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Award Winning Short Films Generation 14plus

Four Quartets | Sœurs Jarariju | Tattoo | Liberty

Raf’s gaze drifts across the dance floor. There is desire and expectation in his eyes, but also anxiety and shyness. Moving to the film’s rhythmic pulse and the intoxicating music in the gay club, we dance with Raf and cast off all inhibitions.

By means of an ancient ritual, Grandma prepares Viviana and Yandris for the traditional role as a wife. Machines hammer in the distance, and the polluted earth has a silvery gleam. The coal mine is encroaching on the homeland of the Wayuu.

A scar and a tattoo seal the fate of a young Iranian woman. During a routine examination to renew her driving licence, the officials suddenly become convinced that they have uncovered a problematic psychological condition.

In Miami’s Liberty City, two friends attempt to regain some sense of normalcy after the death of a family member. With great poise and focus, Faren Humes explores the charged atmosphere as the African-American girls search for a way to get close again.

Feb 16 15:30

CinemaxX 1

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 160029

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Short Films 2 - 14plus

Les petites vagues | Yulia & Juliet | Los rugidos que alejan la tormenta | Cocodrilo | Paula sans lui | Sœurs Jarariju | Mosul 980 | Leaking Life

Amélie is overcome by waves of emotion and sensation when she picks up on the erotic energy in the air between her favourite cousin and his girlfriend. It’s all a pink buzzing, an electrified tingling, building to a dazzling climax.

In the confined world of a prison, Yulia and Juliet share their secret love. Somehow they find a way to make it work – until the day that Juliet is released. A tender and intense mini-drama which, like its two heroines, is full of emotional tension.

16-year-old Michel has left the city and humankind behind to go live alone at a wild lagoon, where he gladly makes do with the bare necessities. A brief portrait depicting an intimate relationship with nature and the freedom of the self-determined life.

Alicia watches videos by Víctor, a young Youtuber, her son. When viewers ask him personal questions, the subject turns to his estranged parents. A film about the burden of a silence which, in the end, can be easily broken.

Paula’s boyfriend dumped her two weeks ago. Her dear friends Maude and Lola take her along on a trip back to Maude’s hometown in southern France. Time to reminisce, talk, listen and sing.

By means of an ancient ritual, Grandma prepares Viviana and Yandris for the traditional role as a wife. Machines hammer in the distance, and the polluted earth has a silvery gleam. The coal mine is encroaching on the homeland of the Wayuu.

A young Yazidi woman risks an escape from the clutches of the Islamic State. Dressed in an ISIS militia uniform, she emerges from the trunk of a car to find herself in the midst of a devastated city, Mosul. In search of shelter, she climbs into a tank.

To most people, tea bags are just disposable everyday items. But to the Japanese animation artist Shunsaku Hayashi they are the starting point for a contemplative meditation.

Feb 09 15:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 090043

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Feb 14 09:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 140045

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Feb 15 14:30

CinemaxX 1

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 150023

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Feb 16 12:00

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

Ticket code 160043

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