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NEW SHORTS: Mother
Mon 11 Jan 18:30 Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)
Experience a powerful programme of drama with a selection of films that zone in on the sometimes difficult roles and the fraught relationships with the matriarchal figurehead of the family.
Film running order:
RIBBON Dean Anderson 7 mins
KERRY David Slade and Gemma Addy 5 mins
SPILT Alvin Yu 15 mins
ACROSS THE SEA Kelly Robinson 10 mins
ADVENT Mahalia Belo 15 mins
THE AGREEMENT Eva Riley 19 mins
MY BEAUTIFUL WHITE SKIN Stuart Gatt 19 mins
ACROSS THE SEA
Kelly Robinson 10 mins
A boy steals a phone from a young mother on a bus in London. After browsing the contents of her phone, he becomes curious and begins to follow her. But what are his intentions and where will this obsession lead? Kelly Robinson's début explores the private worlds of mothers and children.
Mahalia Belo 15 mins
An estranged mother kidnaps her two children on Christmas Eve. Amidst the in-between spaces of motorways and airports she is forced to question whether she is capable enough to have them back.
BRANDY & PEP
Tim Pope 14 mins
Two sisters are reunited at a family funeral after 16 years apart. But is it already too late to resolve their differences and overcome the dark family secret that has defined their lives? ‘Brandy & Pep’ is a story of regret, remorse and the long-term pain caused by a moment of misjudgement.
David Slade and Gemma Addy 5 mins
A young woman tries to right a terrible wrong.
MY BEAUTIFUL WHITE SKIN
Stuart Gatt 19 mins
Bound by duties to care for her disabled Mother, Parita dreams of reaching Bollywood and her preternatural dancing ability proves she belongs there, although one thing holds her back - her skin color. With the porcelain skin of her Bollywood idols serving as a constant reminder of her inadequacy, Parita strives to find a product that will lighten her skin in time to ensure her passage to stardom.
Dean Anderson 7 mins
A mother struggling to come to terms with the recent death of her teenage son, becomes fixated with a local boy due to his uncanny resemblance. However, secretly following the delinquent teenager brings about dangerous consequences.
Alvin Yu 15 mins
A tired mother has to escape town with her daughter after her husband is jailed for sexual assault.
Eva Riley 19 mins
Shortly before her due date, Laura visits the married couple she is giving birth for.