#EuropeNow2020 is online, July 31 – August 2.
Shorts III will be available to view worldwide for 24 hours only* on August 2nd through individual links for each of the titles below. Watch them all and click here to join us for the live Q&A with the filmmakers on Zoom** at 2 pm BST!
With the arrival of spring (Að vori) byKatla Sólnes | Iceland | 2018 | The desolate Icelandic spring awakens complicated feelings between two choir girls.
Broken Branches by Lisa Maydwell | Lithuania | 2019 | A woman uses deception and betrayal to keep the child she loves.
HARBOR by Paul Marques Duarte | France | 2019 | When Adèle, an english teacher, spontaneously lets a young 15 years old migrant, illegally board a ferry for England with her class, she is far from grasping the importance of her gesture and its consequences on this overnight trip.
Dishonour by Terrence Turner | UK / Canada | 2018 | A five year old girl is caught in middle of a struggle between her recently widowed father and his elderly aunt who disagree on how best to adapt to the customs and laws of their newly adopted home in the United Kingdom. The aunt’s failure to abandon ancient African tribal traditions, including the harmful practice of FGM or female genital mutilation, leads to potentially devastating consequences for the young girl. All six characters in the film are played by one remarkable female actor, Mimi Ndiweni.
Maisha by Fabian Ribezzo | Italy / Ethiopia | 2019 | To defeat cultural barriers, the EU delegation to the African Union creates the MAISHA project – an Afro-European music experiment – and brings together 12 musicians from both continents in Addis Ababa, to collaborate and co-create original music tracks. Their magical fusion of sounds will have to be presented in a public concert at the Ethiopian National Theater. They have 2 weeks’ time.
Fingers Crossed by Sacha Teulon | UK | 2019 | London, 4 years after Brexit.
Norway for Norwegians by Nadya Shah | Norway | 2019 | A story of immigration done right.
I am Fatou by Amir Ramadan | Italy | 2019 | Fatou is a 23-year-old Italian girl of Senegalese origin. She lives in a suburb of Rome with her mother, who would like to educate her according to the rigid impositions of her culture of origin. But Fatou is looking for her own identity that combines her Muslim background with Italian society, and unlike most of her peers, the social stigma of the immigrant is imprinted on her; it isolates her and reduces her friendships. Her authentic passion and screen against prejudice is singing: music is what will never betray her.
Home (Heima) by Emil Alfreð Emilsson | Iceland | 2019 | A young polish boy who has been raised in Iceland dreams of becoming a painter. Art it not something that is associated with his family and they have other expectations of him. So In order to get one step closer to living out his dreams he must then go behind his family back and face the consequence.
Charlie (Károly) by Koroknyai Róbert | Hungary | 2019 | An everyday situation, shopping for glasses, turns into a surreal affair. In a claustrophobic world, the optometrist, the grandson and the grandfather wrestle and there is only one way out. Because that gun has been loaded for too long. In this modern adaptation of Slawomir Mrozek’s eternal play, Charlie, political hatred leaves the online sphere to walk straight in through the door.
* 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 With the arrival of spring (Að vori) by Katla Sólnes
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