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Fiction III

08 July

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The Newt Congress

by Matthias Sahli, Immanuel Esser 16' Switzerland

For years now, giant talking newts have been used both for their labour and as laboratory animals. The Newt Congress takes place at a conference building surrounded by nature where participants have come together to optimize the exploitation of the animals. The short film is a free adaptation of Karel Čapek's "War with the Newts".

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The Rite

by Niels Schneider 28’ France

Anne (43) divides her life between the primary school where she teaches and her home where she engages in a strange ritual with her son Simon (22). But her daughter Helena (20), whom she hasn’t seen in a long time, is in town for a special performance of The Rite of Spring.

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by Jonas Smulders 13’ Netherlands

After one of the members of a close-knit group of young dockers has been missing for months, the taciturn Mug realises on yet another rough night in their local pub that the cracks in their friendship are widening into an unbridgeable chasm.

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The Cutest and Funniest Animals in the World

by Renato Sircilli 24' Brazil

Jorge is 70 years old and is one of the most capricious and dedicated janitors at the Paradise Motel, except for a single detail: He secretly records the audios of the room’s guests. Selling these audios to Alberto earns him an extra income as well as affection, even though Jorge no longer remembers what his own pleasure sounds like.

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The Silent ones

by Basile Vuillemin 20' France

Jorick is one of five crew members of a small fishing trawler. After four days of an unsuccessful fishing campaign, he found himself faced with a difficult dilemma: return with the holds empty or to decide, against the advice of part of the crew, to go poaching in the prohibited zone.

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