Short Films for Teens only
Runtime: 61min. | Recommended Ages: 14-17
The films are screened under Greek subtitles
The program is prefaced by the new director and high school student Pablo Soto
Shorts in this lineup:
THE ACROBATIC AGE
Fiction by Mathieu Barbet I 15min I France
Lucas, thirteen, takes part in an acrobatic rock workshop for the first time. In the gymnasium, bodies fly away, the risk of falling is permanent and the heart races. A big jump into adolescence.
Fiction by Hasmik Movsisyan I 22min I Armenia
When a war suddenly breaks out, a 14-year-old boy finds himself faced with a decision that could save his family, with no time to think, he embarks on a treacherous 250 kilometer journey to safety…
Animation by Zelie Elkihel I 5min I France
This is the story of a young woman, Lola, a Franco-Moroccan mestizo, who’s sharing a memory with us. When she was 12, she had the disconcerting experience of a place and a practice that she had fantasized about for a long time, the traditional Moroccan hammam.
BAD KIDS WITH SAINT NAMES
Fiction by Vicky Anastasiadou I 13min I Greece
Michalis, an impulsive teenager, lives through the last day of his freedom with his friends before his domineering stepfather takes him away for the entire summer. Their day begins as an ordinary one, but as time passes, the kids immerse themselves deeper into an atmosphere of bliss, where every moment feels like a dream. However, their happiness is abruptly interrupted when an unfortunate event forces Michalis to confront his fears
Fiction by Aineias Tsamatis, Katerina Mavrogeorgi I 21min I Greece
A railroad crossing in the middle of nowhere. Two log cabins facing each other. All around are yellow hills and an open horizon. Two watchmen: The lonely Giannis, who never leaves his post, and the relaxed Antonis, who follows the rhythm of the landscape. Every now and then a voice from an old radio announces the arrival of a train. The two guards manually lower the bars. Nothing seems to disturb their daily routine until love invades, shattering all certainty.