In Short, Europe Strand 4: Psychodrama

This collection of narrative shorts explore the intersection between drama and psychology with fresh visual language and pertinent ideas. Trauma, one of the key driving forces of cinema since its inception, continues to pervade our personal and cultural landscapes, whether thrust upon us unwillingly or confronted with sincerity. However its meaning becomes more indecipherable and flattened the more it’s used. In order for us to define this important idea for our modern age we need again to turn to cinema to confront our assumptions about trauma and how it lives in our imaginations. Screening as part of In Short, Europe: Best of the Best. Liquid Bread (15) Dir. Alica Bednáriková, Slovakia, 2021 Fiction, 26 mins In this tragicomedy, tranquillity and monotony is broken when rebellious granddaughter Zoja unexpectedly returns home. Baby Steps (15) Dir. Hannah Mamalis, Ireland, 2023 Fiction, 11mins Em is seven months pregnant and feels no connection to the baby inside her. She tries to follow the instructions of an outdated tape called How to Connect with Your Unborn Child – chaos ensues. Eeva (18) Dir. Morten Tšinakov and Lucija Mrzljak, Estonia, 2022 Animation, 16 mins A grieving wife turns from resigned to guilty as a shameful truth is revealed in this beautifully realised silent animation. Le Mobilier (15) Dir. Mehdi Pierret, Belgium, 2022 Fiction, 15 mins A group of actors prepare to perform as furniture in an art exhibition. Watched over by a cleaner whose confusion over the scenes she is witnessing reach a an amusing fever pitch. Played with deadpan humour and a deft light-heartedness. Techno, Mama (18) Dir. Saulius Baradinskas, Lithuania, 2021 Fiction, 18 mins Escapism is the only respite from a difficult home life; Nikita keeps his secret love of techno and dream of going to the famous nightclub Bergheim from his domineering mother Irena. The Möbius Trip (15) Dir. Simone Smith, Scotland, 2023 Fiction, 17 mins Trauma is given a shape, as a family drive to a wedding seems to go on in a never ending loop. Familial resentment and psychedelics intertwine with exhilarating impact.PT1H42MN/C 18+2024-04-21In Short, Europe Strand 4: Psychodrama"In Short, Europe Strand 4: Psychodrama"


April 21, 4:45 pm