First Look Shorts: Emerging Artists Showcase
Saturday, Mar 26, 2022 at 12:30 pm
Location la: Bartos Screening Room
Four films by recent and current student filmmakers, including two documentaries by Slovakian filmmaker Marek Moučka and two narrative works by students from the SVA BFA Film department. (TRT: 61 mins)
Attention All Passengers + In Shallow Water
Dir. Marek Moučka. Slovakia. 2020, 29 mins. In Slovak with English subtitles. DCP. Redolent of the frank, reportorial mode of early cinema vérité, these two miniatures, shot on 16mm, explore social rehabilitation in two different sets of men: train pilots recovering from the trauma of experiencing fatal collisions, and prisoners who fish for traditional Christmas carp as a form of community service. Moučka evinces a keen eye for the telling idiosyncrasies of his subjects. U.S. premiere (Attention All Passengers) and New York premiere (In Shallow Water)
Dir. Julie Jang. U.S. 2022, 8 mins. In Korean with English subtitles. Quarantined due to close contact with a COVID-19 patient, Kara receives a package of abalones (a type of mollusk) from her mother. Confused as to how to prepare them, she befriends them instead.
Dir. Lamu Xiangqiu. U.S. 2021, 24 mins. In Tibetan with English subtitles. Traveling alone across the infamous Tibet badlands to deliver goods to the East, Tenzin retreats to an abandoned cabin to escape a snowstorm. Suddenly a man appears at the door, a stranger who’s also in need of shelter, and may or may not be a dangerous enemy.