#EuropeNow2020 is online, July 31 – August 2.
Shorts II are now available to view worldwide for 24 hours only* on August 1st 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 3 pm BST!
All who wander are not lost by Carmen Rozestraten | The Netherlands | 2019 | A journey through time, a story of innovation, discovery and loss somewhere between reality and fantasy.
Mother (Mutter) by Sebastian Sgodzai | Germany | 2019 | The self determination of a woman was and still is not a matter of course. Especially when it is about motherhood or if someone decides not to have children at all. Societal pressure and certain expectations of what a woman ‘should become’ are omnipresent. Mother confronts the viewer with his prejudices and expectations of a woman.
A portrait of butterflies (Um Retrato de Borboletas) by Henrique Prudêncio | Portugal | 2019 | Alexandra and Miguel meet regularly and passionately at her home. He has already started to create some expectations for the future. She is still trying to understand where that is going to take her. This gap between them leads them to confrontation in a way that will mark them for life.
In the blink of an eye by Helena Aljona Kühn & Arthur Oppenländer | Germany | 2019 | Two strangers meet in an unusual way and spend a warm summer night together. During this night they get to know each other and ask themselves questions about love and their past.
Films from the Smog Years (Filmy z Epoki Smogu) by Michal Zadara & Barbara Wysocka | Poland | 2019 | The air in Warsaw, Poland is extremely polluted. A director tries to film the poison that we inhale every day. She tries to convince a producer to finance the project, she struggles to communicate with actors, and she is unable to celebrate. The obstacles are institutional, emotional, and practical.
Pushing Forward (Gurati Naprijed) by Mirko Zorz | Croatia | 2019 | Can a terrible accident lead to a new beginning? We follow several wheelchair basketball players whose personal stories showcase the road from isolation and depression to socialization and self-realization.
Invisible Stories (Storie Invisibile) by Andrea Tomasetto | Italy / Lebanon | 2019 | What does it mean to be a Refugee? What’s the life like in a Refugee Camp? Invisibile Stories is a journey inside a Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon, to discover the lives, the people, the events inside them.
* 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 Films from the Smog Years (Filmy z Epoki Smogu) by Michal Zadara
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