Shorts Program 1

Shorts Program 1

A friday afternoon the young guy William and his girlfriend Cecilie decides to break up after two years together, since their relationship have gotten sidetracked. They meet up in their common apartment and William leaves Cecilie. This results in a emotional rollercoaster ride over a whole weekend, where they’re isolated in their apartment. The couple do the drug, MDMA, together during the first day and treats the situation they are in with understanding, nostalgia and love. The second day they feel sorrow, anger and grief. During the weekend together they relive their two years together through flashbacks.

A young woman incurs the wrath of the internet after she inadvertently becomes a viral sensation.

Melon Rainbow is a young girl who yearns to be seen. By day she has a cleaning job in a housing association for blind people. At night she stages herself in front of her computer bathed in neon lights. Everyday life seems insignificant – except her friendship with the blind boy Albert.

"Rubber Heart" is about a first time sexual encounter between a man and a woman who don't know each other well. After unveiling her new, full pubic hair Anna is met with an odd response, leaving her feeling distant and unsettled. This story explores arrhythmic body language, ownership of the physical form and resistance. This character is at odds with the concept of vulnerability; a woman struggling for connection despite her independence.

Amanda struggles to keep something inside as she spends the day taking pictures of her best friend.

"The Mess He Made" tracks a man for the 15 minutes that he spends waiting for the results of a Rapid HIV Test - from the moment his blood sample gets taken to the moment he finds out if he's positive. It’s a character study that emerges slowly out of minutiae – a hurried cigarette in the parking lot, an awkward phone call, a forgotten errand – that together offer a poignant glimpse into a life on the verge of collapse.

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband
Year:  2017
Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Screening Section: Short Film Program
Screening Category: Shorts Program
Country: United States
Runtime: 87 mins