Film 4 Fun spot 2020
This year Film 4 Fun celebrates the Romanian actress Magda Catone
NO PLACE LIKE LOCKDOWN – BEST SHORT MOVIE
Director: Mariusz Kuczewski
Screenwriters: Marcin Baczyński, Mariusz Kuczewski
Piotr has a wonderful family, a beautiful house, and decent earnings. When the world is struck by the pandemic, everything changes. Piotr is required to home quarantine. He isn’t worried, as he’s feeling great. In fact, he’s looking forward to spending two weeks with his family. But his wife – afraid of contracting the virus – takes the children and goes away to stay at her mother’s place. Although she leaves the house stocked up on food, she forgets to replenish toilet paper. How will a guy who’s never had to use a washing machine cope on his own? Will he realize how much he’s taken his family for granted?
CUCKOO! – BEST DIRECTOR
Director: Jörgen Scholtens
Screenwriters: Jörgen Scholtens, Pepijn van Weeren
Absurd comedy about a lonely man (Frank Lammers) who lives inside a cuckoo clock. Every hour he straps himself into his ejection seat and shoots through the doors of the clock. “Cuckoo!” He yells, “Cuckoo!” His work is of vital importance. The old lady who sits under the clock needs to take her medication exactly at the top of every hour. One day the man has the opportunity to win a substantial sum of money in a radio quiz. He loves gadgets and wants to buy a new computer. The only problem is that he can only dial in at the exact time he’s supposed to sit in his seat.
THE SUGAR GROCER – BEST SCREENPLAY
Director: Ferman Narin
Screenwriters: Ferman Narin, Kendal Öztürk
Salih is a neighborhood grocery living alone in a monotonous life. One day with an order coming while Salih is sitting at the grocery store, he will come out of this monotony and experience the most traumatic day of his life.
MUSICAL? – AUDIENCE AWARD
Director: Elena Palla
Screenwriter: Katerina Douma
Sneak pic from an everyday life story of two old friends, who meet each other by luck in a peaceful park. Ok not that peaceful. Well it’s a state of mind anyway let’s not philosophize it. Ok, ok, it’s just that they can not understand why we sing and dance just to move on the story. Don’t be one of them. Don’t say its not normal. Nothing is in this life.By the way, if you keep a secret, their wives driving them crazy because they are musical theater freaks, for goodness shake! But they manage it. What they can not manage is all the others around, if you get what I mean…
I’M SO FAR – SPECIAL MENTION
Director: Léo Grandperret
Screenwriter: Léo Grandperret
Sometimes, things that seem simple, just aren’t.