MONSTRA Festival

Casa do Comum

Sessions:

Retouches

Country: SWITZERLAND, CANADA Year: 2008 Duration: 6 mins.
Sinopsys:
Between a wave’s rhythm and the breath of a young woman in her sleep, some animated paintings go on modifying each other.
Credits:
Direction: Georges Schwizgebel

Maurice's Bar

Country: FRANCE, FRANCE Year: 2023 Duration: 15 mins.
Sinopsys:
In 1942, on a train to nowhere, a former drag queen remembers a night from her past in one of Paris’ first queer bars. Remnants of customer gossip recall this mythic bar and its mysterious Jewish-Algerian owner.
Credits:
Direction: Tzor Edery, Tom Prezman
Writers: Tom Prezman, Tzor Edery
Production: Ron Dyens
Music: Tzor Edery
Distribution: sacrebleu

Maurice's Bar

Country: FRANCE Year: 2023 Duration: 15 mins.
Sinopsys:
In 1942, on a train to nowhere, a former drag queen remembers a night from her past in one of Paris’ first queer bars. Remnants of customer gossip recall this mythic bar and its mysterious Jewish-Algerian owner.
Credits:
Direction: Tzor Edery, Tom Prezman
Writers: Tom Prezman, Tzor Edery
Production: Ron Dyens
Music: Tzor Edery
Distribution: sacrebleu

The Top

Country: IRELAND Year: 1964 Duration: 8 mins.
Sinopsys:
It is about mans selffish ambition to successfully reach the top
Credits:
Direction: Jimmy Murakami

Late Afternoon

Country: IRELAND Year: 2017 Duration: 9 mins.
Sinopsys:
An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.
Credits:
Direction: Louise Bagnall
Writers: Louise Bagnall
Production: Núria González Blanco
Animation: Anita Gaughan, Sandra Andersen, Geoff King, Andrzej Radka, Mathilde Vachet, Sílvia Vicente Barris, Mireia López Ivern, Matthew Margerison, Santiago López Jover, Javier Peces, Beth Witchalls, Graeme Lee, Jesús Parada Lamas, Szymon Kuran
Music: Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Sound: Shane O’Toole, Barry Reid

4:3

Country: UNITED KINGDOM Year: 2019 Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole.
Credits:
Direction: Ross Hogg

Depersonalization

Country: BULGARIA Year: 2022 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
The film interprets the theme of the loss of personality, the so-called "depersonalization" - a state in which the individual loses the ability to feel the image of himself, his emotions, even his body. The world of the film is created through the movement of pigment, paint, fluid by the use of "painting under the camera" technique. The events flow into each other, degenerate in the logic of some irreversible and unnatural randomness. Their metamorphosis collides the evolutionary course with its opposite - the tree grows and buries his crown back into the earth, the world returns to primal matter, the consumer is consumed.
Credits:
Direction: Spartak Yordanov
Writers: Spartak Yordanov
Production: Screening Emotions - Poli Angelova, Nikolay Todorov
Animation: Spartak Yordanov, Vesela Yotseva
Music: Saturated Pixels - Lubomir Brashnenkov, Angel Dodov
Sound: SoundScapers - Alexander Evtimov, Alexander Daniel
Distribution: Spartak Yordanov

After Hours

Country: GERMANY Year: 2022 Duration: 6 mins.
Sinopsys:
Saiko has a horrible day at work. When she is finally getting some rest at her favorite bar, something horrible happens: Her office job gets a tight grip of her again.
Credits:
Direction: Melanie Schnaidt, Cristina Narata
Production: Franz Rügamer
Animation: Melanie Schnaidt, Cristina Narata