Mercury Cafe announces the special edition of the (Best of) Short Film Series – Berlin. These are original short films from different countries. For the past five years, the Short Film Series - Berlin has presented progressive, leftist, radical, anti-racist, experimental and visionary films that address issues including, but not limited to, the environment, human rights, social injustice, anti-globalization, etc…in Berlin, Germany.
The Short Film Series showcases every genre of independent film from across the world during this celebration of independent artists. Some off these films have received awards in prestigious international festivals and most of them have not been shown in the USA before.
The (Best of) Short Film Series - Berlin will happen on October 16 with screenings at the Mercury Cafe; http://mercurycafe.com/.
Film Schedule and Date:
October 14, 2017:
The Man Who Fed His Shadow
Greece 2012 18 min.
Director: Mario Garefo
A man intrudes into rich people’s dinners claiming that he can collect the food from their table and feed
his shadow, which, curiously enough, is a female figure.
Double Occupancy (Zweibettzimmer)
Germany 2012 10 min.
Director: Fabian Giessler
Two old men share a hospital room, in which the window is the only connection to the outside world.
The film is a dark parable about the greed of man - an animated, psychological intimate play about the
power of imagination and illusion.
The Missing Looks (La Mirada Perdida)
Argentina 2012 11 min.
Director: Damian Dionisio
Argentina 1976. Claudio is forced to live with his family in hiding due to his political ideals. The house
in which they live is discovered by the military. Without time to flee, Teresa tries to shelter her
daughter in a fantasy world to keep the girl from the horror they are about to live.
A Single Life
The Netherlands 2014 02 min.
Directors: Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins
In this Oscar-nominated short, a mysterious vinyl record suddenly allows Pia to travel through time.
Argentina 2016 9 min
Director: Pablo Polledri
Ambition, labor exploitation, environmental destruction, corruption and much more in the fantastic world of free market!
UK 2015 17 min
Director: Caleb Shaffer
Short film about a struggling young African Refugee adapting to life in the UK, who uses art to find his voice.
Germany 2014 4 min.
Director: Jacob Frey
Jake spends most of his time playing video games indoors until his mum decides to give him a present.
(Mis) Matches ((Des) Encontros)
Brazil 2014 26 min.
Director: Rodrigo Bernardo
Lara and Gael are perfect for each other. But they still haven’t met. How could destiny have put them
so close to each other, so many times, and it hasn’t worked yet? But this time, something different
Valter and Martina Foschini
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