Humor devourers are welcome to watch a four-hour selection of the most amusing short films of the past couple of years from all over the world, winners of many international awards.
The Short Comedy Weekend at Cinema Scala in Bucharest, Jan 26-27, 8.00 pm, contains a selection of the most amusing shorts of the past couple of years from all over the world, which were awarded prizes at Palm Springs ShortFest, Chicago International Film Festival or LA ShortFest, according to a press communique cited by hotnews.ro. On the first evening of the Short Comedy Weekend, we get acquainted with “Dik” (directed by Christopher Stollery, Australia, 2011), a caustic short film that got the People’s Choice Award at Palm Springs ShortFest, the best comedy award at Rhode Island International Film Festival and two awards at Aspen ShortFest, one of the major short film festivals in the US. Dik tells the story of a father worried at an awkward detail in the life of his 8-year-old son. When you take things too seriously, you should also learn when to stay stop, mainly if a nearly perfect marriage is at stake. “After the Credits” (directed by Josh Lawson, Australia, 2010) shatters the myth of endless love where the couple live happily ever after against the backdrop of violin music. What happens after the credits? Who pays for the flight missed in the name of love, who pays the taxi fare to the home destination and mostly… who yields first in the first squabble? The dose of bizarre and tragicomic is administered by Icelandic director Tomas Johannesson in his short “In the Garage” (Iceland, 2011). Oli and Keli are two brothers with some odd hobbies and a makeshift carwash located in a garage. On the day the vintage car of a bellicose customer is destroyed in a stupid accident, their life turns into a race against time with unexpected consequences. The whole program of the two evenings can be consulted by logging on to www.shortsup.ro. Tickets can be purchase in advance thru MyTicket or Eventim, for RON 20/one evening, or RON 35 for both. They can also be purchased at Cinema Scala, for RON 20 before the projection.