Digital Program 23
When You Were With Me
Israel / Drama / 11 mins
Director: Gili Danon, Efrat Shalom Danon
Writer: Gili Danon
Producer: Itai Tamir, Ami Livne
Cast: Levana Finkelstein, Shlomo Vishinsky
Tikva lays wounded on the bathroom floor with her unconscious husband on top of her. She can’t move. No one hears her cries for help. Exhausted, she sets out on a journey to save her life.
Spain / Documentary / 23 mins
Director/Writer: Natxo Leuza Fernandez
Producer: Lucía Benito De la Fuente, Jokin Pascual Pérez
Why this war in Ukraine? Why are they shooting at us? Why are they destroying everything? Why am I afraid? Were they not our brothers and sisters? Why do they want to kill us? Why so much hatred? Why are they killing our children? Why are they humiliating us? Why do they take everything from us? Why do I have to flee? Why do we need to be liberated and rescued?
United Kingdom / Drama / 20 mins
Director: Iustina Nevel, Anca Vaida
Writer: Iustina Nevel
Producer: Iustina Nevel, Adrian Chibulcutean, Paul V Fishback
Cast: Gearoid Kavanagh, Iustina Nevel
During the Christmas season, a homeless man takes refuge in front of a shop and, each night, he defies his bad luck by spending the change he gets on lottery tickets.
China / Drama / 21 mins
Director/Writer: Yang Fei
Producer: Lei Xu, Yang Fei
Cast: Wei Li, Zhiyi Yang, Jimei Zeng
Winter’s Passing is a coming-of-age narrative short film. Due to his mother’s untimely death and his father’s remarriage, an 8-year-old boy has to live with his grandfather who runs a small urn shop. While reluctantly staying at the shop and trying to return to his father, he meets a woman who wants to buy two identical urns. Through their secret deal, the boy gradually learns the meanings of loss and grief.