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NEW SHORTS #27 LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND
Sat 18 Jan 13:30 Rio Cinema
Join us in the romantic art deco surroundings of the Rio Cinema in Dalston for a matinee of romantic dramas. There’s an all-star cast including MacKenzie Crook and Bronagh Gallagher in the award-winning romantic sci-fi space epic Orbit Ever After, Andrew Shim (Milky in This Is England) in bittersweet London love story Off Yer ‘Ead, a grizzled Rutger Hauer in Turn, and a serious turn from comedian Jack Whitehall in one-night stand drama The Houdini Girl.
John Fitzpatrick 2 mins
Two men meet in a field. One of them gets cold feet.
Louis Paxton 14 mins
'DOLLFACE' is a tense BLACK comedy about a young couple's dinner date. Lilly has been seeing Henry for a while now, things are going really well and Lilly suspects that tonight Henry will declare his love for her. ...But Henry Hot-Stuff has a far more unsettling confession; one that will test Lilly's perception of... normality.
Dean Anderson 11 mins
Coming-of-age Drama about Grace (Natasha Kendall), a socially isolated 17-year-old, who momentarily finds solace in a sexual encounter with Darren (Robert Reina), an older man having a mid-life crisis. Upon finding Darren's lost wallet with a home address, Grace decides this would be an opportunity to track Darren down, and see him once again.
HOUDINI GIRL, THE
Kfir Yefet 10 mins
Red, a talented mind-magician, has picked up a beautiful and enigmatic young Irish girl - Rosa - at one of his gigs. After a passionate night together, they start talking, watched over by Red's beloved vintage Houdini poster. As dawn breaks, things take an unexpected turn, and Red finds himself with a tough decision to make
Leon Chambers 10 mins
Lonely serial killer Henrik may have found a kindred spirit. But the course of true crime never did run smooth..
OFF YER 'EAD
Dan Kokotajlo 13 mins
A doomed relationship between a frustrated deaf woman and a lazy man who meet through a smart phone dating app. The story is mostly told through short unedited vignettes.
ORBIT EVER AFTER
Jamie Stone 20 mins
Earth’s orbit. The distant future. Two star-crossed lovers overcome all probabilities and sacrifice everything they have in order to spend one perfect moment together.
ROOM FOR TWO
Directed by Jan Hillman, Produced by Sam Mildner 16 mins
A young couple, Sarah and Myles, check into a hotel, but things aren't as they initially appear; Sarah's married. Already unsure if she can go through with the affair, the evening's events force Sarah to make an even bigger decision.
Nimer Rashed 3 mins
The life of a couple told through the touching of hands.
Stuart Gillies 4 mins
In that single moment, a lifetime crystallized forcing him to act on instinct. He left his life behind and followed his heart, to her. A new beginning. A second chance. A different end.