PIFF 37: SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES

That Wasn't Me

 

Program running time: 93 Minutes    


VIRTUOS VIRTUELL

DIRECTOR: Thomas Stellmach, Maja Oschmann – (Germany)

Exciting and poetic by turns, Stellmach and Oschmann’s animation uses the music of Louis Spohr’s opera The Alchymist to fuel a colorful fantasia. (7 mins.)

 


RECORD

DIRECTOR: David Lyons – (United States)

A father in mourning struggles to connect with his blind daughter after the tragic loss of her mother. Now he must see his wife’s memory through his daughter’s eyes before he can help them both move through their grief. (16 mins.)

 


RHINO FULL THROTTLE

RHINO FULL THROTTLE

DIRECTOR: Erik Schmitt – (Germany)

Bruno roams the streets of Berlin, seeking the soul of the city. Unexpectedly, he meets an ally in his quest and immediately falls in love. But she is also on a quest, and it’s one that has her leaving Bruno and Berlin very soon. (15 mins.)

 


BUTTER LAMP

DIRECTOR: Hu Wei – (France/China)

An inventive and heartfelt travelogue through reality, dreams, and memory, told through the eyes of two Tibetan photographers and their clients. (15 mins.)

 


DO I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING? – Oscar nominated short film!

DIRECTOR: Selma Vilhunen – (Finland)

All hell breaks loose when this (more than) slightly off-kilter Finnish family oversleeps on the day they are supposed to attend a wedding. (7 mins.)

 


THAT WASN’T ME

THAT WASN’T ME – Oscar nominated short film!

DIRECTOR: Esteban Crespo – (Spain)

Being a soldier is not difficult: either you get used to it or they kill you. The hardest thing is getting used to living with your memories and being yourself again after doing what you have done. (23 mins.)

 


STRINGS

DIRECTOR: Crystal Us – (United States)

A surreal, musical journey about a mother and daughter who end up in two different dimensions as the result of an ice-skating accident. (16 mins.)

 

Special thanks to Wieden+Kennedy for supporting our short film programs at PIFF 37.

 

SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES screens Thursday, February 13 at 6pm and Tuesday, February 18 at 6pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum) as part of the 37th Portland International Film Festival.
Tickets can be purchased online here.

 

ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL DETAILS
The 37th Portland International Film Festival hosts screenings at the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Avenue), the Empirical Theater at OMSI (1945 SE Water Avenue), Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Avenue), Cinemagic (2021 SE Hawthorne Boulevard), World Trade Center (121 SW Salmon Street, 1st Street, Building 2), and Regal Fox Tower (846 SW Park Avenue).

Over the last 37 years, the Festival has populated its schedule with diverse and innovative films for an audience of more than 38,000 annually from throughout the Northwest.  As Oregon’s largest, most culturally diverse film event, the Portland International Film Festival pulls together a multi-faceted experience with 128 films and special events presenting a full spectrum of features, documentaries, shorts, and visiting artists – and featuring submissions for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and works by both returning masters and emerging talents.

This year’s Festival includes the return of the popular PIFF After Dark program, showcasing midnight movies like Ti West’s (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) THE SACRAMENT and Ari Folman’s (WALTZ WITH BASHIR) THE CONGRESS for adventurous festival attendees.  Contained within the PIFF 37 lineup is a sizable animation block with seven animated features on offer, including THE APOSTLE, MY MOMMY IS IN AMERICA AND SHE MET BUFFALO BILL, and the latest film by Portland-born animator Bill Plympton, CHEATIN’.

Other highlights of PIFF 37 include screenings of Tsai Ming-Liang’s (WHAT TIME IS IT OVER THERE?) STRAY DOGS, Rithy Panh’s THE MISSING PICTURE, Doug Pray’s (HYPE!) LEVITATED MASS, François Ozon’s (SWIMMING POOL) YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL, Jillian Schlesinger’s MAIDENTRIP, Alain Guiraudie’s STRANGER BY THE LAKE, Anthony Chen’s ILO ILO and Claude Lanzmann’s (SHOAH) THE LAST OF THE UNJUST.

FULL SCHEDULE
The full PIFF 37 Program is available to the public online at http://festivals.nwfilm.org/piff37/.

ADVANCE TICKET OUTLET – Mark Building, Portland Art Museum, 1119 SW Park Avenue
Daily from 12-6 p.m.
Advance tickets by phone at (503) 276-4310
Advance tickets online at http://festivals.nwfilm.org/piff37/.

Admission Prices:
$11 General; $10 Portland Art Museum Members, Students, Seniors; $8 Silver Screen Club Friends, Children
Opening Night: $25 general; $20 Silver Screen Friend and Portland Art Museum and OMSI Members

The Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by The Oregonian, Regal Cinemas, LAIKA, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Alaska Airlines, Wieden+Kennedy, Delta Airlines, James F. Marion Miller Foundation, and many others.

The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts organization offering a variety of exhibition, education programs, and artist services throughout the region.  The Center presents a program of foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works year-round at the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum.  For more information, visit http://www.nwfilm.org.

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