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The Eight Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 1 - Stuck in Love

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The Eight Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 1 - Stuck in Love

Embark on a cinematic voyage you will never forget, with the greatest new exponents of European filmmaking. The Eurochannel Short Films Tour is back for its eighth edition, with a special programming theme: happiness!

The Eurochannel Short Films Tour has been a successful Eurochannel trademark for the last seven years. A unique event, the tour invites viewers to follow talented directors on an exciting exploration of Europe through short films: with the directors as guides, viewers discover fascinating cultures through the eyes of a filmmaker. Almost every European country and region is represented in this edition of the Eurochannel Short Films Tour - each of whose film is broadcast in its original language and subtitled in English - which is an example of the program’s creativity and dynamism.

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Bastille Day (14 Juillet, 2015)
France (Paris)

Director: Michaël Barocas

Synopsis:

It's Bastille Day, and René has a date with Madeleine. As a couple of elders wander through the streets of Paris, feelings become entangled and emotions arise.

Festival Selections:
• Vienna Francophone Film Festival (Austria, 2016)
• Sacramento - French Film Festival (United States, 2015)
• CoLCoA (United States, 2015)

Biography - Michaël Barocas

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Bravoman (Bravoman, 2016)
Russia (Saint Petersburg)

Director: Evelina Barsegian

Synopsis:

Every evening, a deep-rooted cynic, Andrey, wears a smoking jacket and shouts “Bravo!” at theater performances. He gets paid for getting the audience emotional. Andrey is absolutely sure that all people lie until he meets the sincerest girl in the audience. Bravoman is a satirical comedy about the conflict between hypocrisy and sincerity, and about the way people pretend to be frank about their feelings.

Festival Selections:
• 2016: WON Best Trailer/Teaser of Barcelona Planet Film Festival
• 2016: Cannes Film Festival – Festival Corner

Biography - Evelina Barsegian

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The Jacket (Die Jacke, 2014)
Austria

Director: Patrick Vollrath

Synopsis:

A boy meets a girl. It could be love. But there is this jacket, too. And the jacket will change everything.

Festival Selections:
• 22nd Camerimage International Film Festival Of The Art Of Cinematography 2014 (Student Etudes Competition, Poland)
• 36Th Filmfestival Max Ophüls-Preis 2015 (Competition, Germany)
• 25Th Bamberger Kurzfilmtage 2015 (Competition, Germany)
• 20Th Tampere Film Festival 2015 (Competition, Finland)
• 8Th European Short-Films Festival “Sup De Courts” 2015 (Official Selection, Paris, France)
• International Student Film Festival Belgrade 2015 (Official Selection, Serbia)
• 25Th Festival Du Film De Beauvais Oise 2015 (Official Selection, France)
• 18Th Brussels Short Film Festival 2015 (International Competition, Belgium)
• 21St Kurzfilmtage Thalmässing 2015 (Competition, Germany)

Biography - Patrick Vollrath

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The Love That Could Not Be Hidden (El amor que no podía ocultarse, 2014)
Spain

Director: Cristina Justribó and Isabel Gutiérrez Sánchez

Synopsis:

Don Enrique and Leocadia are going to meet in a coffee bar. They are the perfect couple: she is deaf and he is a frustrated singer of Zarzuela.

Biography - Cristina Justribó and Isabel Gutiérrez Sánchez

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Parallel (Parallèle, 2012)
France (Paris)

Director: Olivier l'Inconnu

Synopsis:
A woman. The Paris metro. Thousands of passengers. There are few chances they will meet. There are few chances they will exchange a look. There are few chances they will meet again. A look, a word, a decision. A chance for true destiny. Until now. Neither one without the other.

Festival Selections:
Short film corner - 65e Festival de Cannes 2012

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Almost Perfect (Gandrīz Ideāli, 2014)
Latvia

Director: Artis Dobrovoļskis

Synopsis:
Katherine works at marketplace. She goes to the nightclub, but is not permitted to enter. There she meets gardener Edgar. Afraid of making a bad impression, they lie to each other about their occupations.

Festival Selections:
• Latvian National Film Festival “Lielais Kristaps” 2014
• Grand Prix Award - Short Film Festival “Starmetis” (Riga, Latvia, 2014)
Biography - Artis Dobrovolskis

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