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NEW SHORTS: International: I'll Be Your Mirror: Tales of the Uncanny
Fri 15 Jan 21:00 Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)
A party with no invitees, a far-off world populated with rampant sex beasts, a detective consumed with a fevered psycho-sexual religious ecstacy. Since the early days of cinema the uncanny has been fertile ground for filmmakers seeking to explore the mysterious and unreal. With this screening eight filmmakers join the likes of Bunuel and Lynch in trying to make the unknown known.
Film running order:
THE FACE OF UKRAINE: CASTING OKSANA BAIUL Kitty Green 7 mins Australia
THE GUESTS Shane Danielsen 11 mins Australia
SUPERIOR Erin Vassilopoulos 16 mins US
DEEP SPACE Bruno Tondeur 7 mins Belgium
THROUGH YOUR EYELIDS Luis Briones 16 mins Mexico
GOOD MORNING Milena Dutkowska 9 mins Poland
THE MOAN AREA Minoru Karasube 4 mins Japan
BODY OF CRIME Laurence Vannicelli 18 mins US
BODY OF CRIME
Laurence Vannicelli 18 mins
A dirty detective investigates a small town murder. The only suspect is a teenage girl who claims it was a miracle.
Bruno Tondeur 7 mins
Brandon is given his first intergalactic mission: to find an intelligent species. For months he will live a strange experience on a planet with surprising manners. Our astronaut will have to resist mentally and physically with his all being.
Milena Dutkowska 9 mins
Tadeusz in his elegant suit, rides a bike towards a glade in order to end his life. However he loses his rope and stool along the way. Grotesque tale about sense of life and death.
Erin Vassilopoulos 16 mins
A stranger passing through town sparks a teenage girl’s desire to distinguishherself from her identical twin sister. As one sister struggles to break free, the other insists on preserving their distinctive bond.
THE FACE OF UKRAINE: CASTING OKSANA BAIUL
Kitty Green 7 mins
Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from across a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of gold medal-winning figure skater Oksana Baiul, whose tears of joy once united their troubled country.
Shane Danielsen 7 mins
One night while awaiting her husband’s return to their new home in a strange new city, Anna is confronted by a quartet of locals at her door, claiming they have arrived for a housewarming party. Confused, she lets them in. And then, almost at once, more guests arrive. And a nightmare begins...
THE MOAN AREA
Minoru Karasube 4 mins
A single rope descends upon a world in which peaceful and lazy creatures live. The rope attacks, and arbitrarily toys with them.
THROUGH YOUR EYELIDS
Luis Briones 16 mins
In the midst of a civil conflict in a small Mexican village, a little girl falls in love with a beautiful and young man who is already dead.