Weekend of Short Comedy at Cinema Scala
Location: Cinema Scala, Bucharest
Period: January 26 and 27, 2013
Two evenings of humor therapy to combat apathy at the beginning of the year
Hilarious, absurd, sorrowful or sharp irony. In the last weekend of January, ShortsUP celebrates the essence of humor through two consecutive nights dedicated to short and good comedies. The small, energizing doses of comedy promise to take you out of the typical end-of-January cushion and give you the safest therapy: shaving.
Short Comedies Weekend takes place on January 26 and 27 at Cinema Scala and includes a four-hour selection featuring some of the most entertaining short films of recent years, from all over the world and awarded at the Palm Springs ShortFest, Chicago International Film Festival, L.A. ShortFest.
For two evenings, a cinema-symbol of Bucharest will be invaded by the atmosphere animated by old and new humor. The classic comedy will take its life off the screen from La Scala, before and during the break between the films, provoking the humorous devotees with live gags and cult characters from comic book history.
The first evening of the short comedy weekend starts with Dik (r. Christopher Stollery, Australia, 2011), acid humor short film that won the public award at Palm Springs ShortFest, best comedy award at Rhode Island International Film Festival and two awards at Aspen ShortFest, one of the biggest festivals short film from America. Dik tells the story of a father worried about finding an embarrassing detail in his 8-year-old boy's life. When you take things too seriously, you need to know where to stop, especially if in the middle there is an almost perfect marriage.
Happy end and not too much (r. Josh Lawson, Australia, 2010) The myth of eternal love in which he and she live happily to deep old age, against the backdrop of violin music. What happens after the movie's genre is over? Who covers the cost of the flight lost in the name of love, who pays the taxi home and especially ... who gives up the first quarrel?
The bizarre and tragicomic part comes from Icelandic director Tómas Jóhannesson and the short film In the garage (Iceland, 2011). Oli and Keli are two brothers with strange passions and a makeshift car wash in a garage. On the day when a warrior customer's car is destroyed in a child accident, their life becomes a contract race with unexpected consequences.
The program is completed by two Romanian productions broadcast in the national premiere at ShortsUP: Waste (2012, r. Anton Groves, Damian Groves) yes regression (2011, r. Robert E. Popa). Made by young Romanian directors, the two short films tell hilarious stories from the lives of characters who stubbornly refuse to know their social patterns, to create a different world: childish, funny or populated by evil secrets.
The short films will be screened on Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27 from 20:00. Tickets can be purchased in advance through MyTicket or Eventim, starting on Friday, January 11th, at a price of 20 RON for one night or 35 RON for both nights. When buying in advance, spectators are given tickets and can avoid waiting at the entrance. Tickets can also be purchased at Scala, before movies, at the price of 20 lei per night.
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