INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION #4

88 min .

Sun, 7 nov 17h Estação Net Botafogo 1
Sun, 7 nov 19h Festhome TV

IN THE SOIL

DIR: Casper Kjeldsen . 15 min . Denmark . 2021

Karoline’s life is turned upside down when her father, Kjeld, manically starts digging a pit in their backyard. The following days turn into a living nightmare as the pit becomes a grave and the land, which has been in the family for generations, pulls Kjeld further and further down into the deep.

THE NIGHT WATCH

DIR: Julien Regnard . 12 min . France . 2021

A couple rushes out of a glamorous party. On their way home, an argument leads to a brutal car accident. When George regains consciousness, Christina has disappeared. He will then experience a real descent into hell.

INHERENT

DIR: Nicolai G.H. Johansen . 16 min . Denmark . 2021

Gothic horror meets small town teenage romance as we follow a girl roaming the streets, gazing at a boy. Soon it becomes clear that she is bound to something. In the attic of her house resides a sinister presence who she serves. As the infatuation grows, she is torn between her desires and her ties.

BESTIA

DIR: Hugo Covarrubias . 15 min . Chile . 2021

Based on true events, "Bestia" explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveals a grim fracture of her mind and of the country.

TUNDRA

DIR: José Luis Aparicio . 30 min . Cuba . 2021

Walfrido Larduet, a lonely electrical inspector, dreams of the Red Woman, whose image persists and becomes an obsession. Something tells him she is near. Over the course of a day, Walfrido will follow her trail as he travels through the suburbs of an infested city.