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ALT | Shorts Programs

The first of MODES’ two programs features works that revolve around the subjective notion of "being." Rendered through memory, environment, drones, a complex machine and the untruths of childhood, these films ask us to consider unexplored thresholds of reality.

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Director: Sylvain Cruiziat, Mila Zhluktenko / Germany, 2017, 20 min.
Mesmerizing drone images conjure Plato’s cave, as four American pilots share the intimate experience of monitoring their "target" and preparing for termination.

A Photo of Me

Director: Dennis Tupicoff / Australia, 2017, 11 min.
Oscillating between past and present in a 1950s Queensland suburb, rotoscoped images of childhood memory and a mysterious film noir collide, illustrating an uncanny sense of death.

Jardins d'Été

Director: Quayola / Italy/UK, 2016, 12 min.
In a sumptuous homage to Monet’s gardens, nature is studied and synthesized with an extensive technological apparatus to capture the "sensitive nuances of reality beyond our senses."

Martin Cries

Director: Jonathan Vinel / France, 2017, 17 min.
On a fearless and volatile quest to find his friends, Martin displays a love that is insistent and harshly palpable; it’s all set within the confines of the video game Grand Theft Auto V.

Studies on the Ecology of Drama

Director: Eija-Liisa Ahtila / Finland, 2017, 27 min.
By establishing a reflexive distance, Eija-Liisa Ahtila moves us beyond cinematic anthropocentrism and shifts our gaze away from people and onto their environment.

Strange Says the Angel

Director: Shalimar Preuss / France, 2017, 18 min.
Nina’s imagination is impacted by the stories adults tell. In a world threatened by contamination, what is Nina’s place?
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Country of Origin: Various
Year: 2017
Running Time: 105 mins
Format: DCP/prores/4K
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