OPISKELIJAT/ FILM STUDENTS
to/ Thu 17.8. at 16.00, Iso-Hannu 2
pe/ Fri 18.8. at 18.00, Iso-Hannu 3
1. Laura Udra, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Lithuania: BLACK BLACK NIGHT, fiction, 25 min
A middle-aged man Artúras and an eccentric teen Ilona are two strangers meeting at night. Together they seek to find an escape from personal loneliness.
2. Janina Lutter, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany:
THE SCHOOL IS ON FIRE AND WE KNOW WHY, fiction, 25 min
Rita is a silent observer of the injustices that take place every day at her school. To document these cases, she breaks into the school at night, photographs the scenes and turns them into artistic collages. When her classmate Raquel finds out about her one night, the two join forces in a final attempt to make the power games at her school visible.
3. Hannu-Pekka Peltomaa, Aalto University, Finland: ASAP, fiction, 8 min
There is a first time for everything, and for young Aliisa and Vili, that time is today on their three-month anniversary. How far is one willing to go just to avoid saying ‘’no’’ to their loved one? The film is a part of The Hotel Room -short film series, in which all eight stories are set in the same room and told by different up-and-coming filmmakers.
4. Veera Lamminpää, Aalto University, Finland: DOGGYSTYLE, fiction, 8 min
A middle-aged couple has very different ideas of what it looks like to spice things up in the bedroom. The film is a part of The Hotel Room -short film series, in which all eight stories are set in the same room and told by different up-and-coming filmmakers
5. Jakub Laskowski, Gdynia Film School, Poland: TACKING, tiction, 22 min
Entering adult life Janek works with a psychotherapist through a difficult relationship with his father. When it seems that the boy has found a way to reconcile troubled emotions, the father unexpectedly dies of a heart attack. Janek needs to say goodbye, and an opportunity arises in a dissecting room.
6. Leevi Pienihäkkinen, Metropolia, Finland: PEACE AND SILENCE, documentary, 8 min
An expedition through the City at nighttime. In solitude, the obvious turns uncanny. A short experimental documentary film, which shows normal and obvious things from the perspective of the night. The film makes things look totally different from what you are used to.
7. Josefina Rautiainen, Aalto University, Finland: SATISFYER, fiction, 7 min
Young Alma faces herself in a new light and learns through years of experience what kind of touch she likes.
The film is a part of The Hotel Room short film series, in which all eight stories are set in the same room and told by different up-and-coming filmmakers.
to/ Thu 17.8. at 19.00, Iso-Hannu 2
pe/Fri 18.8. at 20.00, Iso-Hannu 3
1.Veera Lamminpää, Aalto University, Finland: SAUNAPIRU, fiction/ fantasy, 4 min
Santeri wishes to bathe in his old sauna, but a troll which lives under its benches causes him trouble.
2. Veikko Timonen, Aalto University, Finland: ILO P. ILLERIN TAIKATEMPPU, fiction, 14 min
Joy the Magic Clown is a middle-aged clown magician, who despite her enthusiasm is not the best at her job. Ilo has started to doubt her choice of career and after one bad day she’s ready to quit, unaware of the magic powers that are bubbling underneath.
3. Jan Bujnowski, Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz, Poland:
THE DEVIL, fiction, 20 min
In research on the religiosity of Polesconducted in the 1990s by OBOP, the percentage of believers has always fluctuated around 95%. At the same time, the unemployment rates also reached record values. The crisis strengthened the society’s need for spirituality, which allowed things not necessarily possible to happen in other times.
4. Lulu Pomorova, Gdynia Film School, Poland: EVERYTHING FOR MY FRIEND, fiction, 25 min
Ania is in a quarrel with her best friend, Kasia. When Kasia destroys her graduation paintings, Ania feels guilty and decides to apologize to her friend. But it turns out that the problem is much deeper than just their quarrel. How far can Ania go for their friendship?
5. Elias Kahla, Aalto University, Finland: BRAINS OUT BASH, experimental, 18 min
Woman suffering from shopping addiction is tied into a world ruled by television and its sensory stimulus. After her relationship turns sour, the woman falls deeper into trance created by television until she finally wakes up and becomes more aware of her feelings and humanity.
6. Reeta Annala, Aalto University, Finland: NALLE IKKUNASSA, animated, 6 min
Teddy Bear is seated to the window during the pandemic to cheer up the children, but soon Teddy Bear discovers that the loneliness of being in the window is deadly. The loneliness is relieved when Teddy encounters another teddy bear in the opposite window.
7. Leonard Rottok: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany: BRAINFUCK, fiction, 17 min
Two teenagers secretly arrange to have sex for the first time. He bragsto his boys about his near deflowering and realizes too late that he should have kept his secret. The drama takes its course: he puts himself under performance pressure, when he can’t get it up, his BRAINFUCK is perfect.