OFFICIAL SELECTION 2023
Narrative Short Films
Streaming from January 27 to February 10, 2023 on Whush.com
Sainte Baume (France) by Laetitia Spigarelli
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.
Trois machettes (France) by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi
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.
Obituary (Iran) by Moein Zarrabi
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.
Holestepper (Peru) by Sergio Fernández Muñoz
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.
Below 10 (Iran) by Hossein Fallah Abadi
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.
Tabanca (Canada) by Lauren Marsden
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.
Curiosa (UK) by Tessa Moult-Milewska
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.