Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Sections of 52nd KVIFF
- Official Selection - Competition
- Official Selection - Out of Competition
- East of the West - Competition
- Documentary Films - Competition
- Special Events
- Another View
- Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
- Future Frames’ Mentor: Denis Côté
- Variety Critics’ Choice
- Midnight Screenings
- Czech Films 2016–2017
- Tribute to Kenji Mizoguchi
- 30 Years of the European Film Academy
- People Next Door
- Six Close Encounters
- Out of the Past
- Prague Short Film Festival Presents
After the Reunion
Po třídním srazu /
Directed by: Kirsikka Saari
Finland, 2016, 14 min
Fifty-year-old Saila doesn’t wake up after a class reunion in the most comfortable position. A long-forgotten former classmate is in bed with her, and despite the fact that he’s enjoying their morning together, she’d rather suppress the entire situation. While toned with humor and tenderness, the encounter after so many years also reveals disappointment and a hangover of moral dimensions.
Directed by: Elsa María Jakobsdóttir
Denmark, 2017, 30 min
Like a modern utopia, an unusually beautiful structure surrounded by the wilds of nature serves as the location for an encounter between two women. One seeks peace and relaxation, the other is creating an acoustic installation that intrudes upon the motionless calm. Frustration over this unplanned-for cohabitation grows and the differences between dream and reality begin to blur.
Atlantida, 2003 /
Directed by: Michal Blaško
Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2017, 30 min
A young Ukrainian couple plan their getaway to Germany. It’s 2003, four years before Slovakia integrates into the Schengen Area. The Slovak-Ukrainian border is controlled by smugglers and human traffickers – Martin and Denisija have no idea of the traps that await them. They only have each other but they are willing to sacrifice much to fulfill their dream.
Bones for Otto
Kosti pro Otta /
Oase pentru Otto
Directed by: Matei Lucaci-Grunberg
Romania, 2016, 29 min
Two women plying the world’s oldest profession meet on a deserted road. Their employment motivations and experience, however, differ greatly. One knows the street inside out, the other is just discovering the secrets of professional prostitution. This lightly comic film presents women we often notice but rarely understand.
Greetings From Kropsdam
Srdečné pozdravy z Kropsdamu /
In Kropsdam Is Iedereen Gelukkig
Directed by: Joren Molter
Netherlands, 2016, 23 min
Lammert lives in a village by the name of Kropsdam. Lammert raises pigeons and his best friend is Frieda. He doesn’t have much else, and as long as he avoids the misfortune of getting mixed up with a company that builds wind turbines, then everybody likes him just fine. And then no one does. Kropsdam doesn’t forgive and the inhabitants know how to make that abundantly clear.
Directed by: Damián Vondrášek
Czech Republic, 2016, 27 min
An offer of a job as a prison educator could help unemployed teacher Jakub resolve a difficult family situation. His father-in-law exacerbates his already low self-confidence, and the man most certainly imagined a different kind of son-in-law. The claustrophobic feelings Jakub experiences at the prison, however, lead him to a single question: Does he want to control others the rest of his life or be controlled by them?
Ljubljana – München 15:27
Lublaň - Mnichov 15:27 /
Ljubljana – München 15:27
Directed by: Katarina Morano
Slovenia, 2016, 42 min
Mala and Jure live in Ljubljana. They see their present existence as temporary. They’ll forget about work and their apartment when the longed-for moment arrives: the day they leave Slovenia and set out for Germany to find “something better.” But Mala is expecting a baby and it looks like it’s time to start realizing that the temporary may be permanent.
Seven Awkward Sex Scenes. Part One
Sedm rozpačitých sexuálních scén. Část první /
Septiņas neveikla seksa reizes. Pirmā daļa
Directed by: Liene Linde
Latvia, 2016, 26 min
A young filmmaker struggles to defend a film about her own life. Director Liene Linde plays a director who struggles for the right to shoot a film, screen it before an audience, and not back down even one inch concerning what she wants to express. Employing humor and understanding, she comments on the lives of contemporary young women, but also on the challenges of making a movie.
První školní den /
Directed by: Maria Eriksson-Hecht
Sweden, 2016, 17 min
The first day of school is generally a happy occasion full of expectation, but little John experiences it somewhat differently. His 11-year-old brother Mika unexpectedly turns up to help him with the challenges he’ll have to face in the coming years. They have a different kind of family, and Mika does everything he can to prevent it from affecting his little brother.
Waiting for Ana
Čekání na Anu /
Directed by: Giorgi Mukhadze
Georgia, 2016, 16 min
Their mother’s death becomes the grim pretext for estranged siblings to reunite. Ana and Niko are having trouble reconnecting, and words just seem to get in the way. Then something seemingly insignificant from the past helps them break down the barrier dividing them, and they remember how it was when each other’s presence brought them joy.