The Okusawa Cafe will be screening at Bethel Cinema, Connecticut on 25th Oct🎬
Bethel Cinema: Shorts International
Shorts Internationale II VOL IV
Japan, France, Spain, South Korea, Canada, Iran, The UK…..
7:00pm Wed Oct 25
Complimentary Wine For Audience Members
14:00 1 min Micro Short – Just before the performance, a single pianist is trembling with tension in the sleeve of the stage. It is time for the performance to finally come. He goes to the stage quickly as if he had made a decision. Actually, he is a man who has won the Grand Prix several times at the International Piano Competition. Will recitals succeed?
The Okusawa Cafe – Webseries 15 – 20 min – Japan – “The Okusawa Cafe” is a nostalgic Japanese short drama-series produced by an independent young film maker based in Tokyo, Kotaro Asano. It consist of total 8 episodes and each episode describes ordinal but heart warming story happens at a local cafe located in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.
Naughty Amelia Jane 11.5 min – India – This film is a satire on the hilarious hypocrisy of society towards anything that goes against the “conventional social order of things”, told through a story of two girls who may or may not have had a connection. This is a story about speculation.
MIA 7 min – Spain Directed by: Marta Gonzalez. Carmeta, Mari and Pilar are three old ladies who spend every afternoon sitting on a bench, next to the main street of their village. The arrival of a mysterious pair of girls turns into the main topic of discussion among the women.
TO BUILD A FIRE 13 min France / UK Directed by: FX Goby. Following the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Jack London’s death, filmmaker Fx Goby adapts “To Build a Fire”, the famous novel by the American author. “To Build a Fire” is an animated short film in 4K Cinemascope that tells the tragic tale of a man and his dog trying to survive in the overwhelmingly freezing and hostile nature of the Yukon Territory. Enter into this polar western world, and experience the bitter cold whilst embarking on a sensory journey. HOMERUN 15 min – South Korea. Directed by: Jonghun Eun. Junghyun is a huge fan of Eagles (Korean baseball team). On a rival match day, he is looking for Mia.jpg a parking spot to watch the game, but it is not easy.
LES BIGORNEAUX 24 min – France. Directed by: Alice Vial. In Brignogan-Plages, Zoé (30), works with her father, Guy, at his bar “Les Bigorneaux”. Since the premature death of her mother, she has worn herself out by taking everything into her own hands. One morning, Zoé starts suffering from dizziness and nausea, which begins to disrupt her daily life.
ATISAZ 29 min – Iran. Directed by: Arvand Dashtaray. Julie and Anna, two girls from London, are in Iran for work. After a wild night in Tehran, they find themselves in a tricky situation and they are forced to fend for themselves in this unfamiliar and vast city. Atisaz is an apartment complex, home to thousands of Tehranis. This film is the first in a series that tells stories from the middle-class in Atisaz.