Languages Archives: No Dialogue

“One Stormy Night” [Short Film] Eine Stuermische Nacht

  Gil Alkabetz

  Germany 9 minutes

Watch Info

This film is available as part of Shorts 9: Daydreams (Family-Friendly Animation)

Synopsis

A fire burning in the hearth falls in love with a lightning bolt and goes on an adventure to find it.

 No Dialogue 

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Days Rizi

  Tsai Ming-Liang

  Taiwan 127 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the Midwestern United States
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri).

Synopsis

Special Mention, Berlin Film Festival

Isolated and lonely, Kang drifts through an urban landscape searching for relief from an unknown ailment. Shut off from the outside world, Non lives in a sparse apartment, meticulously going through the motions of his daily routine. The two meet in an anonymous hotel room with hopes of finding consolation and healing in one another. Crafting visuals with quiet patience and stunning composition, master filmmaker Tsai-Ming Liang imbues his onscreen world with simple images and multiple meanings. Featuring a pair of brilliant, wordless performances, this beautifully spare film is a cathartic meditation on human connection in a world of alienation.

“We fell into the daze of Days, which isn’t deep, but distracts from our own physical aches and isolation.”
Variety

 No Dialogue 

Media

Shorts 1: What We’re Made Of (City and State)

  Various

  United States 107 minutes

Synopsis

These innovative shorts showcase the very best in Chicago and Illinois filmmaking across a wide variety of genres and forms. Featuring works by Andre Muir and Danielle Alston, Jennifer Boles, Hannah Welever, Orlando Leroi, Lisa Barcy, Ian Bertorelli, Alex Heller, and Ben Strang.

Patois is a tender character study of a young Jamaican girl desperate to fit in. The Reversal arranges and animates thousands of stunning glass-plate photographs to ponder the reversal and transformation of the Chicago River. A futuristic dating app becomes a lifeline for an agoraphobic woman in Swipe Up, Vivian! In Pegasus, a brutal interaction with the Chicago police finds a young black father searching for freedom beyond the limits of the atmosphere. A group of tattered paper dolls daydream alternate realities and explore the hidden lives of their caregivers in The Ephemeral Orphanage. Sacred Brick Technology incisively contemplates the history and legacy of brickwork in Chicago. A hilariously overprotective mother does her best to defend her daughter in Grizzlies. A Mystery to Me is an inspiring portrait of a woman named Vanetta and her determined battle against a rare neuromuscular disease.

 English, No Dialogue 

“My Exercise” [Short Film] マイエクササイズ

  Atsushi Wada

  Japan 3 minutes

Watch Info

This film is available as part of Shorts 9: Daydreams (Family-Friendly Animation)

Synopsis

A man and his dog show off their hilarious exercise routine.

 No Dialogue 

“The Last Day of Autumn” [Short Film] Le dernier jour d'automne

  Marjolaine Perreten

  Switzerland, Belgium, France 7 minutes

Watch Info

This film is available as part of Shorts 9: Daydreams (Family-Friendly Animation)

Synopsis

All of the animals of the forest gathering together for a great bicycle race as winter slowly approaches.

 No Dialogue 

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