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Short shorts from Europe - Due piedi sinistri



Short shorts from Europe - Due piedi sinistri

During a shared celebration of “European Short Films”, each member of the EUNIC Ireland cluster (European Union National Institutes for Culture) presents a short film from their country. The Italian Institute of Culture is pleased to present the short film Due piedi sinistri by Isabella Salvetti. The Short shorts from Europe will also be present at the Cork Film Festival.

Isabella Salvetti was born in Rome where she lives and works. In 1997 she graduated in Modern Literature, History and Criticism of Cinema at the University of Rome. In 1998 she moved to Los Angeles to attend the Master in Producing AFI. In 2003 she attended a course in directing and screenwriting at the NFTS in London. Isabella has directed five short films: ‘Barking’, ‘An Innocent Gesture’, ‘A little Luck’, ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Two Left Feet’.

In a neighbourhood of Rome, Mirko is playing soccer with his friends. He meets Luana, sitting nearby. The two twelve-year-olds hit it off but an awful surprise leaves Mirko breathless. Luana instead smiles happily for the first time in her life.

Irish Film Institute
6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2
Monday, 7 November 2016, 6:30 pm
Admission free, but please book

Cork Film Festival
Gate Cinema 3, North Main Street, Cork
Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 6:00 pm
Admission free, but please book





Film 1
Alliance Française presents
Zéro by Toni T. Datis


Live Action – France – 2015 – 10 min.
English subtitles
In a small suburban park, a young boy is about to unveil his incredible secret to his classmate.


Film 2
Istituto Italiano di Cultura presents
Two Left Feet by Isabella Salvetti

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Live Action – Italy – 2015 – 6 min.
English subtitles
In a neighborhood of Rome, Mirko is playing soccer with his friends. He meets Luana, sitting nearby. The two twelve-year-olds hit it off but an awful surprise leaves Mirko breathless. Luana instead smiles happily for the first time in her life.


Film 3
Instituto Cervantes and AECID Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development present
The Runner by José Luis Montesinos

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Live Action – Spain – 2015 – 12 min.
English subtitles
Five years after having to close the company he founded with the loss of 300 jobs, the former boss encounters one of those he was forced to make redundant while out for a jog. This is a story about how the recent economic crisis affected ordinary people, told through the humorous dialogue which ensues between the two.


Film 4
Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute present
The Wedding Ring by Gabriel Achim

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Live Action – Romania – 2015 – 9 min.
English subtitles
A husband drops his wedding ring under a vegetable cooler in a supermarket. The misadventure will be memorable. Especially for his wife.


Film 5
Goethe-Institut presents
Job Interview by Julia Walter

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Live Action – Germany – 2013 – 9’24 min.
English subtitles
Lisa’s excitement over her potential new job quickly dissipates when interviewer Marie begins asking her a series of increasingly bizarre and pointed questions.


Film 6
British Council presents
Star Cross’d by Rick Stanton and Hector, written by Laura Dockrill

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Live Action – United Kingdom – 2016 – 4’34 min.
In English
Poet and illustrator Laura Dockrill’s contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet is set on a windswept English beach, where ‘two houses, both alike in common crime’ wage an ice-cream war.


Film 7
Austrian Embassy presents
AD-VENTURE by Christopher Lindner, Patrick Wagesreiter, Michaela Wiesinger

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Hybrid Short Film – Austria – 2014 – 4’23 min.
Without dialogue
The protagonist routinely tidies up his desk and leaves the office building. The supposedly peaceful way home is becoming to get an odyssey through a dangerous advertising jungle


Irish Film Institute presents
(out of competition)
Somewhere Down the Line by Julien Regnard


Animation – Ireland – 2014 – 9’57 min.
Without Dialogue
This animated film directed by Julien Regnard examines a man's life, loves and losses encapsulated through his experience as a child passenger and later, in adulthood, as driver of a small car


Cork Film Festival presents
(out of competition)
The Deal by Ewa Smyk


Animated Doc – United Kingdom/Poland – 2015 – 4’28 min.
In English
‘The Deal’ is a short stop-motion animation on the arranging of marriages in 1950/60s set in the Eastern-Polish borderland. This partly autobiographical work ‘The Deal’ is a personal contemplation on family, memory and the filmmaker’s journey of discovery.





Date: Monday, November 07, 2016

Time: From 6:30 am To 9:00 pm

Organized by : EUNIC Ireland

Entrance : Free


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