A harrowing take on family ties, true love and murder. A gruesome scene unfolds at the hands of a little girl and an older man in a seemingly peaceful home by the sea. Beating Hearts reverses the typical horror structure by opening with the blood-spattered act of violence while the rest of the narrative resides in the stillness and quiet of the aftermath.
Oscar is coming of age, against his better judgment. In doing so he must experience the necessary evil of leaving something behind, but he can still feel it in the pit of his stomach. Belly features a beautiful hand-drawn animation style, a distinctive color palette and an unsettling, offbeat mood.
One morning, Alex receives a devastating phone call: his mother has just been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. Desperate to control the situation but overwhelmed by conflicting advice from friends, family and medical staff, he attempts to take matters into his own hands. Unfortunately things do not go as planned. This daring addition to the Romanian New Wave, based on the director’s real life experience, brims with emotional impact and authenticity.
Romanian with subtitles, 105 min
The 47th International Communications Media competition (INTERCOM) recognizes the incredible creativity found in corporate, industrial, and educational filmmaking. Showcasing select winners from this year’s competition, the program is headlined by IBM’s They Were There. Directed by Errol Morris (Tabloid, The Thin Blue Line) and scored by Phillip Glass, this fascinating documentary celebrates 100 years of breakthroughs and innovation at IBM, told by the employees and leaders who made it all happen.
Alberto Vazquez and Pedro Rivero
A terrible industrial accident changes Little Dinki's life forever. Now Dinki's fate may ride on the wings of her eccentric friend Birdboy, a misfit who hides in the Dead Forest, lost in his fantasies... a beautiful, haunting tale told with stark, stylized animation based on a graphic novel.
Spanish, with subtitles, 13 min
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