12.11.2022, 16:30, Kino Cameo EN UT + KONTEXT TALK
Few relationships are as ambivalent and formative, as complicated and conflict-laden, and simultaneously as close, intense, and loving as the bond between mother and daughter. It is not surprising, then, that numerous films focus on this relationship. Mother/Daughter is a selection of very different works, genres, and approaches as well as a kaleidoscope of female characters in Israeli cinema.
After the Saturday screening, various guests from Israel will discuss contemporary Israeli short filmmaking.
During the Covid-19 curfew, Bracha is wandering in the middle of the night, holding a mattress over her head. Her anxious mother, Nitzi, has a hard time welcoming her into her home. They get into an argument that brings up old baggage and wakes up the neighbours.
Ora (57) arrives at a spiritual awareness workshop in the desert and needs to adapt to the unique dynamics of the place in order to gain some time with her daughter Tali (34). As the workshop progresses, dark elements from their past arise and force them to deal with their implications for the first time.
A short film is not just a shorter film. Shorts are a distinct art form, which we showcase at our annual festival.
Short films come in all shapes and genres, and how long – or short – they are, varies quite a bit. Simpler production processes allow filmmakers to capture the zeitgeist and quickly respond to trends. Shorts can be entertaining or surprising, they can analyse society, take a political stance, or offer glimpses of worlds unknown to us.
We compile our short films into thematic programmes or specific sections, such as our competitions, paying close attention to the selection and sequence of films in each programme. All you need to enjoy short films is an open mind for new discoveries and surprises.
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur is Switzerland’s major short film festival. For six days every November, we transform the city into a dynamic short film hub.
Kurzfilmtage offers discoveries for everyone: our thoughtfully compiled thematic programmes address current events or topics that our curators are passionate about. The competition programmes showcase the latest filmmaking from around the globe, while installations, performances, and other specials highlight the diversity of audiovisual forms. And a programme of special events including concerts, readings, and more enhance the festival experience.