Wednesday, 15 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.
CELENTANO'S SEASICKNESS (ITALY) BY SAVERIO CAPPIELLO
Synopsis: Loredano, known as Celentano, due to seasickness has never been able to be a fisherman, his dream since he was a child. Now he works in a bar and waits for Alex, his nephew, who has recently started working as a fisherman, to give him a gift that initiates him into that world that is water and that he has never been able to touch.Running time: 00:12:05.
Festivals: Venice Film Week (Winner Best Documentary Short Film), Super Shorts FF London, and more.
About the director: Saverio Cappiello (1992, Italy) graduated from Civica Scuola di Cinema Luchino Visconti (Milan). His first short film Clinamen (2015) was presented at about thirty festivals worldwide, and he's won several awards with his subsequent shorts and documentaries. He is currently working on his first feature, L’altra via.
THE DAYDREAMERS (UNITED KINGDOM) BY THOMAS RENCKENS
Synopsis: What if you're addicted to your own fantasy? “The Daydreamers” takes a closer look at Maladaptive Daydreaming, a psychological condition discovered by professor Eli Somer. Protagonists Agatha and Jessica meet Somer on-camera, providing a moving testimony of their experience living a life cut off from reality. Running time: 00:33:00.
Festivals: Rhode Island IFF (Winner Best Short Documentary) Brussels Independent FF, Grierson British Documentary Awards, Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF, Doc.Boston Documentary FF (Winner Best Short Documentary), Amsterdam Independent FF, and more.
About the director: Thomas Renckens is a Dutch documentary filmmaker based in London. A recurring theme in his films is the conflict between fantasy and reality. While at the National Film & Television School, Thomas directed the films I am never really here (2018), Taking the Plunge (2018), Jenny & The Highway Blockers (2019), and his graduation film The Daydreamers (2020). Before studying at the National Film & Television School, Thomas worked for indie prod comps such as October Films and Lion Television for 5+ years. While there, he developed documentary programmes for broadcasters such as the Discovery Channel, Channel 4, BBC, and Viceland.
GOD´S CHILDREN (SPAIN) BY EKAIN IRIGOIEN
Synopsis: Javier and Romerales sleep under one of the many cornices around the touristic Plaza de la Opera in Madrid. There, their friendship becomes a hymn to life, death and dignity. Running time: 01:10:22.
Festivals: San Sebastian IFF Verzio International Human Rights Documentary FF, Dumbo FF, Docs Without Borders, Festival de Cine de Madrid PNR, Close: up Edinburgh Docufest, and more.
About the director: Ekain Irigoien (Donostia, 1981) graduated in Humanities and Communication. As a filmmaker for television, he has worked on series like Goenkale and Balbemendi for EITB, as well as programs such as Hoy cocinas tú and Bricomanía for LA SEXTA and TELE 5 respectively. He is currently working on the program of the well-known chef Karlos Arguiñano, with whom he has been collaborating for almost a decade. He was screenwriter on the television show Wazemank, for EITB. He wrote and directed the documentary film La Cañada de Andrea and the short Kresala, included in the collective film Kalebegiak; selected for the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2016.