16:30 – Shorts Program 4 – Metamorphoses
These films feature a range of transformations in the physical, internal, supernatural, and even environmental realms. For many of us, there’s nothing scarier than watching the familiar grow increasingly and uncontrollably alien right before our very eyes.
Talking Heads (10:06)
Directed by Alyx Melone, Canada, 2017
A frightening surrealist fable about the lengths to which a woman will go to be beautiful.
The Day Mum Became a Monster (23:35)
Directed by Joséphine Hopkins, France, 2017
Candice lives alone with her mother. As Candice’s birthday approaches, her mother starts to change drastically, which plunges their fragile balance into a terrifying nightmare.
Apocalypse Babies (5:33)
Directed by Anabelle Berkani, Canada, 2017
Two children are wandering in a dead world where degenerate echoes of the past resonate.
Beautiful Injuries (8:43)
Directed by Judith Beauvallet, France, 2017
Whenever she feels sad, Rebecca has morbid images popping up in her mind. When the man she secretly loves starts dating another woman, her visions seem to merge into reality.
Directed by Yunxuan Wang, China 2017
Nana gets the chance to work in her dream country, but she has to beat three competitors to reach her goal.
La Peau Sauvage (19:00)
Directed by Ariane Louis-Seize, Canada, 2016
The quiet life of a young and solitary woman is disturbed when she discovers a baby python in her apartment. This mysterious presence unleashes her deepest urges and will let her
express for the first time who she truly is.
There will be a short Q&A with director Judith Beauvallet after the screening.