Posts Tagged: Collateral 3rd Edition

MILKOFFEE

Type:  Short / Animation

Director:  Ludovica Baldassarri, Marco Oggero, Fabio Orlando, Edoardo Vanja Raffaele

Country:  Italy

Runtime:  00:04:00

Production Year:  2019

Production Budget:  --

Synopsis:

"A diner in the middle of the desert, two strangers and a glass of latte: these are the elements of “Milkoffee”, an adaptation of one of the short stories of “Crìmenes Ejemplares”, a collection of murder chronicles by Max Aub. Told in first person, the movie tries to visually represent the frustration and inner madness of the narrator, who feels tremendously and inexplicably annoyed by the noise of the teaspoon on the glass of the other one."

CRONOFOBIA

Type:  Feature / Drama

Director:  Francesco Rizzi

Country:  Switzerland

Runtime:  01:33:00

Production Year:  2018

Production Budget:  1.700.000 CHF

Synopsis:
A mysterious solitary man and a young widow, struggling with a complicated form of grief, confront each other in a psychological drama about suspended identity.

A STORY BY JEANNOT

Type:  Short / Animation

Director:  Julie Rembauville, Nicolas Bianco-Levrin

Country:  France

Runtime:  00:16:00

Production Year:  2018

Production Budget:  --

Synopsis:

As a young boy, Jeannot was a little fiery Parisian. In 1871, he dreamt to change the world with the partisans of Paris Commune. But with its repression, he is brought to a journey around the globe. The journey that lasts all his life.

DEPARTURES

Type:  Short / Drama

Director:  Nicolas Morganti Patrignani

Country:  Italy

Runtime:  00:09:53

Production Year:  2018

Production Budget:  --

Synopsis:

Ludovico accepted the tough choice of his sick wife to be left to die.

THE UMBRELLA

Type:  Short / Drama

Director:  Tsang Hing Weng Eric

Country:  Hong Kong

Runtime:  00:21:59

Production Year:  2018

Production Budget:  10,000 USD

Synopsis:

It rained non-stop when Hong Kong was rocked by the tumultuous events in October 2014. At the university hall, young souls are assigned to different rooms amid the sounds of rain, studies and heavy discussions. These strangers come from a variety of backgrounds but are united by their passion towards the society. They may have dissenting opinions, but will learn to accept and be sympathetic to each other. The rainy night feels especially ominous when the students ponder at the events in Mong Kok.

A THOUSAND SAILS

Type:  Short / Drama

Director:  Tsang Hing Weng Eric

Country:  Hong Kong

Runtime:  00:15:00

Production Year:  2019

Production Budget:  10,000 USD

Synopsis:

In a traditional fishing village, most youngsters left to work in the city, leaving the older generation behind. Ren, a widow who lives in the village helps her neighbour, Mrs. Wah, to deliver a gift to her son, Chung in the city. Ren finds out Chung is having a harsh life. She promises Chung not to tell Mrs. Wah about his situation. Back to the island, there is no one with whom Ren can share this secret. The only one she can seek help from in this sleepless night is her deceased husband.

MERGA BIEN – DAMNATIO MEMORIAE

Type:  Short / Horror

Director:  Alex Memento, Tuby Divorami

Country:  Italy

Runtime:  00:04:30

Production Year:  2019

Production Budget:  --

Synopsis:

A manor once shining now in decline. Its breath is pain, it doesn't want to be forgotten. To this place is the story of a woman burned at the stake. Their screams, their anger, their moans dance together in a floating onyric vision.

MALO TEMPO

Type:  Documentary / Drama

Director:  Tommaso Perfetti

Country:  Italy

Runtime:  00:19:39

Production Year:  2018

Production Budget:  --

Synopsis:

Luciano serves a sentence locked up in the house, between narrow walls and even the same day, the slowly flowing time always marked by the same actions. His condemnation is the emptiness, the anguish of a life waiting for something that does not come. Luciano spends his time singing dramatic songs full of passion, which perhaps no one understands. His parents take care of him, but they are also his jailers and the young man, with the face and body of a delinquent, is getting ready to start all over again.

SCARAMUCCE

Type:  Documentary / Drama

Director:  Alfredo Chiarappa

Country:  Italy

Runtime:  00:09:10

Production Year:  2018

Production Budget:  --

Synopsis:

Every January, the entire Southern Italian town of Tricarico dresses up as cows and bulls to celebrate its Carnival, an ancient rite evoking the transhumance. The eve of the Carnival, a group of long-time friends gathers together, as one last chance to celebrate their youth before stepping into adulthood.

UOMO – (MAN)

Type:  Short / Drama

Director:  Mattia Bianchini

Country:  Italy

Runtime:  00:20:00

Production Year:  2018

Production Budget:  15,000 EUR

Synopsis:

Intense relationship between a mother and her child, in the delicate transition between childhood and adolescence