15 — 19 июля 2020

Внимание! Кинофестиваль «Гелос» — международный. У нас две программы — онлайн и офлайн.

В онлайн-программе (15 — 17 июля 2020) фильмы идут на английском языке (или на языке оригинала с английскими субтитрами).

В офлайн-программе (18 — 19 июля 2020) фильмы на большом экране в кинотеатре показываем на русском языке (или на языке оригинала с русскими субтитрами).


ОНЛАЙН ЧАСТЬ КИНОФЕСТИВАЛЯ 15 — 17 июля 2020
Трансляция онлайн лучших фестивальных фильмов на АНГЛИЙСКОМ языке или на языке оригинала с АНГЛИЙСКИМИ субтитрами.

15 июля 2020

15:00 (Московское время)

Théo Semeteys «Bonne Condite», France, 11:01

Fred, a driving instructor, hits a girl on the street. Thinking that she died instantly, he decides to put the body in the trunk and go to his driving course as if nothing had happened. What he does not know is that the girl is still alive.

Philip Clyde-Smith «Suiside Hotline», United Kingdom, 9:00

Mr Jameson is having a Thursday like any other. That is, until arriving home from work to answer a cold call the likes of which you’ve never come across. And hopefully never will. Mike is an employee of the Suicide Hotline, and he takes his job very seriously. Only the Suicide Hotline isn’t in the prevention game — as Mike himself would say, ‘Instead of offering comfort and coping strategies, we’re here to accelerate the suicide process. We’re facilitators.’

Alessandro Piccato «Just Desserts», United Kingdom, 4:22

Today is no normal day for Victoria Sponge, chef icer and owner of the only Michelin star cupcake shop in the world, Just Desserts. As she completes a magnificent wedding cupcake tower, two amateur robbers try to execute a makeshift heist.

Brock Spady «As Is», United States, 18:47

Freddie, a telegram delivery messenger, has no problem telling it like it is, unless it’s about himself. When his self-embellishments get him in over his head with his dream girl, he’s got to come clean and present himself ‘as is’.

Veronica Spedicati «Potato“s day», Italy, 12:00

Three girls that live in the same apartment struggle with boys’ relationships. They swear to not deal with boys for some time but a mysterious boy goes to live next to their house. Curiosity will make its way

Harko Wubs «The Human», Netherlands, 10:00

By observing ‘the human’ in a traditional ‘nature-documentary style’ and by showing how we get our daily food, questions are being raised about mankinds relation to nature.

João Rabello «The Man Wh Became A Meme», Brazil, 11:37

Julio is the owner of a second-hand bookstore who hates technology. Unfortunately he wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a internet meme.

Daniel Noblom, «Not Suitable For Children», Spain, 6:00

A sad kid whose favourite toy has been broken by someone, or a man who wants vengeance for the brutal murder of an old friend? Everything depends on the point of view…

17.00 (Московское время)

Aleksandr Belov «Survive», Russia, 6:00

An ordinary Girl tells how to survive in the forest, in extreme conditions.

Evgeniy Karelinov «WOMANIZER», Russia, 4:00

After a hard day, the office worker has to stay overnight to complete the task of the boss, but he can’t concentrate on the work due to loud sound from the printer…

Алексей Алферов «Loafers», Russia, 10:08

Comedy with elements of the absurd, in the center of which is a love triangle. A young man deeply passionate about positive philosophy learns that his girlfriend has another man. The difference between the philosophy of the protagonist and the bitter reality is compressed into a spring of inner experiences, disguised by a smile. The spring should pull the trigger.

Konstantin Reich «THE ATTEMPT №4», Russia, 20:00

The short film «THE ATTEMPT №4» is a bright comedy of intrigue. With a sudden plot and paradoxical intrigue. The script is based on the play that won the Grand Prix of the International Playwrights Competition «Eurasia-2017». Egor meets Marina at the bus station. She is visibly older, more experienced and, for some reason, immediately invites the guy to her house. A romantic date is promising some intimacy… But things don’t go as planned from the very doorstep! The denouement of this strange evening will be rapid and sudden for both, the pick-up artist and the viewers. No Egor will be harmed in the end.

Gennady Kuznetsov «About Faith, Lies, Homely Brute And National Pride», Russia, 15:07

An ordinary Russian husband and his ordinary Russian wife have an argument on the phone. The day comes to a close with an austere dinner. While mom is on her way home from work, dad shares the family’s ugly secret with the children — and they can hardly believe it. 

Gian Marco Delle Sedie «Nice to Meet You», United States, 10:01

Susie is meditating on her porch and trying to achieve balance when suddenly she receives an unusual visit of a guy she had a one-night stand. After the stress, she invites him in for a breakfast when they talk and she realizes that Gary shares a lot in common with her but in a peculiar perspective. As the night comes in they dance and get along very well… But when she wakes up next day, Gary has gone.
A surrealistic romantic comedy about self-acceptance, tolerance, and G-spot.

Elizabeth Usher «Ukulele Boogie Woogie», Australia, 2:55

Ukulele Boogie Woogie provides a few minutes of pure joy. The official music video features Renée Jonas on vocals and Cameron Murray (of Kamuke Magazine) on ukulele, plus artwork by Lauren Swan.

Hannah Benson «Hallmark», United States, 2:07

The love story of a messy college couple unfolds — as told through Hallmark greeting cards.

John M. Keller «I’ve Had Enough!», France, 24:59

In an era of yellow vests (les gilets jaunes), Juliette, a prominent TV journalist with a fiery temper and acerbic wit, quits live on air. She retreats to a gorgeous, abandoned village in the south of France where she joins a strange workshop full of people—a blasé teacher, a disgruntled security guard, a rich American, etc.—all learning how to protest, French-style. While others wonder whether she might be on the verge of a breakdown, Paul, the workshop leader, becomes the target of her comic jabs. Tensions flare, leading to a dramatic finale, but not before Juliette has a chance to decry the superficiality of modern life, and the pointlessness of protesting tiny things, when the entire 21st century is to blame.

Mathieu Rivolier «For One», France, 7:55

Two employees of a private bank subtly plan their revenge against a client, a pretentious and unscrupulous man. But things don’t go as planned…

Keara Phillips-Vabre «Sexy Apple», United Kingdom, 1:28

A man is tempted by an apple.

Yaou Chen «Hungry», United States, 2:39

A film about a T-rex, who is starving in the desert and looking for food. It is a film about his adventure with meeting with other wild animals.

Wyatt Cagle «The Rainbow Bridge», United States, 4:50

As newly hired vet tech Christine struggles with reality of her chosen life, Dr. Troy teaches her that being a vet means more than getting licked and handing out treats.

Aniez Atlas, Dermot Arrigan «Nasty Girls», Spain, 7:11

Two spoilt brats, caught cheating in an exam, are sent to the guidance counsellor’s office in order to find a solution to the problem. However, things escalate from bad to worse.

19:00 (Московское время)

Dimitris Andjus «Figaro», Greece, 6:00

A young actress tries to show her talent on an audition, but always something stands on her way!

Michael McCallum «The Pewter Bros». United States, 1100

Two brothers are in search of a missing treasure if they can get past being around each other long enough to find it.

Rodrigo Sopeña, Joana Solnado «Fire Extinguisher», Spain, Brazil 4:00

Milagros is obliged to install a fire extinguisher in her chapel. But first she will have to ask someone’s permission…
Rodrigo Sopeña («Club Houdini», «Fermat’s room») and Joana Solnado («Morangos com Açúcar», «Paixão») present this unusual short film made during the workshop «Filming in Navarre with Asghar Farhadi» under the supervision of the Iranian […]

Minato Matsuda, Haruna Ueno, Tomoko Taiga «Om Nom Nom…», Japan, 3:16

One day, a hungry dinosaur came across a weird jumping egg in the forest. He swallowed it, and then felt some strange rumblings in his tummy. Well, well, well…

This stop-motion animation is essentially a funny short story for kids, but its fanciful visual images may also attract adults. The unique imagery of the dinosaur’s internal organs and nature have been created with a multi-plane camera, by combining fluffy flat puppets (a boy, a dinosaur, and other creatures) with carefully composed pastel drawings.

Edward Mizner «Bachelor Dads», United States, 1:00

What’s more important than having kids?

Oscar Martin «Nights Are Not The Same Withot You», Netherlands, 3:27

A simple guy finds himself being stared at by a stunning pretty girl. However, his first reaction of happiness will soon turn into surprise when he spots the same girl on a magazine cover and then again at a kiosk, and at a club and at a park and at a shop…is she everywhere? does every girl looks like her? is he going insane? what´s going on?!!

Melanie Benna «Walter Krz», Germany, 6:15

Walter Kurz, engineer for airbag folding systems, is on his way home and has to go to the toilet very urgently. His germ phobia only allows him to be at home, so he runs as he can, but realizes at the door that he forgot his key. He tries to break into his own house, the struggle between germination and pressure begins.

Walter Kurz, engineer for airbag folding systems, is on his way home and has to go to the toilet very urgently. His germ phobia only allows him to be at home, so he runs as he can, but realizes at the door that he forgot his key. He tries to break into his own house, the struggle between germination and pressure begins.Walter Kurz, engineer for airbag folding systems, is on his way home and has to go to the toilet very urgently. His germ phobia only allows him to be at home, so he runs as he can, but realizes at the door that he forgot his key. He tries to break into his own house, the struggle between germination and pressure beginsWalter Kurz, engineer for airbag folding systems, is on his way home and has to go to the toilet very urgently. His germ phobia only allows him to be at home, so he runs as he can, but realizes at the door that he forgot his key. He tries to break into his own house, the struggle between germination and pressure begins. Walter Kurz, engineer for airbag folding systems, is on his way home and has to go to the toilet very urgently. His germ phobia only allows him to be at home, so he runs as he can, but realizes at the door that he forgot his key. He tries to break into his own house, the struggle between germination and pressure begins. Walter Kurz, engineer for airbag folding systems, is on his way home and has to go to the toilet very urgently. His germ phobia only allows him to be at home, so he runs as he can, but realizes at the door that he forgot his key. He tries to break into his own house, the struggle between germination and pressure begins.

Nicholas W. Callais «Holy Hell!», USA, 9:13

What starts out as a simple get-together quickly devolves into a bloody nightmare when the local New Jersey satanic persuasion cult gathers for their weekly meet up to induct their newest member.

Chris Ballinger «Candy Canes», United States, 8:17

Candy Canes follows Jack as he tries to have a simple holiday date. When the doorbell rings, everything changes. It’s not always easy to be nice around the holidays.

Alexei Zotov «Veg Girl», Russia, 8:40

Ilya invites Vika to a restaurant where she, a convinced veg, finds out that her boyfriend is a meatarian. She wants to convert him and to prove that meat is about aggression. But Vika’s stratagem turns into a catastrophe.

Uxía Santiago «Out of breath», Spain 15:00

Inma and Roberto meet, one day by chance, while running. Between them a friendship relationship is born that is produced by the support and help they both need in one of the most difficult moments of their lives.

Rachael Sonnenberg «Pledge It», United States, 13:13

Public school children around the country say the pledge of allegiance every day, but for the second graders at Reileigh elementary allegiance was not such an easy sell. A filmmaker explores the comical chain of events that left classroom 3C in utter ruin, turning morning meeting into morning anarchy.

George Graham «Misconduct», United Kingdom, 19:11

Annie and Daniel are a miserable middle-aged professional couple who want what they can’t have — but this doesn’t stop them pursuing their goals via any selfish, unsavoury means possible.

21:00 (Московское время)

Bryan Skinner «Open for Submissions», Canada, 01:30:00

Open For Submissions is a improvised feature mockumentary about a small film festival with big problems. Desmond Baggs, the new film festival Executive Director must overcome sabotage and betrayal in a bid to make sure his film festival isn’t destroyed by the festival programmer, the filmmakers, or the Canadian Arts Council!

Marc Fehse «Shadows of History — Hitler‘s Secret Bio Weapons», Germany, 01:26:00

Don’t Believe Everything You See! In a world of fake news, retouched images, digital special effects, and powerful people pulling hidden strings, we owe it to ourselves to let reason dominate our thoughts and beliefs instead of our senses. 1945, shortly before the war ended. Hitler tries to turn Germany‘s fate in every possible way. Recently published documents from the archives of various intelligence agencies let assume that the Nazis actually did research on large eadwellers, like sharks, and with the help of genetically manipulated chemicals made them fly in order to use them as a last weapon against the Allies.

Countless scientists and experts from all over Europe were interviewed for this documentary, historical places that had hardly been entered by anyone in the last 70 years, were visited. More and more evidence had been put together to consider the question whether the last secret wonder weapon of the Nazis was indeed of biological nature. Is this true? The seeds of Uncertainty…

Jan Caplin, «The Angry Anonymous Meeting», France 24:00

The organization of The Angry Anonymous meeting was created to help people who are subject to extreme anger. The meeting, led by a Catholic activist, brings together 7 participants. Each will attempt to submit to the proposed exercises. The outcome of the meeting is then more complicated …

16 июля 2020

15:00 (Московское время)

Shae Sterling, «Alien Addiction», New Zealand, 1:37:00

Alien Addiction follows Riko (Jimi Jackson) who lives in a small town in the middle of nowhere (Waikato, New Zealand). Life was pretty normal until two aliens crash landed near Riko’s house. He welcomes the aliens and together they develop an intergalactic relationship of epic proportions. Alientologist Peter Mackintosh (Thomas Sainsbury) has tracked the aliens and Riko, and plans to capture them and reveal them to the world.

Giorgio Arcelli Fontana «American Marriage», Italy, 14:45

Leonardo, an Italian immigrant who lives in New York, marries a Latina woman, Nikki, to obtain the American greencard. Through the comedy of it all Nikki and Leo fall in love “for real” but it looks like «Uncle Sam» will be the one to have the last laugh.

Jörgen Scholtens «Cuckoo!», Netherlands, 7:00

Absurd comedy about a lonely man (Frank Lammers) who lives inside a cuckoo clock. Every hour he straps himself into his ejection seat and shoots through the doors of the clock. «Cuckoo!» He yells, «Cuckoo!» His work is of vital importance. The old lady who sits under the clock needs to take her medication exactly at the top of every hour. One day the man has the opportunity to win a substantial sum of money in a radio quiz. He loves gadgets and wants to buy a new computer. The only problem is that he can only dial in at the exact time he’s supposed to sit in his seat.

17:00 (Московское время)

Alexey Sokolov «Women’s day», Russia, 10:25

To support an illusion of luxury and happy life Irene rents huge flower composition to make a bunch of selfies. Bright makeup and sexy dress are on. But Irene wasn’t really ready to see her ex-boyfriend as a delivery boy. What will she do in that awkward situation?

Aleksey Sokolov «Hero of the day», Russia, 11:02

Arseniy is on a way of getting his breakfast. Can he ever imagine that he will be saving people and animals, taking part in a fight, meeting a girl and probably having a chance to become a hero that day, and even have a desired reward?

Sergei Mikushin «Friendship», Russia, 6:25

Lelia, a 25-year-old girl in a unisex sports sweatshirt with a barely noticeable make-up and a casual hairstyle, finally meets her peer and an old friend after a long break. Her friend is a blonde girl with a bright appearance and deep neckline.
Lelia starts telling her friend about her problems, recording a live broadcast on the social network.
Her friend starts to laugh maliciously at the climax of Lelia’s story. Without paying much attention to Lelia’s offense she continues the theme with her own story, which hurts Lelia even more.
However, as soon as Lelia notices that she has forgotten to turn off the camera and she has collected many likes, both with her own story and her friend’s story, there is no trace of her resentment.
A friend is extremely dissatisfied with Lelia’s success, and especially with her unwitting participation in it.
But she doesn’t remain upset for long and she is confidently planning a revenge.

Jonathan Geffner «Trillo & Suede Web Series», United States, 4:51

A film noir parody web series, set in Brooklyn, NY. Written, created, executive produced and starring ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner. Trillo & Suede are a ventriloquist/dummy detective duo. Episode 1 of 10 weekly episodes was released on Jan. 1, 2020.

In Episode 3, «The Dead Psychologist», a beautiful, mysterious client — Emily Kane — hires Trillo & Suede to find out who murdered her secret lover, the eccentric psychologist, Dr. Shloymy Shlitzkowitz. The burning question: Can a femme fatale find true love with a puppet?

Sylvia Massy «White Pants», United States, 2:35

Humorous, wacky, absurd look at the ridiculousness of trying to keep white pants… white!

Mike McDougall «$300», United Arab Emirates, 16:51

A lazy slob finds a wallet that always contains $300 if he sticks to one rule, which he doesn’t of course.

Vadim Brunell «Fabrice’s Angels», United States, 8:40

007 trains Charlie’s Angels to fight crime.

Kasun Aravinda «Enigma», United Kingdom, 12:12

Over- excited by the prospect of filming a TV commercial advertising his luxury coffin business, Mr. Bannatyne is adamant that it should have a vampire theme. It’s the director’s job to make him understand what a terrible idea this is.

Erin Ellen McLaughlin «The Difficult Kids», Canada, 16:39

In this hilarious and topical satire dealing with internet fame and the darkness just underneath its glamorous surface, a young girl obsessed with her newfound insta-virality decides to indulge her Satanic side in the name of clout. After being featured on a popular daytime talk show as a «troubled teen», 8th grade Abigail and her best friend Jodie decide to use her fame to lure the new kid at school, Tony, to their after school cult in order to make him their first sacrifice. During their sacrificial sleepover, Tony finds both girls telling him that the other one is dangerous, and that he needs to kill the other before they kill him. Tony tries to escape but is stopped by Abigail who tries to kill him before Jodie throws her to the ground and knocks her out. Later, Abigail is arrested and Jodie and Tony realize that her Instagram followers are still climbing rapidly. Abigail, from inside the cop car, flashes a psychopathic smile.

Elizabeth Usher «There’s No Place for a Uke on Halloween», Australia, 1:50

A comedy ukulele song that plays on the fact that the uke is a joy-filled instrument and cannot be effectively used to scare people on Halloween. The lyrics and chords are included so viewers can play and sing along with ease.

Janez Juh «Zlata verižica/ Golden Necklace/ Zlatni lančič», Slovenia, 16:00

Golden Necklace is a film about a man in the middle years, wandering around the dark music clubs of Ljubljana. He falls into a series of short relationships with younger women who forget them quickly. This time he sees an attractive girl and together they go to her home. When everything goes as he imagined the girl asks for a favor.
The situation quickly reverses and the male role of the hunter is replaced by the victim when he remains caught in a sewerage, abandoned and in the mud.

19:00 (Московское время)

Jonny Lewis «The Finger on the Button», United States, 3:35

A pentagon General receives a call from the president ordering a nuclear strike against SOUTH Korea. A Major questions the order. Does the president have dementia? Will a nation be obliterated? Watch and see!

Stanislav Shelestov «Like, Share. Repost.», Russia, 8:00

Two guys decide to become bloggers. In order to get views and likes they take some experimental military pills which deprive them of any sense of pain. But it goes too far.

Vlads Kovalovs «Shot», Latvia, 27:51

The restaurant. 4 tables. 9 guests. One of the guests needs to die.

Paudie Baggott «Rip to the Rescue!», Ireland, 14:30

In the post-apocalyptic Irish midlands an overconfident American jet pilot tries to rescue a beautiful young woman from her domineering Mammy — but ’round here — getting involved with family can be deadly.

David Crann «The Other Book of Kells», Ireland, 20:00

A young couple visiting the national museum are fascinated by the preserved body of a monk from the 9th century. They wonder what kind of man he was – surely a monk dedicated to illustrating a holy manuscript… As they gaze at his face we travel back to the monastery he lived in and see the same man, Brother Finn, working on a manuscript. He is interrupted by another monk, Canus, and is summoned to see the Abbott. The Abbott must go away on business for the monastery and leaves Finn in charge of protecting the monastery from the marauding Vikings. Finn uses the opportunity to further his own work with the help of a woman from the village, Sorcha. But when the Vikings arrive Finn must choose what exactly he is trying to protect.

Greg Chwerchak «Sac de Merde», United States, 13:27

Based on a true story, «Sac de Merde» tells the tale of Mazel Mankewicz, an unlucky-in-love yet irrationally optimistic New Yorker who thinks her luck has changed when she spends the night with the man of her dreams. As it turns out, he might just be full of shit. Literally.

21:00 (Московское время)

Patrick Carelsz «Debt», Netherlands, 6:30

Thanks to the visit of a tourist, the hotel owner of a picturesque Dutch village is able to redeem is debt. But it appears he is not the only one with debt. In this absurd comedy about the circular economy, it is clear that constantly making and settling debts brings unanticipated consequences.

Philip Clyde-Smith «Millenials», United Kingdom, 6:04

Two busy millennial’s Luna and Delilah bump into each other at their favourite cafe. They try and organise ain overdue catch up. They slowly progress through their diaries as we learn about their manic lives from masturbation classes to unique Fyre Island inspired festivals. However will they actually ever find a free date?

Robert Husted «Lost Treasure of the Valley», United States, 25:22

A photographer and an adventurer discover that all of the abandoned shopping carts in LA’s San Fernando Valley lead to a hidden cave off of Sepulveda Blvd. with a lost treasure inside — guarded by a dragon!

Cjay Boisclair «Stood Up», Canada, 4:40

Dialogue free and universal in its story-telling, Stood Up is a short film filled with memories of happily ever afters and love at first sight.

Charming, loyal and perpetually single Ben is tired of always being the best friend and wing-man. After deciding to shake things up, he agrees to a blind date. But, when things go awry, will fate step in and save him from forever being friend-zoned?

Laurent Ardoint, Stéphane Duprat «Honeymoon in the West», France, 14:15

Lisa, a young newlywed, is captured by a dangerous bandit. With his accomplices, they oblige her to attend the hanging of her husband, Mike. But he manages to escape death and he is going to do his utmost to deliver his wife from the claws of the outlaws.

André Badalo «Portugal is not for sale», Portugal, 01:40:00

«Let’s make Portugal Great Again!» After another economy crisis, Sebastian and his crazy family discover that their new Prime Minister hides a wicked plan to sell their country to the Germans, the French, the Chinese and to the Angolans. Whilst being a satire, we watch the several hazards of a “broke and desperate Portuguese family” that, between kidnappings, demolitions, laxatives, disguises and several other mishaps, has to convince the rest of the nation that they might wake up tomorrow without a country of their own. Fighting for our identity and making sure that Portugal Is Nor For Sale.

17 июля 2020

15:00 (Московское время)

Alon Gur Arye «Mossad», Izrael, 01:35:00

The Mossad and CIA team up to save the world from an international terror organization. When an American tech-billionaire is kidnapped in Jerusalem, the CIA decides not to depend on Israel any longer and sends its own agent for the rescue operation. Relations between her and the Mossad agent reach the level of «respect and suspect». She is backed by substantial budgets and operates by the book whereas he is spontaneous, looks for short-cuts, and takes all the credit for himself. If the mission is a failure, the Mossad’s Director won’t be able to fulfill his ambition of lighting one of the Independence Day torches on live TV, something that simply is inconceivable.

17:00 (Московское время)

Mike Egbert «Dollhead», United States, 32:36

An overly protective mother with an abusive past communicates to her mute son through a childhood doll when she is no longer around.

Lark Lee «Confession», Australia, 6:37

Confession is a Thriller/Comedy about Mr. Grey who seeks peace of mind by confessing to a counselor after committing a sin.

Dasha Khritankova «SHUSH», United States, 2:59

A guy is excited to watch a film in a movie theater. Who knew such a simple task could become a challenge…

Luis BRICENO, Laurent CROUZEIX «AMERIGO AND THE NEW WORLD», France, 13:42

America was not really discovered in 1492… Yet soon after that date, the name of a certain Amerigo started being used in relation to the American continent. How did this come about? What if fake news dated from way back before the ditigal age?

Kornelia Werp «Mr and Mrs Bucket», United Kingdom, 11:12

Brian and Rita win a voucher for a free pre-birth screening that will detect the child’s future tendencies and traits. But when they take up the offer, how reliable are the strange clinicians and their alarming prognostications?

Giorgio Arcelli Fontana «American Marriage», Italy, 14:45

Leonardo, an Italian immigrant who lives in New York, marries a Latina woman, Nikki, to obtain the American greencard. Through the comedy of it all Nikki and Leo fall in love “for real” but it looks like «Uncle Sam» will be the one to have the last laugh.

Jörgen Scholtens «Cuckoo!», Netherlands, 7:00

Absurd comedy about a lonely man (Frank Lammers) who lives inside a cuckoo clock. Every hour he straps himself into his ejection seat and shoots through the doors of the clock. «Cuckoo!» He yells, «Cuckoo!» His work is of vital importance. The old lady who sits under the clock needs to take her medication exactly at the top of every hour. One day the man has the opportunity to win a substantial sum of money in a radio quiz. He loves gadgets and wants to buy a new computer. The only problem is that he can only dial in at the exact time he’s supposed to sit in his seat.

Patrick Carelsz «Debt», Netherlands, 6:30

Thanks to the visit of a tourist, the hotel owner of a picturesque Dutch village is able to redeem is debt. But it appears he is not the only one with debt. In this absurd comedy about the circular economy, it is clear that constantly making and settling debts brings unanticipated consequences.

Philip Clyde-Smith «Millennials», United Kingdom, 6:04

Two busy millennial’s Luna and Delilah bump into each other at their favourite cafe. They try and organise ain overdue catch up. They slowly progress through their diaries as we learn about their manic lives from masturbation classes to unique Fyre Island inspired festivals. However will they actually ever find a free date?

19:00 (Московское время)

Michal Bechar «Redemption», Israel, 24:23

Chvatzelet is cynical young woman who is full of criticism about everything. She goes out on a tinder date with Eli, after her best friend Frikase makes her. She has sex with Eli, who disappears in the middle of the night. The next day, strange things start to happen to her and she finds out that Eli was God and that now she is carrying the new modern Messiah.

Chvatzelet is cynical young woman who is full of criticism about everything. She goes out on a tinder date with Eli, after her best friend Frikase makes her. She has sex with Eli, who disappears in the middle of the night. The next day, strange things start to happen to her and she finds out that Eli was God and that now she is carrying the new modern Messiah.

Joe Bauer «The Void Rebooted», Australia, 26:03

Ep 5 — FILM NWAH

The colour literally drains from Fex’s face (and from everything) when Gustaf threatens to reshoot 18 years’ worth of footage in black and white to appeal to colour-blind Academy voters. When a priceless piece of plastic goes missing, Fex adopts a private detective attitude, attire and erratic accent to investigate his five suspicious housemates and solve the kind of mystery that wouldn’t even make page 12 of a Rockhampton primary school newsletter.

Mikhail Tot «The Low Lives: Pilot», United States, 9:43

Three friends who been playing online video games for over 5 years finally decide to meet. The Low Lives is a 7 episode comedic mini series, full of drugs, violence and laughter.

Rawn Erickson II «Happy Sad Face», United States, 4:07

Bigfoot hunter sets out on his final mission to find Sasquatch. He finds it, and they fall in love. Dancing, frolicking, holding hands and making love. Until the creature rips the Bigfoot hunters heart out.

Kip (Broken Fingaz) «Geshem — Telephone», Israel, 4:06

Kip, a founder of the street art collective «Broken Fingaz». A visual artist and n animation enthusiastic. This is his first independent animation project — A stop motion music video made for the tel-aviv-based psychedelic band — «Geshem».

21:00 (Московское время)

Jan Novák «Pepa», Czech Republic, 01:28:00

The bittersweet comedy Pepa is about the hope that someday everything will turn out alright. And about the conflict between this hope and reality.

Pepa is an average Czech guy who always keeps to his proper place. From the moment he leaves school, he stays in the same job. He has one wife, one daughter, and one mantra, which gives him hope: he believes that one day he will lead a real, full, and satisfied life.

We start following Pepa’s story just as his parents become acquainted. Then we accompany Pepa through the pre-school years and his parents’ divorce, through elementary and high school, and during his first sheepish attempts at relationships with girls. We witness Pepa’s unsuccessful career and similarly unsuccessful marriage and family life.

As Pepa gradually grows up and grows old, the political and social situations around him change. But one thing always stays the same: Pepa is alone, even when around other people. Throughout his entire life he has endeavored to do everything properly and in such a way that everyone will like him – but aside from a few exceptional moments, his efforts have always come to grief.

With the passing years, Pepa’s optimism wanes. His faith in a better future gradually turns into resignation, and Pepa’s life becomes a mere succession of routinely repeating experiences. It seems that the last joys remaining Pepa are cigarettes and snooping on a seemingly happy married couple in the neighborhood.

But then an unexpected impulse comes into Pepa’s life. Pepa’s lost optimism takes on new strength, and for one final time Pepa allows himself to seek happiness. Because this time things surely must work out!

Adolf El Assal «Sawah», Luxembourg, 01:27:00

Samir’s (Karim Kassem) dream to take part in a prestigious DJ championship in Brussels is shattered to pieces when his flight is redirected to Luxembourg because of a major strike in Belgium. The real adventures begins when he loses all his papers and gets mistaken for a refugee. The colourful film shows DJ Skaarab’s adventures and new encounters on the way to recover his identity.

ОФЛАЙН ЧАСТь КИНОФЕСТИВАЛЯ 18 — 19 июля 2020
Фильмы на русском языке (или на языке оригинала с русскими субтитрами) на большом экране в кинотеатре. Живое общение, встречи с режиссерами, актерами и членами жюри.

18 июля 2020
18:00
Торжественное открытие международного кинофестиваля комедийных фильмов «Гелос». Приветствие от партнеров и жюри.

Teddy Tenenbaum «Sidepiece», USA, 10:00

Знакомиться с девушками сложно. Особенно когда ты женат. В этой короткой романтической комедии двое людей находят друг друга в совершенно особом приложении для знакомств. Вы просто не можете больше доверять тому, что читаете о друих.

Vlads Kovalovs «Shot», Latvia, 27:51

The restaurant. 4 tables. 9 guests. One of the guests needs to die.

Alexey Zotov «Veg Girl», Russia, 8:40

Ilya invites Vika to a restaurant where she, a convinced veg, finds out that her boyfriend is a meatarian. She wants to convert him and to prove that meat is about aggression. But Vika’s stratagem turns into a catastrophe.

Konstantin Reich «The Attempt №4», Russia, 20:00

Короткометражный фильм «ОПЫТ №4» — комедия с интригой, оригинальным сюжетом и неожиданным концом. Сценарий основан на пьесе, выигравшей Гран-при Международного конкурса драматургов «Евразия-2017». Егор встречает Марину на автовокзале. Она заметно старше, опытнее и по какой-то причине сразу же приглашает парня к себе домой. Романтическое свидание обещает некоторую близость … Но все идет не так, как планировалось с самого порога! Развязка этого странного вечера будет быстрой и внезапной как для пикапера, так и для зрителей.

Evgeniy Karelinov «Womanizer», Russia, 04:00

После тяжелого дня офисному работнику приходится оставаться на ночь, чтобы выполнить задание босса, но он не может сосредоточиться на работе из-за громкого звука из принтера …

Aleksey Sokolov «Hero of the day», Russia, 11:00

Арсений хотел всего лишь позавтракать. Может ли он представить, что будет спасать людей и животных, участвовать в драке, встречаться с девушкой и, возможно, даже стать героем дня и получить заслуженную награду?

Sergei Mikushin «Friendship», Russia, 06:25

Две подруги встречаются после долгого перерыва и начинают делиться своими проблемами. Попутно одна из них одновременно записывает прямую трансляцию в социальной сети. Но в какой—то момент она забывает выключить камеру … набирает много лайков и…

Gennady Kuznetsov «About Faith, Lies, Homely Brute And National Pride», Russia, 15:07

Обычный русский муж и его обычная русская жена ругаются по телефону. День завершается традиционным семейным ужином. Пока мама едет домой с работы, папа делится с детьми страшной семейной тайной. Но они с трудом верят в это.

Stanislav Shelestov «Like.Share.Repost.», Russia, 8:00

Два парня решили стать видеоблоггерами. Чтобы получить больше просмотров и лайков, они принимают экспериментальные военные таблетки, которые лишают их чувства боли, и идут на смелые эксперименты.

21:00
Giorgio Arcelli Fontana «American Marriage», Italy, 14:45

Леонардо, итальянский иммигрант, который живет в Нью-Йорке, женится на латиноамериканке Никки, чтобы получить американскую гринкарту. Благодаря этой комедии Никки и Лео влюбляются «по-настоящему», но похоже, что «Дядя Сэм» будет последним, кто рассмеется.

Jörgen Scholtens «Cuckoo!», Netherlands, 7:00

Абсурдная комедия об одиноком человеке (Фрэнк Ламмерс), который живет внутри часов с кукушкой. Каждый час он пристегивается к своему креслу в котором вылетает в двери часов. «Куку!» кричит он, «Куку!». Его работа имеет жизненно важное значение. Старушке, сидящей рядом с часами, нужно обязательно принимать лекарства в начале каждого часа. Однажды у мужчины есть возможность выиграть значительную сумму денег в радио-викторине, а он очень хочет купить новый компьютер. Единственная проблема заключается в том, что он может дозвониться только в то время, когда должен сидеть в шлеме на своем кресле.

Patrick Carelsz «Debt», Netherlands, 6:30

Благодаря визиту туриста, владелец отеля в живописной голландской деревне может погасить долг. Но, похоже, он не единственный, у кого есть долги. В этой абсурдной комедии о круговой экономике становится очевидно, что постоянные одалживания денег и возвращение долгов влечет за собой непредвиденные последствия.

Philip Clyde-Smith «Millennials», United Kingdom, 6:04

Две очень занятые девушки Луна и Далила сталкиваются друг с другом в их любимом кафе и решают организовать запоздалую встречу. Они медленно просматривают дела в загруженных планами ежедневниках (тут мы многое узнаем об их жизнях), но найдут ли они когда-нибудь свободное время для совместной встречи?

Robert Husted «Lost Treasure of the Valley», United States, 25:22

Фотограф и искатель приключений обнаруживают, что все заброшенные магазинные тележки в долине Сан-Фернандо в Лос-Анджелесе ведут к скрытой пещере на бульваре Сепульведа с потерянным сокровищем внутри, но охраняемой драконом!

Cjay Boisclair «Stood Up», Canada, 4:40

Очаровательный, верный и вечно одинокий Бен устал всегда быть лучшим другом и напарником. Решив рискнуть, он соглашается на свидание вслепую. Спасет ли его судьба наконец от вечной френдзоны?

Laurent Ardoint, Stéphane Duprat «Honeymoon in the West», France, 14:15

Лиза, молодая новобрачная, захвачена опасным бандитом. Вместе со своими сообщниками они обязывают ее присутствовать на повешении ее мужа Майка. Но ему удается избежать смерти, и он сделает все возможное, чтобы выхватить свою жену из лап преступников.

João Rabello «The Man Who Became A Meme», Brazil, 11:37

Хулио — владелец букинистического книжного магазина, который ненавидит технологии. К сожалению, он просыпается однажды утром и обнаруживает, что превращается в интернет-мем.

19 июля 2020
Заключительный день кинофестиваля «Гелос»
18:00
Adolf El Assal «Sawah», Luxembourg, 01:27:00

Мечта Самира (Карима Кассема) принять участие в престижном чемпионате диджеев в Брюсселе рушится, когда его рейс перенаправляется в Люксембург из-за масштабной забастовки в Бельгии. Настоящие приключения начинаются, когда он теряет все свои документы и его ошибочно принимает за беженца.

20:00
Théo Semeteys «Bonne Conduite», France, 11:01

Фред, инструктор по вождению, сбивает девушку на улице. Думая, что она умерла, он решает положить тело в багажник и отправиться на свой курс вождения, как будто ничего не случилось. Но он не знает, что девушка ещё жива.

Philip Clyde-Smith «Suicide Hotline», United Kingdom, 9:00

У мистера Джеймсона четверг, как и у любого другого. Только сегодня, придя с работы домой, ему придется ответить на холодный звонок, подобного которому вы никогда не встречали. И, надеюсь, никогда не встретите.
Майк работает на горячей линии самоубийства и очень серьезно относится к своей работе. Только «Горячая линия самоубийств» не заинтересована в сохранении жизни. Как сказал бы сам Майк: «Вместо того, чтобы предлагать стратегии комфорта и выживания, мы здесь, чтобы ускорить процесс самоубийства».

Alessandro Piccato «Just Desserts», United Kingdom, 4:22

Сегодня не обычный день для Виктории Спонж, шеф-повара и владельца единственного в мире звездного кондитерского магазина Michelin, Just Desserts. Когда она завершает великолепную башню свадебного торта, два грабителя-любителя пытаются совершить ограбление.

Brock Spady «As Is», United States, 18:47

Фредди, курьер по доставке телеграмм, без проблем может общаться с кем угодно, когда он на посту. Но когда он встречает девушку своей мечты, он должен представить себя «как есть» без должностных приукрашиваний.

Veronica Spedicati «Potato’s day», Italy, 12:00

Три девушки, живущие в одной квартире, решают устроить перерыв от отношений. Они клянутся, что какое-то время не будут иметь никаких дел с противоположным полом, как вдруг в доме напротив поселяется загадочный молодой человек.

Julia Cowle «Winfield Historical Times», United States, 30:00

«Исторические времена Уинфилда и другие странности» — это черная комедия / загадка о молодой девушке по имени Хлоя, которая живет спокойной загородной жизнью в своем маленьком пригороде красочных соседей. Мирная, усаженная деревьями улица, где мир выглядит идеально, опровергает тот факт, что за живописными парадными дверями вещи не такие, какими кажутся. Хлоя страдает от тревожности и из-за этого становится изгоем в ее дружной, но доброжелательной общине.

Harko Wubs «The Human», Netherlands, 10:00

Наблюдения за «человеком» в традиционном «природно-документальном стиле» показывают, как мы получаем нашу ежедневную пищу, а также поднимаю вопросы об отношении человечества к природе.
Торжественное закрытие кинофестиваля комедийных фильмов «Гелос». Награждение победителей. Фуршет.