International Competition 9: Family Ties

Short films that explore different kinds of familial ties, emphasising the experiences of women and girls.

Language: Fin, Eng Duration: 92 min Age Limit: 12+

  • Pieni alaston piirroslapsi istuu jousi kädessään.

    La saison pourpre

    The Purple Season
    Purppuran aikakausi
    Director: Clémence Bouchereau
    Country: France
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Animation
    Duration: 10 min

    On the edge of a mangrove, a group of girls lives to the rhythm of the climate and the wild geese around them. They see each other live and grow up at different ages. As time passes, tensions arise and rivalries develop.

  • Kolme nuorta naista jäätelömainoksen edessä.

    Cura sana

    Director: Lucía G. Romero
    Country: Spain
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 19 min

    Jessica and Alma, two sisters in a situation of domestic violence, will begin to treat each other with love instead of violence through one of their routine trips to the food stamp office on the night of San Juan, a Spanish holiday.

  • Piirrostiainen istuu lattialla auringosta tulevassa valossa.

    Quase me lembro

    Almost Forgotten
    Melkein unohdettu
    Director: Dimitri Mihajlovic, Miguel Lima
    Country: Portugal
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Animation
    Duration: 10 min

    A woman wanders through the impermanence of her childhood memories, trying to rebuild the story of the house where her grandfather lived.

  • Pieni tyttö makaa kuvioidulla matolla lelujen ja kirjojen keskellä.

    L'été des chaleurs

    Heat Spell
    Helteinen hetki
    Director: Marie-Pier Dupuis
    Country: Canada
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 13 min

    As the afternoon heat sets in, Maxime feels the weight of each passing moment.
    NOTE! Not available to watch on Festhome TV.

  • Pitkähiuksinen tyttö kantaa ruokaa käytävää pitkin.

    La asistente

    The Assistant
    Director: Pierre Llanos
    Country: Peru
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 20 min

    Clara is a girl working as her father's assistant in an informal dental office. That day, a new patient arrives who catches his attention, since Clara did not have her in the appointment registry.

  • Tyttö ja nainen istuvat pihatuoleissa nurmikolla.


    Director: Joaquin Araújo, Nicolás Sequeira
    Country: Uruguay
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 22 min

    Twelve-year-old Juana smokes and claims to be pregnant. At the end of an immutable summer, she wanders between absence and discontent with the adult world. During those hot and humid days, she weaves a web of lies that ends in disaster.