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Bahrani film 'Plastic Bag' to open Venice shorts section

MUMBAI: The organisers of the Venice Film festival has announced the line up for the international short film competition in the upcoming 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival.The section will open with Man Push Cart and Goodbye Solo director Ramin Bahrani‘s eco-themed short Plastic Bag. The short traces an epic, existential journey of a plastic bag in a world of globalization concerns. The director, who was last in Venice with Goodbye Solo (2008) is also one among the Lion of the Future (first film) jury this year.

Plastic Bag is the first of 26 shorts (18 of which are in competition) that were selected out of 1,600 submissions this year.

The eighteen films competing in this year‘s Corto Cortissimo line up, represent 16 countries and include three Italian films including the debut of actor Adriano Giannini‘s The Game (Il gioco), ample Asian entries such as Kwang bok-Kim‘s Mom‘s Vacation (Umma-e-huga) and Japan‘s Edmund Yao‘s Kingo. Others titles hail from Brazil, such as Bliss (O teu sorriso) from Pedro Freire as well as titles from Eastern Europe, Europe, South Africa and the United States.

The section closes with the Italian-Swiss co-production The It. Aliens by filmmakers Clemens Klopfenstein and Lucas Tiberio Klopfenstein, out of competition.


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