Labo 2016 - Labo 2. Film laburren emanaldia = Labo 2016 - Labo 2. Proyección de cortometrajes = Labo 2016 - Labo 2. Screening of a short films
Labo is the freshest section of the Clermont-Ferrand Festival which has one clear objective: to showcase the most risky and innovative proposals of the moment. Films with non-conventional narratives, hybrid works, films with a specific graphic style, an unstructured cut or a peculiar soundtrack, or those that play around with the very nature of film material itself.
In between identities
Aleksandar Radan, Germany, 2015, 8'
Somehow voyeuristic, we observe pawns in a virtual world, which are choreographed and directed by the filmmaker. IN BETWEEN IDENTITIES makes us part of the game and of the simulated identity.
William Laboury, Francia, 2015, 21'
They told me, "You have a gift, Martha. Down here, your gift is useless. So we're going to show you the most beautiful things. You're going to have more memories than anyone else. And then, you will sleep, never to wake up. But you will carry with you the most precious memories on Earth".
Eden's Edge (Three Shorts on the Californian Desert)
Leo Calice, Gerhard Treml, Austria, 2014, 19'
A series of bird's-eye-views of minimalistic scenes meticulously arranged in gray desert sands.
Alon Sahar, Israel, 2014, 12'
One Day, Two Shots and Three soldiers who are following orders as they have to reconstruct the suicide of a deceased soldier: Yosef the MP interrogates, Buzi the platoon's commander testifies, and a young unseen soldier shoots.
Tom Brown, Daniel Gray, United Kingdom, Wales, 2015, 6'
Things of worth are often neglected in favour of that which is more immediately gratifying. Unfortunately, things that are neglected are often lost forever. The life of a misguided and intensely focused man, chronicled through his oral obsessions.
Behemoth - or the Game of God
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, Lesotho, Germany, 2015, 12'
An itinerant preacher proclaims to people that their god is in the very coffin he is dragging along.
Lutz Henke, Mischa Leinkauf, Matthias Wermke, Germany, 2015, 15'
Poetry or threat? An act of surrender or art? These were the theories that puzzled New York over last summer. Inspired by the heated debate over two "white American flags" that suddenly appeared on New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge, the film asks what kind of societal scope art has in the present day.