A Finnish clerk who lacks confidence gets a special gift, young Polish users explore Chatroulette and a translator working from home changes her life on the New Year’s Eve. The DARK WHITE segment of shnit’s international competition features films from Finland, Poland, France, the Netherlands, and Canada.
One night a man and a woman meet on a chat app. With no past to share, they might never see each other again. They say that the Internet is the last stronghold of true freedom. There’s only one rule: if I am bored, I can switch you off. Can true feelings exist online?
Director: Jakub Piatek
Poland, 2018. 7 min. 16+
Happy New Year
On the last day of the year, your life might turn upside down if you answer an unexpected emergency call.
Happy New Year
Director: Wander Theunis
Netherlands, 2018. 9 min. 16+
Hyo-Jin, who now lives Montreal, attends the funeral of her younger sister in South Korea. The death of her sibling disturbs her daily life, triggering thoughts that she would have dismissed as irrational before.
Director: Andrée-Anne Roussel
Canada, 2018. 19 min. 16+
A hot summer day by a swimming pool.
Director: Héloïse Courtois
France, 2018. 7 min. 16+
Kalervo is a clerk who has felt powerless all his life: nobody seems to take him seriously, until Annukka gives Kalervo a life altering gift. But to change his life, Kalervo will have to make some sacrifices. Will he be able to stop before it is too late?
Director: Teemu Nikki
Finland, 2018. 15 min. 16+