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Around the World

Shorts Package

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Around the World

Shorts Package

 
Ala Kachuu - Take and Run

Ala Kachuu - Take and Run

2020, NR, Switzerland, Drama, 39 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  Kyrgyz with English Subtitles

Director: Maria Brendle
Producer: Nadine Lüchinger, Flavio Gerber
Writer: Maria Brendle
Cast: Alina Turdumamatova, Nurbek Esengazy Uulu, Madina Talipbekova, Jandat Djamanbaeva, Taalaykan Abazova, Aybike Erkinbekova

Sezim, a 19-year-old Kyrgyz woman, dreams of studying in the Kyrgyz capital when she is kidnapped by a group of young men and taken to the hinterland. There she is all but forced to marry a stranger. If she refuses the marriage, she will face social stigmatization and exclusion. Torn between her desire for freedom and the constraints of Kyrgyz culture, Sezim searches desperately for a way out.

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The Best Orchestra in the World

The Best Orchestra in the World

2020, NR, Austria, Dramedy, 14 minutes
  Florida Premiere
  German with English Subtitles

Director: Henning Backhaus
Producer: Lukas Rosatti
Writer: Henning Backhaus, Rafael Haider, Albert Meisl
Cast: Thomas Mraz, Jörn Hentschel, Peter Huemer, Dominic Oley, Helen Hagmueller

Ingbert, a sock, applies for a position as double bass player at the Vienna State Orchestra. Bad idea.

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Step into the River

Step into the River

2020, NR, China/France, Animation, 15 minutes
  Chinese with English Subtitles

Director: Weijia Ma
Producers: Damien Megherbi, Justin Pechberty
Writer: Weijia Ma

Lu and Wei are two young girls living in a village nestled on the banks of a river. Because the one-child policy and the preference for having boys has led some families to drown baby girls, they both have a special relationship with this river, which looks like a cradle of tragic stories.

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Don vs Lightning

Don vs Lightning

2021, NR, UK, Dramedy, 13 minutes
  Florida Premiere

Director: Big Red Button
Producer: Sonya Sier
Writer: Johnny Burns
Cast: Peter Mullan, Joanna Scanlan

When Don, an elderly Scottish grump, finds himself the victim of multiple lightning strikes, he begins to worry that his quiet, orderly life may never be the same again. It is hard to tell what he finds more uncomfortable: sadistic persecution by a capricious universe, or the concerned attention of the people in his town.

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