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New Shorts #8: SURREAL WORLDS
Sun 6 Jan 12:30 Curzon Soho
A powerful selection of short films that will bend the mind and amaze and astound with stunning imagery and twisted stories. Watch out for the warped Will Self adaptation FLYTOPIA and the Christina Rossetti poem made life in GOBLIN MARKET. Aiden Gillan features in the stunning EKKI MUKK with music by Sigur Ros, and blind Maxine Peake believes she’s living with Jesus in DEAFBLIND
Total: 115 min
Ewan Bailey 15 mins
A deaf and blind woman and a young man share a spiritual and disturbing connection.
Nicholas Abrahams 11 mins
Featuring music by Icelandic rockers Sigur Ros, acting by Aidan Gillen (the Wire/Game of Thrones) and the voice of folk legend Shirley Collins, the film is a magical odyssey through the British countryside, following a man's search for his way home.
Saul Freed, Karni Arieli 20 mins
A dark fantastical tale in which a man enters into a pact with all the insect inhabitants of his rural cottage.dripping with honey,sex,flies,meat... and a very sticky end.
Anna Blandford 18 mins
Goblin Market: innocence lost forever.
GRAND FESTIN, LE
Dan Childs 3 mins
The film revolves around four colourful characters that come together around a designer table to enjoy a bizarre and whimsical dinner party.
MAN CUTS DOWN A TREE AND IT HAS CONSEQUENCES, A
John Panton 8 mins
The title says it all: A Man Cuts Down a Tree and It Has Consequences
SEARCH FOR INSPIRATION GONE, THE
Ashley Michael Briggs 8 mins
A poet awakens within a strange garden in need of his notebook, pencil and inspiration. A divine couple, breakfasting, observe. A debate unfolds; would inspiration arise from help, or hinder? Will the poet find his inspiration?
James Gunn 11 mins
In the middle of a thick forest, a nameless Signalman's job is to regulate a mysterious train line, until one day he receives an unexpected message from an unknown sender.
Alex Taylor 6 mins
Chloe transforms herself into Ridley Scott’s alien, making a costume out of PVC. She meets a group of 2012 conspiracy theorists who tell her that she has connections with angels.
TURING TEST, THE
Edwin Mingard 15 mins
Sarah needs a job, to pay back her rent arrears. Andrew builds computer programs that impersonate human beings. As the world of automated, service-sector work closes in around her, Sarah seeks a means of escape, and a way to prove she's still a human being...