The wonderful Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has decided to partner with the Żubroffka Film Festival for a chill December event in Poland! Żubroffka, a thriving and passionate event dedicated to the diversity and artistry of international film will present a curated selection of films for the program The Universe is Stranger Than Fiction – Visions From The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival on December 8, 2017 in Kleszczele, Poland under the direction of Festival director Daniel Abella. The lineup will explore the themes of science fiction including the future of humanity, the nature of reality and the complexities of paranoia.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017:
Świetlica Wiejska Wsi Dobrowoda (Kolejowa 19, Kleszczele, Poland)
Block: “The Universe is Stranger Than Fiction – Visions From The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival”
Time: 18:00 – 19:50
Director: Veselin Efremov
Run Time/Country: 5 min, Denmark
Synopsis: In a dystopian future, an organic body is a privilege easy to lose and a convict awakens to the grim reality of having been transferred into a mechanical shell.
Run Time/Country: 5 min, Japan
Synopsis: A girl encounters an android on the street. She finds something strange about the experience and decides to follow the android to give it a “message.”
Director: Ricardo Fernández Jiménez
Run Time/Country: 14 min, Colombia
Synopsis: A man whose consciousness has the ability to live in two parallel worlds simultaneously must help a dangerous gangster to win a bet. But everything changes when he meets a woman.
Tears in the Rain (2017)
Director: Christopher Grant Harvey
Run Time/Country: 11 min, South Africa
Synopsis: An engrossing look into the world of Philip K. Dick’s legendary novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) and its motion picture adaptation Blade Runner (1982).
Beyond the Doors (2016)
Director: Brent Murray
Run Time/Country: 8 min, USA
Synopsis: A man’s quest to find the perfect cuckoo clock will cost him much more than he could ever imagine. Based on a story by Philip K. Dick.
The Parcel (2016)
Director: Wilke Weermann
Run Time/Country: 17 min, Germany
Synopsis: In a world where it is normal to be alone, a man gets a package for his supposedly dead neighbor and the supernatural object drives him insane. After neighbors begin to stalk him, he realizes that there is a secret organization that wants to destroy his life. So he starts his counterattack.
The Plan (2016)
Director: Pierre Teulières
Run Time/Country: 13 min, France
Synopsis: In an isolated mansion, a creature follows the orders of his master in order to accomplish a shady plan that will change the world. Meanwhile, a desperate father is looking for his missing daughter.
The Aleph (2016)
Director: Cenk Guzelis
Run Time/Country: 9 min, Austria
Synopsis: Aleph, found in the woods of Vienna, is a point in a space which contains all the points of universe, where all the universe can be observed without distortion or confusion. Animated film based on the short story by Jorge Luis Borges.
Director: Jeremiah Hammerling
Run Time/Country: 9pm, Singapore
Synopsis: In the near future, sleep has become a crime and police units called “Wakes'”are tasked with incarcerating sleepers.