Kosmopolis 17


Canal Alfa

Short Films Selection

Alpha Channel

  • Thursday 23 March, 19.30 - 21.00
  • Auditorium
  • Free
  • To Build a Fire

    FX Goby / France – England, 2016, 13’, Original version with Catalan subtitles

    To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jack London’s death, filmmaker Fx Goby adapts To Build a Fire, the American author’s famous novel. To Build a Fire is an animated short film in 4K Cinemascope that tells the tragic tale of a man and his dog’s fight to survive in the freezing, overwhelmingly hostile nature of the Yukon Territory.

  • Je suis comme je suis

    Marion Auvin / France, 2014, 3’, Original version with Catalan subtitles

    In this poem by Jacques Prévert, a woman speaks to us about herself, about seduction, and about accepting ourselves as we are. She embodies the beauty of all women.

  • Beer by Charles Bukowski

    Nerdo Creative Studio / Italy, 2016, 2’15’’, Original version with Catalan subtitles

    Beer is a free interpretation of the poem Beer by Charles Bukowski. The composition is a manifesto of the author’s way of life, which is why we decide to go inside the author’s mind, and it is not a safe journey. A brain without a filter, a tale of ordinary madness, showing how much loneliness and decadence can be concealed in the mind of a genius.

  • Beti Bezperako Koplak. Coplas de una noche sin mañana

    Agenda Kopla Taldea / Spain, 2016, 5’22’’, Original version with Spanish subtitles

    Based on the celebration of Saint Agatha’s eve, a festive Basque tradition where people go from house to house, accompanied by bertsolaris, singing verses to the rhythm of beating sticks, the bertsolari Maialen Lujanbio offers a gritty condemnation of gender violence. Taking these verses, 20 young artists direct a work of collective creation, using different animation techniques.

  • Esperanza

    Álvaro longoria / Spain, 2016, 15’, Original version with Spanish subtitles

    Based on one of Esperanza’s voyages to the Arctic, this documentary short tells of life on board the Greenpeace ship. Conversations with the crew reveal their motivation for risking their lives, so far from home, to defend the planet.

  • Supervenus

    Frédéric Doazan / France, 2013, 2’38’’, SD

    A plastic surgeon creates the new Venus in real time.

  • Aftermath

    Layla Atkinson / United Kingdom, 2016, 2’45’’, Original version with Catalan subtitles

    An adaptation of a war poem by Siegfried Sassoon, Aftermath, which was broadcast every Armistice Day for many years after the war.

  • United Interest

    Tim Weimann / Germany, 2016, 8’56’’, SD

    A cable car ride through the San Francisco of the early 20th century provides the setting for a farewell to the blessings of capitalism. Animated figures against a black-and-white background expose the perversion of endless economic growth.

  • Detroiters

    CaldodeCultivo / United States, 2016, 30’, Original version with Spanish subtitles

    “Ghost city”, “crime capital”, “the big bankruptcy”, “the ruin”—these are some of the names used to refer to Detroit, all of them ahistorical and biased, but useful for urban speculators. Detroiters is a videographic project developed by CaldodeCultivo in complicity with numerous Detroit poets and activists, who respond to the violence of the clichés and stereotypes with the creative energy of slam poetry, weaving a powerful narrative of their city.