Shortcutz Berlin – Session #21 (June 23)

This Week’s Competition Shorts are:

Short #1: “Zwischen Himmel und Erde” by York-Fabian Raabe
Synopsis: Born and raised in a township, the brothers Koroballa and Tiemogo experience the beauty and brutality of African life. Koroballa tries to flee and sneaks into the landing section of a plane, not knowing that Tiemogo is following him. A story about a family, brotherhood and the wish for a better future begins.

Short #2: “Lamento” by Mauro Paglia
Synopsis: A man is picking his way among the gravestones in an old cemetery. He is holding a yellow flower in his hand and when he comes to a particular tomb, he begins a long monolog which reveals his desperate existential condition. The young man remembers moments of lighthearted happiness and bursts of anger, as he thinks back to some of the moments he spent with the woman he loved. These memories mix reminiscences and fantasies, revealing his role as the eternal unrequited lover, until he finally seems to become serene, lies down on the tomb and closes his eyes.

This Week’s Guest Short: “Musca” by Ariane Mayer
Synopsis: In his anger over lack of musical inspiration, a monk almost destroys the incarnation of God’s hand – moments later a fly helps him to complete his composition.

Our Special Guest for this week is A. Rahman Satti, a director and scriptwriter. Satti‘s last project was “Go-Bama, Between Hopes and Dreams“, a personal fly-on-the-wall documentary that explores the promise of HOPE during Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008.


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