International audiovisual festival, creation and production. Biarritz14 January, 2018
Welcome to the 31st edition of Fipa-23-28 January
Croatia • 2016 • 00:20 • Drama • New Talent
Janka and Zorana are on the cusp of puberty. While Zorana is preoccupied with kissing, new clothes, and parties, Janka tries to retain her childish innocence for as long as possible. But she can’t escape the inevitable changes every girl has to undergo.
Israel • 2016 • 00:20 • Drama • New Talent
Another nearly-ordinary winter day in the life of 64-year-old Doron, director of a municipal home for the aged: the rain is pouring, someone nabbed his reserved parking spot, and Bela Schorr, occupant of Room 212, passed away that morning.
France • 2017 • 01:30 • National documentary • Competition
Caught between the collaboration and the resistance, children’s experiences of the Second World War have long been ignored. Hardly spared the brutality of the conflict, youth were thrown right into the crucible of the dark war years. During four years, this age group would become the epicentre of national upheaval. The Children’s War invites us to retrace the story of those who were 10 years old in 1940, a unique generation growing up in an exceptional era.
France • 2016 • 00:10 • Documentary • Special Screenings
By setting historical context (cod fishing off the coast of Bordeaux) to poetry (The Albatross by Baudelaire), the filmmakers created a documentary-style narrative using archival footage.
Iceland • 2017 • 00:57 • International documentary • Competition
In a remote Icelandic village, the 645 residents of Vopnafjörður go about their daily lives. Heated arguments about soccer or politics both divide and bind the community, which thrives on the smallest conflict. The film examines the mini-dramas of everyday events, and on the deep connection between the villagers and their fjord. In a place like this, these social ties determine whether people stay or leave, and rural flight is a constant threat.
Israel • 2017 • 01:02 • International documentary • Public prize
Award-winning writer Nir Baram grew up in a political household. Both his father and grandfather were ministers and members of the Knesset. As Baram begins to lose faith in the possibility of a two-state solution, he decides to travel throughout the West Bank to speak with the local Palestinians and Israeli settlers. Surprising revelations force Baram to question his entire political belief system and re-evaluate his hope for a peaceful resolution to this conflict.
Sweden • 2017 • 00:52 • Series • Competition
A dirty cop’s secrets start to blow up in his face. While he is under internal investigation, his former criminal friends turn on him and kidnap his son. With everything against him, he must find a way to get his life back. Dark, gritty, Nordic crime at its best. Episodes 1 and 2 will be screened at Fipa.
France • 2017 • 00:18 • Drama • Competition
Alexandro volunteers for an experiment carried out to study dreams. He doesn’t even imagine that he’s going to be subjected to the intrusion of Elsa, a form of Artificial Intelligence, who’s going to digitize and dematerialize his subconscious in order to feed off it. To be discovered at the Smart Lab (Bellevue – Rhune 1), free entry.
Israel • 2017 • 00:19 • Drama • Special Screenings
The daily routine of Ruth and Itamar is interrupted by a quarrel coming from the apartment next door. The unexpected visit of a neighbour exposes matters in their couple that they have been hiding from one another.
Italy • 2017 • 01:00 • International documentary • Competition
The Institute for Public Housing in Naples employs about 100 people. When the office is open to the public, employees receive residents who live in the 40,000 houses managed by the institute. Their task is to find solutions to citizens’ problems and trigger the bureaucratic procedures to solve them. But managing these chaotic lives within rigid legal structures is not an easy task and employees are often forced to resort to a singular art: “bureaucratic compromise”.