Still from A Concerto is a Conversation
Still from A Concerto is a Conversation
A Concerto is a Conversation (2021)

HRAFF presents

International Shorts

Unclassified (15+)
Film

This collection of exceptional global cinema reveals the awe-inspiring strength of the human spirit in confronting an increasingly complex world.

A Concerto Is A Conversation

Kris Bowers, Ben Proudfoot | USA / 2021 | 13 mins | Documentary | Australian Premiere

In this 2021 Oscar-nominated short, a virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer tracks his family's lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Along the Winisk River

Janna Kyllästinen | USA | 2020 | English | 10 mins | Documentary | Australian Premiere

A remote Indigenous community embarks on a caribou hunt in the freezing subarctic winter. Witness their struggle for survival in the age of climate change — where traditional practices have been made both dangerous and difficult.

The Shift

Laura Carreira | United Kingdom, Portugal | 2020 | English | 9 mins | Narrative | Australian Premiere

Anna, an agency worker, takes her dog for a morning walk before doing her shopping. As she heads towards the checkout, her agency calls — she has lost her shift. The film reveals the ever-close distance separating employment and poverty, security and tumult.

Mawhialeo Ote Alowha (Our Love)

Valeriya Golovina | New Zealand | 2020 | Tokelauan, English | 16 mins | Documentary | Australian Premiere

Meli and her husband Avito reflect on the pivotal decision of their lives. With much trepidation they left the tiny atoll of Tokelau for New Zealand seeking a better life for their son. 43 years on, they find themselves pulled between family and a longing for home.

A Horse Has More Blood Than A Human

Abolfazl Talooni | Iran, United Kingdom | 2020 | Azerbaijani, Persian | 20 mins | Documentary | Australian Premiere

This understated documentary focuses on an Azeri couple’s home village, whose only means of survival is by risking everything to smuggle Afghan refugees across the Turkish border

Excess Will Save Us

Morgane Dziurla-Petit | Sweden | 2019 | French | 14 mins | Documentary | Australian Premiere

In a small village north of France, the beginning of the dove hunting season and an argument between drunk Polish workers sets off an alarm around the country. An absurd unravelling that asks us to examine our own paranoias.

Format: DCP
Duration: 83

When

Thu 29 Apr 2021

8.30pm

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$22

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Duration

83 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

Where

Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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