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2TH 2019
PBIFF SELECTED

Love Me, Fear Me

Veronica Solomon

“What would you be willing to do for them to love you? “
LOVE ME, FEAR ME is a dance metaphor about the roles we play and the shapes we take, about the stages we chose, the audience we try to impress, and the price of acceptance.

HARBOR

Paul Marques Duarte

When Adèle, an english teacher, spontaneously lets a young 15 years old migrant, illegaly board a ferry for england with her class, she is far from grasping the importance of her gesture and its consequences on this overnight trip.

Anniversary

Angelica Germanà Bozza

Ahmet, a young widowed father and his 9-years old daughter, Rozerîn, left Turkey and started a new life in Germany. Ahmet gives his best to provide Rozerîn a serene childhood. Yet, their life is marked by the absence of Rozerîn’s mother. On the anniversary of her death, Ahmet and Rozerîn commemorate her by performing her favorite tradition in their own special and caring way.

Distant

Ecegül Bayram

A Turkish woman comes to terms with living with a Syrian refugee girl who was bought as a second wife.

Braids

Ismail Dairki

In the shadow of the war in Syria lived Habak widow with her little daughter shams, in an area controlled by isis.
Habak suffers a lot of their cruelty and repeated attempts to force her to marry one of her princes, so she decided to run away with her daughter despite the dangers and difficulty of the matter.

The Night

Martín Romero

A Wolf Man and a Moon Woman meet in a large lake during a warm summer night. The passion arises between them and they immediately begin an idyllic love relationship. However, an unexpected happening will turn their life upside down.

DiM

Bogdan Anifrani

The journey of a light emitting being through a dark and ancient world ridden with forgotten knowledge. What is the purpose for this creature’s existence? Does it have a purpose to begin with?

YOU CAN ONLY STAND OR WALK

Olivier Arteniuk

A film inspired by the poems of “Flowers of Evil” by Charles Bauldelaire. They tell us that the inherent feature of man is sin – which we can not get rid of in any way. There is no escape from sin, we are not able to bypass it in any way. Bauldelaire tells us that knowing that we will commit this sin, we should not run away from it but simply do it with happiness. After all, this is something that we could not do so far, and with this assumption, we can perfectly enjoy our sins when they come. My goal was not only the interpretation of his work, but rather paraphrased ideas – I wanted to add my own meaning and symbolism, using philosophical, religious and moral issues and my own life experience. Each element of the film has its symbolism and meaning, so each element should be interpreted. The film is like a poem, you need to see it many times and devote time to contemplating it’s symbolism.
A film made traditionally, drawn on sheets and scanned.
I attached a symbolism description to the project, I think it’s preffered to read it after watching the film.

A Short Story About Love

Christopher Satola

Watching the love of his life dying out of a terminal and painful illness, Mike slowly grows to make a decision to end her suffering.

Passage

 Igor Coric

After our hero, a young boy, is left alone to die in the midst of war and destruction, the last members of his tribe are dismantled to basic geometric forms under enemy fire. Taken by the feeling of sorrow and loss, the boy builds a totem out of their remains. Armed with this new structure, he continues towards another confrontation, with an unexpected twist.

Evan, a survivors story

Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi

Evan, A Survivor’s Story (Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi) is a documentary about a Kurdish journalist whose work filming and reporting on ISIS leads to threats to his life. He flees to the safety of Europe. The film reflects his struggle to learn English and not to lose hope despite the absurdities of the immigration system. This is a story of courage, love and survival, a story of Kurds everywhere and immigrants around the world.

Short Changed

Zoë Hutber

A stop-motion animated short film about a couple’s struggle against the system in a world where everyone is made of money.

Ballad of pipe and necklace

 Martin Babić

In the Stone Age, young Slovenian invented the first flute, and the Croatian girl invented a first necklace in the world. The young couple soon meet and fall in love, but their tribes go into open conflict. All this brings to a great adventure.

3TH 2020
PBIFF SELECTED