Labo 2016 - Labo 3. Film laburren emanaldia = Labo 2016 - Labo 3. Proyección de cortometrajes = Labo 2016 - Labo 3. 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.
Freedom & Independence
Bjørn Melhus, Germany, 2014, 15'
Tour de force that oscillates between musical, comedy, horror film and fairy tale and deals with neo-liberal elitism and media phantasies of religious prophecies of the apocalypse against the backdrop of a privatized habitat characterized by architectures of megalomania.
David White, New Zealand, 2015, 7'
When a couple is faced with one of their own mortality, they both must make a choice about what their future should be.
Ryo Okawara, Japan, 2015, 13'
A teenage boy lives in a burning house with his parents. He can't drink black coffee and turns down his mother's offer of a sugar lump.
The Atom Station
Nick Jordan, United Kingdom, 2015, 13'
Film centred upon both the natural and industrial landscape of Iceland; interfusing the cultural, political and ecological forces that shape the island. Features two voice-overs by poet W.H. Auden, reading Journey to Iceland (1937), and environmental activist Ómar Ragnarsson.
Mathias Minne, France, 2015, 18'
The path of a man haunted by his past all the way to a mysterious bridge. His meeting with an old man - the Immortal one, the Belgian, the Ferryman - will change his life.
Douwe Dijkstra, Netherlands, 2015, 11'
From the perspectives of a dozen viewers, this documentary short explores the peculiar ritual of watching film. How is the medium experienced by people with sensory impairments, strong religious beliefs, or lovesickness? A story about moving images and their audience.
The Living Need Light The Dead Need Music
Phunam Ha, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Matt Lucero, Vietnam, 2015, 21'
A visual and musical journey through the fantastical funeral traditions and rituals of South Vietnam. It attempts to engage in dialogue with funerary traditions that pulsate in the same vein throughout the Global South.