Pioner Cinema » Pioner’s Night of Cannes Shorts — 2018

On 15 and 22 July, at Pioner Open air in Sokolniki Park and Gorky Park, Pioner will host a night of the best short films from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The program will include films from Iran, Mexico, the United States, France, and Italy, as well a film by Chinese director Shujun Wei, “On the Border,” which won the Special Jury Distinction at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

All the films will be shown in Russia for the first time. All films will be shown in the original language with Russian subtitles.

22 July / Pioner Open air in Gorky Park. Screening at 21:30.


Like a Good Kid / Mesle bache adam
Dir. Arian Vazirdaftari, Iran, 20 min.

Matin, a 5-year-old boy, tells his nanny a story that pushes her to theft…

Hector’s Nightfall / Los tiempos de Héctor
Dir. Ariel Gutierrez, Mexico, 29 min.

Héctor is a former doctor from Mexico City, who performs assisted suicides on his patients. Mónica is a young girl who wants to die. Their meeting leads to consequences that neither could have predicted.

Dir. Logan George and Celine Held, USA, 12 min.

The middle of a hot Texas summer. Six-year-old Caroline is faced with a difficult task: look after her younger brother and sister.

A Piece of Tragedy / Fragment de drame
Dir. Laura Garcia, France, 24 min.

Emilien, a piano teacher living in the small town of Vercors, is going through a difficult time in his life: six years ago, an accident took the life of his beloved. The everyday routine of Emilien’s life is suddenly interrupted by visits from his deceased significant other.

On the Border / Yan bian shao nian
Dir. Shujun Wei, China, 15 min.

A Korean teen named Hua Dongxing decides to leave his remote village. To realize his desire, he goes in town looking for his father and asking for travel expenses. This search takes him on a wondering roam…
The film received the Special Jury Distinction from the Jury of the Cannes Film Festival.

As It Is On Earth / Cosi in Terra

The village was small, and now it’s even smaller; only four houses still standing and a street. There is no one around. Nobody to say “hi” to, no one to whine about the heat to. The earthquake didn’t even spare the sound of breathing. The story of two souls trying to mend a wound in a torn town.