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NEW SHORTS: Global Stories: People & Places
Sat 17 Jan 17:00 ICA CINEMA 1
A session of international short films that take us from the slums of Mumbai in 6 CUP CHAI, to the Mexican cartels in DESPUES DE LA Z, to the Scandinavian mountains in LAST BASE, to the shipyards of Naples in UOLDISNEI.
6 CUP CHAI
Laila Khan 7 mins
Some children in India are often forced to work rather than study to help support their families. 6 Cup Chai is about a slum boy named Chotu who works as a Tea Seller in Mumbai's poorest poverty pocket, Dharavi. He has a simple wish - to go to school like the other children.
DESPUES DE LA Z
Rodrigo Cervantes Martinez 12 mins
Alberto, a teenager, ends up driving for a group of Sicarios from the Zeta Cartel in Mexico, transporting a mysterious cargo. In the journey of one night he will touch the depths of the violence that permeates contemporary Mexico and inevitably become part of the Cartel.
Charlotte Scott-Wilson 15 mins
SARA (25) is unemployed and lost in a world full of colourful leggings, house beats and hipsters with no direction in life. A graduate from art school in Amsterdam she wonders why two years later she wakes up in the morning on the floor of an after party. After a long walk of shame back home, she returns only to find herself locked out of her house. Sara struggles to find something better to do with her life, but will she be able to turn down the temptation of a next party?
Vincent Weiler 14 mins
A MOTEL MAID unknowingly walks in on a grisly crime, but she is so swept up in her own life and her feelings for the MAN who committed it, she is oblivious until it is too late.
Aslak Danbolt 15 mins
Joachim is retiring from base-jumping to become a father for the first time. But first he endeavors one last adventure. Together with best friend Øyvind he sets out to climb Mt. Katthammeren to do his last jump. When a bad storm approaches their friendship is put to the test. Øyvind wants to turn back, but Joachim will apparently stop at nothing to pull off his very last jump.
Andrea Della Monica 20 mins
Just like the films we’re harmlessly enchanted by as children, “Uoldìsnei” is a vision of the possibility of another world. A vision, which manifests itself before Fefè’s eyes as the image of his dead father – a docker at Naples’ port for over thirty years. That is the trigger, which makes Fefè question his life as a Camorra clan’s thug in relation to being himself father of a five year old child. One night at the port, Fefè has to find the way to reach that vision and let it inform his reality.
VIS À VIS
Dan Connolly 16 mins
An unlucky-in-love immigration officer assesses a peculiar visa application from a young gay couple harbouring a dirty little secret. ‘VIS à VIS’ is a bittersweet, topical, offbeat comedy that looks at thechoices we make and the lengths we go to for the ones we love.