Cannes Competition Shorts (English Subtitles)
Mobile Kino presents:
A selection of the short film competitions of the Festival de Cannes 2022 with the winner of the Palme d'Or "The Water Murmurs" about an asteroid impact including a volcanic eruption. Furthermore, Greek shipyard workers are moral, siblings in Ghana miss their brother, a wheelchair user in Germany dares a water therapy, it's about beauty ideals and a girl from Holland gets into a memory conflict with the police.
ON XERXES’ THRONE
Greece 2022 – Live Action – 15 min
A ban on physical contact in a dystopian workplace has turned interaction into otherworldly simulations. The suppression of touch transformed the boatyard into charged landscape of alienation and sensuality beyond heteronormative desires.
France, Ghana 2022 – Live Action – 15 min
Set in a small Ghanaian town at the edge of a large landfill site that spills into the ocean, the sons of a fisherman, Sowah and Okai, struggle to cope with loss of their eldest brother who drowned during a fishing expedition.
IT´S NICE IN HERE
Animation – 15 min
The fragmented portrait of a moment that would significantly change the lives of everyone present; told from the memories of the young girl Imani and the police officer David.
Rudolf Fitzgerald Leonard
Live Action – 16 min
An incident occurs during a water therapy session meant to sooth Leon’s chronic cramps, one that will come to radically impact all aspects of his life over time.
South Korea 2022
Animation – 6 min
A young woman slips into a second skin and her own reflection becomes a chimera. A surreal body horror animation about beauty ideals and the compulsion to fit into the image.
THE WATER MURMURS (Golden Palm)
China 2022 – Live Action – 15 min
When an asteroid hits the Earth leading to underwater volcanic eruptions, the inhabitants of a small town start to flee inland. Before she leaves, Nian decides to say goodbye to her childhood friend. Her memories of the town start to become clearer.