DOUBLE BILL SCREENING: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS // 56’ // + WITH TENACITY // 50′ //
date: Saturday, 22nd 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: £ 5 early bird / £7.50 regular / £10 on the door
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Do we really know what’s going on behind closed doors? Short films open us up to various intimate realities. In this strand we look inside buildings to see feelings turned sour, chance connections made, and lives changed forever. Buildings that hold within their walls secrets and truths, lives lived, danger and mythology. Realities that stick with you even after you leave the cinema.
Flight (org. Vuelo) // dir. Tomas Gomez Bustillo // 7’// narrative short // 2015 // Argentina
This sensitive, psychosomatic short film explores agoraphobia and the idea of being trapped through its main characters’ expression and bodily tensions.
Devil Town // dir. Nick Barrett // 15′ // narrative short // 2015 // UK // International team: UK, Greece
Letting agent Patrick Creedle spent a lifetime walking over people to get what he wants, but he will soon face retribution: his nemesis is in Devil Town.
Every Six Months // dir. Yolande Botha // 5’// narrative short // 2014 // South Africa
After a heavy night out, Trudy wakes up in a strange room filled with taxidermy, not knowing how she got there. How will she get out?
Boris In The Forest // dir. Robert Hackett // 13’ // narrative short // 2015 // UK // International team: UK, Greece, Scotland, Norway, USA, New Zealand, Island, Brazil
A black comedy about a Californian geek in search of his horror hero Boris Karloff, this short film acutely and brilliantly captures Hollyweird.
Night Shift // dir. Ken van Mierlo // 7′ // narrative short // 2016 // Netherlands
Chronicles of a chance encounter between two strangers from disparate lives. What happens next is sure to change their lives forever.
Mr Sand // dir. Soetkin Verstegen // 8′ // animated documentary // Danmark // International team: Denmark, Belgium, Italy
An exciting bedtime story which loyally recreates the atmosphere of early cinema through gorgeous visual innovation to tell the story of the mysterious and enigmatic Mr. Sand.
When watching people move on film, we are watching expressions of will. It starts with curiosity: with asking questions when you are not supposed to, disobeying your parents and the advice of elders, with not shutting up. At some point you might reach forward towards a dream, or back towards a heritage. What is this thing that moves people through life so boldly?
Pussy! // dir. Ana Mouyis // 3′ // animation // 2015 // USA // International team: USA, Cyprus, Canada
An insecure but ambitious feline attempts to learn to swim. This mixed-media short incorporates ambitious techniques to pose curious questions: Can cats swim? And more pressingly, should they?!
A Stroll Down Sunflower Lane (org. Zakerat Abad El Shamsذاكرةعبّادالشمس) // dir. Mayye Zayed // 14’ // experimental// 2016 // Egypt
An old grandfather, a little granddaughter, and some glimpses of memory. As she grows up and builds hers, he ages and loses his.
Chirps // dir. Cagil Harmandar // 3’ // experimental animation // 2015 // Turkey
A visual attempt for the memory of summer nights’ smell.
Saudade // dir. Gyongyi Fazekas // 10’ // narrative short // 2014 // Hungary // International team: Hungary, Romania
Saudade (Portuguese) is a nostalgia for something or someone that you love but have already lost. In this modern family portrait, two sisters are separated by distance and bad internet connection.
A Drop // dir. Joss Sánchez // 9’ // narrative short // 2015 // Mexico
Seven year old Juanita lives in a place where water is scarce. To save her grandpa, her only friend, she begins the journey for the water that could save him.
Lesley // dir. Craig Ainsley // 10′ // narrative short // 2016 // United Kingdom
Lost and alone in a forest, an actor begins a desperate search for those elusive bars of phone signal. Why the urgency? He needs to find out if he got the part.
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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