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CAF 2022 SHORTS 5:

SILENT/CINEMA

Since the early days of Silent/Cinema, stories have been told using a mixture of visuals and music cues, captivating audiences with glances shared between characters, dramatic cuts, intimate close-ups and slapstick comedy. 

 

These nine hand-picked shorts are a masterclass in pure visual storytelling – none of them have any dialogue, but each one says a lot. Fall into dreamy summer memories, slip into parallel worlds, and sail away on a surreal cruise. These films will enchant and immerse you, delight and enlighten you, all without saying a word.

Ers dyddiau cynnar Sinema/Tawel, adroddwyd storïau gan ddefnyddio cymysgedd o giwiau gweledol a cherddoriaeth, gan swyno cynulleidfaoedd gyda chipolwg yn cael ei rannu rhwng cymeriadau, toriadau dramatig, agosrwydd mynwesol a chomedi slapstic.

 

Mae’r naw ffilm fer hyn sydd wedi’u dewis â llaw yn ddosbarth meistr mewn adrodd storïau gweledol pur – nid oes gan yr un ohonynt unrhyw ddeialog, ond mae pob un yn dweud llawer. Ymollyngwch i atgofion haf breuddwydiol, llithro i fydoedd cyfochrog, a hwylio i ffwrdd ar fordaith swreal. Bydd y ffilmiau hyn yn eich cyfareddu ac yn eich trochi, yn eich swyno ac yn eich goleuo, i gyd heb ddweud gair.

78mins, adv15+

(Wales) - Welsh Premiere

(UK) - UK Premiere

(World) - World Premiere 

(S) - Student Film

Friday 8 April 2022
10:45am | Chapter Cinema 1
£6 / £4 concessions
or free with a Festival Pass
Saturday 9 April 2022
4:15pm | Chapter Cinema 2
£6 / £4 concessions
or free with a Festival Pass
7-24 April 2022
Watch Anytime | Eventive (Online)
Pay-what-you-can or free with an
Online Pass
Saturday 16 April 2022
4pm | Watch Party | Eventive (Online)
Pay-what-you-can or free with an
Online Pass
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PILAR

Dir. Yngwie Boley, J.J. Epping, Diana van Houten | Netherlands | 0:09:22 

 

A dangerous intruder gives Pilar the chance to discover the wild animal within and the means to escape the post-apocalyptic village she lives in.

ISAIAH

Dir. Imke Reintjens | Belgium | 0:03:57 (Wales)

 

Isaiah is about the Christianisation of folklore and how it connects the Mari Lwyd legend to the Virgin Mary.

CHADO

Dir. Dominica Harrison | United Kingdom | 0:07:24 (Wales) 

During a long hot summer in the forest, Child is forced to grow up. First her Dog becomes ill, then out of the blue her Mother returns with a new lover in tow. Child’s world is turned upside down.

TREASURE

Dir. Samantha Moore | United Kingdom | 0:07:58 (Wales)

Treasure tells two irrevocably intertwined stories, centuries apart; a treasure hunter’s tenacious quest across the British countryside, and a community led by a mother whose precious sacrifice provides a connection through the ages.

MEGAMALL

Dir. Aline Schoch | Switzerland | 0:04:20 (Wales) (S)

In a world of escalators, figures pursue their desire to consume in a given rhythm.

DOG'S FIELD 

Dir. Michalina Musialik | Netherlands | 0:11:48 (S) (Wales)

 

Animals closed in a flat with a decomposing corpse of their owner try to survive. In this difficult situation one of the dogs finds out that love for its owner is stronger than animal instinct

ECORCE

Dir. Samuel Patthey, Silvain Monney | Switzerland | 0:15:00 

In a hidden place, the daily routine of a retirement home unfolds as time seems to stand still. The penciled residents come to life on paper.

SAUNA

Dir. Anna Lena Spring, Lara Perren | Switzerland | 0:04:19 (S)

 

Ava enters the Sauna for the first time. She is overwhelmed by the nudity, her thoughts, and the physical sensations. The other guests go about their routines. With the rising heat Ava starts to relax. Finally, she melts away and dissolves into complete ecstasy.

ARKA

Dir. Natko Stipanicev | Croatia | 0:14:40 (Wales) 

A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.