CAF 2022 SHORTS 4:
Hello, old friend. Cure that Home/Sick feeling and reunite with us for a programme steeped in nostalgia and hiraeth*. These 10 shorts will have you travelling through the past, present, and future to consider what home means to us, what we would do to protect it, and what our home itself might be longing for. We invite you to cwtsh up with cherished memories from childhood and remember faces and places that have changed dramatically over the years. Make yourself at home.
*Hiraeth (noun) (Welsh): A deep homesickness, an intense form of longing or nostalgia for a place long gone, or even an unaccountable homesickness for a place you have never visited.
Helô’r hen ffrind. Gwellwch yr ymdeimlad hwnnw o Hiraeth am/Adre ac aduno â ni ar gyfer rhaglen llawn nostalgia a hiraeth*. Bydd y 10 ffilm fer hyn yn eich tywys drwy’r gorffennol, y presennol a’r dyfodol i ystyried beth mae adre yn ei olygu i ni, beth y byddem yn ei wneud i’w warchod, a’r hyn y gallai ein cartref ei hun fod yn hiraethu amdano. Rydym yn eich gwahodd i gwtsho gydag atgofion annwyl o blentyndod a chofio wynebau a lleoedd sydd wedi newid yn aruthrol dros y blynyddoedd. Gwnewch eich hun yn gartrefol.
*Hiraeth (enw): Hiraeth dwfn, hiraeth dwys neu hiraeth am le sydd wedi hen fynd, neu hyd yn oed hiraeth anatebol am le nad ydych erioed wedi ymweld ag ef.
I CALL IT HOME
Dir. Leila Ahang | Iran, Islamic Republic of | 0:02:50
This experimental animation expresses the inner conflict of a migrant as they try to adjust to a new place.
ON THE SURFACE
Dir. Fan Sissoko | Iceland | 0:03:56
Animation about a young black woman who goes swimming in the Icelandic sea and reflects on her experience of raising a child in a country that feels nothing like home.
HEART OF GOLD
Dir. Simon Filliot | France | 0:12:45
For her son, a poor young mother is forced to sell her organs. Little by little, necessity gives way to the lure of luxury.
DEPTHS OF NIGHT
Dir. Step C. | Hong Kong | 0:12:33
How do you face these feelings in the past, present and in the future? It is as though the soul is broken into infinite pieces, but as long as we can survive, the Depths of night passes eventually.
THE POETRY OF NON-SELF
Dir. Dor Bar Shlomo | Israel | 0:04:18
“The Poetry of Non-Self” is a short animation film that deals with moments that hold beauty, with how the sense of self is absent from such moments, and with the notion that this is, in a way, what childhood is like.
FOREVER A KID
Dir. Frederieke Mooij | Netherlands | 0:07:08
Collecting grasshoppers on a spring afternoon. Watching a butterfly while imagining its previous lives. The sounds of summer as you’re tucked cozily into bed… Forever a Kid is a short animation film about childhood memories.
THE PLACE THAT LEFT ME
Dir. Deandra Asara | United Kingdom | 0:04:12
Inspired by memories of a childhood in the hot, tropical summers of the Indonesian countryside, The Place That Left Me explores the sense of loss and tells the story of imagined and real places.
AURORA - THE STREET THAT WANTED TO BE A RIVER
Dir. Radhi Meron | Brazil | 0:10:00
Aurora is a sad and lonely street of a big city. On a rainy day, she remembers her trajectory and dreams about the future.
Dir. Nayla Nassar, Edouard Pitula, Renaud de Saint Albin, Cécile Adant, Anaïs Sassatelli, Candice Behague | France | 0:07:03
Beirut, 1982. As Nicolas prepares to flee his hometown, torn apart by an endless civil war, he crosses the path of Naji, a reckless teenager determined to go to the Swimming Pool.
AFFAIRS OF THE ART
Dir. Joanna Quinn | United Kingdom | 0:16:20
Beryl’s back! One family’s eccentric obsessions with everything from drawing to pet taxidermy.