2020 Films: E
Eat (an allegory) (Canada, 07:54)
Directed by: Lisa MacLean
Written by: Lisa MacLean
Eat (an allegory) began with a vision of travel through the bardo states, a series of Tibetan afterlives through which each soul will pass on their way to eventual reincarnation. Parts of the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, describe the besetting of the soul during this process by a cacophony of wrathful grotesque demonic hordes. The soul is urged not to turn tail and run but to face these demons and understand that they are simply karmic manifestations of his own actions.... Eat (an allegory) combines layers of found footage, including digitised celluloid, and sound, to create an hallucinogenic meditation on life under late global capitalism.
Echoes in the Rainforest (Malaysia, 02:57)
Directed by: Alwyn Tay
Written by: Judy Hong, Anthony Saleh Ngau
Cast: MOSES LENJAU VINSIEN, CHRISTIARA MARQUEZA BESAM
In a village deep in the rainforest, a young girl strives for her dream, an old man opens his heart to change, and a young boy takes on a daunting challenge. This is a story of bravery, hope and love, inspired by an indigenous people in Borneo.
Eerie Fairy Tales (Estonia, 1:33:00)
Directed by: Mart Sander
Written by: Mart Sander
Cast: Mart Sander, Lisette Pomerants, Jekaterina Novosjolova, Kadri Rämmelda, Ain Mäeots, Toomas Kolk, Märt Koik, Ott Salla, Merle Palmiste
An anthology of bizarre, fantastic and spooky tales from the past, present and future, dealing with curses, witches, perfect crime and unsolved mysteries.
Eidolon (United Kingdom, 09:34)
Directed by: Louise Milne
Written by: Louise Milne
Cast: Lucas Abrahão , Sean Martin, Louise Milne
Eidolon: dream-image, apparition, phantom, ghost. Three dreams in three voices navigate a garden of forking paths. With texts from Horace, Freud's Wolf Man and an anonymous late 20C dreamer, a film in super8 and HD about magical nightmares, memory and loss.
End Point (United Kingdom, 05:00)
Directed by: Rafael Cortes
Written by: Rafael Cortes, David Cohen
Cast: Charlie Field, Rose Lucas, Sasha Clarke, Issy Knopfler, Liam Woodlands-Mooney
Fighter pilot Avner travels back in time to prevent the assassination of his wife Eva but they become trapped in a causal loop. Since Artificial Intelligence became sentient, androids have controlled the time continuum, preventing humans from travelling through time. Eva is targeted because the AI knows that she has discovered the truth about their agenda. Avner faces a choice to either let Eva go or save her life by taking her place.
Era (USA, 06:20)
Directed by: William Matheson
Written by: William Matheson
Era is a hypnagogic experimental rumination on ecology, mutation and collapse.
Era Yo - IT'S ME (Spain, 12 minutes)
Directed by: Andrea Casaseca
Written by: Andrea Casaseca
Maria is a larger-than-life "mean girl" who believes she can do or say whatever she wants, whenever she wants, to whomever she wants. What she doesn't know is that, often in life, you might get what you give.
Exit 0 (United States, 1:36)
Directed by: E.B. Hughes
Written by: E.B. Hughes
Cast: Gabe Fazio, Augie Duke, Federico Castelluccio, Peter Greene, Daniel O'Shea
A young couple go on a weekend getaway, to help fix their struggling relationship. Things soon go bad, when he discovers a videotape of a murder that occurred in the very same hotel room.