Pendance Film Festival | The Tarkovsky Showcase
551 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 2M5, Canada
The Tarkovsky Showcase is a 5-film block of some of the most mesmerizing thought-provoking international short films. The films are methodical and deliberate in their pacing and attention to detail. All 5 have had major success on the festival circuit. '
All Inclusive' was an Official Selection at Venice, 'Ambi' screened at Hollyshorts and the 38th Annual Manaki Brothers Film Festival, 'On my Own' has screened at numerous reputable festivals across Europe, and 'Equally Red and Blue' and 'Rubber Dolphin' were both Official Selections at Cannes. Each of these visually and narratively masterful films provides a deep character analysis of its protagonist.
AMBI | Marija Apcevska (Macedonia) CANADIAN PREMIERE
Another ordinary night for Deno and Sara, going through their usual routine. Only this time, as tension grows, a decision which may bring their future into question is born.
ALL INCLUSIVE | Corina Schwingruber Ilic (Switzerland)
A workout on the sun deck, a conga line in the dining hall, a photo shoot with the captain, or a beauty contest for all ages: fun around-the-clock is guaranteed on a cruise.
EQUALLY RED & BLUE | Georgiana Moldoveanu (Romania) CANADIAN PREMIERE
On the day of her one-year anniversary with Stefan, Ana offers him an unexpected present –she agrees to be a surrogate mother for the baby Stefan can’t have with his wife. In the end, Stefan realizes that he wants something else, but it’s way too late.
RUBBER DOLPHIN | Ori Aharon (Israel) CANADIAN PREMIERE
A gay love story set in a one bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. They meet, they have sex, they fall in love. Will it last until the morning comes?
On my Own | Nikola Polic (Serbia) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Marko is living a lie. He has convinced his boss, his friends, casual strangers, and his mother that things in his life are going well. Marko must finally confront the truth that he has tried to bury for so long.