After communist ideology and the spectres of taboo topics left Ukraine, libido, oppressed for decades, was unleashed through vulgarisation of a female body as an object of sex (Via Gra, Verka Serdyuchka, etc.). Cinema as an art form that can present the naked truth about human condition as well as our sexuality, has already shown everything, including strong sexual content and it seems there is no film that can do without sex. Can it be the reason of why there are so few flirts in our streets?
This selection includes satiric animation from Sweden, the country that is not burdened with complexes, as well as the latest film by a famous avant-garde director Peter Tscherkassky in which film itself becomes not only a medium but a material for this found footage film on the verge of sensuality and ecstasy.
The Exquisite Corpus
Austria / 2015, 19 min
Diverse sources serve as a basis for THE EXQUISITE CORPUS, giving rise to heterogeneities I willingly accepted in the spirit of the surrealist technique of the "cadavre exquis". At the same time, the title of the film refers to the "exquisite corpse" which analog cinema nowadays represents.
Belgium / 2015, 5 min
A voyage through the complex sensations experienced by six female characters in their daily lives as prostitutes, and the ways their bodies are involved and exposed.
Junk of the Heart
Belgium / 2015, 12 min
Felix undertakes a videoproject in which he tries to capture the sexual fantasies of his younger girlfriend, Elise. They define the rules but as the project progresses their visions seem to dissociate further away from each other than expected.
Australia / 2015, 15 min
A suburban housewife speaks to a stranger on the Internet. A suburban husband wraps his body in seared Christmas lights and sits in the bathtub. Serendipitously, in trying to escape their lives, this disconnected couple are brought together in the most banal and domestic of fashions.
Portugal / 2015, 11 min
A peek into the gestures and procedures of pornography, from within the only Portuguese porn film company.
Sex & Taxes
Sweden / 2015, 12 min
In Krabstadt, porn is subsidized by the state as a cure for the dreaded winter depression. The Director of Development decides to open up the porn market and when things don't work out as planed, it´s up to Schlop Schlop and KK to save the town. For help, they turn to the Feminist Institute.
Pilots on the Way Home
Priit Pärn, Olga Pärn
Estonia, Canada / 2014, 16 min
Having suffered the loss of their plane, three pilots inexplicably find themselves stranded in the middle of the desert. While following the perilous and unpredictable course that will ultimately lead them home, they fall prey to visions and must confront the siren call of their own strange fantasies.