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NEW SHORTS #21 FAMILY AFFAIRS
Wed 15 Jan 21:00 ICA, Cinema 1
You can choose your friends but not your relatives. Family bonds can be a hindrance and a blessing. Watch out for an all-star cast (Alice Lowe, Michael Smiley, George MacKay, Paul Kaye, Tanya Franks) in striking family drama Pieces, and rising Brit stars Joseph Mawle and Monica Dolan in the powerful two-hander Twelve.
ANGELS & GHOSTS
Sara Kenney 15 mins
Based on a true story, award-winning short Angels and Ghosts tells the emotive tale of Amber, a young woman who is on a quest to find her brothers who have disappeared. Narrated by Oscar nominated actress Samantha Morton, it’s a gripping animated adventure exploring the potent themes of mental health and family bonds.
Jonny Blair 16 mins
When a lonely football groundsman finds out his club has gone out of business, he decides to keep his stadium running instead of acknowledging his past affairs.
Martin Smith 12 mins
Jamie adores his big brother Donald but starts to question his tales of their absent father.
Rachna Suri 14 mins
Ali stands out. He’s a soldier in uniform in a busy train station. He’s also one of the few British Muslims in the Armed Forces. Returning home from Afghanistan unexpectedly, he slowly adjusts to the suburban English surroundings and faces renewed tensions from his family and community.
Jack Weatherley 15 mins
An unspoken incident unravels the lives of two families into nightmare, fracturing time and memory.
Ashley Pegg 12 mins
When Mark has to confront the girl who attacked his son, so she can apologize, he has to take a good look at himself – and it doesn't look good.
George Watson 14 mins
Jodie's life is thrown into turmoil when an out of the blue phone call from a stranger threatens to reveal her past. She has just one night to admit the truth to her husband Stuart, knowing that if she does nothing will ever be the same again.
Deborah Haywood 9 mins
When Sophie and Megan play Mummies and Daddies, we learn rather a lot about Mummy... and Daddy.