SHORT FILMS (OUT OF COMPETITION)
ME, MOM AND WALLACE
Eu, minha mãe e Wallace
(screens before SOCRATES on Aug 25)
Directors: Eduardo Carvalho & Marcos Carvalho
Portuguese with English subtitles | 22 min
It’s Christmas. After years in prison Wallace gets permission to visit his family in a Rio de Janeiro favela.
He has just one thing he wants to achieve.
A story that revolves around a photo… shows the importance of a single image.
– International Film Festival Rotterdam
(screens before YO, IMPOSIBLE on Aug 31)
Director: Juan Manuel Calisto
Spanish with English Subtitles | 12 min
How to forgive and understand an absent father after his death? This personal documentary tries to answer this question. Autobiographical exploration with an emotive and delicate use of family found footage. A project that explores the life of a father through his relationship with a transgender ex-girlfriend, crossing intimate footage of childhood family trips with the audio of a courageous phone call. This piece explores new identities, memories and the willingness to want to know someone better who is long gone.