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OFFICIAL SELECTION 2023
Narrative Short Films


Streaming from January 27 to February 10, 2023 on Whush.com
 

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Sainte Baume (France) by Laetitia Spigarelli

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Synopsis: Marie’s grandfather is dying. In the house where the whole family is gathered, the commotion leaves little room for discussion. Marie decides to go to Sainte Baume grotto. But on the way up, she has a vertigo attack. Running time: 00:47:00.

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Zeen? (Canada) by Calyx Passailaigue

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Synopsis: Chad is a pretentious white Jamaican film director. With his ragtag Caribbean cast and crew, he aims to shoot a highbrow social drama called "Brothers in Babylon". Running time: 00:31:00.

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Trois machettes (France) by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi

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Synopsis: A family of three men in southern Haiti. Three generations with different aspirations, stuck together in the Haitian daily contradictions; the growing tension between them; and always, in their hands or on their belts, their machetes that follow them and define them... Running time: 00:29:12.

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The Land Beneath Our Feet (Brazil) by Fáuston da Silva

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Synopsis: Joana decides to participate in an irregular occupation. This decision will give much more than a home, but a new political conscience. Running time: 00:24:37.

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Méduse Lune (Belgium) by Léone Pierre Estingoy

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Synopsis: Once upon a time, during a cold night with his friends, Marvin accidentally meets Valanda, the young woman who he is secretly in love with. Running time: 00:22:00.

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Obituary (Iran) by Moein Zarrabi

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Synopsis: Amirhassan, a young clergyman, is somehow forced to hold the funeral of his former beloved without prior notice. The girl’s family were against their marriage because of Amirhassan's occupation. Running time: 00:20:00.

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Holestepper (Peru) by Sergio Fernández Muñoz

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Synopsis: Angel (Oswaldo Salas), an enthusiastic high school teacher, discovers a website where his students make fun of him and his disability through some strange videos. Mixing reality and the adolescent digital universe, Angel will be involved in a world hitherto unknown. Running time: 00:17:26.

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Silver (Iran) by Hamid Saberi

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Synopsis: After Mrs Tavakolli checks a family and their house as a charity inspector, she finds out something new that it changes her idea... Running time: 00:16:40.

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Zamharir (Iran) by Reza Fathi

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Synopsis: All the business trips were the same for Job, but this trip was not like the previous ones. Running time: 00:16:32.

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Below 10 (Iran) by Hossein Fallah Abadi

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Synopsis: Termeh’s aim is to rank below 10 in her university entrance exam in any way possible. She goes to the house of Ashkan, a man who sells university entrance exam questions, to buy the questions but she has not taken enough money with her and Ashkan wants something else from her in return. Termeh must choose between accepting or refusing Ashkan’s offer. Running time: 00:13:40.

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The Single Horn (Iran) by Mohamad Kamal Alavi

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Synopsis: A little girl goes to the amusement park to play with her friends without her family's permission. Everything has changed when she returns home. She decides to make a big choice… Running time: 00:13:30.

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Tabanca (Canada) by Lauren Marsden

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Synopsis: Dampened by office life during a wet Vancouver winter, a genderqueer Trinidadian woman, Marlinn, misses out on the chance to celebrate Carnival season back home. Until, one night, they discover that the power of masquerade is within them no matter where they are. Running time: 00:11:50.

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Recluse (Iran) by Matin Seymari

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Synopsis: Two people struggling with with loneliness and depression, each dealing with it in a different way. Running time: 00:10:30.

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Mystery of Art (Argentina) by Mateo Padula

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Synopsis: A meditation on how adding a little mystery can help your life. Running time: 00:04:00.

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Curiosa (UK) by Tessa Moult-Milewska

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Synopsis: Curiosa tells the story of overly curious Mary, who visits her boyfriend's flat for the first time, just to discover it’s been stripped bare of all personal belongings. After being denied an explanation, she climbs into his head. Running time: 00:09:30.

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