saturday 10th november
Teatro San Prospero
9 WAYS TO DRAW A PERSON
directed by Sasha Svirsky
RUSSIA, 6' 29''
Nine short and unexpected stories that tell us how a person can be depicted. By mixing abstraction, collage, and drawing animation, the author invites us into a spontaneous and unsystematic research of potential within the animation and leads us into the world of irrepressible imagination.
directed by Salvatore Mereu
ITALY, 17' 09''
During the day, Rachel and Mojo wander about the city, looking for a job without success. At night, they take shelter in one of the cabins at a seaside resort. Until one morning...
NI UNA SOLA LÍNEA
directed by Víctor E.D. Somoza
As they do every afternoon, Encarna and Rosario meet up to have churros at their neighborhood café. However, today is a special day. Today they’ll be changing their usual conversation topics.
ZLE UCZYNKI - CATTIVE AZIONI
directed by Piotr Domalewski
Max, the ten-year-old son of hospital cleaner, has been caught trying to steal a patient's wallet. The old pensioner decides not to report the theft. Instead, he asks Max to complete three tasks. Those three tasks will turn out to be much more challenging than Max would ever expect.
saturday 10th november
Teatro San Prospero
directed by Boris Seewald
Approaching the microphone in a small room, a young woman prepares to make the speech of her life. Desperate to find her voice in the wake of an ended relationship in which she felt unheard, she resorts to sharing any piece of advice she can muster. Her reflection on their differences as a couple strikes up an imaginary conversation between the two of them.
ET POURQUOI PAS?
directed by Blanche Pinon, Nicolas Fay
FRANCE , 12'
Virginie is waiting for an old friend she lost touch with but reconnected after a long time through social media. Meanwhile, she is approached by a man sitting at the bar. Is he only a womanizer or is he more than that?
NENA & DAVE STEWART: BE MY REBEL
directed by Virgil Widrich
GERMANY, 3' 45''
"Be My Rebel" is the first collaboration of the two music legends Nena and Dave Stewart. The accompanying video transfers the story into a dreamlike, glass mirror world that is powered by Dave Stewart at the controls of his classic modular synthesizers.
EL CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
directed by Mario Monzó
SPAIN, 12' 45''
On a quiet summer day, Santiago disappears from the village. When his wife Eva Maria notices his absence, she will begin looking for him.
directed by Alessandro D'Ambrosi, Santa De Santis
Parodic representation of an elegant vernissage for the urban upper class that transforms into the grotesque and exhilarating “assault” of a buffet. A handful of brave fighters serving the country prepares to face the insatiable hunger “for power” of the guests in an epic, tragicomic and ruthless battle.
directed by Theo Putzu
7,83 is the Earth's frequency, its heartbeat, the vital balance between man and what surrounds him. Human activity has altered this natural harmony.
It is up to man to reestablish the balance with Earth, listening to its voice.
directed by Maik Schuster, Fatmir Dolci, Max Paschke
The urge for freedom and fulfillment is just as human as the urge to build walls. Three individuals in different countries are struggling under this tension, and finally decide to go all in.
A DROWNING MAN
directed by Mahdi Fleifel
Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators, he is forced to make compromises merely to survive. His life of exile grows one day longer.
directed by Frank Ternier
FRANCE, 13' 10''
A young black man is killed in an altercation with a vigilant neighbor and the police. An indignant crowd gathers together. The feeling of injustice is high. A group isolates itself. Emotion engenders riot... In the absence of words, can the body take its revenge?
EL MEJOR MOMENTO - IL MOMENTO GIUSTO
directed by Raúl Navarro
How can you recognize the right moment?
AMOR PLÁSTICO - AMORE PLASTICO
directed by Luis Lance
A peculiar love story between Miguel, an older man, a widower and a loner, and Jenny, an inflatable doll. After their first night together, the doll becomes pregnant. This "miracle" gives Miguel a new reason to live and he falls irremediably in love with Jenny. Finally, the day of the birth has come. What awaits Miguel in the unusual visit to the operating room?
LA VIE SAUVAGE
directed by Laure Bourdon Zarader
Arnaud and Nora had a well-ordered schedule for a perfect weekend: a tour in a wildlife park, pictures with animals, sex, nap and dinner. But the stifling heat, the lack of animals and Nora’s libido will ruin Arnaud’s methodical planning.
directed by Marharita Tsikhanovich
The transience of being and the levity of time, the illusion of freedom and the loneliness of a little man in the sea of life.
AWASARN SOUND MAN
directed by Sorayos Prapapan
People’s voices are often neglected. The same happens to sound in films: the audience doesn’t care. Two sound recordists are working on the final mix for a short film. Will their sound be heard by someone?
directed by Martin Iliev
Hidden behind a telescope, Lone, a modern-day hermit, falls in love with a quirky woman living in the building opposite. He will have to cross the threshold to finally meet her… Maybe tomorrow.
sunday 11th november
Teatro San Prospero
directed by Marcos González
SPAIN, 6' 06''
Thanks to Jorge’s help, Evelyn finally discovers who she truly is.
directed by Pau Bacardit
In an immediate future in which technology is increasingly invading human existence, the Renewed® company offers personality and interest updates to live connected to the rest of society. When Isaac realizes that the domotics of his home does not respond to his fingerprints, he will have to face all his doubts about the world and himself.
BENDITO MACHINE VI - CARRY ON
directed by Jossie Malis
SPAIN, FRANCE, 13' 54''
An inevitable and enigmatic bio-technological interweaving is just around the corner. What can go wrong?
CUÁNTO. MÁS ALLÁ DEL DINERO
directed by Kike Maíllo
SPAIN, 17’ 56’’
In a near future where people can sell and buy experiences stored in their memory, we meet Lucía, a young and rich woman who, apparently, has the life we all want to have.
NEW FEELINGS - NUOVI SENTIMENTI
directed by Anastasia Nechaeva
In the not too distant future, heart extraction is an everyday surgical operation. A cynical post-op rehab doctor enjoys his life while ridiculing those who choose to undergo such a surgery. His idyllic lifestyle comes to a close when he discovers that his ex-wife had her heart extracted in order to forget him.
directed by Domien Huyghe
After the death of his father, eight-year-old Stan uses his fantasy as his main coping mechanism. The day he and his family are about to move, Stan thinks that he shot down a plane. Frightened but with confident spirit, he goes into the woods to find the crashed device.
UN VOTO ALL'ITALIANA
directed by Paolo Sassanelli
In a small village in southern Italy on election day, a man is undecided about who to vote for until the very last second.
directed by Mario Garza
GERMANY, 7' 17''
In the middle of a dentist appointment, Roger’s dentist has a heart attack. Will Roger save his life?
monday 12th november
directed by Virgil Widrich
The story of a man who copies himself until he fills up the entire world.
M.A.M.O.N. (MONITOR AGAINST MEXICANS OVER NATIONWIDE)
directed by Alejandro Damiani
URUGUAY, MEXICO, 5'
While Donald Trump is undergoing heart surgery, a portal to another reality opens. Latinos start falling from the sky in the desert, on the Mexico - US border, divided by an enormous wall. A hilarious war breaks between a Trump-like mecha robot and several stereotypical Mexican Latinos.
directed by Rebecca Panian
While waiting for her train in a café, Olivia, a young woman, suddenly finds herself in a situation where the barista chases away a beggar girl and starts to stir up hatred against refugees. Olivia has to decide whether to leave the place or to take action.
directed by Raissa Sokurowa
GERMANY, 13' 46''
Mikail had to flee Chechnya for being homosexual. Unexpectedly meeting his old childhood friend Daud in Germany, Mikail is not only faced with a renewed friendship, but also with a recurring fear of persecution.
directed by Roberto Escamilla Garduño
Mitchell, a 16 year old boy, is taken by his friends to a shady motel to have his first sexual encounter. There he will meet Destiny, who will show him new horizons in an unexpected way.
directed by Jorn Threlfall
UK, 14' 31''
New Mexico, July 1945. The paths of an old farmer and a young Navajo boy cross. The world will never be the same after this night.
directed by Roberto Biadi
Life isn’t something that someone tells to you. You find yourself in the middle of it and you can’t see what’s coming. It often makes me think of a palindrome, something that keeps going on even when it moves backwards. In Girum Imus Nocte Et Consumimur Igni.
directed by Lynn Oona Baur
GERMANY, 7' 24''
Year 2032. Ten-year old Luise and her mother Anna live in Germany, a totalitarian state. When a school theatre play, with Luise involved, turns into a brutal propaganda campaign, Anna recognizes the need to protect her daughter. But it might be too late.
directed by Marco Gadge
GERMANY, 14' 30''
Germany, towards the end of WWII. The Red Army fights for every inch of ground in the streets of the city. Greta and her family are hiding in a cellar, hoping for mercy. Greta’s father, however, guesses that the Soviets will take brutal revenge.
directed by Marco Jemolo
In an anonymous police station, F.K. asks the Law for help in the attempt to report the abuses he has suffered: his birth, his formation, his forced work. He will end up stuck in an endless nightmare.
directed by Sofia Carrillo
MEXICO, 12' 56''
Cerulia comes back home to bid her final farewell, but her childhood memories and grandparents’ presence would not let her go.
tuesday 13th november
directed by Alice Rotiroti
Vania, a young woman, is completing her mom’s work, left unfinished after her death in a mysterious car accident. Her work is a research on the life of eight famous female artists who committed suicide.
ÁRPÁD WEISZ E IL LITTORIALE
directed by Pier Paolo Paganelli
ITALY, 8' 40'
A short docufilm set during the era of fascism in Italy to remember, once again, the stupid violence of man towards race.
CENT'ANNI DI CORSA
directed by Domenico G.S. Parrino
The story of Giuseppe Ottaviani, a 100-year-old athlete. Step by step, at seventy, he discovers that he can express his philosophy through athletics, his own personal answer to the meaning of life which finds confirmation in the eternal cyclicity of Nature.
I REGGIO RAYS
directed by Fabián Ribezzo
Baseball as a reflection of life itself, with the young team of the Reggio Rays.
directed by Ideo Grossi
ITALIA, 9' 45''
Pietro, a long-time employee, is let go by the young man at human resources. The only job he is able to find is entertaining customers dressed up as a reindeer in the window of a clothing shop during the Christmas holidays. But one night, in front of the shop window…
RYE ON THE ISLAND - RYE SULL'ISOLA
directed by Stefano Raspa
A man obsessed by the memory of a woman, which he loved but unfortunately lost, embarks on a journey to face his inner demons.
directed by Emanuele Di Silvestro
Something mysterious and inexplicable is happening within the walls of the Aosta school in Reggio Emilia. Three second-year students will have to investigate and solve the mystery of the weird presence that haunts the school.
thursday 15th november
directed by Mateusz Rakowicz
Stanislaw takes his beloved Zosia on a mysterious and romantic trip. He wants to propose to her in the city of love. Stanislaw doesn’t know that it will be the most horrible night of his life, and that his trip will go much further than he anticipated.
directed by Les Frères Lopez
FRANCE, 7' 25''
While on patrol in a Middle Eastern country, a western army squad stops for a while in the village of Iqmarba...
directed by Bahman Ark, Bahram Ark
A man who wants to pass the border disguises himself as a ram.
directed by Vika Evdokimenko
GERMANY, 16' 22''
13-year-old Aamir is stranded alone in the largest unofficial refugee camp in Europe. When he is befriended by Katlyn, a well-meaning but thinly stretched volunteer, she becomes Aamir's last hope for salvation.
directed by Michele Tataranni
A supermarket at closing time, a bum, a cashier and her shop boy. The shop boy is annoyed and can't wait to close up. The woman, moved to pity by the man, shows more tolerance. An ordinary event will show us that the prejudices imposed on us by society are oftentimes worthless.
GAZE - SGUARDO
directed by Farnoosh Samadi
IRAN, ITALY, 15'
On her way back from work, a woman witnesses a theft on the bus. She’ll have to decide whether or not to expose the thief.
directed by Javier Quintas
SPAIN, 9' 30”
Dani and Martina live with their mother in a modest neighborhood. Dani never sees her mother eating dinner, but he already knows how to make her have dinner every night....
friday 16th november
Teatro San Prospero
directed by Marisa Crespo
The night can be dark and full of horrors for small children, especially for Saúl, who must cross a long and dark corridor to get to the toilet at night. His father is trying his best to persuade him to cross it. He will stand close by, watching him the whole time, so there is nothing to be afraid of.
BELLE À CROQUER
directed by Axel Courtière
Oscar Mongoût, a gourmet cannibal, burns with love for a neighbor in his building, the very vegetal Miss Carrot. But this passion seems destined to fail: she is vegetarian, while he has a severe case of vegetable phobia. Things take a drastic turn the evening she invites him to dinner.
directed by Mariama Diallo
In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.
directed by Basile Vuillemin
A pencil with a dull, unsharpened tip is absolutely useless.
directed by Ian Hunt Duffy
When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.
KORT MAAR KRACHTIG
directed by Junaid Chundrigar
NETHERLANDS, 2' 15''
A young hero has to embark on an epic quest to save a princess from an evil villain, all within an absurd short amount of time.
directed by Olivier Labonté LeMoyne
A young woman meets with her best friend in a local diner to tell him about the fantasy she recently fulfilled. But when a mysterious man enters, she is struck by a feeling of deja vu. Everything around her starts to resemble a nightmare she has had.
directed by Fernando González Gómez
Romanticism has always been much simpler in movies.
directed by Shadi Adib
A mousetrap snaps shut, a market place awakens. A group of men heatedly discuss how to kill the animal in the little box. But as the macabre game unfolds and spirals out of control, both victim and tormentor suffer the same fate.
directed by Ivan Sainz-Pardo
GERMANY, 3' 48''
Dawn. A Baby breaks the silence.
directed by Rosto
FRANCE, 14' 15''
Everything is different but nothing has changed. A trip through a sunken maze of memories and dreams.
directed by Alberto Pintó, Caye Casas
In a small forsaken village, a woman prepares her husband’s funeral with utmost care. She wants everything to go according to plan, since for her it is very important to give a good impression to the guests.
LA MORT PÈRE & FILS
directed by Denis Walgenwitz & Winshluss
FRANCE, 13' 32''
Death's son doesn't want to take over the family business. His secret desire to become a guardian angel triggers a series of major mishaps. His dad will have to intervene to get him out of this mess.
saturday 17th november
Teatro San Prospero
MONCLER SS 2017
directed by Alan Masferrer
UK, SPAIN, 1' 02''
Fashion film for Moncler S/S 2017 Camo Collection.
directed by Maria Neheimer
GERMANY, 12' 47''
Ria is a young girl working at a dry cleaner's. When her blood-soaked boyfriend stumbles into the shop, looking for help, her life takes an unexpected turn...
directed by Sandra Schröder
GERMANY, 10' 48''
In love, engaged and... covered in puke! Karla and Falk hit a dog on the way to their honeymoon and injure him severely. After several rescue attempts, the poor animal sees his last hour beating, as fate approaches to the grand finale.
IL REGALO DI ALICE
directed by Gabriele Marino
Alice is an introverted ten-year-old girl with a passion for movies. On the day of her tenth birthday, Alice receives an iPad from her father as present, which she will use to change the reality she’s forced to live in.
ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?!
directed by Mohammad Bakhshi
A group of Arabian-speaking asylum seekers arrive at the border of an English-speaking country but can't keep going. They clash with the border guards every day until a deaf-mute boy becomes the catalyst for better communication between the two groups.
directed by Christian Filippi
Fabio is a forty-year-old elementary school teacher who lives alone with his mother. His only other social interaction is with a woman named Naima, a caretaker from Eritrea whom he walks his dog with at night. As soon as he gets the chance, Fabio invites Naima over for dinner.
PÉPÉ LE MORSE
directed by Lucrèce Andreae
FRANCE, 14' 45''
On a windy and cloudy beach, Granny is praying, Mum is shouting, the Sisters don't care, Lucas is alone. Grandpa was a weird guy and now he's dead.
directed by Andrea Brusa, Marco Scotuzzi
ITALY, 14' 45''
An Afghan refugee arriving in Italy to seek asylum brings the immigration system to a grinding halt when he includes his beloved goat in the application.
directed by Michele Cinque
A musical journey into a corner of Africa in southern Italy. Badara Seck, a Senegalese griot, passes through the area like a shaman guide in search of Jululu, the soul of Africa, towards one of the ghettos where the immigrant workers throng for the harvest season.
directed by Charlie Manton
A deeply religious teenager struggles to move forward after witnessing his mother commit a sin.
directed by Gerardo Soto
GERMANY, 14' 06''
An intimate portrait of a teenage boy the morning of his high school shooting.
EAT YOUR PRINCIPLES
directed by Ana García Rico
SPAIN, 17' 08”
A misanthropic man is given one final chance of integration into the surrounding community through the naive benevolence of an avian friend.
JSME PřECE LIDI
directed by Jan Míka
CZECH REPUBLIC, 16' 45''
During a harsh winter, the hare must face the freezing cold, the hunger and the dangers of hunters and other animals. One day he finds out what a good, comfortable and safe life rabbits lead.
sunday 18th november
Teatro San Prospero
directed by Alessandro Grande
Samira is Tunisian. She is 10 years old and lives illegally in Italy with her father and 17-year-old brother. One night, she will find herself alone, facing something much bigger than her.
directed by Hleb Papou
Daniel is a police officer of the State Police Department. One day he finds out that his unit will have to clear a building where his mother and brother live. Torn between the love for his family and the loyalty to the police, Daniel will have to choose between the two and go with it until the end.
JE NE VEUX PAS MOURIR
directed by Massimo Loi, Gianluca Mangiasciutti
The tragedy of our times seen by those who will have to learn to live tomorrow.
LA MADELEINE E LO STRANIERO
directed by Alessandra Cardone
A Romanian chef is about to receive his first Michelin star when he finds himself tasting a particular wine. Just like Proust with the Madeleine, the taste brings him back to when he was a young immigrant looking for a job as a chef, and he had stolen a bottle of that same wine to get what he wanted.
directed by Abdelatif Hwidar
One hundred and sixteen seats, a crowded subway, a long distance to travel.
directed by Shady El-Hamus
THE NETHERLANDS, 14'
Tarik is an 11-year-old kid who helps his father transport illegal immigrants into the Netherlands. When an accident occurs, Tarik gets a chance to gain the acknowledgment from his father he has always yearned for, but at a high price - the loss of his own innocence.
directed by Edoardo Ferraro
An African young man holds a portable DVD player in his shaky, nervous hands. He has just pressed play to show “his film” Okike to a commission whose members are looking puzzled, struggling to follow his story.
directed by Hasan Can Dagli
A group of people organizes an event in an abandoned mansion.
directed by Latifa Said
FRANCE, PORTUGAL, 14'
Suburbs of a big city. Omar, a worker from Maghreb, feels uncomfortable around women. He’s either fascinated by them or afraid of them. When he meets Rita, a hooker, he tries to overcome his complex, discovering his own sexuality.
THEY CAME IN CROWDED BOATS AND TRAINS
directed by Minna Rainio, Mark Roberts
FINLAND, 19' 49''
Refugees from Finland and Iraq struggle across geographical and temporal borders on a journey to find safety.
monday 19th november
Announcement of the winners of Reggio Film Festival 2017, awards ceremony and screening of the film and the results of the workshops.