Cinema 16: European Short Films Review

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A selection of short films from some of Europe's best directors.


Compilations always have low points, and neither Javier Fesser nor Jan Kounen's contributions will win new fans. However, there are shorts here that intrigue and impress with their visual ingenuity (including early efforts by Lars Von Trier and Tom Tykwer).

But it's the old guard who provide the highlights - Krzyzstof Kieslowski's biting Concert Of Requests, Roy Andersson's bleakly satirical World Of Glory and Jean-Luc Godard's charming Charlotte Et Véronique.

The chance to see early work from some European greats more than makes up for a few weaker entries.