ZOOM SHORT FILM NIGHT TIRANA, TULLA CULTURE CENTER
MAY 15th, 2015
19_00 >>> 20_00 ZOOM NORWAY
Director: Jørgen Klüver
A young woman is faced with an apparently insignificant act, but which has huge symbolic consequences. Steps is a story about how one's psychological state will always be expressed physically, told through music and dance.
MONOPOLIS II – The City of Swords
Director: Erik Wessel
Animated art film. A future portrait of the world as we hope it will not become: A beautiful place in which it's impossible to live. References to Fritz Lang, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dali and Yves Tanguy.
Director: Heidi C. Morstang
Global plant diversity rapidly declines; climate change and political conflicts threaten the presence of international seed banks. A global seed vault has been constructed in the Arctic in order to store duplicates of food crop seeds and secure the world's future supply.
Director: Alam Ali For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd. NORWAY 2012 8min
LET IT GO
Director: Alam Ali
Short/music video for composer and audio/visual artist from Iceland, Kira Kira.
20_00 >>> 21_00 ZOOM SWEDEN
HOME SWEET HOME
Director: Kristina Frank No one knows that Kristina doesn’t actually have a home. That she prefers it that way – a fixed abode is overrated. Kristina follows her heart, but she also wonders “Why is nesting so natural to most people, but not to me?” So she goes on a research road trip to ask “What does ‘home’ mean to you?”
Director: John Hellberg What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town? It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash. Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second-class citizen. But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?
21_00 >>> 22_00 WORLD MIX
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When a man looks at the photo strip he just took of hilmself in a photo booth, he cannot believe what he sees.
THE LAST VOYAGE OF EVA JOCELYN
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Nine months after typhoon Yolanda ripped through the Philippines, the 3000-ton vessel Eva Jocelyn and three of its crew members are still stranded among the houses of the district 68 of Tacloban City. They still do not know what will happen to them.
A hand drawn film about failure, insomnia, a red motorbike, and pretty bargirls, the desolateness of Berlin (even in summer) and waterproof socks.
Forced to be alone: Whenever Lothar sneezes, nearby objects explode. To protect the world he locks himself into a subterranean home, isolated from the outer world. One day, an accident happens. Despite all of the care taken, he breaks his beloved toaster, an early gift from his mother. The broken toaster compels him to leave his residence.
22_00 >>> 23_00 ZOOM NORWAY
PORTRAITS FROM VARANGERFJORD
Director: Egil Pedersen
A feel-good documentary depicting the life, soul and culture of the Southern Sami people in Varangerfjord through unique personal portraits.
Director: Bård Ivar Engelsås
A solitary hunter struggles to stay alive in the brutal wilderness. When he encounters a teddybear left alone in the snow, he starts failing as a survivor. Soon both he himself and the bear are in danger of being destroyed.
Director: Even G. Benestad, August B. Hanssen
Club 7 was the most distinctive Oslo forum for counter culture and the hippie movement from the 1960s and the following two decades. A symphonic and associative film exploring the years and the contemporary times of a place that has been described as 20 years of continuous improvisation.
MAY 16th, 2015
18_00 >>> 19_00 ZOOM SWEDEN
IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW
Director: Maria Eriksson
Frida is 19 years old and a mother for her own mother. Today she's moving in with her boyfriend. Finally. But mother starts crying. Uncontrollably. How can Frida ever break free when her beloved mother is suffocating her with guilt?
Director: Asa Sandzen
A pregnant woman is forced to decide the fate of a child with a deformed heart. She prepares for delivery, but is that even possible? An animated documentary about longing for a child, but losing her at birth.
Director: Simon Elvas
Albin and Frida go home together. Albin wants the temporary pleasure, but better still, he wants Frida's appreciation and love, even if it only lasts for one night.
I'VE BEEN HERE
Director: Sarasvati Shrestha
Tyra is 13 years old. Through her everyday life and its unexpected turns, we get to know Tyra and her thoughts. A state of clarity and total confusion. A story about liberation, dreams and standing up for yourself.
19_00 >>> 20_00 ZOOM NORWAY
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Director: Aasne Vaa Greibrokk
We had three rules: 1. We must not know anything about each other. 2. We meet the first Friday of the month, for a year. 3. Afterwards, we will never see each other again.
Director: Anne Merete Gaup A reindeer herder family is trying to live their life in peace, while political solutions threaten their livelihoods. The dilemma is when children also are forced to cope with the politics.
Director: Sverre Ferd
Two elderly German men arrive at a camping site in Southern Norway the summer of 1990. They are on familiar ground to find something they once buried – for a very special reason. What do you do when you are confronted with the dark sides of your own country's history? A feel-good film about a difficult topic.
20_00 >>> 21_00 WORLD MIX
NIGHT WINTER PEOPLE
…So will you show the bomb? – Have a look. – Will you let me hold it? – Take it. You know, it’s boring to live in this world, gentlemen. When there’s nothing to blow up. And so what, really? Well, mansions with the dead, well, the sick in a taxi…
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The film is about how women idealize and romanticize love relationship and are prepared to take and bear in order to be loved.
An animation short story about puberty, based on real life interviews with teenagers.
DEJA – MOO
It could have been a nice Saturday…were it not a mad cow, hysteric mother and two ambulance men, who are all good at one thing mainly: Creating chaos.
HERMES & APHRODITE
What happens if you have to find out first whether you are a boy or a girl? The story of a child who begins to discover his true indentity in puberty.
ME TUBE: AUGUST SINGS CARMEN HABANERA
MeTube, a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promoters on Internet, has attracted international attention. No less than George Bizets' Habanera from Carmen which has been reinterpreted for MeTube and enhanced with electronic music.
21_00 >>> 22_00 ZOOM NORWAY
AND THEN I WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU
Director: Sunniva Tangvik Kveum
The film is about childrens way of understanding and dealing with difficult situations through imagination and plays. As a child, you can feel kind of excluded, and that your vote are not really counts. Adult explanation may seem inadequate or childish. Lo and Eddy tries through play and imagination to understand and relate to the different forms and expressions of madness and to find their place in the adult world.
Director: Sondre Sandbakken
A young boy wants to cheer up his sick grandfather. So he sets out on a long journey to get his old wooden boat. On the way, the boy meets a couple of people and animals that help him to get the boat all the way back to his grandfather.
GILRS WHO DON'T WASH THEIR HANDS
Director: Eir Tangvik Kveum
When Miriam draws Simon to a party with her friends where she is confronted with their own prejudices about modern relationships should work. The struggle for power and tensions between the sexes escalates. In between all the sharp lines, we as the audience is allowed short intimate breathing pauses with every one of the girls in the bathroom. With this film I wanted to research into how my own generation of girls thinks about relationships. I would play with the gender roles and put strong characters against each other. I wanted to show how I perceive today's girls thoughts about relationship and sex, both in groups and alone.
Director: Sunniva Tangvik Kveum
February 15th 2013. A meteor has burned its way through the atmosphere over the Ural region in Russia, its dazzling light brighter than the sun. In Kabelvåg, a small town in the north of Norway, the three close friends Ruby, Sebastian and Daniel celebrate their graduation. They have made plans for a future together, but much like the meteor, their destination and journey remains unclear.
22_00 >>> 23_00 WORLD MIX
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUNIS
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Younis is a taxi driver, who has passed the age of retirement. He drives an old car, which has never dissapointed him. Today is his birthday…
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WOODS
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A fairy tale full of light, magic and nostalgia. A clay doll awakens in her surroundings, which become a surreal world in a constant flow of change. Shot with natural light, the visible changes of daylight emphasize the passing of time in the film.
The essence is a film about life, love and scent that can wear off quickly. The protagonist is a young woman, a performer who loses the essence she loved in her life. She decides to bring it back for a while, even if the scents are unstable and they wear off quickly.
Laika, a female dog, is kidnapped and then launched into outer space. Choban, her owner, starts to search for her and ends up in an underground city where he accidently embarks on a singing career. Meanwhile, Laika ends up on a planet inhabited by a mysterious black grandmother called Moira who tailors fate and bends time and space. Moira turns Laika into an anthropomorphic being that yearns to return to her master.
DJI. DEATH SAILS
Dji is a terribly unlucky death, who doesn’t seem good at his job. This time he has to take the soul of a pirate, but that is easier said than done!