RETRO-SPECTIVE SELECTION I
NOT FOR MONEY, NOT FOR LOVE, NOT FOR NOTHING
UK, Documentary, 14'26"
Using animation for anonymity, real questions are deliberated by real women, sharing their real stories. The film follows Paula, who came to Newport on a spiritual mission to help women who have become trapped by abusive relationships and beaten by those who pay for the privilege. She meets with Jo, who shares her story of breaking free from a pimp to start her own brothel, Chelsea who feels low self esteem, Rachel who questions her morality, and Amelia who feels a strong sense of loneliness.
Director: John Robert Lee
Producer: Christine Patterson
Cinematography: Fil Kaler
Animation: Ola Szmida
Editing: John Robert Lee
I HAVE PROBLEMS
Hungary, Animation, 6'34"
A film about poor human relationships and frustrating environments through personal experiences.
Animation, Editor, Director: Zsuzsanna Debreczeni
Sound Design: Érsek Lajos
Voices: Barna Bakos, Barnabás Balázs
Producer: Melinda Kiss
STAY AWAKE, BE READY
Vietnam, Fiction, 14'
A motorbike crash happening before the street stalls on a street corner was embedded in the mysterious story of three young men.
Director, Writer: Pham Thien An
Producers: Pham Thien An, Tran Van Thi
Cinematographer: Dinh Duy Hung
Cast: Le Quoc Bao Vi , Vu Trong Tuyen, Trung Dong Cao, Be Hieu, Huynh Ngoc Hanh
Greece, Fiction, 5'15"
A short film created during the recent lockdown because of coronavirus (but has nothing to do with). It is an attempt to make a multi-sensory experience of the sea through the senses of a blind young man who is having his first swimming lesson.
Voiceover: Danai Spania, Christos Kokkinos
Sound: Aimilia Karapostoli, Dimitris Giouzepas
Writer, Director: Dimitris Giouzepas