MUFF: Surreal B&W Shorts

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, Oct 11, 2015 5:10 PM
Film Info
English Title:MUFF: Surreal B&W Shorts
Program:Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
Hosted Events
Runtime:81 min

Description

A selection of surreal black and white short films, one starring Dominique Pinon (Delicatessen & City of Lost Children) along with a selection of MN Made films, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers.

Disturbtion
Director/Writer: Marcin Ciszek
2015 | Poland & United Kingdom | 6 min | MN Premiere
A visual exploration of a theme of psychic abilities. This project aims to express problems a person who has psychic abilities deals with, which are commonly and wrongly associated with anxiety. Disturbtion also focuses on a phenomenon which causes one to feel different, isolated and confused.

Eyes/Desires
Director/Writer: Josh Thorud
2014 | USA | 6 min | MN Premiere
A hybrid project using appropriated footage, stylized animation and live action.

Undead/Unlive
Director/Writer: Masaki Katsuyama
2015 | MN Made | 12 min | MN Premiere
A young American female who moved to Japan with her bossy Japanese husband starts practicing zombie acting for a movie in order to get her freedom against her husband who controls her life, but she gradually becomes obsessed with the acting and starts losing herself.

Will I Scatter Away?
Director/Writer/DP/Editor/Sound Design/Sound Editor: Emma Penaz Eisner
2015 | USA | 6 min | MN Premiere
Danger threatens a man seeking himself in a dream-like landscape. Drawing on the doppelganger myth, this surrealistic thriller combines live action sequences shot in San Francisco with experimental stop motion animation to create the portrait of a man's encounter with menace and desperation.

Invisible Empire
Director/Writer/Composer: Nathan Wold
2015 | MN Made | 2 min | MN Premiere
A young boy walks through a post apocalyptic wasteland until he is found by something sinister.

Filmetto-Porta 241
Director/Writer: Ann Prim
2014 | MN | 4 min
A Borgesian conundrum. Fragmented vignettes conjure the secret life of objects.

3:14:15
Director/Writer/Producer: Sebastian Schnabel
2015 | MN Made | 10 min | MN Premiere
Every night at 3:14:15 a man is waking up in his dreams, haunted by the fears and desires of reality. With every glance at the clock, the boundaries between dream and reality become blurred.

Weathering
Director: Max Weinman | Writers: Max Weinman & Dave McNeeley
2015 | USA | 14 min | MN Premiere
An elderly blind man navigates an intensifying hurricane on his way home. Once he reaches his apartment, he finds that his trouble isn't over.

The Cart
Director/Writer: Patrik Eriksson
2015 | Poland | 6 min | MN Premiere
A young woman fulfills a mysterious task in an existential dreamscape.

Ferdinand Knapp
Director: Andrea Baldini | Writers: Andrea Baldini & Thomas Compère-Morel
2014 | France | 15 min | MN Premiere
Ferdinand Knapp is the pre-eminent actor of French theatre, revered by all. In preparing for a new play, the lines between his character’s malevolent personality and his own begin to blur. His double warps his reality into a nightmare and compels him to commit an irredeemable act.