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27m² / Gabriella Cserháti, Fabien Lartigue

Robert Marron is the receptionist of the Eldorado Hotel, lost in his language theory. He want to become a translator for couple, convinced that everyone is a language and that he has the faculty to understand each language… This film is an essay on lack of communication for people who think they need to be understood.

Director: Gabriella Cserháti, Fabien Lartigue
Country: France
Language: French, Subtitles: English


HOUSE / Prano Bailey-Bond

Music video for band Cool Fun. From the crevices of a decrepit house the disjointed bodies of elegant dolls come to life, watched over by a strange and sinister little girl.

Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
Country: UK


MUCH BETTER NOW / Philipp Comarella, Simon Griesser

“Much Better Now” is one of the movies in the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012. The main character is a bookmark, stuck in a forgotten book, in a life marked by standstill in a deserted room. One day wind knocks over the book and blows the bookmark onto the table, separating them. Unfolding hands and feet, the bookmark is swept back into the pages that turn into ocean waves and the two are reunited for a journey. With a surfboard it experiences its environment in a new way – wipe-outs, washouts and nosedives connect the hero to the ocean. The bookmark enjoys the ride of its life. As the book cover closes, the protagonist tries to get back into the book but fails. Light reveals other parts of the room packed with bookshelves and it faces new challenges.

Director: Philipp Comarella, Simon Griesser
Country: Austria
Language: –

NEW AND FOR SALE - CANDID / Andreas Janzen

“New and For Sale” by filmmakers Andreas Janzen is one of the movies in the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012. Deep down in his lonely mansion, Cody Runner feels haunted by the beast in himself. In a city, where planes fly deep and lightning strikes in dangerous heights, he seeks help in his employer’s room of super-secret double danger – activating the underground mills of the shady Gravity Inc. As skyscrapers start to turn into runways, and windows into hatches, Cody finds an abandoned rocket that will take him to the only place his earthly guilt won’t follow: the moon.

Director: Andreas Janzen
Country: Germany

THE CART / Natasha Novik

A cart is rolling along the endless road with no-one on board. It has no horse or engine, the wheels turn by themselves. The cart passes different people and leaves behind different reactions.

Directors: Natasha Novik
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, Subtitles: English

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