NOV 26TH – NOV 29TH 2020

Thursday 28th November | Zaal 3 | 14:45 - 16:15

People used to tell great stories that have now become well-known myths. We have selected some beautiful new ones for you which feature strong heroes and beautiful creatures.

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Human Nature

Sverre Fredriksen | Animation, Comedy | 02:15 | The Netherlands

Film Screening MODERN MYTHS

If we could switch roles with animals could we have a decent attitude, comfortable living conditions, and respect for our natural environment? The upside-down world doesn't seem cloudless. The injustice and absurdity of our world is quite obvious. Can we still be saved by humanity?

The Walking Fish

Thessa Meijer | Fantasy, Friendship, Health | 18:59 | The Netherlands

Film Screening MODERN MYTHS

An ambitious amphibian sea-creature wants to venture into the human world. Her dream to evolve into the perfect individual is so strong that she overcomes the physical boundaries of her fish-body and transforms into a human being. But even becoming a young woman she remains restless. Will she ever be happy?

Wavy Tales

Sunjoo Lee | Documentary, Fantasy | 11:47 | The Netherlands

Film Screening MODERN MYTHS

People have told myths and stories all throughout time, even before we could write. However, in this world explained by science and technology, could our surroundings still be imbued with storytelling and wonder? What kind of system is making waves, and how do the waves move around? The rumours, fantasies, and odd explanations about the invisible and unknown are told with humour and curiosity.

Our Song to War

Juanita Onzaga | Documentary, War, Human Rights | 14:09 | Belgium

Film Screening MODERN MYTHS

Crocodile-men, a mystic river, some kids that like fishing, and a war that ends share the same Colombian land, Bojaya. In this place, villagers have strange beliefs and celebrate the “Novenario” death ritual. This might be the beginning of a very long story, where spirits and humans meet each other to learn what life there is after the end of the war.

Driving Dinosaurs

Emma Catherine Piper-Burket | Documentary, Experimental | 09:19 | United States

Film Screening MODERN MYTHS

An 89-year-old marketing gimmick subliminal resurfaces on a lonely road in the American West. The history of the dinosaur image is becoming more clear through the ads and campaigns that used these creatures for their own purposes. Is there a new life for driving dinosaur?

Ben and Mimi - Mimi and Ben

Eva Rini May Cragg | Fiction, Fantasy, Relationships | 15:26 | United States

Film Screening MODERN MYTHS

Taking care of her husband Ben, Mimi finds her marriage rotating in an almost surreal routine. Suppressed by his weakness, while simultaneously enabling it, she misses a connection to the outside world and to nature. Mimi secretly opens a window one night and allows a caterpillar to enter their home. Getting closer to the animal, she slowly rediscovers a more primal, free and almost mystical side of herself.