The term “online” gained an incredible popularity in 2020, but the Internet has played an important role in our everyday lives even before. The films we selected for Online Stories screening were made before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. They are both a diagnosis of the network’s impact on our changing behaviours, but also a preview of a new reality that has come faster than we expected.
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The Gift of All, dir. Marco Q Wu, Joe Lee (Taiwan) 2019, 23’
Ko-Ching aspires to be an influential streamer, with the support of her best friend Jia-Ling. Meeting with the internet celebrity, Hsiao-Hsuan, brings the girl closer to her desired goal. Ko-Ching becomes famous, but she will have to pay a big price for it.
Blue Flower, dir. Saadi Constantine (Switzerland) 2020, 27’
Ana and Amara, a young couple from Bucharest take a radical decision. In order to finance the treatment of Leo, their 3-year-old son suffering from an under-oxygenation of the brain, Ana is going to work as a cam-girl. In this film, the actors play their own role and all the places are authentic.
Touch, dir. Nir Berger (Israel) 2019, 25’
Adele is an aggressive 17-year-old girl who spends most of her time “trolling” her classmates online. When she is hit on by Uri, they start to flirt. The boy wants to see her photo. Adele sends Uri a picture of a random girl from Syria, sparking another unexpected relationship.
Grandma’s Day, dir. Ewa Ślusarczyk (Poland) 2019, 18’
83-year-old Kristin explores the secrets of social media and proves to skeptics that it is never too late to learn.
Film presented e.g. at KFF.