ETIUDA COMPETITION FILM DATABASE – 2013

CONTRAFABULA DE UNA NIÑA DISECADA / FABLE OF A BLOOD-DRAINED GIRL
FABLE OF A BLOOD DRAINED GIRL Running time: 24’33” Country: Mexico School: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica Dir.: Alejandro Iglesias Mendizábal Ph.: Pamela Albaraán Mus.: Carlo Ayhllón Cast: Virginia Araujo, José Carlos Rodríguez, Meraqui Rodríguez Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 100 Gizella turns 15. Her rich parents have organized a fancy dinner-party to celebrate this occasion in a circle of friends. Gizella is to perform during the party. However, things are getting complicated.
CISZA / SILENCE
Cisza Running time: 6’ Country: Poland School: WRiTV UŚ Dir.: Zofia Goraj Ph.: Zofia Goraj Year: 2013 Type of etude: documentary No.: 21 A portrait of a young sound engineer who, while working everyday on big film sets, meets famous directors and actors. Her getaway from this pleasant but hard and demanding work is a completely different and surprising activity.
ASESINATO EN JUNÍN / MURDER IN JUNÍN
Murder in Junin Running time: 10’ Country: Argentina School: Universidad del Cine del Buenos Aires Dir.: Andrew Sala Ph.: Andrew Sala Mus.: Chiara Ghio Cast: Guillermina Pico, Javier Barrio, Sebastián Elsinger, David Maruchniak Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 40 A seemingly ordinary country road where nothing happens. However, for a few minutes, the spectator will become a privileged witness to some mysterious events.
À L’HORIZON / SKYLINE
"Panache" INIS-2013_#42 Running time: 16’27” Country: Canada School: L’inis Dir.: Emilie Baillargeon Ph.: François Messier-Rheault Mus.: Nemo Babin Cast: Luc Proulx, Rosalie Julien, Michel-Olivier Girard Year: 2013 Type of etude: fiction No.: 230 Roland is feeling quite old. He has to say goodbye to the things which connect him to his youth. However, giving away the love of his life is not easy. A story for motorcycle lovers.
DWAND / THE DUAL
DWAND 5 Running time: 12’30” Country: India School: Film and Television Institute of India Dir.: Abhilash Vijayan Ph.: Sahil Bhardwaj Mus.:  NIL Cast: Jaswinder Singh, Swapnil Kotriwar Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 91 After a bloody suppression of a rebellion, an army commander comes to a hairdresser who sympathises with the rebels. The hairdresser faces a dilemma about whether to fulfil his duties or use the occasion.
KOLOROWE DNI / HAPPY DAYS
Kolorowe dni (3) Running time: 18’28” Country: Poland School: PWSFTviT Dir.: Tomasz Jeziorski Ph.: Kajetan Plis Cast: Maria Ciunelis, Miłogost Reczek, Bartłomiej Nowosielski Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 258 Ewa is retiring. She is struggling to find herself in this new reality, trying to awaken her long-lost passions. How far will Ewa go to break life’s routine?
VLOEIBAAR STAAL / DAYS OF STEEL
VLOEIBAARSTAAL0days of steel Running time: 23’ Country: Netherlands School: De Nederlandse Film Academie Dir.: Flynn von Kleist Ph.: Koen van Bergen Mus.: Kristijan Krajnčan Cast: Elise van ‘t Laar, Reinout Bussemaker, Chiem Vreeken Year: 2013 Type of etude: fiction No.: 84 Franka, a 17-year old girl, lives in Hoogovens, in the shadow of steelworks chimneys, and looks after her father. When she falls in love with a carefree surfer Kes, she starts to revalue her relationship with her father.
ZABICIE CIOTKI / KILLING AUNTIE
Zabicie ciotki Running time: 30’ Country: Poland School: WRiTV UŚ Dir.: Mateusz Głowacki Ph.: Kacper Sędzielewski Cast: Marek Kossakowski, Ewa Kolasińska, Aleksandra Pisula, Maciej Ferlak Year: 2013 Type of etude: fiction No.: 9 A young boy lives with his aunt who does her best to provide him with everything he may need. Tired by the stability and security of life under constant care, he decides to change his fate. The film is based on the unfinished novel ‘Killing Auntie’ by Andrzej Bursa.
GOOD NIGHT
GoodNight2small Running time: 27’23” Country: United Kingdom School: The London Film School Dir.: Muriel d'Ansembourg Ph.: Arturo Vasquez Gontscharenko Mus.: Jody K Jenkins Cast: Anna Hogarth, Rosie Day Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 50 Two teenagers are done with being innocent 14-year-olds. They head into town to break from their innocence. There, they have to face the reality.
LOICU, VÍTEJ! / WELCOME LOIC!
WELCOME LOCI 2 Running time: 16’30” Country: Czech Republic School: FAMU Dir.: Natálie Císařovská Ph.: Klára Fantová Mus.: Raphael Dumas Cast: Hedi Tarkani, Agáta Dušková, Nina Divíšková, Zdeněk Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 123 Magda is Czech and her boyfriend Loic is French. They live together in Paris. It is time to introduce him to her family. Will the grandma’s delicious cooking prevent everyone from the impending catastrophe?
ROGALIK / CROISSANT
ROGALIK Running time: 17’ Country: Poland School: PWSFTviT Dir.: Paweł Ziemilski Ph.: Maciej Twardowski Year: 2012 Type of etude: documentary No.: 263 Traveling among people and objects. we discover a world usually considered as ugly and unattractive. This journey is somewhat dream-like. Who are the people in this „big aquarium”? And what is our position towards them?
LA PRIMA LEGGE DI NEWTON / NEWTON’S FIRST LAW
NEWTON'S FIRST LAW 1 Running time: 19’40” Country: Italy School: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Dir.: Piero Messina Ph.: Pasquale Remia Mus.: Giacomo Corzani Cast: Cosimo Cinieri, Anna Orso Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 282 A body persists in its state of being at rest or moving uniformly unless it’s compelled to change its state by force impressed. But rest and motion are relatively distinguishable; and moreover, bodies that are commonly considered to be at rest aren’t always so.
LECIEĆ – NIE LECIEĆ / TO FLY OR NOT TO FLY
LECIEĆ NIE LECIEĆ (1) Running time: 18’ Country: Poland School: PWSFTviT Dir.: Aniela Gabryel Ph.: Zuzanna Pyda Mus.: Łukasz Plenikowski Year: 2013 Type of etude: documentary No.: 255 Working on a thin strip of land between the sea and the lake, researchers conduct their research. Trapped between the sky and the earth, they try to uncover the secrets hidden by wild nature.
HÕBEPULM / SILVER WEDDING
SILVER WEDDING 10 Running time: 27’25” Country: Estonia School: Tallin University Baltic Film and Media School Dir.: Katrin Maimik, Andres Maimik Ph.: Mihkel Soe Mus.: Trisekele, Magnetic Band Cast: Eero Spriit, Anne Reemann, Loore Martma Year: 2013 Type of etude: fiction No.: 234 A tragicomic story of a middle-aged couple who decides to celebrate their forthcoming silver wedding anniversary on a grand scale. Everything seems to run smoothly at first but then the flawless facade starts to crumble and years of suppressed conflicts, fears and complexes come to light.
PRZYTRZYMAĆ ŚWIATŁO / TO HOLD THE LIGHT
przytrzymać światło Running time: 8’ Country: Poland School: Akademia Multi Art Dir.: Kajetan Pochylski Ph.: Kajetan Pochylski Mus.: Bartosz Jaworski Year: 2013 Type of etude: documentary No.: 302 A short story about making stained-glass windows. The part and parcel of every stained-glass window is colour and light which must be controlled in order to achieve the intended artistic effect.
ESCENAS PREVIAS / PREVIOUS SCENES
FOTO_ESCENAS_PREVIAS_1 Running time: 27’20” Country: Cuba School: EISCTV Dir.: Aleksandra Maciuszek Ph.: Javier Labrador Year: 2012 Type of etude: documentary No.: 245 In a ramshackle house, a grandfather cares for his grandson. One week passes and nothing is going to be the same again. With aesthetic inspired by Ars Moriendi - medieval manuals for a good dying, this documentary proposes a disturbing vision of death, which always - and in the most unexpected ways - nurtures life.
STILLER LÖWE / TOUCH OF SILENCE
TOUCH OF SILLENCE STILLER LOWE 1 Running time: 5’58” Country: Germany School: Hamburg Media School Dir.: Sven Philipp Pohl Ph.: Stefan Bühl Cast: Sonja Gerhardt, Eyk Kauly, Roben Fröhlich Year: 2013 Type of etude: fiction No.: 189 Severin enters a club and is carried away by the heat of the moment: the pulsating bass, hot lasers and seductive flirt with a gorgeous blonde. However, later that evening, the atmosphere will change dramatically.
SATURDAY
Saturday 1 Running time: 24’35” Country: United Kingdom School: The London Film School Dir.: David Anderson Ph.: Benjamin Thomas Mus.: Joe Richardson Cast: Danny Husbands, Ian Jenkins, Nathalie Cox, David Stoller Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 44 Sam is a football aficionado. He plays for a non-league club. One day he is faced with a difficult choice. Should he choose his passion or financial security?
CEBÚ
Cebu Running time: 12’ Country: Cuba School: EICTV Dir.: Pablo Belaubre Ph.: Rafael Trindade Mus.: René A. Rodríguez Cast: Daylis García, Jorge Molina, Claudia Muñiz Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 16 Marushka visits her lover, a butcher. Thus starts a ritual which mixes erotica, drama and horror.
MAGMA
Magma Running time: 30’ Country: Poland School: WRiTV UŚ Dir.: Paweł Maślona Ph.: Cezary Stolecki Mus.: Igor Kłaczyński Cast: Łukasz Simlat, Ewa Kaim, Adam Nawojczyk Year: 2013 Type of etude: fiction No.: 16 Janusz is a salesman in a furniture shop. One day he accidentally destroys a pillow. This is the first ‘accident’ in the company since very long time and he seems to be really upset about it. Or maybe there’s something else he’s upset about?
THE MASS OF MEN
The Mass of man Running time: 16’55” Country: United Kingdom School: National Film and Television School Dir.: Gabriel Gauchet Ph.: Nick Cooke Mus.: Matt Kelly Cast: Peter Faulkner, Jane McDowell Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 5 Richard, an unemployed 55-year-old man, arrives 3 minutes late for his appointment at a job centre. This unplanned delay starts a series of dramatic events. Do we have any influence on the system?
MAUVAISE HERBE / RAGWEED
"Mauvaise Herbe" INIS-2013_#43 Running time: 15’20” Country: Canada School: L’inis Dir.: Francis Fortin Ph.: François Messier-Rheault Mus.: Pierre Desmarais Cast: Jocelyn Blanchard, Diane Jules, Judith Baribeau Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 5 Luc is a passionate plant cultivator. He leads a quiet and well-organized life until he is visited by his… mother-in-law.
YEGUAS Y COTTORAS / MARES AND PARAKEETS
MARES AND PARAKEETS Running time: 30’ Country: Argentina School: Universidad del Cine del Buenos Aires Dir.: Natalia Garagiola Ph.: Fernando Lockett Cast: Julia Martínez Rubio, Guillermina Pico, Pilar Benítez Vibart Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 38 What secrets are guarded by aristocratic girls? Three friends spend one day together before one of them gets married. This untypical hen party will change their relations forever. An intriguing tale full of ambiguities and allusions.
KETTEN DER LIEBE / CHAINS OF LOVE
CHAINS OF LOVE (2) Running time: 5’43” Country: Germany School: Hamburg Media School Dir.: Martina Plura Ph.: Monika Plura Mus.: Richard Bretschneider Cast: Lotta Doll, Matthias Ludwig, Lena Röpert Year: 2013 Type of etude: fiction No.: 193 Hannah wants to surprise her lover. However, she gets an unpleasant surprise. She has to escape. And fast…
AUSCHWITZ ON MY MIND
AUSCHWITZ ON MY MIND Running time: 16’07” Country: United Kingdom School: Met Film School Dir.: Assaf Machnes Ph.: Itay Gross Cast: Inbal Erez, Ron Gazit, Myrav Osofsky Year: 2013 Type of etude: fiction No.: 67 Roy, an Israeli teenager, visits Poland on a school trip to death camps and memorials. However, Roy also wants to get close to a girl from his class. The obsession of the Israeli society with its past clashes with teenage desires, creating a story which constantly shifts from the tragic to the entertaining.
EVREN’IN SONU / COMING OF AGE
coming of age Running time: 18’40” Country: United Kingdom School: The London Film School Dir.: Eli Kasavi Ph.: Arthur Mulhern Mus.: Selim Siyami Sümer Cast: Cem Özeren, Deniz Türkali, Esme Madra, Alper, Kut Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 45 Dance is not a masculine activity. Especially in a conservative Turkish family who carefully guards its status and traditional roles of men and women. Everen, an 18 year old boy, decides to take part in a dance competition in spite of the plans regarding his future profession made by his worried family.
ZINNEKE
Zinneke_dog Running time: 19’33” Country: Belgium School: IAD Instituts des Arts de Diffusion Louvaine-la-Neuve Dir.: Rémi Allier Ph.: Erika Meda Cast: Nissim Renard, Sam Louwyck. Wim Willaert Year: 2013 Type of etude: fiction No.: 233 A young boy spends most of his time on a flea market observing various swindles of the sellers. His desire to become one of them leads him to a difficult situation which he will have to deal with
SIMULACRO / SIMULACRUM
Simulacro Running time: 14’ Country: Argentina School: Universidad del Cine del Buenos Aires Dir.: Nicolás Torchinsky Ph.: Tebbe Schöningh Cast: Karen Avenburg, Pablo Chao, Héctor Drachtman, Sebastián Gallinal Alzaibar Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 36 An orchestra is getting ready for a rehearsal. Tuning instruments is nothing unusual. This time, however, what counts most is the perfect sense of rhythm.
AU-DELA DE LメHIVER / AFTER THE WINTER
Au-dela de l'hiver Still 01 Running time: 18’35” Country: France School: Le Fresnoy, Dir.: Jow Zhi Wei Ph.: Angello Faccini Cast: HONG Lin-Chun, LUI Gen-Miao Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 62 An old couple living in a small village goes through their everyday rituals in great peace. However, each day they seem to be waiting for something. A metaphorical tale of tumult and loneliness we live in.
STURZENDE TAÜBEN / TUMBLING BIRDS
Stuerzende Tauben Tumbling Birds 1 Running time: 19’28” Country: Germany School: Hamburg Media School Dir.: Esther Bialas Ph.: Martin Naumeyer Cast: Louis Nitsche, Finn Adler, Finni Maj Eckstein Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 182 The beginning of summer is the end of Svenja’s childhood. The girl puts up with the harassment of her peers. What will the girl be willing to sacrifice to get some peace and acceptance?
NASZA ZIMA ZŁA / OUR BAD WINTER
Nasza zima zła Running time: 21’25” Country: Poland School: WRiTV UŚ Dir.: Grzegorz Zariczny Ph.: Weronika Bilska Cast: Lidia Olszak, Edyta Torhan Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 15 Radka and Marzena rent a small apartament together. Both girls work as nurses at a special school complex, and after work they have an extra job at a detox ward. The girls stick together despite the growing number of problems they need to face.
DIE SCHAUKEL DES SARGMACHERS / THE SWING OF THE COFFIN MAKER
The Swing of the Coffin Maker (1) Running time: 29’58” Country: Germany School: Internationale Filmschule Köln Dir.: Elmar Imanov Ph.: Driss Azhari Cast: Rasim Jafarov, Shamil Suleymanli Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 147 Yagub and his mentally disabled adult son Musa lead a solitary life in a forgotten part of Azerbaijan. Their life will change when they receive an unexpected message.
OUTLAND
Outland_Stills1 Running time: 19’ Country: United Kingdom School: The London Film School Dir.: Adina Istrate Ph.: Alexandru Grigoras Mus.: Adam Lori Cast: Anthony Green, Jamie Laird, Pippa Reid Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 53 A reclusive lighthouse keeper spends the last night on watch. Overnight, a mysterious fog moves inland from the sea. The next day, he discovers what the real solitude is.
OSLO
Oslo Running time: 13’12” Country: Cuba School: EISCTV Dir.: Luis Ernesto Doñas Ph.: Marcos Attila Mus.: Denis Colina Cast: Carlos Pérez Peña, Nilda Collado Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 319 An old couple, Raul and Amanda, lives in a hot Cuban village. The woman dreams to soak in the cold. Will Raul succeed in making her dream a reality?
KOJOT / COYOTE
kojot2 Running time: 29’55” Country: Poland School: PWSFTviT Dir.: Jędrzej Bączyk Ph.: Tato Kotetishvili Mus.: Jędrzej Bączyk Cast: Michał Kopczyński, Marcin Cichończyk, Piotr Zwierzchowski Year: 2012 Type of etude: fiction No.: 257 „The sick think, the healthy do” – that’s the advice given to Coyote by his friend from a band named Distroj when he makes new attempts to overcome his shyness toward women. A career in music seems to be a perfect choice. We follow the story with bated breath and smile on our faces to exclaim at the end: PUNK IS NOT DEAD!