Archive - ALTER-NATIVE 25

Film Podlasie in Attack! – Special Selection of Shorts from Northern-East of Poland!     

Thursday –  November 9 – Main Hall

Bartek Tryzna, Monika Stpiczyńska: Games • 2014 • 27’

Wojtek goes to work with his dad for the last time, Magda has a problem with the Shroud of Turin, and Ula – with packing for a trip. A day in the life of three intellectually disabled people.

Radek Dabrowski: Have You Listened? • 2014 • 15’

A story of a family gathered around a radio, listening to a local Belarusian radio station.

Podlasie Makes Me Happy: Ends of the World: Fish-Man • 2013 • 9’

Diving in a green-grey emptiness of a winter river suddenly turns into a journey that seeks the meaning of human existence and looks for beauty in simple, everyday things which often escape our attention. Things that reveal their unusual character when seen from a different perspective.

Friday – November 10 – Small Hall

Monika Pawluczuk: When I Am a Bird • 2013 • 30’

A story of an attempt to change one’s fate. MuLa, a woman from a Burmese tribe, the Kayan, has been in Thailand for two years with her husband and all her sons, but her daughter was left on the other side of the border. MuLa wants to bring her to a better world. The long wait, full of anxiety and tension, determines the rhythm and atmosphere of the film.

Ewa Borysewicz: To Thy Heart • 2013 • 10’

He was so handsome, with his jet-black hair, standing by the swing. When he smiled, heads would perk up everywhere. It was schizophrenic – he was so messed up that she would do whatever he said. She wanted to listen to his sweet-talking, wanted him to talk until the Moon was up. Then she stopped pinning her hopes on him. She couldn’t let him off so easily for his betrayal.

Katarzyna Kijek, Przemyslaw Adamski: Clip of We Cut Corners "Best Friend" • 2014 • 2’20”

The Katarzyna Kijek and Przemyslaw Adamski duo as usual in great form with another animated production to the music of We Cut Corners.

Best of 14th Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival

Saturday November 11 Small Hall

Freund Ádám: Earthly People • 2017 • 27’ • HUN

Ábel, 12, has to face the fact that his parents are living in two completely different galaxies of the universe. Now he has to decide which one he belongs to.

Dudás Balázs: Welcome • 2017 • 29’29” • HUN

After eight years of living in North Serbia, David (18) and his mother move back to Hungary to David’s father. A psychological battle begins between them. In the meantime, we witness Dávid as he is secretly smuggling refugees through the border. But no secret stays hidden forever…

Michael Grudsky: The Transfer • 2017 • 22’24” • GER/ISR

Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation.

J. J. Vanhanen: About the Birds and the Bees • 2017 • 12’ • FIN

A quiet farmer and his son set out on a trip to the pharmacy after the teen has a little accident with his girlfriend.

Kacper Zamarło: Carrot Field • 2016 • 16’ • POL

The last weeks of the cold winter. A drab and desolated province. A 7-year-old boy, left without proper care, is looking for a companion to play with. Despised and ridiculed by his peers, he decides to build a snowman for company.

Best of Primanima 2016


Saturday – November 11 – Small Hall

Yulia AronovaOne, Two, Three • 2015 • 6’35” • FRA

It’s the story of a tree, a tree like any other. One day, it jumps into a pair of boots and goes off for a walk inviting everyone it meets to follow. Boring everyday life fades as they all skip and dance along happily.

Anni Oja The Moustache • 2015 • 3’37” • FIN

This town is not big enough for the two of them. Nor their moustaches.

Marjolaine PerretenNovember • 2015 • 4’ • FRA

Autumn has set in by the banks of a stream. A series of small animals buys themselves in preparation for the long winter ahead.

Julia OckerWolf • 2015 • 3’48” • GER

The wolf is wandering through the woods, trying to find a peaceful spot to practice his secret hobby. But then a spectator shows up in the bushes.

Dina VelikovskayaAbout a Mother • 2015 • 7’20” • RUS

This story is about a mother who has given so much that it looks like she has nothing left…but life opens up new opportunities.

Polina Minchenok Moroshka • 2015 • 7’46” • RUS

The whole village is scared of the big grey wolf. Only one small girl is brave enough to help him and to befriend the scary beast.

Elena WalfBat Time • 2015 • 3’59” • GER

When night dawns on the farm a little bat wakes up. Oh, how great would it be to bark with a dog or to crow with a cock…and to jump and to dance! The little bat wants somebody to keep its company. It doesn’t want to be alone. It is looking for a friend.

Evgenia GolubevaI Am Not a Mouse • 2015 • 2’• UK

Every time Lucy is called 'Mouse' by her Mum, she turns into a real mouse! What is Lucy going to do?

Giulia Martinelli, Marta GennariMerlot • 2016 • 5’40” • Giulia Martinelli, Marta Gennari • ITA

In a blue fairy-tale forest, a grumpy granny loses a bottle of wine...

Bárczy Örs Hey Deer! • 2015 • 6’16” • HUN

Each night there is a mysterious earthquake in the reindeer’s neighbourhood.

Pálfi Zsolt: TALES FROM THE LAKESIDE Hungary, 2017, 64’

Sunday November 12 11:00 – Small Hall

The green Verdies are the tiny, but brave guardians of the lakeside. The young Verdies only become guardians when their hair turns brown. Until then, however, life is boring. The youngsters with green hair are not allowed to fly on warblers, not allowed to row alone, and they’re not allowed to ride wild frogs at the rodeo. Willy Whistle’s big dream is to become a guardian, but his curiosity always gets him in trouble. However, the whole lake is endangered when the enemies of the lakeside, the Grimps and the swans, form an alliance. The guardians are helpless, but Willy comes up with a daring plan to save his home and his trapped friend, Jeremiah Jump. Luckily he is not alone, because Grandpa, the water snakes and the frogs also come to his aid.

Cast: Albert Johanna, Bercsényi Péter, Bolla Róbert, Szalay Csongor

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