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UNICA INTERNATIONAL NON-PROFESSIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Dortmund, Germany 2017)      
Set of 3 DVDs

Every year the UNICA Festival donates a compilation programme of major entries to the IAC Library. It is free with only £3 postal charges to pay. Booking is from John Bartlett, videolibrary@theiac.org.uk. This year there are three DVDs in the collection with more than can be shown in a Club evening. I hope the following brief reviews will help your choice. For convenience I have given the English titles. Unless stated there are English subtitles.

DISC 1

1. Still from the film.VERTIKALE (Verticals)
Lorna Kuncic, (Croatia)

Interesting black and white observational documentary of a tattooed
gymnastic pole dancer.

Gold, Best Jeuness
Documentary
8 mins

2. B CTOPOHE (Edge)
Alexandra Averjanova (Russia)

Beautiful animation of a Russian peasant who looked after a stretch
of railway.

Silver
Animation
12 mins

3. UN DES NOTRES (One of ours)
Youssef El Behl, Halim Jerbi (Tunisia)

A young man faces a black and white nightmare in his own home.

Silver
Fiction
14 mins

4. ORKESTRIS REPITISIA (Orchestra rehearsal)
Nini Dumbadze (Georgia)

Good observations of disabled youngsters in a percussion band.

Bronze, UNESCO Award.
Documentary
8 mins

5. SUDAM
Kim Eun-Kyung (South Korea)

A gentle tale. A school runs a “Go” club but the best player
tries to hide her ability.

Silver
Fiction
15 mins

6. AMETNIKU SURM (The death of a government clerk)
Rebeka Rummel (Estonia)

A well filmed comedy about a meek Government clerk trying to
apologise for sneezing.

Film School Gold.
Fiction
17 mins

5. SECUNDITO (Jiffy)
Roberto Valle (Spain)

Lovely funny clever animation about the hands on a clock.

Silver
Animation
2 mins

ONE MINUTE CUP
The UNICA Compilation also includes the final four winners in the One Minute Cup. The winner was Fallstudien. I will say nothing except to wish you enjoyable viewing.

FALLSTUDIEN (Case study)
Viktor Kaluza (Austria)

Gold

AUSFAHRT FREIHALTEN (Keep the exit clear)
Reza Shakory (Germany)

Silver

SAHNESCHNITTCHEN (Cream slice)
Dr.Frank Dietrich (Germany)

Bronze

Still from the film. WHERE IS HOME?
Asad Nasari (Sweden)

Bronze


DISC 2

1. FUGIT
Marta Bayarri Valls (Spain)

A powerful, well made, drama of the repercussions following a hit
and run accident.

Gold
Fiction
15 mins

2. Still from the film.CEMBR OFFLINE (Family offline)
George Poroto (Russia)

An amusing black and white family picnic with a child who describes
unbelievable adventures.

Silver
Fiction
15 mins

3. Still from the film.HANPOKAT (For rent)
Sergii Storozhev (Ukraine)

A well shot story of a couple who rent a flat, a car and a
little girl to fool a credit agency.

Silver
Fiction
15 mins

4. RODENDAN (Birthday)
Tadija Tadic (Croatia)

An observational documentary of a charismatic boxing coach celebrating
his birthday.

Silver
Documentary,
17 min

5. Still from the film.POVEST O KAPUSLANSKOM HRADE (The story about
the Castle of Kapsany)

Adela Krizovenska (Slovakia)

An amusing silhouette animation of two brothers protecting their
castle.

Silver
Animation
5 mins

6. Still from the film.SOLNTSEVO
Aleksandra Borissova (Estonia)

A brutally honest Q&A session with two children with alcoholic
parents.

Gold
Documentary
18 mins


DISC 3

1. Still from the film.HEART SAVER
Park Yong-Jae, Kwak Sae-Mi (South Korea)

Superb storytelling. A young girl on her way to an important
interview faces a terrible dilemma.

Gold
Fiction
19 mins

2. Still from the film.LE DERNIER TRAWL (The last trawl)
Gerard Corporon (France)

A well made drama of a fishing family fighting to keep fishing rather
than take offer to decommission.

Silver
Fiction
21 mins

3. GEWAHLTES GLUCK (Chosen Happiness)
Gunther Haller (Italy)

An observational documentary of an old man and his pets. With
subtitles.

Silver
Documentary
15 mins

10. TRANSIT OF VENUS
Zsanett Milojev (Hungary)

Astrology claims the alignment Venus and the Sun will bring about
important meetings. Will this be true for the lonely female taxi
driver in Budapest? A slow but intriguing development of character and implied
backstories.

Fiction
14 mins

4. ENTREZ DANS L’HISTOIRE (Be part of history)
Baptiste Kasprowicz (Luxembourg)

A lovely film about the power of storytelling.

Silver
Fiction
9 mins

5. UNBEARABLE
Margarita Stamenova (Bulgaria)

A wonderful animation of a rabbit and a bear.

Gold
Animation
7 mins

6. Still from the film.ROSCHOD (The separation)
Danuse Kubatova (Czech Republic)

A fun mock opera of a family argument.

Gold
Fiction
2 mins

7. GOLDEN LOVE
Pavlo Ostrikov (Ukraine)

The amusing trials and tribulations of speed dating in a
community hall.

Gold
Fiction
13 mins

DVD

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