'Kiki Of Montparnasse' | Amelie Harrault | France

The backbone of the whole MIAF mission. Somehow we’ve emerged from under the pile of 2,350 entries with enough strength and wits intact to put together a series of programs that showcase the best 200 or so new films. Five ‘general’ International Competition Programs, our ever popular ‘Abstract Showcase’ and ‘Long Shorts’ programs, PLUS an entire competition program of new 3D stereoscopic shorts.


> International Program #1: Sat 22 June, 7.00pm (repeats Sat 29 June, 3.30pm)
> International Program #2: Mon 24 June, 6.30pm (repeats Sat 29 June, 5.00pm)
> International Program #3: Wed 26 June, 6.30pm (repeats Sat 29 June, 6.30pm)
> International Program #5: Sat 29 June, 6.00pm (repeats Sun 30 June, 5.30pm)
> International Program #6 – Abstract Showcase: Wed 26 June, 6.30pm
> International Program #7 – Long Shorts: Wed 26 June, 8.15pm
> International Program #8 – 3D Stereoscopic Shorts: Sat 22 June, 8.30pm

Car Crash Opera
Director/Producer: Skip Battaglia
USA, 7'45, 2012
A beautifully choreographed dance of gorgeously drawn roadway chaos and carnage for the entire family.
> www.skipbattaglia.com
Kiki Of Montparnasse
Director: Amelie Harrault
Producers: Serge Elissalde, Olivier Catherin
FRANCE, 14'27, 2013
Kiki de Montparnasse was the muse of major avant-garde painters of the early twentieth century. Memorable witness to a flamboyant Montparnasse, she shrugged off her simple model status and became a Queen of the Night, a painter, press cartoonist, writer and cabaret singer. Her story is depicted here in a film as vibrantly flamboyant as its subject.
> www.lestroisours.fr
Director/Producer: Lotta Sweetliv
HOLLAND, 1'57, 2012
Be seated. Get comfortable. Try to absorb the deeper truths from the dancing psychedelic pussycat of love.
> www.lottasweetliv.com
Director/Producer: Dustin Rees
SWITZERLAND, 2’00, 2012
Style is as important as substance when creating the perfect ransom note – although fingerprint art should generally be avoided at all costs.
> www.createdindust.ch
Director: Delia Hess
Producer: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
SWITZERLAND, 5’16, 2012
The rhythm of the train on the journey home from a romantic entanglement transports a woman into a parallel and confusing space.
> www.hslu.ch
Directors: T. Guignard, N. Lecombre, H. Noreno
Producer: Gobelins L’ecole de L’image
FRANCE, 4’00, 2012
An elite space-rescue team pays the price when they are swept into the rapturous powers of the mighty eclipse.
> www.gobelins.fr
Nightingales In December /
Rossignols En Decembre

Director: Theodore Ushev
Producer: Nicolas Girard Deltruc, Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal
CANADA, 3'00, 2011
An artfully crafted conclusion to a loose trilogy we’ve been proud to screen. There are no nightingales in December. What is left is only the history of our beginning, and our end.
> www.bonobostudio.hr
Three Weeks In December
Director: Laura Goncalves
Producer: Bournemouth
UK, 6'15, 2012
The raw simplicity of the hand-sketched style in this film matches perfectly the untainted soul of the family matriarch it depicts.
> www.cargocollective.com/lauragoncalves
Cleo’s Boogie
Director: Collective Camera Etc
Producer: Jean-Luc Slock
BELGIUM, 6’18, 2012
Sure, it’s all a bit seedy backstage but come showtime Cleo and Her Orchestra cut loose the coolest roomful of tunes this side of the baby grand.
> www.camera-etc.be
Marcel, King Of Tervuren
Director/Producer: Tom Schroeder
USA, 6'00, 2012
The owners of Marcel, a much-loved, free rooster roaming his domain in Brussels, strike a problem when a bird flu warning is issued.
Director/Producer: Lucio Arese
ITALY, 1’46, 2012
An empty warehouse becomes a centre of digital animation convergence when a virtual tornado of imagery flash-beams in from the great beyond.
> www.lucioarese.net/
My Little Underground / Suivra le Jour
Director: Elise Simard
Producer: Michael Fukushima
CANADA, 6'43, 2012
A haunting, compassionate exploration of addiction and existence. An almost absurdly beautiful autobiographical depiction of a young girl’s journey between real and imagined events.
> www.nfb.ca
Kali The Little Vampire
Director: Regina Pessoa
Producers: Abi Feijo, Julie Roy, Rene Chenier, Pascal le Notre, Georges Schwizgebel, Claude Luyet
PORTUGAL, 9'28, 2012
Living always just out of sight, a young vampire child one day suddenly breaks free from his prison of shadows to make a difference to the life of someone who once feared him.
> www.curtas.pt/agencia




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