InShortFF 2016 CLOSING GALA: IT’S COMPLICATED // 75′ //+ BRAIN PICKERS (double bill) // 63’ //
date: Friday, 21st October 2016 // 19.00* – 22.00 //
*please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the screening to collect your tickets / no trailers / box office opens from 18.30
all films are accompanied by English subtitles / venue wheelchair accessible
venue: The Cinema Museum
tickets: £ 6 early bird / £9 regular / £12 on the door
Like in relationships, much of what is interesting about life resists definition. These shorts use film form to articulate unclear communication, evocatively portraying emotion, subtext, and bittersweet misunderstandings through a range of unusual relations. Sometimes the best things are impossible to categorise, but in their beauty, doubt, and flux, these films capture unsayable but enduring affinities.
Everything else (org. Todo Lo Demás) // dir. Federico Untermann // 8′ // narrative short // 2015 // Spain
Laura and Miguel discover the limits of their love in this distinctive and charming drama in greyscale.
Swimmers (org. Les Nageuses) // dir. Joachim Bon // 14′ // narrative short // 2015 // Belgium
24-year-old recluse Bruno is in an unhealthy, clingy relationship with his mother. Working as a lifeguard, he meets a young woman who awakens inhibited desires in him.
My Father, The Shot Putter From DDR (org. Mi padre, el lanzador de peso de la RDA) // dir. Diego Postigo // 10’ // narrative short // 2015 // Spain // International team: Spain, Germany // TOP 10
Professional male shot putter throws approximately 200,000 times in his career. Only about thirty throws are considered perfect.
Colleagues (org. Kollegen) // dir. Damian Weber // 10′ // narrative short // 2016 // Germany // International team: Germany, Burkina Faso, Bosnia
Wheelchair user Jörn is shocked to sleep with his colleague Anna, who also uses a wheelchair. This honest, tender and funny story explores disabled people’s relation to their body and one another. And reminds people, yes, we f**k!
You Try Living Here // dir. Karen Dee Carpenter // 14′ // narrative short // 2015 // USA // International team: USA, France, Senegal
What do you do when your dreams don’t come true? This mumblecore short sees an aspiring actress botching her audition. Now she can’t afford to bury her cat, and is about to be evicted.
The existential method (org. El método existencial) // dir. Dany Campos // 6′ // narrative short // 2015 // Spain // International team: Spain, Mexico
Sergio wakes up Laura to detail the existential conclusions he’s reached at forty. A relatable and universal story solved with high doses of female intuition.
Asteroid // dir. Kristina Mileska // 11’ // narrative short // 2015 // Canada
A young girl’s fantasy adventure with her grandfather allows her to come to terms with his illness in this inventive fairy tale. Celebrate the power of make-believe!
These films will mess with your head, in more ways than one! From important accounts of the reality of war to innovative representations of the mind and brain, and films that explore what happens when the mind disappoints. Whilst some explore mental states positively and constructively, and show the brain working through fancies and associations, others meet this theme far more literally!
What Happens In Your Brain If You See A German Word Like…? // dir. Zora Rux // 5’ // animation, experimental // 2015 // Germany // International team: Germany, Brazil, France // TOP 10
A humorous account of how intellectual language structures affects the way we think.
Angels of Anbar // dir. Elvis Leon // 6’ // experimental doc // 2014 // United States
A moving and personal story of the filmmaker’s deployment to Iraq. ‚Among the violence and chaos, I found spirituality and a new lease on life.’
You are the Life (org. Ти – життя) // dir. Nadiia Lashchuk // 12′ // experimental // 2015 // Ukraine
This poetic meditation on life and loss engages with the topic of abortion apolitically, allowing its universal protagonist to express fear, sadness, as well as agency and value.
The Sine Wave dir. Neely Goniodsky // 5′ // animation // 2013 // United Kingdom
The ups and downs of life explained through the mathematical function of the sine wave.
POP // dir. Henry Bullen // 5′ // animation // 2015 // Australia
The psychedelic story of an old man’s ghost, who completely ignores others’ discomfort in order to escape from the physical realm.
What remains (org. Ce qu’il reste) // dir. PH Debiès // 6′ // narrative short // 2015 // Canada // International team: Canada, France, Mexico
Suffering from a serious memory loss, a man fears for the future of his love relationship.
Charlie Cloudhead // dir. Rupert Cresswell // 8’ // narrative short // 2015 // UK // International team: UK, New Zealand
Charlie bottles up his problems, making a cloud float permanently above his head. A tense birthday dinner with his wife forces him to confront his issues – with spectacular results.
Nasty // dir. Prano Bailey-Bond // 15’ // horror // 2015 // UK // International team: UK, Sweden, India-UK // TOP 10
It’s 1982. Twelve-year-old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS horror as he explores the mysterious disappearance of his father.
VENUE: THE CINEMA MUSEUM
Address: The Master’s House, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), London SE11 4TH
Travel: The Cinema Museum is located in Kennington, close to the Elephant and Castle.
Tube: Kennington (Northern Line) and Elephant and Castle (Northern and Bakerloo lines, and BR) are both within easy walking distance.
Buses: 109, 133, 155, 159, 196, 333 and 415 stop within 3 minutes’ walk
Access: There is wheelchair access throughout the building, lift, and accessible toilets.
London’s Cinema Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.
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