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New Shorts #25: FAMILY AFFAIRS
Sun 13 Jan 16:00 The Aubin Cinema
You can choose your friends but not your relatives. A powerful selection of family drama; family bonds can be a hindrance and a blessing. Watch out for Edward Hogg starring in DAWN and see new work from Screen Internationalâ€™s director to watch Mahalia Belo in VOLUME.
Total: 105 mins
Stephanie Zari 28 mins
Dawn is a psychological drama exploring the bond of triplets, broken at birth, that sends surviving siblings Jude and Maddison on an intimate quest to fill their sense of loss, grief and loneliness. On their 36th birthday, the missing link in their trinity lays just around the corner...
Deborah Tiso 15 mins
The English is a haunting exploration of memory and abandonment reverberating through the lives of a mother and son. Deborah Tiso's film contrasts two key moments in a mans life, bother centering around deprivation. Beautifully shot and with an acute eye for the details of the repressed emotions of it's characters the film is a study in loss.
Nick Waterman 8 mins
Disconnected by time but not emotion, a young man calls his dying grandmother to say goodbye.
Ben Mallaby 15 mins
Mim has never ventured off her little hometown island. It's time to leap into the adult world, by getting pregnant, with deeply unpleasant consequences.
SONS OF ATOM
Adam Butcher 12 mins
It's 1970. Bradley and Curtis are 13. They are not friends. They have an empty weekend ahead of them. And nuclear apocalypse looms. Live-action and animation combine in a story of childhood under the Atomic Bomb.
Mahalia Belo 27 mins
When you don't know, truth is just what you decide it is.