Mon, Sep 16 | Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut

12:00pm Mon. Dramatic Shorts II

An eclectic mix of Israeli & Middle Eastern short format films.
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12:00pm Mon. Dramatic Shorts II

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488, USA

About The Event

Dramatic Shorts II

12:00pm  An eclectic mix of Israeli & Middle Eastern short format films.

A Pair Of Horns On A Female Homo Sapiens  10 min Iran Dir. 18 year old student filmmakerSaleh Kashefi is a member of the youth Iranian filmmakers olympiad. Scholar member of the IYCS. Winner of several awards in both international and national festivals.

Synopsis: Going about her daily routine, a young woman faces discrimination and criticism based on her appearance.

Moon Drops 16 min. Israel, Serbia  Trailer: https://youtu.be/SWd2lx39JIM  Best Sci Fi film at ComicCon. Moon Drops is a magical fairy tale with no dialogues.  A factory worker tired of his dead-end job, assembles an enigmatic machine that produces liquid drops from the moonlight. The bottled drops are a hard sell at the town market. But all changes when their surprising effect is revealed.

2 x 2  16 min  Turkey, UK Dir. Mark Playne - Han and Yan, two macho mountain shepherds whose pastures are divided by a national border, are in the middle of an age long battle of antagonism when a time-traveling spaceship crash lands, demolishing their border fence. The ship’s attendant announces that the end of the world will occur in 32 minutes and that the finest representatives of each species should queue '2 by 2'. Noah has returned in his space-ark. It dawns on Han and Yan that their only chance of survival is to work together, come up with a scam and trick their way onboard...

Director’s Notes: The film's dialogue is in Turkish with a 100% Turkish cast, yet the British director only speaks a few words of the language. The cast features a range of experience from one of the most famous actors in Turkey, to a key actor who had never acted in anything before, to the stunning Tugba Melis Turk, who recently wore the Miss Turkey crown.

Salto  16.75 min  Iran - Directed by: Maryam Haddadi.  This is a portrait of a young girl who is the swimming "champion of champions" in Iran and there's no competitor against her. A female champion who's in spite of Islamic recommendations about learning how to swim and her own personal skills, has no place in theIslamic republic government and no one really knows her. All swimming footage is filmed in illegally.

Lost & Found 4 min. Israel. Dir. Shimon Engel.  Trailer: https://vimeo.com/339831849

A young boy gets lost in a busy shopping mall, foreshadowing the story of his falling as a soldier in the Israel-Lebanon War of 1982. Ofer Winter and Shimon Engel are a duo of animation directors from the award-winning Dov Abramson Studio in Jerusalem. 

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