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Festival Scope hosts selection of Critics' Week shorts

by Amber Wilkinson

Naptha
Naptha Photo: Courtesy of La Semaine de la Critique
British director Moin Husssain's short film Naptha and Brandon Cronenberg's Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You are among a selection of shorts from Cannes Critics' Week that is available to watch online free from today until June 2 on Festival Scope.

Hussain - whose short Real Gods Prefer Blood played in Critics' Week in 2017 incorporates a mystic element to a father and son story in his latest, while Cronenberg focuses on a woman's treatment at an experimental psychiatric facility.

The 10 films in the line-up also include the world premieres of Lucia En El Limbo, by Valentina Maurel who won 1st prize Cinéfondation for her 2017 short Paul Is Here, and Tuesday from 8 to 6, directed by Cecilia de Arce. Documentarires include Pia Borg's Demonic, which considers the satanic ritual abuse scares of the 1980s and the phenomenon of false memories.

There are 500 tickets available per film on a first-come-first-served basis at www.festivalscope.com. Country availability may vary.

The films screening are below: Community Gardens (Kolektyviniai sodai), Lithuania, 2019, 15’, by Vytautas Katkus

  • Demonic, Australia, 2019, 28’, by Pia Borg
  • Party Day (Dia de Festa), Portugal, 2019, 17’, by Sofia Bost
  • Journey Through A Body, France, 2019, 32’, by Camille Degeye
  • Lucía en el limbo, Belgium, France, Costa Rica, 2019, 20’, by Valentina Maurel
  • Naptha, UK, 2019, 18’, by Moin Hussain
  • Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You, Canada, 2019, 09’, by Brandon Cronenberg
  • Sans Mauvaise Intention (Ikki illa meint), Denmark, Faroe Islands, 2019, 21’, by Andrias Høgenni (Only available in France)
  • The Trap (Fakh), Egypt, Germany, 2019, 20’, by Nada Riyadh
  • Tuesday from 8 to 6 (Mardi de 8 à 18), France, 2019, 26’, by Cecilia de Arce
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