The World According to Shorts

A diverse and stimulating program of six short films from around the world, all done with flair, intelligence and a daring you don’t often see in features.

Hailing from opposite ends of the globe, six filmmakers contribute to this eclectic collection of short films, masterfully compiled by producer Jonathan Howell to create a stunning mosaic of the world via cinema. Shorts include Adam Guzinski’s “Antichrist,” Daniel Askill’s “We Have Decided Not to Die,” Hans Petter Moland’s “United We Stand,” Jane Malaquias’s “The Old Woman’s Step,” Hugo Maza’s “La Perra” and Andreas Hykade’s animated “Ring of Fire.”

La Perra (2004)

A couple with an empty life make up a story about the new maid, in order to satisfy their own sexual obsessions.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401718/

 

Ring of Fire (2000)

Two cowboys in the desert experience a drug-like dream.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0257042/

 

Antychryst (2003)

Four boys act out games in a nearly barren landscape near a mining excavation where blasting is going on. The oldest, Szafran, is their leader. When he gets into a frenzy, so do the others: running barefoot through thistles, rubbing dirt in their hair, catching fish barehanded. Szafran says he is the Antichrist and gives orders. Are these games or something else?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0354385/

 

We Have Decided Not to Die (2004)

Three wordless rituals: birth, between, and rebirth. A woman lies at the bottom of a swimming pool, alone. The camera pans her body. She starts to rise, then sinks; convulsions follow and then she rises and hovers above the pool. A shirtless man in white pants stands in an asphalt lot, a car visible on either side. Convulsions begin. The cars back up, still facing him and each other. They pause; they race toward him. He leaps. A youth, shirtless and in white shorts, stands in front of a tall building. Doors open, he enters and walks to an elevator. Convulsions strike him as he rides to a top floor, exits the elevator, pauses, and runs toward a window. He crashes through.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430755/

 

United We Stand (2002)

Nine oldtimers come upon a young woman stuck in a swamp.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377494/

 

The Old Woman’s Step (2002)

Old woman leaves her fishing village to sell a chicken in a nearby town.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371013/

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