International selection of titles that set trends both in fiction and non-fiction films. Experienced filmmakers coexist with new directors; award winning works in festivals all over the world share a space with new proposals that Curtocircuíto wishes to promote.

RADAR 1
RADAR 2
RADAR 3
RADAR 4
RADAR 5


RADAR 1
Teatro Principal | Monday 3rd October | 8:15 p.m. | 1h14min

EXCURSÕES
EXCURSIONS
Denis Coté | 2015 | Portugal, Canada | 23:25 | FIC | COL

In Lisbon, Claudia offers guided tours in and out of the city. At night, she kills time with her sister in a modest apartment. In Lisbon, lonesome Martinho is fluent in Italian and guide tourists all around town. At night, he watches documentaries on the internet and reads about astronomy. In Lisbon, a band is jamming. They perform improvisational noise jazz. In Lisbon, a mysterious phenomenon fills the air. Claudia and Martinho’s lonely hearts will discreetly meet to the sound of music.

Production: IndieLisboa – Associação Cultural, Denis Coté portugalfilm@indielisboa.com
Distribution: Portugal Film, portugalfilm@indielisboa.com

Spanish premiere

PERIPHERIA
PERIFERIA
David Coquard-Dassault | 2015 | France | 12:20 | ANI | COL

A journey into the heart of a large and abandoned council estate. Peripheria portrays an urban environment becoming wild: a modern Pompeii where the wind blows and dogs roam, tailing the remains of human life.

Production: Autour de Minuit, info@autourdeminuit.com
Distribution: Autour de Minuit, annabel@autourdeminuit.com

Spanish premiere

O PASSARO DA NOITE
BIRD OF THE NIGHT
Marie Losier | 2015 | Portugal, France | 20:06 | FIC | COL

Mysterious portrait of Fernando, aka Deborah Krystal, the glittering and poetic performer of the Lisbon club Finalmente, where he has been performing every night over thirty years in golden dresses. Under the layers of his colorful fabrics, the many skins of Fernando are revealed, letting Lisbon’s legends come to life. Alternately woman mermaid, female birds, woman lion, we are taken into the desires and dreams of metamorphosis and myths.

Production: IndieLisboa – Associação Cultural, Marie Losier portugalfilm@indielisboa.com
Distribution: Portugal Film, portugalfilm@indielisboa.com

Spanish premiere

COMING OF AGE
Jan Soldat | 2016 | Germany | 13:22 | DOC | COL

The planned Daddy-Son-Afternoon turns into a conversation about male role models – until the roles getting fixed again.

Production: Jan Soldat, jan.soldat@yahoo.de
Distribution: Jan Soldat, jan.soldat@yahoo.de

Spanish premiere

HAPPY END
Jan Saska | 2015 | Czech Republic | 05:43 | ANI | B/W

A black comedy about death with a happy ending. A splendid chain of unlikely encounters. Hunters, a tractor driver, a disco boy, and a corpse.

Production: Studio FAMU
Distribution: Studio FAMU, kamila@dohnalova.net

Spanish premiere

RADAR 2
Teatro Principal | Martes 4th October | 8:15 p.m. | 1h25min

VITA LAKAMAYA
Akihito Izuhara | 2015 | Japan | 07:35 | ANI | COL

In the woods, every creature is sleeping.
Listen carefully to their quiet breathing.
It’s the sounds of this innocent world that called Vita lakamaya…

Production: Izuhara Akihito, mngsteen@t3.rim.or.jp
Distribution: Studio Mangposteen, mngsteen@t3.rim.or.jp

Spanish premiere

LÉTHÉ
Dea Kulumbegashvili | 2016 | France, Georgia | 15:04 | FIC | B/W

By the river of oblivion, a lonely horsemen passes through a village where children play with hidden desires, adults are indulged in a celebration and violence and love are instinctive parts of life.

Production: First Picture, ilan@firstpicture.fr
Distribution: L’agence du court métrage, N.Lebel@agencecm.com

Spanish premiere

OCEAN HILL DRIVE
Lina Sieckmann, Miriam Gossing | 2016 | Germany | 20:34 | DOC | COL

Ocean Hill Drive examines a rare phenomenon, the so-called ‚shadowflicker’, that occurs in a suburban area on the outskirts of Boston. As a result of an erroneously installed wind turbine, a flicker effect appears and intrudes the domestic sphere of several suburban family homes.

Production: Academy of Media Arts Cologne, presse@khm.de
Distribution: Academy of Media Arts Cologne, archiv@khm.de

Spanish premiere

MATA ATLÁNTICA
Nicolas Klotz, Elisabeth Perceval | 2016 | France, Brazil | 34:22 | DOC | COL

A young girl disappears in a forest in the heart of São Paulo, Brazil.

Production: Films du Pressoir
Distribution: Films du Pressoir

Spanish premiere

Y’A-T-IL UNE VIERGE VIVANTE?
ANY VIRGIN LEFT ALIVA?
Bertrand Mandico | 2015 | France | 08:46 | FIC | COL

According to a legend, Joan of Arc didn’t die at the stake. Her eyes were burnt and she was deflowered by an English stallion. She was then condemned to roam the battlefield, a scavenger, looking for life and searching for those virgins left alive.

Production: Ecce Films, contact@eccefilms.fr
Distribution: Ecce Films, avril@eccefilms.fr

Spanish premiere

RADAR 3
Teatro Principal | Jueves 6th October | 8:15 p.m. | 1h 04min

MISSING ONE PLAYER
Lei Lei | 2015 | China | 04:20 | ANI | COL

During a mahjong game, something bad happens. Everyone waits for the last player to show up. The three have no choice but to wait and sit there silently in tears. However, they do believe that the fourth player will come. They look up to the sky waiting for this miracle to happen.

Production: Lei Lei, milk527@gmail.com
Distribution: Cut-Up, Distribution distribution@cut-up.tv

Spanish premiere

IMPORT
IMPORTACIÓN
Ena Sendijarevic | 2016 | Netherlands | 16:40 | FIC | COL

A young Bosnian refugee family ends up in a small village in the Netherlands after getting a residence permit in 1994. Absurd situations arise as they are trying to make this new world their home.

Production: Pupkin Film, info@pupkin.com
Distribution: Some Shorts, info@someshorts.com

Spanish premiere

TOUT SIMPLEMENT
PLAIN AND SIMPLE
Raphael Ouellet | 2016 | Canada | 12:24 | FIC | COL

“Plain and Simple” is a window that gives on the lives of 4 different characters that share an acuite sense of loneliness while striving for a secret desire of belongingness.

Production: Annick Blanc, annickblanc@yahoo.ca
Distribution: La Distributrice de Films, info@ladistributrice.ca

European premier

VALERIA
Erin Vassilopoulos | 2016 | USA | 20:08 | FIC | COL

Discharged from the hospital after a partial face transplant, Eva is struck by an insatiable curiosity about her donor, with whom she feels increasingly connected. In her quest to find out more about the unnamed woman, Eva makes a series of discoveries that lead her into uncharted territory.

Production: Alex Scharfman, Emily Iason, alexscharfman@gmail.com
Distribution: Erin Vassilopoulos, erin.vassilopoulos@gmail.com

Spanish premiere

WHEN YOU AWAKE
Jay Rosenblatt | 2016 | USA | 11:15 | DOC, EXP | B/W

An unscientific and comedic study of what happens when two people are hypnotized leading into an exhilarating journey into the unconscious mind (the repository for fears, desires, aggression, dreams) where all the images, sounds and music are from found footage.

Producción: Jay Rosenblatt, jayr@jayrosenblattfilms.com
Distribución: Jay Rosenblatt,  jayr@jayrosenblattfilms.com

Spanish premiere

RADAR 4
Teatro Principal | Friday 7th October| 8:15 p.m. | 1h 15min

OVER
Jörn Threlfall | 2015 | UK | 13:49 | FIC | COL

Over presents a crime scene. During the course of nine wide shots, told in reverse order, we witness an intriguing story unfold. What has happened in this quiet neighbourhood? A murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is profound, and deeply unexpected.

Production: Lenaray Films Ltd, info@jornthrelfall.com
Distribution: Lenaray Films Ltd, info@jornthrelfall.com

NYC 1991
Paulo Abreu | 2015 | Portugal | 24:31 | DOC | B/W

Super 8 footage shot in New York City in 1991, edited 25 years later, with Dirty Windows, by Lee Ranaldo as soundtrack

Production: Paulo Abreu, daltonicbrothers@yahoo.es
Distribution: Paulo Abreu, daltonicbrothers@yahoo.es

Spanish premiere

CHRIS OLSEN: THE BOY WHO CRIED
Mark Rappaport | 2016 | France, USA | 17:05 | DOC | COL, B/W

In the movies, since he was an infant, Chris Olsen appeared in films by some of the best directors of the fifties. Even though he never became a famous child actor, he was in a handful of the most iconic fifties movies. He “retired” at the age of ten. Looking back on his life as child actor, he tries to find the thread that ties his movies together. And does find it.

Production: Mark Rappaport, marrap@noos.fr
Distribution: Mark Rappaport, marrap@noos.fr

Spanish premiere

MY LAST FILM
Zia Anger | 2015 | USA | 08:59 | FIC | COL

A diptych, concerning two actresses.

Production: Joseph Mastantuono, Jake Perlin, Cate Smierciak, Rachel Wolther
Distribution: Lavender Hill Films, lavenderhillfilms@gmail.com

Spanish premiere

DECORADO
Alberto Vázquez | 2016 | Spain, France | 11:13 | ANI | B/W

The world is a wonderful stage, but the casting is deplorable.

Production: UniKo Studio, Autour de Minuit
viajeapies@uniko.com.es;  info@autourdeminuit.com”
Distribution: Autour de Minuit, annabel@autourdeminuit.com

RADAR 5
Teatro Principal | Sábado 8 de octubre | 28:15 p.m. | 1h 13min

A BRIEF STORY OF PRINCESS X
Gabriel Abrantes | 2016 | France, Portugal, UK | 07:09 | DOC, FIC | COL

A look at the history of Princess X, a futurist gilded phallus by Brâncusi, sculpted in bronze, which is in fact a bust of Napoleon’s great-niece, Marie Bonaparte.

Production: Les Films du Bélier, Herma Films
contact@lesfilmsdubelier.fr; hermafilms@gmail.com
Distribution: Agência – Portuguese Short Film Agency  agencia@curtas.pt

Spanish premiere

DREAMLANDS
Sara Dunlop | 2016 | UK | 14:31 | FIC | COL

17 year old Pixie and her friends have spent the last few months delving into a strange new world of experimentation. When unfamiliar Blondie arrives at the dying end of the summer, the gang’s routine is set to change as Pixie begins to struggle with unexpected feelings.

Production: Rattling Stick and Dunlop Films Ltd, ellie@rattlingstick.com
Distribution: Rattling Stick and Dunlop Films Ltd, ellie@rattlingstick.com

Spanish premiere

DEEP BLUE
Joe Nankin | 2016 | USA | 15:02 | FIC | COL

A young Mennonite woman harbors a secret romance on the eve of her baptism. Engulfed by questions of spiritual belonging, carnal love, and identity, Eva gropes for an emotional foothold. Where will she find herself?

ProducTIOn: Joe Nankin; Bradley Smith; Irma Kollar; Sprinkle lab joenankin@gmail.com; smith.fire@gmail.com; kollar.irma@gmail.com; cameron@sprinklelab.com
DistribuTIOn: Joe Nankin, joenankin@gmail.com

Spanish premiere

NOTRE HÉRITAGE
OUR LEGACY
Jonathan Vinel in collaboration with Caroline Poggi | 2015 | France | 24:13 | FIC | COL

Lucas is the son of the famous pornographer Pierre Woodman. This is his story.

Production: La fémis, festival@femis.fr
Distribution: La fémis, festival@femis.fr

PLANEMO
Veljko Popovic | 2015 | Croatia | 13:30 | ANI | COL, B/W

In a society where everyone mindlessly orbits around their daily routines, what happens when a person gets ejected from the system? They might just find themselves rapidly pushed out of the habitable zone.

Production: Krupni kadar / Lemonade3d; 3D2D ANIMATORI veljko@lemonade3d.com
Distribution: Bonobostudio, vanja@bonobostudio.hr

Spanish premiere