Short Film Pleasure

Short Films by Renowned Masters of Cinema

Powder Keg
January 13, 2001. Times war photographer Harvey Jacobs is wounded while witnessing a massacre at Nuevo Colon by terrorists. In a desperate effort, the United Nations sends a vehicle to get him out, a BMW driven by the mysterious Driver. A part of BMW "The Hire" ...
Ambush
While escorting an elderly man to an undisclosed location, The Driver is confronted by a van full of armed men and is warned that the old man has stolen a large amount of diamonds. The old man claims to have swallowed the diamonds and that ...
The Follow
The Driver is hired by a nervous movie manager to spy on a paranoid actor's wife. During his tailing of the wife, the Driver describes the right way to tail someone. As he follows her he begins to fear what he might learn of her ...
Star
The Driver carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city. Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards in the Driver's BMW. He soon gets tired of her and decides to have a bit of fun. A part ...
Sans Titre
In 1997, for its fiftieth anniversary, the Cannes Film Festival asked director Leos Carax for a short film; a visual postcard addressed to the festival in which the director could give news of himself and of his current project, Pola X. This official explanation almost suggests ...
Doodlebug
The depths of insanity are explored by a man chasing something in his apartment with a shoe. A man is trying to catch some sort of bug running around his room. He takes his shoes off and intends to crush it under the heel of his ...
Life
Poetic essay about the beginning of life from labor pains and birth and about its symbolic meaning. Life is about a birth, consisting mainly of views of a young woman's face in the throes of labour, her heaving body in its hospital room seen as a ...
Georgian Summer
A weary donkey causes a huge traffic jam on a busy road in Tbilisi. The donkey refuses to budge. Outside the city, a bull is attracted by the red dress of a pretty girl and chases her. A boy who is deeply in love with her, ...
The Heart of the World
Maddin pulls out all the stops in this dreamlike, hyperkinetic tribute to silent films. 'The Heart of the World" could easily have been a throwaway film, given the circumstance of its origin. The Toronto Film Festival commissioned Maddin to make a brief film to fill a ...
Je vous salue, Sarajevo
"In a sense, fear is the daughter of God, redeemed on Good Friday. She is not beautiful, mocked, cursed or disowned by all. But don't be mistaken, she watches over all mortal agony, she intercedes for mankind; for there is a rule and an exception. ...
Hedgehog in the Fog
Classic Russian animated short film from 1975. A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect... This is a story about a little hedgehog and his ...
Surprise!
A man gathers together an arsenal of lethal weapons around his lover’s bed like Rube Goldberg machine. It looks as if he wants to kill her, while she is fast asleep! Then he leaves and lights the fuse... Directed by Veit Helmer / Germany / 1995
C’était un Rendez-vous
Sorry full video has been removed due to a copyright claim by Spirit Level Film On an August morning in 1976, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional ...
Vincent
Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother. The art of the short film is one that is all too often overlooked by larger production companies. Which is just downright silly, really - OK, ...
There’s Only One Sun
Agent 006 is undercover to catch the mysterious, charismatic “Light”, but wrestles with her own feelings in doing so. Wong Kar-Wai reprises his futuristic mood from 2046 and waives a spy story of lush and betrayal to advertise Aurea, the new LCD technology by Philips. Directed by ...