Take your Valentine to the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles for this
“Valentines Day Special”:
Love’s final act is quite clearly an inexhaustible source of ridiculous, poetic and experimental tales, or even satirical educational films.
Ever since March 2002, interfilm Berlin has been presenting “Shorts Attack!” a monthly program at Kino Babylon Berlin:Mitte.
“Shorts Attack!” is as diverse and surprising as the short film medium itself, taking in foreign focuses, political, outrageous or seldom-seen films, film school projects, independent productions, fiction, or animation.
The driving force behind the Shorts Attack vision is the intention to further establish the presence of short film in the Berlin cinema scene. The program has been met with great response by audiences and media alike.
This Valentines Day Special includes:
2 JAHRE / 12 YEARS
Daniel Nocke, Germany 2009 animation, German, 4 mins
For twelve years, she has ignored hostility and mockery and stood up for her relationship. But that was probably a mistake. She is drawing painful conclusions from the time she shared with her ex.
IT'S NOT YOU IT'S ME
Clara Glynn, Great Britain 2001, short fiction, English, 20 mins
After ecstatically agreeing to marry Henry, Rose spends the rest of her day charging around town telling all her other boyfriends their relationship is over.
Mark de Cloe, Netherlands 2008, experimental film, without dialogue, 7 mins
A birds-eye view of Jean and Laura's bed. We relive various stages of their relationship at break-neck speed, to the point where they realise what they have done.
HOW TO TELL WHEN A RELATIONSHIP IS OVER
Tony Roche, Great Britain 2003, short fiction, English, 6 mins
A step by step guide to help you figure out if your relationship is a complete disaster or not.
Renuka Jeyapalan, Canada 2008, short film, English, 14 mins
Playfully competing with mom´s new boyfriend, nine-year-old Josephine learns that letting people in can lead to wonderful things.
DIEZ MINUTOS / TEN MINUTES
Alberto Ruiz Rojo, Spain 2004, short fiction, Spanish with English subtitles, 15 mins
A stubborn operator refuses to reveal the number of a man's lover, and the race against time begins.
TEN THOUSAND PICTURES OF YOU
Robin King, Great Britain 2006, experimental film, without dialogue, 3 mins
An exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the animated pictures of Sarah's world, as she takes revenge on the man who broke her heart!
James Pilkington, Great Britain 2000, short fiction, English, 10 mins
A man struggles to choose between the two loves of his life, one is real and the other imaginary. A story of love, betrayal, sex, music and nipple clamps.
Shane Martin, Ireland 2009, short fiction, English, 5 mins
Rob wakes up one morning to find out that his girlfriend has dumped him, with the news being delivered in the strangest way possible.
Charles Barker, Great Britain 2000, short fiction, English, 3 mins
Splitting up is never easy. Jack wants to end things with Sarah. Or does he? When he tries to finish his relationship, his life spins out of control (literally).
VAL DOOD! / DROP DEAD!
Arne Toonen, Netherlands 2009, short fiction, Dutch with English subtitles, 9 mins
Fons is about to embark upon his first parachute jump. What begins as an exciting adventure takes a nightmarish turn, when
Added by Goethe-Institut on December 6, 2010