The Clermont-Ferrand Highlights 2011-2012 features a diverse and eclectic mix of recent favorites and awarded films from around the world. Approx. 100 minutes.
Heavy Heads / Denmark / 2010 / 7’00
dir. Helena Frank
In a grey kitchen, Monika lives a solitary life, to the sounds of a dripping water tap and a buzzing housefly. Monika is attempting to seduce the housefly when a sad stranger suddenly surprises her by entering through the wrong door. A minimalistic black comedy about…
Wind Over Lake /United Kingdom, Scotland / 2010 / 34’00
dir. Jeorge Elkin
This film did not set out to be about anything in particular, but it is about something. Most probably it is about the people that feature in the film and the man that made it. AUDIENCE PRIZE 2012 (sneak preview)
Keha mälu (Body Memory) / Estonia / 2011/ 9’00
dir. Ülo Pikkov
Our body remembers more than we imagine. It remembers the sorrow and pain of our predecessors. It keeps alive the stories of our parents and grandparents as well as their ancestors. How far back is it possible to go in your bodily memory? (Best Animation 2012)
On the Way to the Sea / Canada, Quebec, China / 2010 / 19’00 / Chinese with English Subtitles
dir. Tao Gu
A combination of fictional elements, documentary fragments and visual abstraction, reflecting on the fragile human condition. (Special Jury Prize 2011)
Erään hyönteisen tuho
(Death of an Insect) / Finland / 2010 / 7’00
dir. Hannes Vartiainen , Pekka Veikkolainen
In a lifeless urban landscape where time itself has stopped its crawl, a mad ballet is commencing and a newly-hatched butterfly is about to die.
/ United Kingdom, England / 2011 / 23’00
dir. Robert Morgan
Bobby Yeah is a petty thug who likes brawling and stealing stuff. One day, he steals some very dangerous individuals’ favorite pet, and finds himself in deep trouble. He really should learn, but he just can’t help it. (Special Jury Prize 2012)
The Centrifuge Brain Project / Germany / 2011 / 7’00
dir. Till Nowak
The “Centrifuge Brain Project” is a scientific experiment that started in the 1970s. It involves an amusement park to enhance peoples’ brain capacity. Dr Laslowicz explains the project. He believes that centrifuging people with 20.000 horsepower solves human problems.