Some recent short films to win or be nominated at Cannes...

Rate Me by Fyzal Boulifa (2015) (UK) (17m)

Rate Me played at Cannes as well as many other festivals around the world, picking up several awards along the way. Rate Me presents us with a bewildering array of different possibilities as to the true nature and identity of a young woman who is being rated by punters who claim to have used her services. The film highlights the difficutly of knowing what is real in our post-truth, online world. Are these people even talking about the same person?

Rate Me

Stone Cars by Reinaldo Marcus Green (2014) (S Africa) (14m)

Stone Cars is a coming of age love story set in a deprived South African township. April's boyfriend wants to have sex but she is unsure. However, when she thinks she may be raped by the local thugs, she is faced with a decision: should she have sex now to ensure that she does not lose her virginity to a rapist? This is not an unusual thought process for young women who live in dangerous places.

Stone Cars

The Last One by Sergey Pikalov (2014) (Azerbaijan) (15m)

The Last One features an old man living alone in a remote part of Azerbeijan, with his only connection to the outside world being a young man who delivers his groceries, and an old television. It seems the old man has become obsessed with his malfunctioning fridge. However, when the TV news announces the death of the last WWII veteran, disturbing memories return that suggest there is in fact still one last veteran alive. The film looks beautiful.

The Last One

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