International Competition 7: Labour

Stories of paid as well as emotional work, and the many dimensions it entails.

Language: Fin, Eng Duration: 95 min Age Limit: 16+

  • L'esquisse

    The Sketch
    Director: Tomas Cali
    Country: France
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Animation, Documentary
    Duration: 10 min

    Arriving in Paris, I start learning two languages, French and drawing. In an artist's studio, I meet Linda Demorrir, a live model. Like me, she is transgender and an immigrant. As I draft her outlines, it is also myself that I learn to draw.

  • Pole

    The Field
    Director: Tomasz Grzymała
    Country: Poland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 17 min

    A forester living alone in the depths of Northern Poland knows every rock, notices every smallest anomaly in his forest. After many years of observing nature with great detail he discovers an unusual physical force.

  • Burn Out

    Director: Chloe Culpin
    Country: United Kingdom
    Year: 2022
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 14 min

    Heena, on the brink and desperate to get out of her soul-less, money driven job, goes on a midweek pub session with her co-workers where they all descend into animalistic chaos.

  • Fantasy in a Concrete Jungle

    Fantasia betoniviidakossa
    Director: Mehedi Mostafa
    Country: Bangladesh
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Experimental, Documentary
    Duration: 15 min

    An essay film on an unplanned city, Dhaka, from the point of view of an off-screen architect. Traveling from the loud city to the silence of the village, he meets people, incidents and landscapes.

  • Mies katsoo läheltä Vapaudenpatsaaksi pukeutunutta naista.

    A Piece of Liberty

    Palanen vapautta
    Director: Antigoni Kapaka
    Country: Greece
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 10 min

    The Statue of Liberty and Joker, two wandering street performers, end up in the same police cell. When the systemic brutality of the state and the police “breaks” Liberty, Joker will search for the pieces to rebuild her from scratch.

  • Sarab

    Fata Morgana
    Director: Daood Alabdulaa
    Country: Germany, Syria
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 29 min

    Truck driver Abu Husain, like many guest workers in Qatar, spends endless hours in a self-contained world of standing, waiting, and tenaciously moving trucks on the fringes of society.