The Best Short Films at Cannes 2018

The movie sensations created within explicit work around the competence of showing shorter time recordings resulted them being chosen in the various nominations’ selections.

The Palme d’Or, the highest prize granted at the Cannes Film Festival, for Best Short was given to Charles Williams’ marvel “All These Creatures”, filmed on historic 16mm gauge of film. It presented topics around growing up, parents dealing with children and it was all revealed through the view of youth. Adric Watson, director of photography, looked deeply into implementing miniature elements in his work and what is why it differs from others.

One more nomination in the Competition was animation “III” directed by Marta Pajek from Poland. Two characteristic forces fighting for who gets to feel fully shaped surrealism figure was the main idea of showing how the movie plot would change multiple times. The film has a moving story about the clashes between two individuals and they keep libidinous relationship by exposing themselves through lust. There are situations in the movie where sensuality is never covered by any of typos and never distanced from the real world. Michał Jankowski was movie project’s sound director and was making sure his sound work addressed senseful situations. There is a never-ending twist on the big movie screens.

Additionally, in the Cinefondation category for Student Shorts highlights one more Polish animation film “Inny” by Marta Magnuska. The short movie solves the mystery of a new secret individual who is getting to town. Even him not being there yet, people feel his being and overwhelming psychological weight. 

The category’s 1st Prize have been granted for the movie “The Summer of the Electric Lion” created by Diego Céspedes. The film was directed from the University of Chile. Gaspar Santibañez played a character Alonso who takes care of his sister, yet she wants to become The Lion’s (obscure predictor who electrocutes people who touch him) seventh wife. The focus is on finding the contrast between the sympathy of young folk and powerful patriarch figures. The awarded film was shown at the cinema in Paris on May 22, 2018. 

The jury split the 2nd Prize to two winners – “The Storms in Our Blood” by Dong Wu Xiong Meng and Igor Poplauhin’s “Calendar”. The first one is about a 22 year old African girl who finds herself in a position of traveling around China’s village lives in a look of her baby’s father, in contrast, “Calendar” is about a mysterious woman going around places with every bit of transportation she can get but even she cannot know a purpose of her journey. Lucia Bulgheroni took
the Third Prize as a winner of the film “Inanimate”. Her own craft project tells a story about a woman with normal life which surprisingly will start fall apart. Of less than 6 minutes, the idea is to let others approach subjective dread.

The “Illy” Prize went to a documentary “Skip Day” by Patrick Bresnan & Ivete lucas which observed school seniors’ lives when the classes are almost done and after they are brought into unsettled adulthood. Yet the brief film of almost 17 minutes long shared the delight of youth society. Some could describe it as another movie about spring break in America but in truth the directors were keen on different approach – accepting delicate immoderation of youthfulness.

“This Magnificent Cake!”, the film forty-four minutes in length, made a major focus in the Quinzaine selection and put the story about 5 different individuals’ lives on the peak. Emma De Swaef’s & Marc James Roels’ animated comedy-drama hints at various scenarios on how life can be a remembrance of the irrational tragedies though with laughable situations around us.

Written by: Jamie