FILMS

TUSDAY, 6TH SEPTEMBER 2022

ALL FILMS AVAILABLE FROM THE 5TH (23:59) TO THE 6TH (23:59)

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Unforgotten
Runtime: 8:00 min
Country: United States
Director: Sujin Kim
Nominated: Animation Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
"It doesn't matter if I die. I will say what I want to say." During World War II, numerous girls and women were lured by fake promises to the Comfort Stations around the world where they were forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army. Half a century later, the surviving victims in South Korea decided to give their testimonies to the world telling their horrible memories in the Comfort Stations and life-long traumas. The film shines a light on the atrocious sexual violence that occured around the world during this period, while employing metaphorical and fairytale-like visuals so as not to perpetuate violent imagery and revictimize the survivors.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: A Rain In The Summer
Runtime: 01:54:24 h
Country: Philippines
Director: Luisito Lagdameo Ignacio
Nominated: Feature Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
A seminarian looking for a sign, an entertainer longing for more time. Their lives take a sudden turn when fate leads them to an unexpected romance.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Embrace

Runtime: 4:30 min
Country: Canada
Director: Jacquile Kambo
Nominated: Animation Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Arty, a faceless and well dressed man gets ready for his date until he meets his younger self who makes things complicated.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Wither
Runtime: 3:20 min
Country: Australia
Director: Nicolette Axiak
Nominated: Animation Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
While enduring a loss, the inundating sympathy flowers echo a young woman's emotional passage.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: We Paid Let Us In! The Legend of Abstract Mindstate
Runtime: 01:27:07 h
Country: United States
Director: Trizonna McClendon
Nominated: Documentary Feature Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: The film chronicles the inspiring journey of Chicago’s hardest working rhyme duo, Abstract Mindstate (as seen in the film, Jeen-Yuhs). A standout in the Chicago hip hop scene during the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Olskool Ice-Gre and E.P Da Hellcat were known for their live show and gritty double entendre laced lyrics. As the only noted male/female duo in hip hop, Abstract Mindstate faced many highs and lows along the way that lead to a sixteen-year hiatus until one of the most decorated and highly regarded artists in music, Kanye West got a hold of some of their early work and was inspired to produce an entire album of new music for them. Armed with a new body of work and a cosign from one of the biggest names in the world, Abstract Mindstate is here to tell the world that Dreams Still Inspire.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Cloud of Witnesses
Runtime: 4:38 min
Country: United States
Director: Kevin Strickland
Nominated: Documentary Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
When tragedy knocked at her door, Allison Adams discovers how art and connecting to other courageous women inspires her to keep going.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Argent Glass
Runtime: 4:02 min
Country: Japan
Director: Katsuyuki Nakanishi
Nominated: Music video
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
In November 1967, in Honmoku, Yokohama, a guy (Shinsuke Kato) is chasing his dream of becoming famous while performing live, but it is not coming true. One day, he breaks his cherished silver glass, and after gathering up the fragments, he drove off somewhere.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Solo Mother

Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: Brazil
Director: Camila de Moraes
Nominated: Documentary Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: "Solo Mother" is a short documentary film that tells the stories of women, mothers, blacks, residents of communities in the city of Salvador, Brazil, presenting their identities as single mothers, through authorial accounts of their experiences, fleeing from stereotypes that surround black single mother women. 

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: FAR AWAY MAN 
Runtime: 4:15 min
Country: Australia
Director: William Bryant Allen
Nominated: Animation Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: The timeless story of a human's experience following trauma, the struggles they and their loved ones can experience, and the hope and freedom available at the end of a journey of process and vulnerability. This is Far Away Man.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Achilles' Prayer
Runtime: 18:00 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Alessandro Magnabosco
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
A modern reimagining of the story of Achilles and Patroclus as a tale of love, death, and faith.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Memories in three colors

Runtime: 13:38 min
Country: Chile
Director: Argenis Herrera Sánchez
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: A couple believes in pragmatic love and not in eternal love. She finds out that she has cancer and decides to separate from her husband, to prevent him from suffering at her side; She looks for the situation in Venezuela as an excuse to migrate to Chile. He refuses to leave. She hides her illness from him, lies telling him that she doesn't love him. After she is in Chile, he learns the truth; he calls her on the phone to tell her that she will go to her side.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: One Of Us

Runtime: 5:00 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Adrian Burt
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: During the Second World War, Stockholm was the Casablanca of the Nordics. A place where information was everything. Swedish intelligence most important spy was a 22-year old German secretary and art student called Erika Wendt. A girl whose dream was of a life in Sweden with her boyfriend after the war. Then in 1943, Erika was invited to dinner by her German boss and suddenly ordered back to Berlin. Did the Gestapo know about her double life? This film is based on an actual event.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: On / Off

Runtime: 7:02 min
Country: Argentina
Director: Nicolas P. Villarreal
Nominated: Animation short film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis :Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Happy

Runtime: 39:00 min
Country: Russian Federation
Director: Ivan Rodin
Nominated: Documentary Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis :Bangis Schastlivyi (Happy in Russian) is a son of an influential Guinean, and a simple Russian woman. He is one of the few black people born in the USSR. His whole life is a series of fascinating events: a meeting with his father, whom he has never seen before, gold mining in Africa, loses and gains. Despite all the difficulties, Bangis surname corresponds to reality. No matter what happens, he is still happy.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Hoy Te Quiero Probar

Runtime: 2:59 min
Country: Australia
Director: Daniel Prypchan, Christian Barbeitos
Nominated: Music Video 
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Un video musical de Human Productions, con Danny Pryp.
"Wanna Taste You Tonight / Hoy Te Quiero Probar" es una canción original de David Lopez Lopez, interpretada por Danny Pryp.