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New Shorts #14: GLOBAL STORIES
Wed 9 Jan 18:30 Ciné Lumière
British based filmmakers go far and wide across the globe to find stories to tell. This selection of short film dramas takes us on a worldwide journey for a selection of stories, from life as an outcast in the Moroccan desert, to loneliness in the Australian Outback; from religious tension in sixties Nigeria, to young love amongst fashionable Serbian youth; from the secretive streets of Tehran to a trailer park in Mid-West America. Join us on a journey to distant lands.
Total: 103 mins
Fyzal Boulifa 16 mins
Fatine has ventured far from the village to meet her older lover. When she is caught by a small boy, all she wants to do is go home.
DINNER AND A MOVIE
Ben Aston 15 mins
After a year of exchanging romantic letters, besotted bachelor Randy Stubleski and convict Crystal Phillips finally meet when she is released from a Michigan prison.
Shekhar Bassi 8 mins
Fahim and Haashid foolishly prepare to cross the last hurdle in a perilous one-way journey to a better life only to be stymied by Haashid’s personal agenda.
HIDING IN THE OPEN
Tina Ghazimorad 24 mins
Set in Tehran the young girl goes through a journey of discovery for her self. She wants to capture the world around her with her camera. One day she sees something trough her viewfinder that will change the way she perceives the world around her and the audience proving the world is not always as it seems.
IN THE NIGHT
Ivana Bobic 12 mins
After being betrayed by her boyfriend, sleepless DANIJELA wanders through Belgrade on a hot Summer night, searching for something to distract her. The film is inter-cut with dream sequences and explores the place between imagination and reality.
OUTBACK MOTEL, THE
Laura Smith 9 mins
Lyrical tale of a young woman exploring the deserted landscape of the vast Australian outback and finding a mysterious, fleeting connection within it.
WAKING AT DAWN
Onyinye Egenti 19 mins
Northern Nigeria 1966: An 11yr old Muslim boy, Khalid, is forced to run out into the middle of the night to save his 11yr old Christian friend, Obi, from a religious war neither of them understands.