Where logic ends, the absurd begins. The comedy of surreal situations, asynchronous behavior with the ordinary flow of life, inconsistency, and our futile search for meaning is in our Absurd selection.
What would you do if you meet someone who points the camera at you, yet never communicates with you? What if your doorbell rings the next morning and this person is still in front of you with his camera? We are witnessing the social experiment of director Guido Hendrikx in A Man and a Camera, which will be screened for the first time in Turkey. The documentary, which premiered at CPH:DOX in May, promises surprising moments even to those who are no longer surprised, as the director and his camera have also become the subject of the documentary.
Under the title of the Absurd, there is also a selection of short films curated by Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, one of the most important short film festivals in the world, for AFF followers. Six films with a high dose of comedy from the history of Clermont Ferrand Short FF, which took place for the 43rd time this year, are included in this selection. The films that can be watched in this selection are A Pretty Funny Story directed by Evan Morgan which received the Festival's Canal+ Award in 2013; This Is How You Die directed by Michael Mohan; Alexandre Poulichot's short film Have a Good Death produced in 2020; United We Stand directed by Hans Petter Moland; Céline Devaux's award-winning animation Sunday Lunch produced in 2015 and another award winning animation Negative Space directed by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata.