Competition Programs | International Competition: Love won't tear us apart


The program will be available September 7-11 online on MEGOGO

Somewhere between connections, confessions and family stories, random worlds arise. Here, nobody is surprised that one confused little goat can change reality, a car tire is able to transform a boy's life, and a photo frame can transform a warm August evening.

Running time 72 min.

  • Little Smasher
    Gilles Cuvelier

    France | 13:56 | 2021

    Poetic testimony of a family crossing time and space to the rhythm of the uncontrollable crises of the youngest.

  • A Goat's Spell
    Gerhard Funk

    Germany | 09:00 | 2022

    A Child and its day. A conquest before breakfast, a clueless goat next to the house, a couple of promising airplanes far up in the sky. Then things and events fall apart. The goat seems to be linked to all of that. If there is any link between anything at all.

  • Sierra
    Sander Joon

    Estonia | 15:00 | 2022

    Father and his son are losing the folkrace. In order to win, a boy turns himself into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director's childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.

  • In The Upper Room
    Alexander Gratzer

    Austria | 08:09 | 2022

    Every season a young mole visits his blind grandfather, who lives deep underground in a comfortably decorated burrow. As the two grow older their relationship becomes more intense and important questions arise.

  • Granny's Sexual Life
    Urška Djukić, Émilie Pigeard

    Slovenia | 13:40 | 2021

    Four old women, reflect on their memories of old times when they were young and how different the relationships between men and women were back then. Their voices merge into one single voice, that of the grandmother Vera, who tells her story in proper detail. A trip into grandmother’s youth and the memories of her intimate life illustrate the status of Slovenian women in the first half of the 20th century.

  • Rejection
    Hleb Kuftseryn

    Estonia | 01:08 | 2022

    A short story about a boy, a girl, a bee, a flower and the sun who reject or experience all different sorts of rejections.

  • The Garbage Man
    Laura Gonçalves

    Portugal | 11:50 | 2022

    On a hot August afternoon, the family gathered at the table remembers uncle Botão: the Colonial War, emigration to France, where he lived and worked thirty years as a garbage man. Memories of each are crossed to tell the story of a man who lived a hard life through humor and fantasy, like when he returned to Belmonte, in a van full of trash, turned into a real treasure.