By Cameron Sinz | Indiewire February 22, 2013 at 12:46PM
The 42nd New Directors/New Films shorts selections include:
PROGRAM 1 (In alphabetical order) 86min
EVERYTHING NEAR BECOMES FAR (2012) 11min
Director: Mauricio Arango
The peaceful daily rhythm of a farmer is violently interrupted in the heart of the breathtakingly beautiful Andean mountains.
SOUTHWEST (2013) 18min
Director: Jordi Wijnalda
In southwest Turkey, a Dutch woman helps save the lives of illegal immigrants but is forced to confront the unattended needs of those who love her.
STAMPEDE (2012) 20min
Director: Cyril Amon Schäublin
A masterful short that articulates the moment when a city and its crowds create chaos and claustrophobia.
WHAT CAN I WISH YOU BEFORE THE FIGHT? (Que puis-je te souhaiter avant le combat?) (2012) 16min
Director: Sofia Babluani
An emotionally compelling story about a case of mistaken identity and communication that transcends barriers.
WONDERLAND (2012) 21min
Director: Peter Kerek
As a mother seeks to improve life for her family, her son explores the cavernous rooms of a stranger’s house—perhaps costing the two of them a better future.
PROGRAM 2 (In alphabetical order) 84min
ARARAT (2012) 26min
Director: Engin Kundag
A man tries to keep the peace in his brother’s home after a ten-year absence.
FLAMINGOS (I Fenicotteri) (2012) 16min
Director: Francesca Coppola
Father and daughter share a sentimental moment, but trouble boils under the surface.
THE PIRATE OF LOVE (2012) 10min
Director: Sara Gunnarsdóttir
In Reykjavik, legends surround a CD of popular love songs, supposedly written by a lovelorn trucker in Canada.
SEQUIN RAZE (2013) 20min
Director: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro
A reality-show contestant tries to protect herself from the psychological onslaught of one of the producers.
TABOULÉ (2012) 4min
Director: Richard Garcia
How can you measure trust? A story about secret codes.
TAKE A DEEP BREATH (Derin Nefes Al) (2012) 8min
Director: Basak Buyukcelen
When a teenager’s parents take her to see a gynecologist, her life takes an unexpected turn.
PROGRAM 3 (In alphabetical order) 88min
CHIRALIA (2013) 26min
Director: Santiago Gil
A boy’s disappearance at a wooded lake leads to a questioning of memory and perception.
TO PUT TOGETHER A HELICOPTER (Para armar un helicóptero) (2012) 37min
Director: Izabel Acevedo
When summer rains bring power outages to his neighborhood, 17-year-old Oliverio comes up with an ingenious solution.
THE VILLAGE (A Cidade) (2012) 25min
Director: Liliana Sulzbach
A small village’s inhabitants are all elderly, and no one new is moving in.
ADDITIONAL SHORT FILMS
OUVERTURE (2013) 5min
Directors: Bracey Smith & Neil Dvorak
This animated film poetically portrays the musicality of life, loss, and family relationships.
(Screens before THE SHINE OF DAY)
RP31 (2012) 4:48min
Director: Lucy Raven
Hollywood’s Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) develops image standards that can be used to test the quality of a film projection. Noted artist Lucy Raven riffs on this in RP31, her new animation composed from 31 film projection test patterns and calibration charts.
(Screens before UPSTREAM COLOR)
THE SEARCH FOR INSPIRATION GONE (2012) 9min
Director: Ashley Michael Briggs
Combining animation, special effects, and live action, this silent film asks: will a writer who searches for inspiration find it in help or hindrance?
(Screens before VIOLA)