The Short Stack: Selections from the Venice Film Festival's "Future Reloaded" program

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All 68 films from the Venice Film Festival's "Future Reloaded" program showed up online today. I cherry picked a few by directors that I liked, but they're all so short (between 1:30 and 3m) that you should dig through the entire playlist on YouTube. There is a lot of good, fun stuff in there.

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Necktie Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos Runtime: 1:45 Middle school girls have an old fashion duel with pistols and seconds (reenacting Barry Lyndon?). Very charming. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL-kc3DhLOA

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24 Frames Per Century Dir: Athina Rachel Tsangari Runtime: 2:30 Two lonely projectors discuss whether someone will there to change their reel while projecting David Lean's Brief Encounter.  (This was my favorite, personally.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-9v7Gfmcik

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(No Title) Dir: Abbas Kiarostami Runtime: 1:30 Two kids play a practical joke on an old man, who hams it up for the camera. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19LQx_wbGTw

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50:50 Dir: Hong Sang-soo Runtime: 1:30 Even sharing a cigarette comes with social politics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuJlh0pRTvI

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My Mother Dir: Kim Ki-duk Runtime: 2m The director's mother goes out of her way to feed her son when he calls to tell her that he's coming over. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAHJYYhzWUY

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(No Title) Dir: Jazmin Lopez Runtime: 2m Incest is the best? I guess? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-UMNuknwII

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(No Title) Dir: Celina Murga Runtime: 2m If only all kids were this cool at the movies. Watch for the boy who picks his nose and almost eats it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNNj1lzk93Q

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(No Title) Dir: Walter Salles Runtime: 2:30 Minutes before the new Pope is introduced, a daughter thinks about her mother. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z10gqcbM0U

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