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International Competition II

Festivalul Internațional de Film NexT, Ediția a 12-a

International Competition II Festivalul Internațional de Film NexT, Ediția a 12-a

TITANYUM/ TITANYUM (Turkey, Canada, 2018, 15’) Director: Gökçe Erdem

A promising young figure skater, in 1990s Turkey, has to overcome the self-doubt that is jeopardizing her performance.  

 

ONDE O VERÃO VAI (EPISÓDIOS DA JUVENTUDE)/ WHERE THE SUMMER GOES (CHAPTERS ON YOUTH) (Portugal, 2018, 21’) Director: David Pinheiro Vicente

It’s summer, a boy and his friends go to the river. On the ride there, a story is told about a man and his pet snake that tried to eat him. The boy falls from a tree trunk and gets hurt. A girl follows him. A couple kiss each other, another boy explores the woods and a third one just lays by a tree eating a peach. In four chapters, the heat and the humidity of the forest unravel desires among them.

 

AWASARN SOUND MAN/ DEATH OF A SOUND MAN (Thailand, 2017, 16’) Director: Sorayos Prapapan

The voice of the people is often neglected, as is sound in film, that the audience doesn’t care about. Two sound recordists are working on the final mix of a short film. Will their sound be heard by someone?

DIA/ DIA (Pakistan, 2018, 23’54’’) Director: Hamza Bangash

Mariam is determined to escape her conservative family, by pursuing a secret romance online. When her mother suggests an arranged marriage, she refuses, saying she needs time. With the clock ticking, her romance takes a dark twist, revealing the extremes that Mariam will go to keep her relationship alive.  

 

TIIKERI/ THE TIGER (Finlanda/ Finland, 2018, 10’21’’) Director: Mikko Myllylaht

On a winter evening, Dad returns home drunk. Tiger is in his room, and Mom is sleeping on the couch. A quarrel breaks out. Dad has a shotgun. Tiger and Mom escape the house. Haunting silence falls. Tiger must return inside to see what has happened… and to take the first steps towards independence.

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