Selected Features 2017

Ethel & Ernest

United Kingdom, 2016, 94 min.

director Roger Mainwood

producers Camilla Deakin, Ruth Fielding

scriptwriter Roger Mainwood

music Carl Davis

This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.

Revengeance

USA, 2016, 75 min.

directors Jim Lujan, Bill Plympton

producers Bill Plympton, Wendy Cong Zhao

scriptwriter Jim Lujan

music Jim Lujan

A low-rent bounty hunter named Rod Rosse, The One Man Posse, gets entangled in a web of danger when he takes on a job from an ex-biker/ex-wrestler turned U.S. senator named "Deathface."

Teresa and Tim

Spain, 2017, 75 min.

director Agurtzane Intxaurraga

producers Elena Gozalo, Ricardo Ramón

scriptwriters Joseba Beristain, Juan Luis Carreras

music Joseba Beristain

Every year, the elves bring us a new spring. TIM is a new one this year. Distracted by the attractive sound of the fair, he wanders away from the other elves. And he will be captured by SAMUEL and VLAD, who will exploit him as a circus attraction.
TERESA, a 6-year-old girl, is jealous of her little brother. When visiting the fair, she will discover TIM while he is being exhibited and she will become infatuated with him. TIM, at the same time, will see in her an opportunity to escape.

The Girl Without Hands

France, 2016, 76 min.

director Sébastien Laudenbach

producer Jean-Christophe Soulageon

scriptwriter Sébastien Laudenbach

music Nicolas Sacco

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water, a gentle gardener and a prince in his castle. A long journey towards the light…

Made in Brachycera

Bulgaria, 2017, 70 min.

director Nikolay Todorov

producer Nikolay Todorov

scriptwriter Viktor Samuilov

music Iva Todorova, Danko Yordanov, Elena Todorova

The characters in this film are the flies.
Their leader – The Mother Fly - is determined to change the way of life of her citizens as she is about to die. She tries to remove the shameful public opinion that the flies are the grossest insects among the Brachycera.

Zoetrope

Bulgaria, 2017, 100 min.

director Sotir Gelev

producer Penko Gelev, Sotir Gelev

scriptwriter Sotir Gelev

music Roumen Boyadjieff

Two robots – Primus and Decimus have to go through a labyrinth that is full of extraordinary objects. To find the right way or sometimes just to satisfy their curiosity, they examine and recover the stories of the objects. Thus they face strange characters, pursuing their aims. Sometimes the pursuing is impetuous; sometimes it is painful and desperate. The robots gradually realize that their efforts are accompanied by some kind of hopelessness.

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