Thursday, 16 December 2021
This screening session features 4 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.
*** (FISH) (POLAND) BY FILIP BOJARSKI
Synopsis: Short film about consciousness. Running time: 00:02:00.
About the director: Filip Bojarski (1990, Wadowice) studied Film and Television Directing Department at Lodz Film School, and Cognitive Studies at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
BLESSING IN DISGUISE (GERMANY) BY KEVIN KOCH, EMMA HOLZAPFEL
Synopsis: Kevin Hines hears voices due to auditory hallucinations that one day order him to end his life. A hand-drawn documentary about one of the few people to survive a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge. Running time: 00:04:32.
Festivals: Kinoki International Student FF, CineMA FF Mexico, Spark Animation FF
Animateka Int Animation FF, Girls Go Movie FF, and more.
About the director: Kevin Koch, born in 1995, traveled around the world once after graduating from high school to surf the best waves in the world and then studied media science in Bayreuth. There he discovered his love for documentary film and has been studying directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg since 2020.
03_GENERATION 328 (BELARUS) BY VERANIKA NIKANAVA
Synopsis: A group of mothers defy Europe’s last dictatorship, fighting to free their children from draconian sentences in brutal Belarusian prisons. Running time: 00:18:35.
Festivals: Woodstock FF, DOC NYC, Anchorage IFF, Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF, St. John's Int Women's FF, Tallgrass IFF, Jacksonville FF.
About the director: Veranika Nikanava is a Belarus-born actress, filmmaker, and activist. She died on 25 July 2019 in an attempt to cross Teklanika river in Alaska at the age of 24. Nika was deeply concerned about the situation with human rights and liberties in her homeland. She was an active member of a Belarusian community in New York, where she lived since 2017. “Generation 328” is her last film project.
BOY FROM THE BLAZE (SPAIN) BY IGNACIO ACCONCIA
Synopsis: Aleixo Paz A.K.A “Boy from the Blaze” is the survivor of a tragic accident that destroyed his life and that of his family. About to turn 18, without a job or an education, he spends his days in the darkness of his room. Consumed by pain and anger, his only hope is writing songs for an imaginary crowd. Inspired by a friend and encouraged by his mother, he will find the strength to go on stage and overcome his fears. Running time: 01:30:00.
Festivals: Seminci FF, Ghent Viewpoint Documentary FF, Venice Film Week (Winner Best Documentary Feature), Toronto Arthouse FF, Amsterdam Independent FF, and more.
About the director: Ignacio Acconcia (1984) is a Spanish screenwriter and director. He studied film direction at ESCAC and has a Masters in Creative Documentary at UPF. His short films “Putas” (2009) and “Don’t forget about me” (2013) have been at international festivals and won several prizes. He wrote and directed the TV Series “David, mi amigo” and his project “350 Hours” (2012) was selected for the MEDIA workshop 4CORNERS. He was one of the co-director of the film “Demonstration” (2014) by Victor Kossakovsky. “Boy from the blaze” is his first feature documentary.