Flash Competition

2022 Programme
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Divided into three chapters, A General Disappointment is an existential meditation based on a text read through a series of long still frames. These stage the director Serge Garcia in everyday...

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Official Selection 2022
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The film opens with a well-known British nursery rhyme: Boys and girls come out to play. It ends with a call, whispered in the ear at bedtime, to go and play and see what is going on in the street....

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Official Selection 2022
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Against Time is a visual journey par excellence, continuing Ben Russell’s investigations into the perception of time and how we listen to music. The film explores the possible relationships between...

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Official Selection 2022
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Grodek: such is the name of one of the first mass slaughters to have occurred in the First World War, precisely in September 1914, between the Russian and Austro- Hungarian armies. Witness of the...

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Official Selection 2022
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Danielle Arbid works at the heart of feelings, from one film to the next, the most recent Simple Passion (2021) based on Annie Ernaux embodies the quintessence of this. Less well-known is a more...

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Official Selection 2022
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A scientist in yellow overalls is taking samples of green algae on a beach in Brittany. Lifting his mask, he suddenly drops down dead. There’s panic in the village – he’s not the first person...

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Official Selection 2022
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From the very beginning, Simón Velez’s film instils a sense of dramatic tension: moving from a sudden crescendo and the grainy sounds of nervous electro noise to a bucolic archery scene between...

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Official Selection 2022
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"Obsada" means "film crew" in Polish, but can also mean "task force". The crew here is dual purpose. First the film crew, in front of and behind the camera, who are all women – art and film...

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Official Selection 2022
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Liv Schulman enjoys working with figures who become alter egos of sorts. After the investigator in her metaphysical detective series Control, she introduces us to a new avatar. The point here is to...

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Official Selection 2022
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In Kyiv, the war still seems inconceivable, but the pandemic forces a mother and her daughter to spend the lockdown in their shared apartment. The mother is a piano teacher who keeps giving lessons...

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Official Selection 2022
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Continuing his research into European canon, its concepts, history and grey areas, (Daphne and Thomas, FID 2019), Assaf Gruber is our tour guide. Rude Witness – after Transient Witness- takes us in...

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Official Selection 2022
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Saigon, summertime. A Japanese director is getting ready to shoot her movie when her lead actor disappears. You could summarise Chun Wang and Hikky Chen’s film like this, but there’s far more to...

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Official Selection 2022
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Hushed voices announce a girl’s death. Kneeling around the corpse, the teenage girls stare at her. Again, they whisper, chanting in unison “light as a feather, stiff as a board”, a magic...

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Official Selection 2022
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In Spilliaert, we joyfully rediscover a taste for the interwoven mix of genres that captivated us in N.P (FID 2020). Lisa Spilliaert uses the pretext of an investigation into her potentially shared...

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Official Selection 2022
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Minia Biabiany’s work (films, installations, sculptures) is informed by her experience as a Guadeloupean woman, she is unapologetic about her work being inseparable from her homeland. Here, water...

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Official Selection 2022
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Thirty-five years after Keep in Touch, Jean-Claude Rousseau’s filmmaking returns to the city of Carl Andre and Hollis Frampton. It’s like a miniature remake of Rear Window, but a New York version...

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Official Selection 2022
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Ten Minutes to Midnight asks the question: how do you meet other people? Like an invitation to rediscover Levinas’ ideas, the film traces a path towards a face, the revelation of the infinite and...

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Official Selection 2022
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Under the uncompleted arch of a disused building, Amira Louadah gathers a group of sportsmen linked by the use of their fists, who call themselves “the 300 faction”, after Zac Snyder’s...

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Official Selection 2022