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The Mourners (The Marcy Method)

From our submissions: an horror made of obsessions, fears and lack of scruples to achieve the perfect shape.

10 – 15 | 2014 | Horror | Italy | Live-Action | Madness

It is quite rare that emerging Italian short film directors challenge themselves in genres such as thriller, horror, grotesque or fantastic. Not only because of the difficulties of writing, it is hard to condense a convincing story arc capable to trigger strong emotions in a few minutes, but also for the production costs that tend…

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Bum-Bum Doch’ Rybaka (Bum-Bum, The Baby of The Fisher)

A sweet and surreal tale realised by Ivan Maximov, one of the most important Russian animators, winner of the Grand Prix at Tampere Film Festival 2014.

2013 | 5 - 10 | Animation | Drama | Family | Russia

In a seaside village inhabited by animals and anthropomorphic creatures with odd, long noses, a lone fisherman carries out its daily activities, while in a nearby basket some eggs are about to hatch. In this weird world  that’s suspended in time, anything is possible, and that’s how a baby elephant is born from those eggs. Despite…

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Schermata 2015-02-24 alle 12.15.13

I Navigli

Life and feelings of two rowers training in the placid waters of the historic canals in Milan.

0 – 5 | 2015 | Commentaire | Documentary | Italy | Sport

A “coxless pair” slips smoothly along the calm waters of the Navigli. It passes through the city of Milan heading south-west, to the countryside, along Via Ludovico il Moro, the enlightened Duke, friend of the artists, who commissioned Leonardo da Vinci this ingenious system of irrigation canals and waterways, which connected Lake Maggiore, to Como and down Ticino.…

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Schermata 2015-02-17 alle 13.38.12

The Snake (until 28/02)

A night chase where "nothing is as it seems", in this award-winning Italian thriller.

10 – 15 | Crime | Italy | Live-Action | Thriller

How many times have you imagined that someone is stalking or spying you? In an empty square at night, in the underground parking lot of a shopping mall, at home, at dawn, a strange noise in the living room. Or in the street, a car seems to be following you, at a safe distance, but…

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Schermata 2015-02-16 alle 16.27.10

A Pale Blue Dot

An uplifting animation with commentary by Carl Sagan, offers us an unexpected perspective of our earthly existence.

0 – 5 | Animation | Astronomy | Canada | Video-essay

Many of the problems that plague our small terrestrial existences can be often “solved” with a change of perspective, a change of scale. Sometimes just widen up the perimeter of an issue, and see it placed in a broader context, can alleviate its “gravity”. But when this change of perspective concerns the whole of humanity and…

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