Tuesday, 14 Dec 2021
This screening session features 3 films. All films are english spoken and/or english subtitled.
Tickets are 4€ and include a free drink at the bar after the screening session. We'll also plant one tree per ticket sold with Tree Plan.
Reserve your tickets HERE, or get them at the Babylon ticket office just before the screening. First come, first served.
Proof of full vaccination or recovery will be required.
GEN TREE (ISRAEL) BY RONNI SHALEV, ALON SHARABI, HOD ADLER
Synopsis: In a town where the adults live on ground level and children refuse to come down from the treetops, a series of interviews sets out to discover - what is it exactly that the generations misunderstand about each other? This animated documentary highlights the absurdity of childhood, adult-ness, the internet, and generational gaps. Running time: 00:03:07.
About the directors: Ronni, Alon, and Hod are students studying at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Their work together focuses on experimental narration structures, collaborative animation techniques, and their shared love of hummus.
UNDER THE ASHOKA TREE (BELGIUM) BY JIALAI WANG
Synopsis: Through the screen of my phone, it seems that my mother is closer to me than she ever was. Now that we are at thousand miles from each other, we finally can talk. Me in Europe, she in Asia, both in the hand of Buddha. Running time: 00:18:40.
Festivals: Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF.
About the director: Born in Shanghai, one of the most materialistic cities on Earth, in a time of fast and brutal change for China, Jialai Wang was raised by her mother in the Buddhist tradition. Fascinated by dreams and surrealism, she currently studies in Belgium and her work draws inspiration from an extreme attention to unseen details of the daily life and a deep feeling of estrangement.
A NEW SHIFT (CZECH REPUBLIC) BY JINDŘICH ANDRŠ
Synopsis: Tomas has been working underground as a coal miner for 25 years. When the mine has to close due to the general decline of coal mining, he is offered a new career as a computer programmer. He enrolls in a state-funded re-education programme, preparing him for one of the most in-demand jobs. Tomas takes up the challenge and gets ready to transform his life radically. But will a forty something long-haired, subterranean punk rocker who has spent his whole life performing hard physical labour ever fit in with the young and trendy digital crowd? Running time: 01:34:00.
Festivals: DOk Leipzig (Audience Award), Ji.hlava IDFF (Best Czech documentary; Silver Eye award).
About the director: Jindřich Andrš (1994) is a debuting director and producer who studied film at FAMU, Charles University and Edinburgh Napier. He has received the Special Mention Award at IDFF Jihlava 2017 and other awards for his short film The Last Shift of Tomas Hisem. As a producer he debuted with short film Pripyat Piano - a film poem from Chernobyl. Pripyat Piano has received Silver Eye Award in 2019 and premiered at Visions du Réel 2020.