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 western art, its concepts, history and grey areas, (Daphne and Thomas, FID 2019), Assaf Gruber is our tour guide. Rude Witness takes us in a van stuffed with artworks,...

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Official Selection 2022
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Chun Wang Hikky Chen

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Official Selection 2022
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Jean-Claude Rousseau

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Official Selection 2022