les rendez-vous d’île courts #4
screening Wednesday 5th December . 19h
IFM . Rose Hill T : 467 42 22

The Best of 58th Oberhausen Short Film Festival (Germany) ÎLE COURTS invites one of the historical short film Festival in the world, the INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE OBERHAUSEN (Germany) to present an exclusive short film programme presented and awarded in last April 2012. This is a unique occasion to feel the contemporary creation in short films. The INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE OBERHAUSEN has been part of this highly charged field for over 50 years now, as a catalyst and a showcase for contemporary developments, a forum for what are often heated discussions, a discoverer of new trends and talent, and not least as one of the most important short film institutions anywhere in the world. INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE OBERHAUSEN was the place of “Oberhausen Manifesto ” that gave birth to a Greman new wave in the 60s and 70s. The Manifesto celebrates this year its 50th anniversary. ÎLE COURTS joins the party! Good screening ! Programmer : Hilke Doering Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen   les rendez-vous d’île courts Since its creation in 2007, ÎLE COURTS–International Short Film Festival has been a window on a different cinema in Mauritius. Each year, the Festival brings short films from all over the world, debates for audiences and workshops for professionals. It has become a real gathering place for short film scene in the Indian ocean. But one week a year is definitely too short ! In order to respond the growing demand from the audience concerning short films, ÎLE COURTS Festival decided to continue the adventure 4 times a year, with special programmes for LES RENDEZ-VOUS D’ÎLE COURTS. This programme is a short film screening inviting aficionados to live the Festival, even out of the Festival.
Snow Tapes Michael Zupraner Israël/West Bank / 2011 / Documentary / 13’
Watching home movies with the Al-Haddad family, Hebron, West Bank: Snow, settlers, and souvenirs. Images of stones thrown and beatings blend in with humorous digressions, cinematographic critiques, and the obligatory tea ritual of Arab hospitality.
Ersatz Elodie Pong Switzerland / 2012 / Fiction / 4’
In an exchange about the meaning of the word ‘Ersatz‘, the two protagonists engage in an absurd and poetical discussion. Their pictorial dialogue about the idea of replaceability turns into a humorous and philosophical meditation.
Malody Phillip Barker Canada / 2012 / Fiction / 12’
Malody is terminally ill. She sits with her father in a restaurant inside a big wooden wheel. A little girl enters and turns the restaurant upside down. Malody dies and is taken to a river by her dad. She is brought back to life by the little girl.
Hirvikuiskaaja (The Elk Whisperer) Ilkka Rautio Finland / 2011 / Documentary / 19’
A short documentary about an encounter between elk whisperer and elk at the beginning of the hunting season.
No Estoy Muerto, Solo Estoy Dormido (I Am Not Dead, Only Asleep) Juan Sebastián López Maas Peru/Netherlands / 2011 / Documentary / 25’
According to a Peruvian wisdom the soul of a deceased person returns in the form of a donkey. The portrait of two Peruvian families who have a special bond with a donkey.
Café Regular. Cairo Ritesh Batra Egypt/India / 2011 / Fiction / 11’
A young couple finds itself speaking about things they have never spoken about before, as they try to find their own place in a changing world.

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