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La Cartographe featured in locarno shorts weeks


Starting from February 1st, a total of 23 short films included in Locarno Film Festival’s 2018 line-up is presented in the scheme of a new film every day, each one being available for streaming for free in the online platform for a week. This year’s initiative has expanded from the Pardi di domani, Locarno Film Festival’s main shorts section, and the 2020 Locarno Shorts Weeks are an even more heterogeneous space, offering too films from Open Doors (dedicated to South Asia in 2018) and Signs of Life, which has been reshaped last year into the Moving Ahead section.


So rather than spending time trying to go through the excluding algorithms of giant VOD platforms that are trying to shape the audience’s needs and desires according to their own industrial products, one can choose to get lost in the niche algorithms created by these 23 filmmakers’ minds: the neural network narrative of Mikhail Maksimov’s Smert Menya, the mapped spaces and imagined encounters of Nathan Douglas’ La Cartographe, the dances from fiction to reality and back of Emmanuel Marre’s International Golden Pardino winner D'un chateâu l'autre, the transcendental images of David Pirtskhalava’s Sashleli or the subversive and uncanny ways that filmmakers such as Israeli Alon Sahar (Out), Bangladeshi Aung Rakhine (The Last Post Office) and Pakistani Hamza Bagash (Dia) had to find in order to deal with delicate socio-political subjects in their respective countries – just to mention a few. Enjoy the screenings!