Underground FilmFest Black

So ein gemütlicher Sonntag ist doch gleich viel besser, wenn man ihn im Kino verbringen kann. Daher: Auf in das neue Maxim! Dort findet nämlich das Underground FilmFest statt und präsentiert euch an diesem Abend gleich fünf Kurzfilme aus aller Welt!

1. OOPS! (4 min, Hollywood, California, USA)
Drawn to inquisitiveness one night, a wife (Alison Jones) gets an answer from her husband (Phillip E. Walker), that she did not expect. It’s a funny thing, from which he may not recover. Writer, Director, Producer Andre Campbell is a multi-award winning filmmaker living in Hollywood, CA.

2. Plane (19 min, Paris, France)
Absent for several months, William, eldest of the family, decides to return to his father in order to visit Jimmy, his young autistic brother. But this decision could have serious consequences… Writer, Director, Actor Jonas Dinal
Producers: Ronald Dinal, Jordan Pavlik. Cast: Jonas Dinal, Moussa Sylla, Patricia Rossano, Michel Dupérial

3. The Good Son (14 min, London, UK)
A young Nigerian man is forced to address a secret he has harboured from his parents during a traditional, family gathering.
Tomisin Adepeju is a Nigerian-British Filmmaker based in London, England. He completed a Masters in Directing at Met Film School, Ealing Studios, 2015. Having been awarded the British Urban Film Festival Best Short Film nomination and Best British Short Film at the East Anglian Student Film Festival, Best Community Film at the Rob Knox Film Festival and the Best UK Fiction Film at the Ffresh Student Film Festival, the film has gone on to play at over 60 International film festivals and at several prestigious institutions including: Cinematheque Suisse, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the British Film Institute & BAFTA. Cast: Gbolahan Obisesan, Grace Fitzgerald, Tomi Ogunjobi, Femi Ogunjobi, Alex Alexander.

4. Torments of Love (54 min, Guadaulupe, France)
A film from Guadeloupe based on hidden love and untold feelings between two sisters in their thirties and their father. Beyond the tormented relations between the characters, the title is also a reference to a culinary specialty of the Island of „Les Saintes“ where the film has been shot. According to the oral tradition, saints sailors‘ wives invented „torments of love“ (little marmelades-filles cakes) after they spent a tough day at sea. When she arrived on the island, Vanessa brought these „torments of love“, not knowing that the ones that will be eaten during the lunch are going to be much more bitter… Director Caroline Jules she won the Best Script Prize at Creteil Women Film Festival (France) for her short film „PARIS-DAKAR‘, which she directed a couple of years later.
Cast: Daniély FRANCISQUE, Stana ROUMILLAC, Christophe RANGOLY, Harry BALTUS. Stéphane PATTI, Director of Photography.

5. JC (15 min, California, USA)
“JC“ is the daring new vision of William Shakespeare’s political thriller „Julius Caesar“. The film, centering around Portia and her husband Brutus, mixes documentary footage, with narrative photography and cutting-edge organic visual effects realized by two-time Academy Award-Winner Jon Meier. Led by powerhouse performances by stage and screen luminaries Francesca Manzi and Charles Porter, „JC“ drills deep into the complexities of marriage, friendship and politics, duty to country. Matt Boatright-Simon is a multiple award-winning stage, television, and film writer/director/cinematographer/actor/editor/producer. He’s created genre-bending film, magical realism theater, documentary television, visionary commercials and branded content.
Cast: Francesca Manzi, Charles Porter, Lawrence Werber, Brad MacDonald, Chris Moss and Jim Round.