Best of International Shorts 2018

Screening of International Shorts 2018 official selections will be held on December 13 at the Landmark Theaters in Bethesda and January 31 in Washington DC.

 

 


 

JUST ANOTHER SUNDAY (SPAIN)

Directed by: Sergi Miralles

Synopsis: What appeared to be a relaxed family lunch becomes anything but when dad finds an empty pregnancy test kit. Dad, Ricardo, takes on the role of inquisitor, stubbornly determined to find out who it belongs to. The first suspect on the list is Carol, the rebellious teenager who doesn't take the
accusation too well. Laura comes to her rescue, but the mere fact it might be hers opens up a huge rift between Laura and her boyfriend Gonzalo. That just leaves the son, Nacho - until his confession crosses him off the list too. Rather than ending in the family predictably falling apart, the
squabbles are actually cathartic and shine a light on what is really important in a family, while leaving behind lies, reproaches and insincerity.


ONE SMALL STEP (CHINA)

Directed by: Bobby Pontillas

Synopsis: An ambitious young girl aspires to be an astronaut with the support of her humble father.


THIS IS NOT FOOD (SPAIN)

Directed by: Ilan Roselfeld Lissman

Synopsis: A group of three friends get together for a housewarming dinner of one of them. Everything is going smoothly. The talk revolves around everyday stuff, until they taste the grilled-vegetable lasagna. They can't tell exactly what it is, but they are touched. They had never tasted anything like it. What's on their table comes across as really precious, sacred, so they decide to call their neighbors in for them to taste it. However, their guests' reaction is different than they expected


THE USUAL (SPAIN)

Directed by: David Lara

Synopsis: As usual Sonia is having coffee while waiting for her daughter Paula, but today an unexpected visit will broke her everyday life


THE INNER SIDE (AUSTRIA)

Directed by: Dániel Reich

Synopsis: Domi is a 33 years old autistic boy, who never speaks and lives with his mother and father. They try everything to cure him, but no effect. The mother cynically tells the story of their unlucky family, she is hopeless. Only the books bring happiness in Domi's life. He is obsessed by books. The family tries a new psychologist, Aliz, who soon realizes how important the books are for Domi. Now Aliz starts to write a story for Domi. This book changes the world around Domi, we see the story becoming alive and driving the boy towards the solution


HANDS FREE (UK)

Directed by: John Addis & Matt Bowron

Synopsis: The story focuses on Dr Morris and his increasingly awkward attempts to conceal a painful truth from his wife


BELLY FLOP (SOUTH AFRICA)

Directed by: Jeremy Collins, Kelly Dillon

Synopsis: Persistence pays off when an unashamed young girl leaning to dive is unperturbed by a talented diver who steals the spotlight


TOLU (NIGERIA)

Directed by: Nadine Ibrahim

 


GRAY UMBRELLA (IRAN)

Directed by: MOHAMMAD POUSTINDOUZ

Synopsis: Mr.Maleki Has A Permanent Habit. Until A Man With An Umbrella Enters His Life


SHOE SHINER (CHILE)

Directed by: Andrés Gallegos

Synopsis: Based on a true story, and contextualized in Chile 1989, this film narrates the story of Diego, an 11 years old shoe shiner. It portrays his struggle to survive and the loss of his innocence


 

 

 

 

 

 

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