Films that will make you dream
Beauty is changeable, subjective, imperfect and all around us. Like Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Beauty without expression is boring.” That is one thing that is certain, and that is why at this twelfth edition of the festival you will find films and programs that sparkle with beauty. Discover beautiful diversity in identity and love. Continue reading to get a taste of what you can see at Go Short.
Tell me with your body
The beauty of the body is not forgotten at Go Short, because the body can tell stories like no other. Nothing is what you think it is and everything is moving. Don’t be quiet but talk with your arms and shout with your legs. The block ‘Yes, We Dance’ shows the beauty of the human body and movement in five different dance films. Fighters who live to dance, body language in the office world and dancing sisters; in this program, there is an abundance of movement.
‘Birds in the Earth’ (Marja Helander, 2018):
Dreamy journey through the meadows
Beauty is not only visible in humans, there is also a lot of beauty in nature. The film Erpe-Mere (2019) moves at a slow pace but surprises the viewer. The Belgian Noemi Osselaer takes you into the dream of a girl who falls asleep in the Flemish countryside. At first, it seems that she is dreaming about fantastic nature, but after a while, these beautiful landscapes turn into psychedelic and almost frightening images. The girl’s dream is bizarre and changes the first impression the viewer had of the calm countryside; grazing cows transform into ominous creatures.
Beauty is different for everyone and that is why we will disagree on certain films as a selection committee. Not everyone’s favorites will make it to the final selection, but luckily, we have the program ‘Kill Your Darlings’ for the darlings that we miss the most. All these films have at least one admirer within our selection committee that fought for including the film but to no avail. We hope to find some mutual appreciation amongst our audience!