Competition Programs | International Competition: Freak Flag


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

Bizarre stories about embracing otherness in obscenely ordinary reality. Distorted time spaces and altered tempo rhythms create a surrealistic web between former lovers, current friends, future enemies and eternal hermits.

Running time 75 min.

  • Inglorious Liaisons
    Chloé Alliez, Violette Delvoye

    France | 11:02 | 2021

    Tonight is the night for Lucie, Maya and their friends. Even Jimmy came : he is here for Maya and everybody knows it. But at the moment when everything is supposed to happen, Maya and Lucie find out they have hidden feelings for each other, tender and confused, who trouble to find their place in this evening punctuated by alcohol that flows freely, the compilations that rock and the hormones that boil.

  • Slow Light
    Katarzyna Kijek, Przemysław Adamski

    Poland, Portugal | 10:58 | 2022

    A story of a man with a very dense eyes who sees all the surrounding reality only after seven years. The consequence of the eye defect translates into the mental immaturity of the man, lack of understanding of the present and belated reflections on long-gone facts. The man is never mature enough for his age and constantly lingers on the past.

  • Fall of the Ibis King
    Mikai Geronimo, Josh O'caoimh

    Ireland | 10:00 | 2021

    The antagonist of a dark opera becomes increasingly unsettled following the unlikely return of the former lead actor.

  • In his Mercy
    Christoph Büttner

    Germany | 11:55 | 2022

    One evening a prison director announces to a convict being executed next day. As by a miracle later at night the cell door opens. Being exhausted by endless interrogations the convict drags on through dark prison corridors. On his odyssey to gain freedom he is tossed back and forth by various mental states: his fear of being discovered, his hope for salvation and moments of sheer madness.

  • Krak
    Stan Roeland Lievens

    Belgium | 05:20 | 2021

    A man crawls out of a banana and explains how he found himself in that fruit. Meanwhile a fish is contemplating her own beauty. These two stories are observed and disected and cause a reaction that cracks the reality the observer is in.

  • Steakhouse
    Špela Čadež

    Slovenia | 09:34 | 2021

    The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?

    Fabio Orlando, Tommaso Zerbi

    Italy | 06:33 | 2022

    A man hungry for sausages buys a microwave oven that will drag him into the wild.

  • Au revoir Jérôme!
    Adam Sillard, Gabrielle Selnet, Chloé Farr

    France | 07:44 | 2022

    Sacred tones, a squeaky gate, a sea of white flowers – Jérôme enters paradise. He discovers a telephone book on a table and promptly dials his beloved Maryline, but gets her answering machine. So, he sets off in search of the lover who left him a year ago, asking the bird woman, the hotdog vendor and all the other creatures for guidance. Paradise is bizarre, bursting with colour, and very unorthodox. Just like its inhabitants, especially Maryline.