FILMS

THURSDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER 2022

ALL FILMS AVAILABLE FROM THE 7TH (23:59) TO THE 8TH (23:59)

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Fragmentstein (Dissous Frankenstein)
Runtime: 01:07:04
Country: United States
Director: Robert Mizaki
Nominated: Horror Feature Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
When lightning strikes the creature, Dr. Frankenstein’s dream turns into his nightmare, but his daughter, Tanya has a better idea. She will stop the creature with her own creation. 

Fragmentstein (Dissous Frankenstein) is a cyber-delic, sound engagement in Spectrum-Ruckus Cinema. From the moment it begins, the reverse titles remind you it's the movie itself that's stitched together. Its parts are electrical paintings twisting with sounds that perseverates its story compulsively. Dug up from the graveyard of the public domain, the body of the 1971 Italian horror film, Lady Frankenstein, has been restitched together and given electrical jolts of circuit bending sounds to enhance Alessandro Alessandroni original score. Starring Joseph Cotton.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Timber
Runtime: 14:59 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Viktor Alsbjer
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
Two people, plagued with memory loss, find that they're stuck with each other in a cabin amongst the timber of a forest.

 

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: LA VOZ
Runtime:  21:54
Country:  Spain
Director: Carlos Arenal
Nominated: Spanish Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Guillermo, a middle-aged young man, is walking down the street when he hears a woman singing through a door phone. Captivated by that voice, he wants to meet the woman behind it but he is in a hurry and they meet for the next day. The young man returns but something happens while he listens to the voice and although he doesn't know her apartment he decides to go in to save her from a supposed danger.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Mara: The Seal Wife
Runtime: 39:59 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Uisdean Murray
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: After giving birth to their child on a beach during the dead of night Sine runs into the darkness leaving her husband Magnus in a state of anguish. Journeying into the past we discover the answers behind Sine’s behaviour and witness the harrowing events that brought her into the realm of the selkie, mythological creatures that take the form of seals known to shed their skin to reveal a human form.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: NANNY
Runtime: 6:34 min
Country:  Spain
Director: Dani Zarandieta
Nominated: Spanish Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: LOLA has a last minute call to take care of LEO. The night is meant to be easy as the little one is sleeping upstairs and LOLA is ready to enjoy a film. Suddenly the baby-monitor makes some weird noises... Monsters use fear. True Evil uses time.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Mothering Sunday

Runtime: 7:22 min

Country: New Zealand

Director: Liv McClymont

Nominated: Horror Short Films

Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A Songbird who is forced to flee her deforested home accidentally clips her wing on a robotic facility antenna, plummeting into an underground scrap bin. Her collision caused an error within the facility: an obsolete robot is activated. Seeing the mistake, the facility’s Master AI dumps the obsolete robot into the scrap bin, where he and the injured Songbird meet. After the robot interprets her solemn song as a wish to fly free again, the two form an unlikely symbiotic relationship.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Tokyo Rain
Runtime: 12:00 min
Country: Switzerland
Director: Michel Wild, Robert Schneider
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
For days now, heavy rain has been hitting the glass facades of the city of Tokyo. Masahiro is alone in his office. He calls his wife, who doesn’t seem to be very excited about her husband’s overtime. Masahiro falls asleep at the computer during the monotonous paperwork. He has a threatening nightmare. When he wakes up, bathed in sweat, nothing seems the way it used to be. Tokyo has reached an apocalypse of biblical proportions. Masahiro only wants to go to his wife, who is miles away. An undertaking that demands unimaginable will and strength from Masahiro.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: They Don't Cast Shadows

Runtime: 01:50:00 h
Country: United States
Director: Melissa Goad
Nominated: Feature Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: After a teenage girl's spiritual rebirth gives her the ability to see angels and demons, she finds romance and danger as she battles the demons who have overrun her rural hometown.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: A Lovely Death

Runtime: 7:16 min

Country: United States

Director: Miguel del Campo

Nominated: International Short Film

Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Lonely and longing for love, the Grim Reaper finds hope after saving an innocent girl from an abusive relationship.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: SEA LIGHT
Runtime: 14:46 min
Country: Spain
Director: John Doe
Nominated: Spanish Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: An elder lighthouse keeper takes care of what has been his home for years. Old and secluded from society, he's disturbed by mysterious bottled letters. These and an unexpected malfunction make him doubt his job, his life and his existence

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Mirrors and Windows
Runtime: 9:10 min
Country: Canada
Director: Hernan Moreno
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
Will the nostalgia be a dream, or is the dream another nostalgia?
Monica faces the feelings trapped inside her, during unprecedented times.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: THE WORLD'S BEST FILM
Runtime: 01:29:00 min
Country: Australia
Director: Joshua Belinfante
Nominated: Feature Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: In March 2014, Australian filmmaker Joshua Belinfante was told he might only have a short time left to live. Forced to confront his own mortality, he thought about what he would do with his life if he was somehow given a second chance. He realised that he wanted to travel the world and find people that were fulfilling what their inner child always dreamt of doing. At the time of his diagnosis, Joshua was studying to become a solicitor and had put off his dreams to become a filmmaker. ‘The World’s Best Film’ is an anthology documentary about 13 individuals striving to be the world’s best at their passions.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Land of the Haunted Dolls

Runtime: 18:23 min
Country: United States
Director: Susan Lien Whigham
Nominated: Horror short film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: FBI special agent Rochelle Roy must confront skepticism and familial tensions when four human trafficking victims claim to be the reincarnated souls of four women who died during the Salem witch trials

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Downstairs

Runtime: 17:52 min

Country: Austria

Director: Christopher Aaron

Nominated: International Short Film

Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Rebecca, a woman in her early 30s, tries to find inner peace and confronts herself with her traumatic childhood experiences.