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AYA 
Shorts
39 minutes
Director: Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis
Year: 2012
Country: France, Israel
ayathefilm.com

Sat 09:30 AM


This wry romantic comedy tells the story of two strangers who meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes she is his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong. [subtitles]
 
 
Directors’ Statement: Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis
 
When thinking back through memories of special moments in life, it can be quite perplexing or even guilt-provoking to admit that those moments which stand out, rise up, overtake all others, are not necessarily those that are at the center of one’s existence, but rather something episodic, barely definable. Moments from coincidental encounters, when for one brief period, two people are open enough to engage and communicate. We wanted to recreate the magic of such fragments of time, because to us, they truly lie at the core of our existence.


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A Single Life 
Shorts
2 minutes
Director: Job, Joris & Marieke
Year: 2014
Country: Netherlands
jobjorisenmarieke.nl/asinglelife


The curious Pia receives a vinyl record in the mail and soon discovers its power to move — and to move her — back and forth through time.

Directors’ Statement: Job, Joris & Marieke
 
We always start with an idea with a twist. So for instance with A Single Life, it was quite an old idea. During our student time, all three of us were listening to a record. Suddenly it skipped and the idea arose that the record didn’t skip, but instead we travelled a tiny bit in time. The idea stayed with us for some years and finally we started talking about it some more and imagined what else could happen with the record.

Joanna 
Short Documentary
40 minutes
Director: Aneta Kopacz
Year: 2013
Country: Poland
wajdastudio.pl


In this visually poetic and ultimately uplifting portrait, a woman with only a few months to live teaches her 5-year-old son about love and life in touching and inspiring preparation for the day when she will no longer be there, tenderly illuminating the simple and meaningful moments in the life of a family. [subtitles]
 
Director’s Statement: Aneta Kopacz
 
I started following Joanna’s blog in which she described every single day of her life since she’d been told she had three months to live. Her writing was great: well thought out, concise, meaningful. I read everything at once, fascinated. I remember our first extraordinary face-to-face meeting. In silence one moment, then suddenly we had known each other for ages. Two days later I was filming. This is a story of Joanna, Jas, and Piotr. Of love, relationships, tenderness, life, and departures.
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