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NEW SHORTS: International: This Is Not My Beautiful House: Tales Of Anxieties & Doubt
Sat 16 Jan 16:00 Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)
In the 21st century anxiety and doubt are universal. More than ever before we are provided with endless possibilities as to how to live our lives and multiple outlets for projecting our ‘perfect’ existence. For this screening of diverse shorts, seven filmmakers have tapped into the fear and existential dread that comes from indecision and uncertainty.
Film running order:
SUNDAY LUNCH Celine Devaux 13 mins France
NO WOLF HAS A HOUSE Hana Jušić 25 mins Croatia
MIRROR IN MIND Kim Seunghee 2 mins South Korea
LOVE Habib Habib 8 mins US
THE BABY Ali Asgari 16 mins Iran
SAN CRISTÓBAL Omar Zuñiga Hidalgo 29 mins Chile
CORAL Rudolf Fitzgerald-Leonard 10 mins Australia
Rudolf Fitzgerald-Leonard 10 mins
When the floodlights at his twilight football training fail to light his path, Kevin allows the surrounding darkness to consume him.
Habib Habib 8 mins
Audrey’s mother wants her to move with her to Washington D.C. but her father wants her to stay. As a result, she’s forced to make a decision in the midst of their divorce.
MIRROR IN MIND
KIM Seunghee 2 mins
A woman looks into her mind, chasing her ideals on a tightrope. Every imperfect piece of her mind completes herself.
NO WOLF HAS A HOUSE
Hana Jušić 25 mins
Sandra is an overly sensitive young woman who, when under pressure, has trouble with deciphering the line between reality and her twisted fantasies. During her husband's birthday party, she has to spend a day with his family. Their barely concealed hostility is making her gradually lose her mind.
Omar Zuñiga Hidalgo 29 mins
Lucas is visiting his sister on a remote island in southern Chile before moving abroad. An unlikely romance grows when he meets Antonio, a struggling young fisherman. The intimacy they share makes them navigate towards a new horizon and to a different stage of their adulthood.
Celine Devaux 13 mins
Sunday. At lunch, James observes his family. They ask him questions and don't listen to his answers, they give advice but don't follow it, they stroke him and slap him, but it's ok, it is the Sunday lunch.
Ali Asgari 16 mins
Narges and her friend have just a few hours to find someone to take care of her baby for some days.