#EuropeNow2020 is online, July 31 – August 2.
Shorts I are now available to view worldwide for 24 hours only* on July 31st through individual links for each of the titles below. Watch them all and click here to join us for the Q&A with the filmmakers on Zoom** at 5 pm BST!
Canning Town by Will Dickie & Fabiola Santana | UK | 2020 | Canning Town is a dance film shot beneath its street lights, capturing desolate cityscapes that will soon no longer be there. House prices continue to rise and the redevelopers of East London are steadily encroaching from all sides. Fabiola and her Mother Leah moved to Canning Town from Portugal in 2008. In 2018 they moved out. This film honours those 10 years by making a dance with the forces of union and separation – between two lovers, a mum and daughter, a country and its continent.
Gone (Disparue) by Joan Bentosela | France | 2019 | A bickering family on a road trip stops at a gas station. Murielle, the mother, insists on having the car washed.
RE:CYCLE by Nino Vincenzo Valpiani | Germany | 2019 | The homeless bottle deposit-collector “Bodo” lives in a park, right in the middle of Berlin. The only thing that keeps him going is his unbroken determination to get enough money to buy a new guitar, and thus to finally make music again.
Elysium by Kathrin Schweizer | Switzerland | 2019 | Detached from time and space a man loses himself in the underwater world of his bathroom. He is intimidated by the stereotypical image of the creative female muse. Overwhelmed with his confusion once he detaches himself from these structures his whole world blows up in flames and he discovers a new approach to sexuality within himself. He decides to leave his dream world in order to create a new one.
Is that, like, your real job? by Gintare Parulyte | Luxembourg | 2020 | A witty comedy about Ramune, an aspiring Lithuanian actress in Luxembourg, enduring a series of humiliating encounters at the hands of an industry that benefits from making her feel insignificant.
* 24 hour count will cover all time zones, starting from midnight BST and finishing at 8 am BST the following day.
**Link for the Zoom Q&A with the filmmakers for one-click access. Please make sure you have the latest version of the Zoom App installed on your device for uninterrupted viewing.
^Still from RE:CYCLE by Nino Vincenzo Valpiani
This screening is part of Film FeelsConnected, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk