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Oddities Weird Enough? Short Films – Online Screening

28 October, 2020 @ 17:00 - 1 November, 2020 @ 23:59

4EURO

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Life sure can be strange, right? You try and get through your everyday life with as little fuss as possible, and boom! Dead bodies everywhere, or everyone is wearing animal masks, or someone you love turns out to have been a broccoli all along. Now, I don’t want to spoil the amazing tale of Broccoli too much, but there is indeed a broccoli in a key part. And to continue on the subject of food; a man trying to go about his day, but there is the matter of the Spoon not leaving him alone…

A regular Viennese coffee shop gets a Carnival of Waiters who are neither who they seem, nor pulling off the waiter gig very well. In the same way Bob in And Then God Laughed isn’t really having a very good day at all, first the thing with his boss, then his neighbour. Not to mention the poor help desk guy in Washout, I bet a lot of people who’ve worked support have had the feeling of slowly losing their minds.

Did you know the human mind makes more than thirty thousand decisions a day? Just don’t let that thought drive you insane, watch a calming movie about the easy choice of snacks instead in Verdict 30001: The Cookies. Nothing going on whatsoever in Carrie’s Doing Great. She really is. Everything is fine. Just ignore the weirdos with the torches and horns and stuff. In The Silence of the River, life is but a dream. If only Juan’s dad would wake up.

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Pushing Boundaries short films

[av_three_fourth first]And Then God Laughed // 2020 // Czech Republic// Dark comedy // 27 min 8 sec

Directed by Sonya Dagata & Carlos Robles-Gil

Robert is just a regular guy with an ordinary life. Except today turns out to be a really
bad day for him. But no matter how bad Robert’s day is, it’s nothing compared to his
neighbour’s, as he’s soon to find out…

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Broccoli // 2020 // France // Comedy // 19 min 41 sec

Directed by Eliott Fettweis

A couple eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child are faced with quite a shock when the baby turns out to be a broccoli. This humorous yet heartfelt film deals with the clash of expectations versus reality, and what kind of differences people are willing to accept.

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[av_three_fourth first]Carnival of Waiters // 2020 // Austria // Crime / Comedy // 11 min // Swedish Premiere

Directed by Alexander Peskador

Due to a broken getaway car, three Russian jewel thieves are forced to take shelter in an empty Viennese coffee house. They knock out the waiter and call their fourth accomplice. Ten minutes until the new car arrives! Unfortunately two policemen enter the café and take a seat. As the only people present, the villains are mistaken for waiters – with fatal consequences.[/av_three_fourth]

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[av_three_fourth first]Carrie’s Doing Great // 2020 // Australia //  Horror / Thriller// 15 min 59 sec

Directed by Alex Salkicevic & Bryce Kraehenbuehl

Carrie’s doing just fine, thank you. She just needs another small loan from her parents to get the parts to finish programming the video game. If only the creepy dreams would stop. And what is that strange deep horn sounding through the suburb? And why is everyone around her behaving more and more strangely?

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[av_three_fourth first]Spoon // 2019// US //Fantasy / Drama // 4 min 34 sec // Swedish Premiere

Directed by Victor Velasco

Amidst the chaotic sounds of a city a man in a suit is visibly hurried. The stress amplifies as he is approached by a man in a hoodie. That stress turns into confusion as the hooded guy will not leave, repeating the offer of soup. At his wits end a cosmic event is happening, showing in the sky.

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[av_three_fourth first]The Silence of the River // 2020 // Peru// Drama / Fantastic / Magical realism// 14 min

Directed by Francesca Canepa

Through a dreamscape, Juan tells us of his father. Juan and his father live on the river, and Juan wants to be a storyteller when he grows up, just like his father. The Jungle rests during daylight, and awakens come night time. Juan’s father sleeps. And then he awakens.[/av_three_fourth]

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[av_three_fourth first]Verdict 30,001: The Cookies // 2019 // Finland//  Comedy // 9 min 13 sec // Swedish Premiere

Directed by Samuel Häkkinen & Henna Välkky

We make on average 35,000 conscious decisions each day. This man’s 30,001th one is the seemingly mundane choice of whether to buy a box of cookies or not. We get the rare chance to peek into the decision making of his brain, as different parts weigh the pros and cons. This seemingly simple choice turns out to be more complex than you might think.

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[av_three_fourth first]Washout // 2019 // France //  Thriller / Fantasy // 12 min 37 sec // Swedish Premiere

Directed by Alexandre Masson

Etienne works at a washing machine post-sale customer service. One night, he’s detained by an unpleasant customer call, with a really strange problem that sound like an enigma Etienne has to solve to understand the reality of the set around him. A Kafkaesque tale that will change the way you look at washing machines from here on.

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Details

Start:
28 October, 2020 @ 17:00
End:
1 November, 2020 @ 23:59
Cost:
4EURO
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Spamflix
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https://spamflix.com/home.do