The Setting Sun Film Festival

The Setting Sun Film Festival

The Setting Sun Film Festival

Setting Sun Film Festival

International Films

An Island Drifts, Drama, Singapore, 18:32
Dir. Vivian Ip
Set in Singapore, a young teacher presses for the truth from a maladjusted student, the act leads to devastating results and they suffer the ignominy of losing everything that matters to them. The story holds a mirror up to society, where a mistake can derail a life in an overly pressurised world.

Anniversary, Drama, Germany, 18:31
Dir. Ali Schmahl, Stefanie Schmahl
Anniversary is a short film about a young couple whose way of loving is deeply affected by the circumstances caused by the sudden border closure between their respective countries.

Call Button, Drama, Canada, 11:25
Dir. Rhona Rees
A distant daughter must confront the reality of her mother’s MS and life in aged care when a photo app magically body swaps them.

Crush, Drama, Greece, 13:44
Dir. Alexandros Vossos
Fanis is looking for a place to live in Athens. The night is full of surprises as during his return he gets involved in a car crash which will make him face a series of social contradictions that will test his limits.

Frida (Sub Eng) Drama, Germany, 19:00
Dir. Aleksandra Odić
An encounter between a young nurse and her patient of the same age, Frida, on the border of professional distance and the desire for closeness.

She’s The Protagonist Road Movie, Belgium, 14:01
Dir. Sarah Carlot Jaber
The Protagonist, by her given name, is presented to us in her natural environment: a jungle, sadly, often lacking in density.

Intercom 15, Drama, Romania, 22:00
Dir. Andrei Epure
Several residents discover an unconscious woman lying in front of the block. Even though she lives on the third floor, nobody knows her name. While waiting for rescue, the neighbours reflect on her life and their own.

Millennial (Sub Eng) Fiction, Italy, 15:00
Dir. Eleonora Corica
Anna moves back to Genova. In her hometown, she meets by chance an old friend who invites her to a party. There, she meets Sofia, her former best friend.

Mulaqat (Sub Eng) Drama, Pakistan, 19:52
Dir. Seemab Gul
Zara, a schoolgirl in Karachi (Pakistan), shares a sensual dance video with her virtual boyfriend, who then blackmails her.

Neve, Fiction, Italy, 13:56
Dir. Alessia Buiatti
A mother and daughter take a road trip to an unknown destination. It is winter. The mother is tired and hopeless.

Transfarming, Documentary, Switzerland, 15:00
Dir. Thomas Machowicz, Sabina Diethelm
What happens when farmers have a change of heart? A We Animals Media short film directed by Thomas Machowicz and Sabina Diethelm.

That Day … Drama, Iran, 14:12
Dir. Fariba Abazari
Four girls are hanging out with each other and trying to have fun by riding through streets and singing, but the society surrounding these girls have other plans for them. Suddenly, two bikers start to chase them and eventually, making that day frighting and miserable for them.

The End of Originality, (Sub Eng), Experimental, Denmark, 09:51
Dir. Laura Zayan
Will there ever come a time when no new ideas are left to invent? Frances has 48 hours to find her own identity in a world where people are literally becoming copies of each other.

The Sprayer, Drama, Iran, 08:45
Dir.Farnoosh Abedi
In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private.

Toxic Magnus, Documentary, Greece, 10:06
Dir. Nasos Gatzoulis
Following a years-long intense struggle against his father’s obsession of turning him into a macho man, Magnus makes a failed suicide attempt which will eventually lead him to become a life coach.

Shadow, Drama, Greece, 15:00
Dir. Ifigenia Dimitriou
A middle-aged woman is in conversation with her husband about the day’s usual issues.