Thursday, November 14th, 2019 – Weyauwega International Film Festival

Thursday, Nov. 14th

3pm

Short Films

66 minutes

DISTINGUISHED FEELINGS

FRANCE 11 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Keren Marciano

ELENA and ARTURO are a couple fully in love until one day, one of their friends sow seeds of doubts in their minds. Philippe reveals to Elena that Arturo is tired of their relationship. He no longer loves her but doesn’t have the guts to tell her. But all is fair in love and war!

CARLOTTA’S FACE

GERMANY 5 Minutes – ANIMATION – Directed by Valentin Riedl & Frédéric Schuld

As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around here to have faces. She even doesn’t recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. It was art, after all, that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.

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MY NEW YEAR

ARMENIA 27 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Arusyak Simonyan

Based on author’s childhood memories of the devastating 1988 Spitak earthquake. The father and his two young kids are left without a home and above all, the disaster had claimed the life of their beloved mother and wife. After painful quest to find her body and give her a proper burial, by the new year’s eve the family is settled in a makeshift home near the wreckage of their home. While his daughter and son are still playing and merging the disaster into their games, the father for the sake of his children struggles to find strength and heart to live on.

VOICE

JAPAN 10 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Takeshi Kushida

A lonely man becomes fascinated with a shadow that appears on his apartment’s wall.

RIDE

USA 2 Minutes – ANIMATION – Directed by Richard O’Connor

A journey through North Dublin on Christmas in the rain.

PELVICACHROMIS

GERMANY 12 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Jasmin Luu

Jakob and Melissa are a couple even though they don’t act like lovers. We can feel negative passive aggressive tension in the air. What’s going on between Melissa and Jakob?

Thursday, Nov. 14th

4:30pm

Short Films

76 minutes

SEPTEMBER

GERMANY 15 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Konstantin Rall

Clara, a successful young businesswoman, does a pregnancy test after a passionate weekend with a working colleague. The positive result confuses her a lot. At first overwhelmed by her extreme and contradictory feelings, she finds a deep assent with herself as the day progresses.

PANIC ATTACK!

USA 13 Minutes – ANIMATION – Directed by Eileen O’Meara

Do you ever wonder “did I leave the coffee on?” or “am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

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TANK MAN

USA 15 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Robert Anthony Peters

Tank Man is the story of the iconic gentleman who stood in front of and stopped a line of tanks after the Tienanmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989. All that is known of this man are the images that were recorded of his acts. This film is a speculation of what he went through the day he took his courageous steps 30 years ago.

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THE STATUE

USA 10 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Becca Wolff

Hassan has just moved to the US from Egypt and to make things harder, this 2nd grader is a shy little guy. In the class play he stands as a frozen statue most of the time and only has one line. Sounds easy enough but he just can’t get the line right. Even though Hassan is surrounded by supportive people, will he get it right on closing night when his parents come see the show?

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IGGY

USA 5 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Anthony Francis Cuomo

Iggy Fransisco, overwhelmed with the pressures of high school, attempts to make friends and is rejected. A classmate Abigail notices this and offers her friendship to Iggy. Filmmaker in Attendance.

DREAM FOR HAPPINESS

BULGARIA 29 Minutes – NARRATIVE SHORT – Directed by Irina Velichkova

A  model and an artist unexpectedly find solace in on another.

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Thursday, Nov. 14th

6pm

Documentary Feature

40 Minutes

THE BURDEN

USA 40 Minutes – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Directed by Roger Sorkin

THE BURDEN is the first documentary of its kind to tell the story of our dependence on fossil fuels as the greatest long-term national security threat confronting the U.S., and how the military is leading our transition away from oil. The troops are crying out to unleash us from the tether of fuel.

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Thursday, Nov. 14th

7pm

Documentary Feature

60 minutes

DECODING THE DRIFTLESS

Wisconsin, USA 60 Minutes – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Directed by Jonas Stenstrom

A wild ride of adventure through the air, across rugged landscapes, on and under the water, through a secret underworld, and across time itself to explore and decipher ancient clues of archaeology, paleontology, geology, and biology of the Driftless Region (Including Southwestern Wisconsin), with its captivating scenic beauty. Filmmaker in Attendance.

Thursday, Nov. 14th

8:15pm

Feature Film

87 Minutes

LOST BAYOU

USA 87 Minutes – NARRATIVE FEATURE – Directed by Brian C Miller Richard

In this hauntingly evocative Southern Gothic mystery, a struggling addict ventures into the Louisiana swampland to reconnect with her faith healer father, only to discover he is hiding a troubling secret aboard his houseboat.

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