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NEW SHORTS #3 FUCKED UP LOVE
Sat 11 Jan 12:30 Curzon Soho
This popular selection of short films tells it like it is, tackling break-ups, hateful lovers, one night stands and unbridled lust. Consider yourself warned!
Watch out for Edward Hogg being stalked in The Bridge, and rising Irish star Ruth Negga in Things He Never Said.
Matthew Murdoch 11 mins
Jealous sensitivities are running high for an unlikely couple out on a date. Helen and Simon should both know better; that their relationship doesn’t matter, but unfortunately for them it does.
BIRTHDAY GIFT, THE
Max Myers 11 mins
A marriage is put under the spotlight as David and Julia celebrate his 40th birthday. They meet at a restaurant in town, Julia having left their young son with a new babysitter, Elena. As their evening progresses, and Elena's behaviour in the house becomes stranger, a dark truth emerges.
Yana Titova 10 mins
The story of a man in London. Waiting for his girlfriend, he goes through the deepest and scariest emotions and fears of his existence. Trying to have a cigarette at peace before her arrival, he meets an unexpected stranger who is about to change his life.
COUNTRY MUSIC (AKA NOTES TOWARDS A BREAKDOWN)
Jason Yeomans 9 mins
Adapted from the Simon Stephens' play of the same name 'Country music' features two troubled teens Jamie and Lynsey on the run and making a pit stop in a vacant car park. Their friendship proves fragile as the horrific nature of events that led them here are revealed, propelling the film towards a savage conclusion as Jamie's dark side returns.
HYMN TO PAN
Ryan Vernava 17 mins
Hymn to pan is a romantic tragedy following the tearaway love affair of Farren (25) a wreckless young drunk with nothing to loose and Holliday (15) a naive young girl too eager to grow up.
LARGE DOUBLE ROOM IN ZONE 2
Tony Burke 10 mins
James is nursing a broken heart and looking for a place to live. Selena is a lonely singleton with a room to rent in her South London flat. And as the thirty-something pair reveal intimate details about themselves throughout a viewing, they seem to have a connection and want the same things. But are they who they say there are?
Rebecca Coley 8 mins
Based on a true story, these are a depiction of the events which lead to one girl taking her revenge on another girl for replacing her in a gang. When looks are the only asset you have in life and the only thing you value, taking that away from someone is the only revenge you can take.
THINGS HE NEVER SAID
Col Spector 14 mins
What would you say to your partner if only you dared and there were no repercussions? Starring AL WEAVER (Me and Orson Welles, Marie Antoinette) and RUTH NEGGA (Shirley, World War Z, 12 Years A Slave) it's the first writer/ director collaboration between Al Weaver and Col Spector (Honeymooner, Someone Else, New Year's Eve).
Nathan Deming 18 mins
Daniel is getting baptized, and he’s got a few things on his mind. One of them is Pastor Bryan, who’s angry at Daniel for what he did or not do with his daughter Anna (who he also can’t stop thinking about.) Then there’s the elusive business of ‘Tongues’ – the spiritual test that everybody seems to be able to pass but him. Will Daniel ever find Tongues? And, what about tongues?