Special Program from Cannes
Of the many short films shown at Cannes Film Festival last year, every one of them was very creative. The audiences were touched by deeply heart-felt stories, told within very short periods. Out of those amazing films, a selection will be shown, so now you can see some of the Cannes films right here in Japan! (Naomi Kawase, President of both the Cinefondation section and the Short Film Jury for Cannes Film Festival 2016.)
4:15 P.M. THE END OF THE WORLD
A courier takes a hitchhiker on the road. When the hitchhiker warns him that the end of the world is around the corner, the courier labels him as crazy, without knowing this accidental encounter will change his life forever.
A girl, alongside her guitar, reunites with her father in a hotel room. He’s a business man on a visit to Argentina, the country he once called home. She’s back from playing at a concert. Night falls between those four white walls, until the sun rises again.
Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent.
Mira, a Romani woman, decides to sit and rest at the front entrance of Selma’s block of flats. Selma notices her and becomes annoyed by the situation. She will try everything to kick Mira out, but she will refuse by only answering with “fine”. These two women will start an endless fight that can only end well.
The Alan Dimension
Alan Brown uses divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of mankind... and breakfast. Meanwhile, Wendy has had enough of being married to 'the next step in cognitive evolution'