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NEW SHORTS #5 FEMMES FANTASTIQUE
Sat 11 Jan 15:30 ICA Cinema 1
The ever popular selection of short dramas brings us femmes with attitude. Sally Hawkins plays a helpline call centre worker in The Phone Call, Josie Long tries to fit into a new life in Glasgow in Let’s Go Swimming, and learn about Elizabeth Taylor’s life while making Cleopatra in A Short Epic About Love.
Geoff Bellhouse 14 mins
The final shift between a young pregnant carer and one of her patients.
Alexander Thomas 3 mins
Why the mask? It’s because I’m giving you a choice. Number One: I will show you my naked body, but the mask remains in tact. Or Number Two: I will show you my face; but nothing else'. ChatRoutlette is one woman's cyber-experiment. But will she learn more about her subjects or herself?
Georgia Oakley 8 mins
Plagued by imaginary terrors, Freya cannot keep her demons at bay in this wild mix of live action and animation.
Remy Bazerque 4 mins
A sharp cocktail of suspense, humour and violence, HAPPY HOUR is the tale of a wild late-night encounter in a seedy bar...
Flora Bradwell 5 mins
The relative peace of a ladies loo is shattered by the entrance of Mads and Fee. An instantly relatable tale about a night out on the tiles, LADIES offers a brief glimpse into this mouthy duo's evening out as we catch them embarking on a cruelly funny character assassination of their friend Amy.
LET'S GO SWIMMING
Douglas King 19 mins
Josie has left her life in London for a better one in Glasgow, the indie band theme park where she will finally be happy and accepted. But sitting in cafes and going to gigs on your own isn't as fulfilling as she'd hoped.
PHONE CALL, THE
Mat Kirkby 19 mins
The Phone Call follows Heather, (played by Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins), a shy lady who works at a helpline call centre. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man (played by Oscar winner Jim Broadbent) she has no idea that the encounter will change her life forever.
Carolina Petro 17 mins
A meditation on solitude, courage and human spirit, Rosemary Jane examines an aged widow's decision to overcome personal adversity in hopes of beginning anew. Deflated by loneliness, weakened by insomnia and made timid by the absence of her deceased husband, Rosemary ventures into the streets of London in a bold attempt to reframe her life on her own terms.
SHORT EPIC ABOUT LOVE, A
Josephine Halbert 20 mins
The story of the other love affair on the set of Hollywood's most expensive film of its day. Against the backdrop of the famous love affair of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, a young woman finds herself backstage during the final days of shooting of the 1963 epic Cleopatra in a Rome studio and embarks on her own emotional romance'