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PROGRAM 2016

Friday, January 15

CINEMA VILLAGE TWO

 

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BLOCK ONE

 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Panel

Californium - World Premiere of the Video Game tribute to Philip K. Dick.

Explore the worlds of Californium, a first person exploration game where you are a writer trapped into shifting realities. Will you find what’s behind the simulacra ? Californium is a tribute to the life and works of the american sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick. It is also part of a transmedia project with a documentary called "The Worlds of Philip K. Dick".

For more info, go to: http://californium.arte.tv/en/#/

Shorts

(World Mysterio)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Clone

Dir: Rafael Bolliger

Switzerland

14 min

In the far future, a professor of quantum physics is about to undergo surgery to remove his brain tumor and is offered a backup of his brain for safety reasons. The professor begins to doubt he will still be himself if something goes wrong since according to quantum theory his identity cannot be copied. When his thoughts affect the copying process, the doctor insists on compleating the backup. Will the professor be smart enough to survive?" Starring Rutger Hauer of Blade Runner fame.

 


Legacy

Dir: Josh Mawer

Australia

13 min

Edward, a young man still living in his parent’s home witnesses his father’s death in surgery. A maverick neuroscientist, Lawrence feels close to completing his ‘consciousness transfer implant’. But blocked by his seniors and sickening rapidly he decides to test it on himself, using his son as the vessel. Lawrence knowingly dies for the pioneering and risky operation. 

 

The Search

Dir: Devinder Paul

Canada 

7 min

After receiving a distressed message from his wife in a library, John Woods reaches the library to find that the realm offered by it appears to be beyond the normal human repertoire of experiences. He is unwelcome, screams every single speck of dust there. And in the jaws of the unfathomable adversary lurking there everyone around him may be as clueless as he is.

 

The Light Thief

Dir: Eva Daoud

Bahrain

19 min

When the essence of Love is snatched from someone and locked away in a vessel with no name , what happens to those persons and how do they change? How can the broken hearted souls break that curse and recover from their pain? Can they regain their spark by overcoming dark supernatural forces?

 

The Hypnotist

Dir: Jon Braver

USA

18 min

The brilliant neuro-psychologist Dr. Elijah Lowell, a descendent of the infamous Dr. Frederick Lowell, has been placed on forced sabbatical. His revolutionary device that allows someone to enter another’s unconscious mind has been deemed too dangerous. And like the device, the man’s personal life has become unstable. His relationship with his co-worker wife Gwen is broken. And his mutual lust over a mysterious Italian scientist named Elena plunge the three into an epic emotional roller coaster. After a mysterious accident causes Gwen to fall into a deep coma, Elena offers to help Dr. Lowell retrieve the device and attempt to pull Gwen out of her coma. Yet emotions sway the workings of the mind, and the device, as Elena must choose between the love for the man, or his machine. 

 

Chronos

Dir: Martin Kazimir

Slovakia

11 min

A troubled old businessman finds himself looking at the world upside down through a hotel room where time runs backwards.

 

 

Kensho

Dir: Aaron Paradox

UK

4 min

Dreaming hero wakes up and sees the Dreamer himself. Is he? Time freezes and we are seeing things as they are. Are we? Narrated by British-born American philosopher Alan Watts. 

 

 

Mercy

Dir: Sean Blau 

USA

4 MIN

They found it on the shore, bloated and dying.


 

Ghenghis Khan Conquers the Moon

Dir: Kerry Yang

USA

17 min

In Genghis Khan’s last days, an encounter with a Wizard sends him to the Moon. Just as the medieval anti-hero thinks he’s made his greatest conquest, he finds himself on a spiritual quest, realizing the absurd clash between one man’s need and the silence of the Universe. 

 


Total Running Time 107 min

Q&A with Filmmakers (15 min)

Total Time: 2 hours

 

 

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BLOCK TWO

 

FeatureFilm

9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

 

The Incident

Dir: Isaac Ezban


Mexico

100 min

Two parallel stories about characters trapped in illogical endless spaces: two brothers and a detective locked on an infinite staircase, and a family locked on an infinite road - for a very long time.

Q&A with Filmmakers (15 min)

Total Time: 2 hours

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