Shorts Programme: Carefully Navigating Ships
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1. Excuse Me, I’m Looking for the Ping-Pong Room and my Girlfriend - dir Bernhard Wenger
Austria L: English, German, Swedish (23 mins)
A Swedish couple is on a wellness trip in the Austrian mountains, but after an argument, Aron's girlfriend leaves, and slams the door behind her. Now, Aron is looking for his girlfriend but can't find her anywhere. He dives into the bizarre world of the alpine wellness resort and drifts along until the question arises if Aron is looking for his girlfriend or really himself.
2. MIDNIGHT CONFESSION – dir Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Canada (10:22 mins)
West Berlin, 1989. Manny Jumpcannon prowls his dingy apartment, phoning various
degenerates from his past. He's hoping for some uncertain vindication but the ensuing conversations only reveal his own sordid history of deceit.
Previously Screened: Toronto International Film Festival 2017
3. THE GIRLS WERE DOING NOTHING (dir: Dekel Berenson)
Israel (17 mins)
Marta and Jake are a married couple in their late 30’s. Both working in senior professional
positions, they are very wealthy: living together in a luxurious cosmopolitan home. They spend much of their free time eating at expensive restaurants and exercising at private gyms. Their idealistic lifestyle is a grandiose means of concealing and deflecting the strains of their spousal dynamic. However, all of that is about to change when Andrea, their attractive neighbour, asks Jake and Marta for a favour while she goes on holiday.
4. PRE-DRINK (Marc-Antoine Lemire)
Canada (23 mins) L: French
ALEXE is a young trans woman, and CARL a gay man. Best friends since forever, an evening spent together destabilizes ALEXE, when both decide to have sex together for the first time.
5. TRIEB (dir. Diego Hauenstein)
Switzerland (4 mins) L: Swiss, German
A couple goes for a hike, though their intentions differ.