast with a widely popular Slovenian-French film actress Inti Šraj and a famous Slovenian stand-up comedian Boštjan Gorenc – Pižama. The film functions as a dynamic porridge of different styles and ideas which are creating an appealing visual hybrid. The time and geographical parallels are emphasized by switching from animation to feature film and from Slovene to English language, whereas dogs’ point of view is reflected in a lower position of the camera and blue and yellow setting which symbolizes dogs’ limited vision. Discreet references to the second world wall and the Berlin wall frame a personal story into the broader social and political context and introduces a sharp social criticism. Another stone in the film mosaic is also a wide collection of 400 photos of people holding their noses. People from all continents were united in this online guerilla action which proudly carries the message of the competition – crossing the boundaries.
Dogs in Space
A lonely older woman searches for romances by answering newspaper ads and arranges dates, but she always gets disappointed of the men she meets. However, she finds a friend, changes her lifestyle and sets of for a journey to adventure and new perspectives.
Shawls and Moustaches
The winter of 2007 was the winter when colporteurs crowded the metrostations and bus stops of Stockholm. A media war resulted in four different free morning papers and a new breed of workforce who tried to distribute them to Stockholm commuters. They were called colporteurs - and they were both loved and hated. This film follows four colporteurs during this specific period of time. From what in the publics eye seemed to be a "real shitty job" was for the colporteurs something else. It was a way to meet people, and to get seen. Now they are all gone from the streets. Missed by few. This film is a warm portrait of these people who greeted Stockholm commuters in sun, rain and snow with a "Good morning" and a free paper.
How the money shows its power to governing our society with affect on everyday life balance.
Max has been blind his entire life. He adjusted to not being able to see, if it wasn't for the desperate desire to once see the face of Lily, the love of his life even if it is just for the blink of an eye. After undergoing a new, ground-breaking kind of surgery he is given a pill which 24 hours after intake is supposed to trigger his ability to see one time only and with the effect merely lasting up to 90 seconds. Enough to fulfill his everlasting yearning he thinks as he and Lily leave for a trip to someplace beautiful to enjoy the precious moment maybe to Panama, as a classic german childrens book playfully suggests. But disaster strikes when Max tries to please a human need inside a sleazy toilet in a rest area: Acting on impulse he takes the medication, when surprisingly the effect sets in instantly. Overjoyed he storms out to Lily or at least he tries: The door is stuck. A desperate struggle begins inside and outside the toilet as well as inside Max' character: overwhelmingly celebrating the miracle he is experiencing, seeing himself in the mirror for the first time ever, but on the other hand being trapped inside a shabby toilet aside the expressway. As help is finally on its way, Max' vision begins to fade. His dream is coming to an end. Will it be fulfilled or denied?
The animation Global Vulva connects female figures and vulva symbols from different times, countries and cultures, while they morph into each other: Paleolithic engravings, the classical Greek goddess Baubo, a winged woman from an Arctic ice-age culture in Siberia, an Irish Sheila-na-gig, drawings of real vulvas and abstract symbols, an Indian yoni stone, the Tibetan goddess Naljorma Dewa, African statues of noble ladies / ancestors, the Aztec goddess Mayahuel, the black stone at the Kaaba in Mecca, a double-tailed mermaid, hands forming the mudra 'Lotus and Bee' in a labyrinth, ...
Five passengers encounter a mysterious woman on a train. While we strain to hear their whispers, we are confronted by the passengers' differing reactions. Dark and secretive, this journey will leave you with more questions than answers.
The Whisper Stop
A man in a car misses the main road and finds himself in a Romanian remote village. He asks some peasant the way to Bucharest. They disagree on the options. The debate turns violent. Its hot weather.
A unique shot to narrate ten minutes, but also forty years of Francesco' life, trough the elaboration of a suffered family violence that was then dominated.
The Absolute Evil
A man find himself in a strange situation since he wants to fight his nightmares..
Alice is a short film that begins with an assumption: What difference is there in the world of today, between sick and healthy people? What is more - are sick people in this case mad people the ones who are locked up in mental institutions or homes? Alice is a story about how a so-called mad woman pretends to have a normal life each Sunday in order to reassure the woman she shares a room with. She pretends to be a visitor to the clinic, who has a normal life in the outside world. We get to look at the healthly world from a mad womans point of view, which in the end is not so very not deformed. She has lucid intuition and profound sensitivity. It is as though the mad are the avant-guard of human sensitivity. If the best of the sane are living on a knifes edge, the mad are no longer capable of setting the scene for the daily pantomime which gives the appearance of an ephemeral normality, monsterous theatre set up to mask the emptyness of life.
The eye records and the brain memorize, but memories with the time fade away. Is it possible to remember the first days of life and to never forget the first time when the sea is seen? In the realization of the short film I used old familiar 8mm films and I tread them with acid and enamel. I wanted to create a worm out image as a perfect metaphor of memories. An eye doesn’t forget is an experimental film. My purpose was to represent the memory’s intangibility and the difficulty of the mind to recall the past even less our eyes “have seen” and “have record” every moment of life. I wanted to create a worn out image as a perfect metaphor of memories. In the realization of the short film I used old familiar 8mm films and I tread them with acid and enamel. The video is self-product and the budget was less then 200 euro.
An eye doesn't forget
A short film about a lunatic who lost something very precious in a busy city road someday.The incident turned his life into a trajic one which keeps him haunting once in a while even now. So many people in india die every day in road accidents.it's a tribute to them. Inspiration is from the lunatics who sit along side the various roads of kolkata and spend their lives.
Lost In Traffic
A young Israeli soldier standing at a checkpoint outside a Palestinian village. Everything is of the ordinary until a young Palestinian man arrives at the checkpoint.
Sci-Fi Fantasy journey of a little girl with a special pet friend, a huge toad. Once the girl loses her pet ,which drifts in the sky in a form of a balloon, she is going throught different adventurous scenarios by chasing it. This is a full 3D animation music video for the song 'Hey' by Eatliz band. 'Hey' tells the story of growing up and losing your childhood innocence. Our protagonist is a lonely little girl. Due to the lack of a father figure she has embraced boyish characteristics, acting as a rascal tom-boy. Her world consists of imaginary friends such as a huge toad that never turned into a prince for a best friend, and a baloon that blows up eventually, symbolizing her childhood fantasy world. The girl moves between rapidly changing conflicts, and the clip is edited accordingly utilizing 128 shots in 03:26 minutes. Hey is Guy Ben Shetrits first independent project as a director after ten years of serving as an animator for commercials, TV programs and computer games. In addition to being a successful animator, Ben Shetrit is also the founding member of Eatliz as well as cult band Infectzia. Eatlizs first album titled Violently Delicate was released in November 2007 and received high praises from both audiences and the media in Israel. As of 2008 the album is being distributed in Germany and Austria as well. The conflicts shown in the video also reflect the directors life, divided between the animation world and the music world, between being an indigent musician who follows his own artistic path and being a high-income art director whos employed in a respected advertisment agency. Also, the conflicts reflect on his life as an Israeli trying to hold a firm opinion about the events in the middle east consecutively, for more than a month.
Hey animation music video
An old man while sitting on a bench beside the river canal sees visions about his past and future, in the end he walks alone beside the riverbank.
Effigy is a poetic story of love told in the first person, against a backdrop of black magic and drifting memories. Shot almost entirely in the first person, Effigy follows Phyia as she uses dark magic to lure the man she loves away from his partner. As he struggles to keep hold of the memory of his love, Phyia controls him through the use of an effigy.
Dan and Daisy are a golden couple and the birth of their child was to be the crowning glory. Fate stepped in and left them facing the most difficult decision of their lives. As cracks appear in their relationship a young boy appears in the hospital.
little boy blue
A young man is living in a postcard in color, he fell in love with a young woman who lives in a postcard in black and white.
Jérôme, after 3 years of casual employment, finally gets "the job" as the department manager at his friend's company. This job is the chance of his life. And he finally gets a date with the girl (Eloïse) he is in love with. The big surprise is that Eloïse is fired so that he can get the dream-job in the company. What will Jérôme do : keep the girl or get the job?
It's a quick inventory of our daily dives in this underground world with the desire to add a touch of magic and perhaps poetry. There is no dialogue or commentary, just an atmosphere...
A director asks a journalist to investigate his working method. This results in an experimental film that gets going very naturally, but in which the makers are invisible.
This is a documentary on a very special employee. All images and sound of this original documentary are recorded with digital pocket cameras. There is no dialogue or commentary, just an atmosphere ...
Your Picture with Me
Behind the dried leaves, fallen logs, broken light back running, hiding, escape. Far from the dam, off the pack. I encounter in the quiet of my den, with no drafts, no irregular footprints dislocated. From bare walls, floor and ceiling. In the middle now. In the center of the great hall, faint, strong, out of time. Only this area of contention that music retains built and shy presence of my body that designs subtle elegance. I play to be another and also play to invent an image, to shake and freeze myself. Fast, slow, up, on the ground. Bouncing. Amplifying. I take this place as mine, I invade it, my first essence. Here Im not looking for anything, here I have no questions, no doubts or fears. Here in the great hall, without beginning or end, far from possible. This is my possible the rest of my steps, details, the nakedness of the small, the detachment from the rush. Just image, a vision that unfolds, shrinking, which is diluted in that sound, not to alter my breathing, to obey my impulses. In my den. In my non-place. I feel fragile and invincible.
When the absence of movement means death, the rhythm is the only way to redemption. Where does not exist space nor time, love will be complete and only one last step will be needed to perform: reconciliation with the memories.
I always feel a kind of filter that pulls me apart from reality, like something that avoids a fully perception, as if a slight veil was between both... This sensation produced me the need to record images altered with glass, plastics, lens ... Elements that distort and hide the reality. And then I imagined a story ...
A faun, a mythological creature who is part man and part horse or goat, is sleeping under a tree in the hot summer sun in Sicily. He is dreaming about nymphs, the beautiful mythological maidens who inhabit and nourish rivers, forests, and mountains. He is cutting reeds for a reed pipe to play for the nymphs. He sees undulations in the water of a lake. Nymphs appear from the water. They run away when he plays his pipes. He speaks, 'Farewell. Farewell. I shall see the shadow you became. Did I love a dream?' He sees a nymph who runs away. He runs after her. When he reaches her, they dance together. She then runs away. He enjoys thinking about her. She was a dream. He hopes to attain her in the future. He whispers, 'Farewell. I shall see the shadow you became. Did I love a dream? Did I love a dream?' The narrative is an allegory about the creative process. The film is actually a representation of art and the artist. The reverie about a nymph and making and playing a flute to attract her is an expression of the creative act. Although he is unfulfilled in his quest to attain the nymph, the faun is invigorated by the dream of her to continue in his quest for her. He is happy with the dream of his muse. He can imagine what joy he will experience when he attains her in real life. The film is based on Laprès-midi dun faune [The afternoon of a faun], a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé published in Paris, France, in 1876. This poem has subsequently stimulated the creation of many works of art. In 1894, Claude Debussy composed Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune [Prelude to the afternoon of a faun] for orchestra. The musical composition is a representation through sound of the images described in the poem. The music has then been set for ballets by many choreographers. Instead of setting the music to dance, I sought to set the poetry to dance.
A hot summer's day, in a suburb near the coast. Michal (48) meets a friendly young man (22) at a bus stop. For Michal this is at first a normal day once again he is waiting at the bus stop for his family. They will go to his daughter's grave. His daughter lost her life in a terrorist attack, and Michal expects to suffer the same fate, as the young man drops his fuse. The young man lost his mother through the opposing soldiers. Today he wants to take revenge. He forces Michal to enter the bus, destination: Tel Aviv. They both are victims and on their way to Tel Aviv. During the journey they establish an extraordinary relationship between themselves. For both of them there is only one way out: Michal has to put up resistance to survive, and Jamal has to push the fuse button before he is getting killed by the Israeli military.
a beautiful world
The worldfamous kidsplay Rock-Paper-Scissors stripped to it's violent bone.
Shnigg Shnuug Shnoock
Finn is a hero – in his beloved videogames he takes on any enemy. His friend Max is more rooted in reality. When they encounter a situation downtown that asks for real heroes they both show what they are made of. This is a social-awareness spot that was realized for the office for prevention of violence of the Düsseldorf city-council.
Get involved - with force!
A filipino immigrant girl who lives in Germany gets into a conflict between filipino tradition and european way of live. Caught between two stools she is a victim of her own roots. The untold Tradition says, that the youngest daughter in a filipinos family has not the obligation to get married. She has to stay from cradle to death in her parents house to take care of her parents until they die.
A cosily lit room. A man and a woman are found in a tight embrace. Bizarrely he is explaining the fundaments of a Jiu Jitsu move but it soon becomes apparent the main objective of their encounter is to have sex. From the conversation it is clear the man is married but not to the women he is currently with. Asked by his mistress whether his wife is aware of his extra-marital excursions, he happily moralises on the implicit openness and tolerance of his marriage. Eventually the lovemaking begins - until the phone rings and his wife announces her unexpected return home. From the brief telephone conversation it appears his marriage is not quite as open as he boasted and after telling his wife he was already at home and in bed, it becomes a race against time for him to leave and arrive home before her.
Hit and Run
We Love European Film! European films reflect our cultural diversity, our reality and our dreams. This is why the EU funds and supports European audiovisual production and distribution through the MEDIA programme. This support has contributed to successful productions such as The Lives of the Others, Amélie and Volver. The main aims of the MEDIA programme are: to strengthen the competitiveness of the Europeanfilm, TV and new media industries to increase international circulation of European audiovisual products to preserve and enhance European cultural diversity. To achieve these aims MEDIA support is targeted at five priority areas: training, development, distribution, promotion and digital technologies. The result: Outstanding European films for everyone and a stronger European film industry! MEDIA 2007, the fourth round of the MEDIA Programme, began in January 2007 and will run up to December 2013. It has a budget of 755 million .
European Cinema-Made for You
The film is a controversy on democracy. Is our society really democratic? Can everyone be part of it? Or is the act of being part in democracy dependent to the access on technology, progression or any resources of information, as philosophers like Paul Virilio or Jean Baudrillard already claimed? The film is an inventory of our surrounding reality and its goal is to initiate discussions on democracy all over the globe.
Not following anyone.