INFO • COVID-19

THE TWO OF US • 2020

DIRECTOR: Christian Hoffmann

COUNTRY: Germany

RUNTIME: '32

 

SYNOPSIS: Sascha is on her way to Italy with her camper to marry Carlo. On the way she meets Alex. The unequal travel partners are confronted with the challenges of the road. A tender friendship develops. Sascha blames Alex for the late arrival and bursting of her wedding. Angrily she leaves Alex standing until she reflects, returns and Alex tells her about the biggest loss of her life.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette

FEATURETTES

NOSTALGIA FOR BRAZIL • 2020

DIRECTOR: Erika Thomas

COUNTRY: France

RUNTIME: '54

 

SYNOPSIS: In October 2018 a far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, won the presidential election in Brazil, my country of birth, the country where I spent part of my childhood and part of my adolescence.

This country - which in the sixties experienced a dictatorship - is now dealing with extremism again. When I heard the election result, I thought of my sister and my friends living in Fortaleza. I gathered a few memories and felt nostalgic for the possible future promised by the years of the return to democracy.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette

FLOTANDO • 2019

DIRECTOR: Valentina Bifulco

COUNTRY: Italy

RUNTIME: '36

 

SYNOPSIS: In 2017 I went to Nicaragua to volunteer in two projects dealing with the rehabilitation of street children. Since then I come back every year to spend my time with the children of the Mercado Oriental. Floating is the result of three years of observation and research on their lives on the street and in the Los Quinchos project, which for 29 years has been trying to give these children a different future from life on the street.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette