2018-best-of-fest-program

Best of the Fest 2018

Sept 14 • PORTLAND..|..Sept 22 • EUGENE..|..program


Program

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1...The Theory of Sunset
by Roman Sokolov | Russia | 8:48
The sun walks upon colossal legs to the end of the world, passing both birth and death on its way to meet a young bicyclist for tea.
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2...Hi Stranger
by Kirsten Lepore | United States | 2:43
I made this film especially for you. I needed to check in with you. I needed to tell you how I feel.
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3...Voyagers
by Gauthier Ammeux, et al. | France | 7:33
A jungle tiger gets loose aboard an orbiting space station, causing hilarious trouble for the resident astronaut and his goldfish.
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4...Yin
by Nicolas Fong | Belgium | 10:31
A jealous god creates a new universe for an androgynous creature, which he then promptly splits in two. But despite all magical intervention, the rebel lovers yearn to reunite.
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5...Negative Space
by Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter | France | 5:30
My dad taught me how to pack…
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6...The Northeast Kingdom
by Alan Jennings | United States | 7:50
In a tight-knit New England community, the arrival of a jovial barber provides a mystical woodland creature with the opportunity to unseat the town’s mean-spirited minister.
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7...Nevada
by Emily Ann Hoffman | United States | 12:08
Two lovers on a romantic weekend getaway have a birth control mishap and must decide what happens next.
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8...WoodSwimmer
by Brett Foxwell | United States | 1:40
Journey through a strange universe composed of swirling medullary rays, twisting growth rings, encroaching spalted rot patterns, and termite tunnels.
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9...Grandpa Walrus
by Lucrèce Andreae | France | 14:54
On the windy and cloudy beach, Granny is praying, Mum is shouting, the sisters don’t care, Lucas is alone. Grandpa was a weird guy, now he’s dead.
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10...Enough
by Anna Mantzaris | United Kingdom | 2:20
Amid the onslaught of daily irritations, pent-up impatience wins out: folks have had enough, they throw up their hands and just stop.
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11...Double King
by Felix Colgrave | Australia | 9:43
In a strange land where every plant and animal kingdom has its own monarch, one mad king sets out to steal ALL the crowns.
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12...The Burden
by Niki Lindroth von Bahr | Sweden | 14:15
Humanoid sardines, mice, and monkeys perform an utterly surreal mini-opera about working in low-status jobs — leaving the audience with an almost painfully beautiful feeling of existential hope.
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