Für Elise (給愛麗絲)

Ashin meets Elise at a night market. She looks like an innocent girl until she involves him in a mysterious game that consists in catching her. They run through the streets until she leads him to this apartment. Not knowing whose house he is stepping in, Ashin then realizes that the game has gone too far… Elise is not there, and he gets caught by the police.

“This story is in fact a tribute to my grand mother. One day she called me saying that some relatives had come to her house for a visit. Those relatives were supposed to have passed away long ago. I could however feel the reality in her voice and that made me wonder. What does reality mean? Is it maybe something different for every person? Were those people real for her but not for the others? That idea kept me thinking until I came out with the theory that maybe everyone knows someone that doesn’t exist. She was also a Beethoven fan and introduced me to movie classics when I was a child. So in many senses is my way to honour her memory, in a cinematographic way”. Albert Ventura

Written, directed and edited by Albert Ventura 
Music composed by Carles Viarnès and Miquel Coll
Cinematography by Ming Wang
Produced by YouLun Shih

AWARDS | 2015 Kaohsiung Film Festival (International Premiere)  |  2016 Open Art short film festival (3rd Jury price best director / 2nd price best leading role)  |  2016 3rd DC Chinese Film Festival (Best Narrative Short film)  |  2016 Rincon International Film Festival (Excellence Award) 2016 25º Festival de Cine de Madrid – PNR (1st price best leading role Zhang Zhai Xing)   

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS | 2017 U-Horror Film Festival (USA) | 2017 Lublin International Film Festival (Poland) | 2017 32nd Alpinale Short Film Festival (Austria) | 2017 5th Philip K. Dick Film Festival (USA) | 2017 Ávilacine (Spain) | 2016 17th Festival Internacional de Cine de Lanzarote (Spain) | 2016 Espacio Enter Canarias (Spain) | 2016 Enkarzine (Spain) | 2016 III Festival Cinemística (Spain) | 2016 XXI Festival de Cine de Zaragoza Aragón Negro / Aragón Film Noir Competition (Spain) | 2016 Catacumba Film Festival (Spain) | 2016 9th Post Mortem International Horror & Bizarre Short Film Festival (Mexico) | 2016 Euroshorts Young Filmmakers (Poland) | 2016 Hemoglozine, Nominated Best International Short Film (Spain) | 2016 Córdoba Terror – Festival de Cine de Terror y Fantástico (Argentina) | 2016 Cineterror Mapache Fest (Mexico) | 2016 Trifi – Tri-Cities International Film Festival (USA) | 2016 XVI Tohorror Film Fest (Italy) | 2016 Rinconfest – II Festival Internacional de Cortometraje de Terror, Scifi, y Fantástico de La Rinconada (Spain) | 2016 Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan) | 2016 21st Portobello Film Festival (UK) | 2016 Cyborg Film Festival (Italy) | 2016 Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival (Hong Kong / China) | 2016 74th Midamericon II – Film Festival (USA) | 2016 Newfilmmakers Los Angeles – L.A Film Festival (USA) | 2016 Short Film Corner – Cannes Court Métrage | 2016 Taipei Film Festival (Taiwan) | 2016 A Long Week of Short Films Festival Shangai (China) | 2016 14th Shortfilm Festival Landau – La Meko (Germany) | 2016 The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (USA) | 2016 The Shorts Must Go On (Spain) | 2016 Los Angeles International Culture Film Festival (USA) | 2015 Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan) | 2015 Monsoon Asian Film Festival (Taiwan)