Martin and his pregnant Spanish girlfriend Lucia arrive on a small Norwegian airport, where they get picked up by Martins parents. What follows is a short car ride that turns dark quicker than you can say Gudbrandsdalen.
It isn’t often that we see a film that could still be considered to be a silent film. One of the last well-known examples of a silent film, might well be The Artist (2011). But the short film Munchausen (2013) shows that there’s no reason why filmmakers shouldn’t use the format of the silent film these days. It tells the story of the enormous struggles of a mother letting go of her son.
A few weeks ago we posted a blog about Wild Horses (2017), that was part of our Student Competition at Go Short last april. This week The Hunger (2017) is our Short Shot, a short that was part of Go Short last edition as well, being selected for the European Competition.
This week in Short Shot, we take a look at a French-American short film called The Strange Ones (2011). In 2011 this short film received a lot of attention from multiple film festivals like Sundance and the SXSW. It was also screened in the European Competition on Go Short in 2012. A feature adaptation with the same name was released last year.
World of Glory (1991) was shown as part of both Eva’s Choice program and Patrik’s Choice program in the past edition of Go Short. During most of this short film, a plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice, lacking any emotions. That doesn’t mean the film only represents ordinary events.
In the light of the world cup football in Russia, this week’s Short Shot tells the family history of a boy and his mom and their struggle in post-Soviet Russia. Dealing with corruption, violence against women and intolorance to gay men, they move to the USA after his mom became a mail-order bride. Getting involved in another unforseen situation, they stick together, all the way to the happy end.