Sundance ’17 | Midnight Shorts

Do No Harm / New Zealand
(Director and screenwriter: Roseanne Liang)
— 3:00 a.m., 1980s Hongjing: In an aging private hospital, a single-minded surgeon is forced to break her physician’s oath when violent gangsters storm in to stop a crucial operation.

Fucking Bunnies / Finland
(Director: Teemu Niukkanen, Screenwriters: Antti Toivonen, Teemu Niukkanen)
— Raimo’s comfortable, middle-class bubble is burst when a Satan-worshipping sex cult moves in next door.

Hot Winter: A film by Dick Pierre / U.S.A.
(Director: Jack Henry Robbins, Screenwriters: Jack Henry Robbins, Nunzio Randazzo)
— One of the first films in American cinema to address climate change, Hot Winter: A film by Dick Pierre, was also a hardcore porno. All sex scenes have been removed as to not distract from the conscious message. THE NEW CLIMATE

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A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky
(Un ciel bleu presque parfait) / France (Director and screenwriter: Quarxx)
— You might think that Simon lives a monotonous life, but you would be wrong—contrary to appearances, he doesn’t live alone among the ruins of an old farm. Between kidnapper and guardian angel, he never takes his eyes off his roommate.

Pussy / Poland
(Director and screenwriter: Renata Gasiorowska)
— Alone at home one evening, a young girl decides to have a solo pleasure session—but not everything goes according to plan.

The Robbery / U.S.A.
(Director: Jim Cummings, Screenwriters: Jim Cummings, Dustin Hahn)
— Crystal robs a liquor store—it goes pretty OK.

Summer’s Puke Is Winter’s Delight / Japan
(Director and screenwriter: Sawako Kabuki)
— Painful events become memories over time. Still, we vomit and eat again. Life is eco.

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