Labo 2

Labo 2

Image: A Brief History of Princess X. Gabriel Abrantes

LABO 2, 100'. Session with subtitles in Spanish. Presentation: Sébastien Duclocher, member of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.


Carlos Gomez Salamanca, Colombia, France, 2016, 9', OV in Spanish, DCP

In December 2011, a night watchman was killed by a pack of more than twenty stray dogs who were roaming the streets of Bosa, a neighborhood of Bogotá. This animated film was developed around the concepts of body and territory in the city of Bogotá.


Gérard Cairaschi, France, 2015, 9', No dialogue, DCP

The story of Eve and the forbidden fruit. A cautionary tale, common to all religions, which stages the constant and unfailing links between religion and food, between food and prohibition, between prohibition and transgression, between transgression and punishment.

Thought Broadcasting

Nick Jordan, United Kingdom, 2017, 20', OV in English with Spanish subtitles, DCP

A film about psychosis and surveillance. A composite of fact and fiction, the film draws upon real-life accounts of a schizophrenic disorder: the belief that one's thoughts are being transmitted and heard by others.

Jag var en vinnare (I was a winner)

Jonas Odell, Sweden, 2016, 14', OV in Swedish with Spanish subtitles, DCP

Three very different stories on the subject of computer game addiction, told through a mix of documentary interviews and animation.

O Sonho do Estivador (The Dockworker's Dream)

Bill Morrison, Portugal, USA, 2016, 18', No dialogue, DCP

Drawing from Portugal's rich heritage of shipping, trade, and exploration, the film takes the viewer on a journey downriver, into port, into factories, towns, and families, and out into the great unknown.

On the Origin of Fear

Bayu Prihantoro Filemon, Indonesia, 2016, 12', OV in Indonesian with Spanish subtitles, DCP

Overdubbing the roles of both torturer and victim in one of Indonesia's most contentious films, Darto becomes the one-man embodiment of an era's worst cruelties and sufferings.

This Far Up

Ewan Jones Morris, United Kingdom, 2016, 11', OV in English with Spanish subtitles, DCP

Outside a remote farm house, a man attempts to fix a Land Rover. In the distance a stranger approaches. The film blends animation and landscape in a surreal exploration of life, death, and what lies in between.

A Brief History of Princess X

Gabriel Abrantes, Portugal, France, 2016, 7', OV in English with Spanish subtitles, DCP

A look back at the history of Brancusi's futuristic golden bronze phallus "Princess X" that is in fact a bust of Napoleon's incredible great-niece, Marie Bonaparte.