08/12 20:00 SHORTS Fiction 11

Skin
Director Guy Nattiv
20’00” | United States | 2018 [C]

Synopsis
A small supermarket in a blue-collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

Director
Guy Nattiv is a filmmaker from Israel. His first American feature film “Skin”, had premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival where it won the Fipresci Critic’s Prize. It will make its European premiere in 2019 at The Berlin International Film Festival, and was acquired by A24 for distribution in late 2019.


Weightlifter
Director Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
30’00”| Ukraine | 2018 [C]

Synopsis
At first sight, this is a story of a true price of a victory.

Director
Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk was graduated from Kyiv National Karpenko-Karyy University of Theatre, Cinema and Television in 2013. During his studies at the university, hi made several short films, which were participating and received awards at different international festivals.


The Widow
Director Brendan Young
28’30”| Australia | 2018 [C]

Synopsis
Set in Melbourne, Australia in 1965, a Sicilian widow fights for her life when members of the local Calabrian mafia murder her husband and try to seize control of his produce business.

Director
He graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School majoring in cinematography and film direction. His graduation film “Wild Planet” was awarded the Gold Jury Prize at the Houston International Film Festival, The Red Ribbon at the American Film and Video Festival and Best Student Film at the Hof Film Festival in Germany.