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The Edge of Reality: Mind-Bending Films after Dark

The Edge of Reality: Mind-Bending Films after Dark
Gags N' Gals: Male Order

Mind-bending films after dark


Calamus Variations
DIRECTOR: Kenneth J Harvey • NL • 9 minutes
The final installment of Newfoundland filmmaker Kenneth J. Harvey’s experimental short series inspired by Walt Whitman. The film features a score by Andrew Staniland, played by cellist Vernon Regehr, set to a backdrop of abstract visual imagery reflecting on human relationships.

DIRECTOR: Daria Kashcheeva • Czechia • 26 minutes
In this incredible hybrid stop-motion short, Electra revisits the vivid fantasy world of her 10th birthday mixing childhood memories with surreal visions of rebellion, sexuality, and unresolved familial emotions. 

Gags N' Gals: Male Order
DIRECTOR: Natacha Magdeleine Bianchet • Canada • 8 minutes
Inspired by the works of Lucas Cranach the Elder, a Renaissance painter renowned for his vivid portrayals of mythological and religious themes, 'Gags N’ Gals: Male Order' reinterprets these classical images through a modern lens. This experimental short film explores the empowerment of female sensuality, presenting it as a powerful tool, and challenges historical narratives with its striking visual style.

Human Resources
DIRECTOR: Trinidad Plass Caussade, et al. • France • 3 minutes
In this darkly comic stop motion animation, Andy goes to a recycling company where the secretary, Wanda, guides him through to the end.

I Seek Your Help to Bury a Man
DIRECTOR: Anderson Bardot • Brazil • 20 minutes
In 1870 Brazil, the lives of a doomed transgender woman, a mixed-race soldier, and an old woman determined to save her indigenous son intertwine against the backdrop of harsh societal and colonial injustices. 

Variations in Light and Shadows
DIRECTOR: Roger Gallant • NL • 4 minutes
A condensed look at the beautiful shifting landscapes of Bay St. George, NL. A short but sweet journey through time.

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