Synopsis: Fail In Love Short Film – France – 0:03:56
Directed by Cécile Rousset , Romain Blanc-Tailleur, Adrienne Nowak
Do you have to ask permission to kiss your Tinder date’s best mate? Tess never thought she’d have to ask.
We’ve all heard hilarious confessions about dating-app experiences.
At a time when more than 180 million people worldwide are using dating-app such as Tinder, Happn, Bumble, Grindr, etc., “Berlin” is part of the series FAIL IN LOVE which brings up to the audience 13 of the funniest, most unexpected and awkward online dating stories. It gives a strong insight of the new ways of seduction that are profoundly remodelling our relation to sex, love and relationship.
For better… or for worse!
Because We Dreamt of Flying Feature Film – Germany/Italy – 1:28
Directed by Lillian Loveday Erlinger
“The story of Marx and Mercedes begins in a sleepy Southern Italian town. Marx is a young German trying to recuperate from his suicidal depression along the rocky cliffs of Apulia. He runs from his problems and straight into the mysterious Russian beauty, Mercedes, who’s more than happy to create new ones for him. She’s a vivid, visceral young woman with a deep loathing for boredom. The unlikely pair find a strange fascination in one another and a game begins as each spins a story about who they are, pushing the boundaries of truth and fiction, rewriting their own pasts according to their dreams. Reality begins to blur as they play their game out in the world, spiraling out of control until Mercedes’ lover Deo, with unfortunately powerful connections to the Mafia, ends up dead.
Because We Dreamt of Flying takes notes from classic couple crime films like BONNIE & CLYDE, BREATHLESS and BADLANDS, but tells a story that is unmistakably modern, whose characters suffer the woes of privilege. Improvised on the basis of a treatment, the film is a poetic adventure, a crime film without justice, a love story without a kiss, a documentary fairy tale.
Lillian Loveday Erlinger