Festival of Mediterranean Short Film of Tangier
    Competition 2005


WHITE SHIRT BLACK TIE
by Yassine FENNANE
Morocco - 2005 - 5mn
Issam has bought a tie from a boutique in Casablanca. He later had a call from his new girlfriend, Nora. He dated her and promised her a gift. They met in a tunnel. Nora refused to receive a gift from Issam, considering that their relationship was quite new. There was a mounting tension. Issam ended by strangling Nora with his tie. Then he had a second call from a fresh conquest to whom he promised a gift.

FAMILY DESTINY
by Younes REGGAB
Morocco - 2005 - 20mn
Having lost her kids father, Rkya becoming a widow and lonely, feeling the need of affection and stability, remarried a man in his forty?s named Aziz. The latter who suffered from some physical disease put her kids life in difficulties. Rkya ended her kids pain with her husband?s death.

THE FOETUS DANCE
by Mohamed MOUFTAKIR
Morocco - 2005 - 27mn
a woman wanted to have an abortion. She isolated herself in a bungalow, has had a medicinal plant drink and waited. She was gradually caught by the spirit of the place and started to feel extra-sensitive perceptions. At this very moment, she lost her self-control and faced her painful past in her delirium.

CASTING FOR A WEDDING
by Fares NAANAA
Tunisia - 2004 - 13mn
It’s time for Samy, 28, to think about getting married. His mother really wishes to see him settle down. His love for her encourages him to try and fulfil her desire. He decides to proceed to a casting among his friends and relations to find his future wife.

ALMOST A DREAM
by Khaled BARSAOUI
Tunisia - 2004 - 15mn
The story is set in the 7’s and tells of the misadventure of a little boy who breaks the rules of his boarding school and finds himself alone in the streets at night.

NICE DAYS
by Meriem RIVEILL
Tunisia - 2005 - 15mn
Hager, a Tunisian in her sixties and window of a Tunisian migrant, lives in Paris, where she joined her husband over forty years ago. She lives alone in the nostalgia of times past and something missing : her native country.

WILDERNESS WITHN
by Vangelis MADERAKIS
Greece - 2004 - 18mn
On a small Greek Island in the early 1920?s, grandfather Petros, still a 15 years-old boy, met a 14 year-old girl. He took her, raped her and made her his wife. This is their story.

PILALA
by Theo PAPADOULAKIS
Greece - 2004 - 18mn
In a small village pf a greek island, a young boy is assigned with a heavy mission : bringing as soon as possible a plate of food cooked by his grand ma. There are so many obstacles on his way and he does not want to miss his favourite champion running on TV ...

LOSS
by Topalis KONSTANTINOS
Greece - 2004 - 20mn
Four stories about loss, about different faces and situations which unfold in time, stories that hint at the evolution of cinema history, reaching an end, or is it a new beginning?

VINEGAR WORMS
by Youssef-JoBOU EID
Libanon -2005- 20mn
Our worries and unbalanced life caused by the irregular social and economic-political acts are unconsciously affecting our dreams; Telling our dreams will indirectly be telling our history.

THE LIGHT
by Pierre SALLOUM
Libanon - 2004 - 26mn
After the end of the civil war, while reconstruction is booming, the city of Beirut decides to install the famous symbol of respect and order: THE TRAFFIC LIGHT. Hanna takes his family on a ride to test out the light and there he faces a new challenge: the thing that was invented to protect is becoming a source of harm and pain even on a national seal. Hanna will have to come to term with the light.

TWO, THREE DAYS
by Caroline ABOU ZAKI
Libanon - 2004 - 18mn
A farmer and his son of 5 years old, Nidal, are forced to leave their village in Palestine and go to Lebanon. In the confusion, they got separated from Nidal?s grandmother. Along walk begins in the Lebanese village seeking for the grandmother. A search full of despair and certitude of never seeing Palestine again.

TOMORROW
by Solveig NORDLUND
Portugal - 2004 - 15mn
Nuno, a boy of nine, runs away from house on the night of the 24th of April 1974. He hides in a mysterious building that is being abandoned in great haste. People are running down.

STRATAGEM OF LOVE
by Ricardo AIBEO
Portugal - 2004 - 20mn
Agustina is a young girl, beautiful and single, coming from a high class family and very self assured. She is passionate by other girls like her. To satisfy the impulse of love, she has no doubts that the male participation is more than useless, very armful. Young Franville knows Agustina?s unbreakable position against the opposite sex. Madly in love with her, he decides to conquer her by disguising himself as a woman.

CLOSE
by Pedro PINHO
Portugal - 2005 - 24mn
A man falls madly in love with his up floor neighbour. Moved by desire and jealousy he is going to eliminate every obstacle that lies between them.

OUR DAILY BREAD
by Martin ROSETE
Spain - 2005 - 11mn
The dry castilian steppe in the late forties, a subject, the maximum local authority, sees his principles shaken up by the arrival of the Fellowman, a knife sharpener from out of town. They challenge each other to a dialectical duel at a time when there isn?t bread for anyone, in which there are only crackers?From yesterday.

THE AIR THAT I BREATHE
by Sara Bilbatua
Spain - 2004 - 12mn
Angela wakes with a jump from a peaceful sleep. After work, she goes to a park to relax, but there even sitting down is a problem. ?El Aire Que Respiro? is about Angela?s obsession with once again achieving that uninterrupted sleep, with distancing herself from simple everyday, absurd and totality unstimulating reality.

ALPINIST CULPABILITY
by Daniel Sanches AREVALO
Spain - 2004 - 14mn
Ana and Alicia have a strange relationship with cold weather. Ana can't stand being near the snow. While Alicia, who lives in a center of incapacitated children, won't go out when it snows, believing that it's her duty to protect her imaginary friend from dying of cold. Mateo, a children therapist, deicdes to bring Ana and Alicia together, in the hope that they get over their traumas.

THE FLOWERS OF A MIDNIGHT
by Ervin & Ibrahim MUCAJ
Albania - 2004 - 26mn
This film is a mediation of the scriptwriter whom through one desolated person, TV and a little donkey express oneself the reality in nowadays. Through the finesse selected details the film is trying to bring out the Albanian mentality. Author takes the impulsion from the absurd social problem, which goes up to national paradoxes that happen not rare in Balkan. Although the author in his mediation stress that where the people cry and sing in their language, their origins is evident.

ELENI'S OLIVES
by Yinna AMERICANOU
Chyprus - 2004 - 19mn
Desperately running to escape her teasing pursuer, eight year old, Eleni approaches the Olive Grove to take refuge with the only friend that understands her, and old olive tree. As the heat radiates up from the ground the tree appears to move its branches to welcome Eleni into her own world. She is safe.

THE LAST DAY IN A PET'S LIFE
by Jasna Zastavnikovic
Croatia - 2005 - 18mn
Melodrama about the girl and her pet, placed in the last day of his life.

ONE A MONDAY
by Tamer El SAID
Egypt - 2005 - 15mn
Hanan and Nabil are an ordinary married couple, but on this Monday life may be different.

TODAY, 30 NOVEMBER
by Mahmood SOLEIMANE
Egypt - 2005 - 19mn
Sometimes we feel unable to communicate with our environment, at the same time that we offer a life opportunity to others.

THE ELEVATOR
by Ramy ESMAT
Egypt - 2004 - 5mn
An employer in an elevator, fed up with his materiel and family life, meets many personnalities in his work ...

GENESIS
by Riyad Deis
Palestine - 20058 - 19mn
Sultan is suspended from school, decides to takes his two friends to a cave where he had been once before. The search for the cave changes the fate of the teenager and his friends.

BE QUIET
by Sameh Zoabi
Palestine - 2005 - 19mn
On their journey home, a Palestinian boy and his father are beset by the tensions of a politically charged and militarized reality; an atmosphere that serves as a foil to the struggles for a father bringing up his son.

O PATHS
by Estelle GERARD
Turkey - 2005 - 26mn
A desert, a chasm, the emptiness, a luminous mountain, Gunesh is lost. This vision haunts Gunesh every day. He undertakes an initiatic trip to Anatolia. There, he meets Zaman, a man who will teach him the art of controlling his senses in creation to the environment and will help him discover a new perception of the world?

CONTAGIONS ARBITRARY BLINGNESS
by Ozan ADAM
Turkey - 2004 - 20mn
The film is about a fantastic journey through the book that tells the fragmented story of the remembrances, visions and dreams of a blind man who is subjected to experiments to reveal the visual data that was recorded by the micro-cameras which were installed in the eyes of an astronaut for a secret mission. They expect to retrieve the recording through the dreams of the blind man but they get lost in the surreal absurdity of a complex subconscious.

DUST
by Fatih KIZILGOK
Turkey - - 14mn
vignettes from an extraordinary but imperfect life of a couple seen through same dust cloud that they are in.

WORMS
by Robert CERENELC
Slovenia -2004- 19mn
Kristjan is a young man who enjoys reading comics. In order to repay his friend Marjan for the comics, Kristjan invites him to watch his neighbour Meta when she is having a bath in tub every evening. Kristjan also trades worms with Max, a mentally retarded fisherman. Meta has a boyfriend Grega whom he meets in an abandoned cottage at the nearby lake. One evening, when Meta is going to meet Grega, she is murdered by Marjan and his friends.

9.11 PM
by Arnaud BIGEARD
France - 2004 - 15mn
Behind his window, in the night, "Thomas" is witness of an aggression. He sees nothing but heard everything ... In that night another person had seen evrything. Among the aggressors, police and the third person, "thomas" does not grasp his world around him ...

KITCHEN
by Alice Winocour
France - 2005 - 15mn
A woman is fixing a meal with lobsters, American way, which is the cutting the lobster in peices before putting it alive in boiled oil. Alone in her kitchen, before two lobsters, she tried to kill them as clean as possible.

MAD ENVY
by Yannick SAILLET
France - 2005 - 11mn
A young couple facing a misery financial situation decided to rob a bank for a fresh start. Arnaud is young and impulsive. Sophie is pregnant of seven months. And they already had a two year old boy.

CONFESSION
by Mohamed LAKHDAR
Algery - 2004 - 15mn
Desire is creation ... game, space, bad work, sound ans words. A man, a woman, in a hotel room, take their time for a dress and for rain.

COW AND COMPANY
by Yahia MOUZAHIM
Algery - 2005 - 14mn


OVERDOSE
by ammar QUITTAINEH
Jordan - - 13mn
The news is so negative and it only goes from bad to worse. Newspaper reporter Oraib finds herself subject to mounting pressures to tone her headlines. But the avalanche of tragic events she must report simply does not lend itself to euphemisms. Faces with tough career decisions, she seeks advice in the most unlikely of places, to help her find the truth. But in the age of globalization, even the truth comes in various colors ans sizes, with parts made locally and others imported.

ALERT GUNS
by Aseal MANSOUR
Jordan - - 11mn
Salim dons his combat fatigues, slips into his black leather boots, and bids his young wife a farewell. there is tension in the air as the samll radio blurts out military music. There is a battle of a different kind to be fought and Salim is determined to win it.

THE NICE GRAND-MOTHER
by Yahia ABDULLAH
Jordan - 2004 - 10mn
Mohannad lived a difficult childhood influenced by the behavior of its entourage in particular his father, his teacher, his grandmother and the accounts which frighten him, which had reflected on its personalities and its married life.

YANG MY BROTHER
by Massimilano DE SERIO, Gianluka DE SERIO
Italy - 2004 - 15mn
Bing, a chinese girl, gets into Italy illegally. Her "new" brother Yang is waiting for her.

THE SEA
by Salvator MEREU
Italy - 2004 - 23mn
Five village kids from Sardinia Island are on thei way to the sea for the first time. They run into the middle if the sand finally there is the sea. it's bigger than they imagine, they are moved ...

HAVING STYLE
by Franco FRATERNALE
Italy - 2004 - 9mn
An octogenarian pick-pocket gives his last lesson of the noble art of robbery.

LETTER TO MY MOTHER FROM THE CITY OF THE SOUTH
by Alex VELLA GERA
Malta - 2005 - 23mn
What does it feel like to be in place? How does one communicate a sense of place? As a distanced son writes a letter to his mother, images slide before us just in the same way that a pen slides across a blank piece of paper, leaving behind it the traces of experience.

A STORY OF AN OLD LOVE
by nedal DOHAJI
Syria - 2004 - 11mn
Two Siamese twins attached by the back, one likes football, the other likes Badia, they decide to make a surgical operation to separate even if they know that it can be the origin of died of the one of them...