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New Shorts #15 Family Affairs
Wed 11 Jan 20:45 ICA Cinema 1
You can choose your friends but not your family. These powerful dramas show family bonds as both a hindrance and a blessing, as mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and all other combinations try to get by. Includes Roger Lloyd Pack and Being Human’s Michael Soca in The Good Men of Leicester.
Tickets for this event are available on the ICA website, or by calling 020 7930 3647.
Films listed below are in alphabetical order.
BEING BRADFORD DILLMAN
Emma Burch 11 mins
A tale of a Mother and daughter relationship, shadowed by alcohol, loneliness and a dislike of boys.
Andrea Harkin 17 mins
Set in Northern Ireland during the 1970s "Troubles," family man Michael feuds with his wayward and rebellious brother on the day of his little daughter's Holy Communion.
MY LIFE IN CAT YEARS
Bertie Telezynski 13 mins
An intimate portrait of an estranged family reveals confrontations with life, death and alienation
NOT NOW PET
John Jencks 6 mins
Emma is about to spend a boring Christmas with her grandparents while her parents holiday in the Galapagos. At the last minute she begs Father Christmas to make her parents take her with them instead. Little does she know, her Gramps and Granky have plans of their own…
Carolina Giammetta 11 mins
Sophia goes to work with her stern emotionally distant father. Tony, a bitter factory worker comes between them and challenges their loyalty for one another.
Miranda Howard-Williams 9 mins
When a young girl wants to help her sick father she thinks she has found the perfect person to call, but this nurse gives a different kind of medicine.
SHADES OF BEIGE
Aimee Powell 15 mins
Jodie and her brother Brian have shared an unusually close bond since their infancy but when he is convicted of child abuse it begins to unravel.
THE GOOD MEN OF LEICESTER
Neale Craston/Al Mackay 11 mins
Tired of looking for inspiration, Simon spends the day helping out at his grandfathers market stall where he finds it, through a common bond in poetry.
Esther Richardson 13 mins
Sixteen-year-old Ellie is on the way to achieving her dream. She has a confirmed place in the RAF training cadets. All she needs is her Mum’s permission to let her go.