The 71st Cannes Film Festival has announced their official shorts selection, which divides into two categories: short films in competition and the Cinéfondation Selection.
The 2018 edition of the festival received 3,943 short films for its main shorts competition, and selected just eight films. Among those, only one was animated – Marta Pajek’s III from Poland. The 12-minute short (concept art at top) is the third part of her triptych, Impossible Figures and Other Stories.
The first part of Pajek’s triptych – which was actually numbered part II – is a film that I enjoyed greatly so I’m looking forward to her latest. A trailer isn’t online yet, but the new film is described as “a portrait of a woman staying in an uneasy and exhausting relationship with a man, which allures her and repulses her at the same time.”