非競賽短片節目 Short Film Out-of-Competition
1990 年某一天，在國營製片廠當檢票員的小周獨自哼唱着亞運會閉幕曲，她看着吉祥物大熊貓盼盼的大型塑像被工人拆下，然後遇見前來製片廠找朋友的青年詩人。張大磊（《八月》，41 屆）以長鏡頭抒發對舊時代的緬懷，請來周迅主演，並藉此向杜魯福《四百擊》致敬。
All Tomorrow’s Parties (24min)
Set during the 1990 Asian Games, this beautifully nostalgic short sees a factory employee who lives a monotonous life and a poet whose dream fizzled out become unlikely friends. Golden Horse-winning director Zhang Dalei (Summer is Gone, 41st) pays tribute to cinema as a tool that unites people in a divided world and helps them forget their troubles, even for just a brief moment.
Appearing out of heavy fog, a ferry makes its way down a river. The passengers on the floating platform wait, chat, smoke, or sleep as time passes and they wait to reach the shore. Using this limited space, Manuel Muñoz Rivas experiments with various elements of cinema, including framing, light, sound, and time. It all goes back to the fundamental question: What is cinema?
Nest (Hreiður) (22min)
During the pandemic, Godland director Hlynur Pálmason filmed this short outside his house with his three children as the stars. A series of still shots captured over 18 months, the docu-drama traces three siblings who work together to build a new treehouse. Though rigid in technique, Pálmason’s packs more emotion into its brief running time than most feature films.
Last Screening (Songy Seans) (30min)
Darezhan Omirbayev (Poet, 46th) offers a subtly scathing and self-deprecating look at the state of his home country. Through a simple slice-of-life story, he comments on globalised capitalism’s impact on his nation, contemporary urban culture in Kazakhstan, and the lonely road that patrons of the arts walk in a country where art is often overlooked and underappreciated.