InShortFF 2016 OPENING GALA: TOGETHER YET ALONE (double bill) // 93’ //
date: Tuesday, 18th October 2016 // 19.15* – 21.45 //
*please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the screening to collect your tickets / no trailers / box office opens from 18.45 /
all films are accompanied by English subtitles / venue wheelchair accessible
venue: Canada Water Culture Space
tickets: £ 6 early birds / £9 regular / £12 on the door
Dynamic shorts from all corners of the globe that address the same human phenomena: being alone and feeling someone is there, or loneliness despite companionship. The longing expressed in this programme finds itself through comedies of self-realisation, tender haptic illustrations of human ego, documentaries of urban isolation, and eye-catching compilations of iconography and consumption. Nobody wants to be lonely, but this programme strikes a chord through eye-opening stories.
TOGETHER YET ALONE PART I
Cecil & Carl // dir. Elvis León, Gaston Yvorra // 14’ // documentary // 2016 // United States
Cecil lives alone ever since Carl, his partner of 43 years, was moved to a nursing home with advanced dementia. This beautiful story focuses on commitment and the duties that come with it.
Venice // dir. Venetia Taylor // 4′ // narrative short // 2015 // Australia // International team: Australia, Malta
Josh is in Venice, Mum is in Sydney. Josh doesn’t understand backpacking, Mum doesn’t understand Skype.
Ego // dir. Pei Hsin Cho // 6′ // animation // 2016 // Taiwan
A tender animation in black and white that chronicles the identity of a young girl, playing powerfully on philosophy and symbolism.
Lost in Manboo // dir. Jérôme Plan // 9′ // documentary // 2015 // France // International team: France, Japan
There are thousands who spend their lives in Japanese cyber-cafes. The Manboo in Tokyo has its own permanent residents: Masata and Hitomi.
The Mother // dir. Paolo Monico // 11’// narrative short // 2015 // USA // International team: USA, Italy, Finland // TOP 10
When a hardened widow receives an unexpected visit, she is given the chance to shed light on her husband’s death.
TOGETHER YET ALONE PART II
The Last Soldier (org. El Ultimo Milico) // dir. Cesar Augusto & Malaga Barrera // 7′ // narrative short // 2015 // Peru
A soldier is found by a community in the Andean highlands, in an age of terrorism. A song of lament accompanies the sound of shovels digging to bury the dead as a narrator describes his kills.
Repression // dir. Peter Roe // 12′ // narrative short // 2016 // United Kingdom
Filmed in a single shot, Repression is a psychological drama set within the mind of a psychiatrist who relives memories he has lost.
Je Te Veux // dir.Kenji Hirano // 5’ //experimental, fashion video // 2015 // Japan // International team: Japan, Estonia // TOP 10
An original love story, inspired by both Dutch Baroque painter Vermeer and girls on the Tokyo subway addicted to their phone chats.
The Frame (org. Fotograma) // dir. Luís Henrique Leal & Caio Zatti // 9′ // experimental // 2015 // Brazil
This experimental film contains images of culture and of barbarism, whilst exploring film form. The Frame imitates the unassembled pieces of a film.
Mayday Relay // dir. Florian Tscharf // 14’ // narrative short // 2016 // Germany // International team: Germany, Italy // TOP 10
When German sailor, Max, and his daughter Emily receive a mayday call on the Mediterranean sea, they act immediately.
VENUE: CANADA WATER CULTURE SPACE
Address: 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
Travel: Canada Water Culture Space is situated within Canada Water Library, directly above the tube station. Exit the station towards Surrey Quays Shopping Centre.
Tube: Canada Water station – Jubilee line and London Overground
Buses: 199, 1, 225, 47, 188, 381, C10, P12
Access: There is wheelchair access throughout the building, accessible toilets and hearing induction loops are available.
Canada Water Culture Space is a part of an innovative partnership with Southwark Council. A 150-seat Culture Space is managed and programmed by the Albany, South East London’s leading performing arts venue. The Albany has a reputation for visionary programming that reflects the cultural diversity and creative mix of the area.
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