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NEW SHORTS: 'Til Death Do Us Part
Sat 7 Jan 18:30 Hackney Picturehouse
Decades in, can the ‘spark’ be salvaged? These dramas give us a varied look at love and long term relationships. Perhaps swinging or sex in public are your kindling of choice, or maybe there’s no hope left. Watch out for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Hayley Atwell, Michael Smiley, Rupert Procter, Phil Davis, Amanda Donohoe and James Wilby.
WHISKERS AND JANE
Mark Devenport 13 mins
An aging rocker struggles to recapture his mojo.
A PORNOGRAPHER WOOS
Patrick Myles 7 mins
A man on holiday attempts to rekindle the passion in his relationship with his wife, and tries to seduce her by writing her a pornographic poem, despite the constant attention of their two children and his ever present mother in law.
Simon Berry 8 mins
Fifty years of marriage. Fifty years of love and happiness. Fifty years of lies. When Walter steps on a live land mine in a remote field in England, he finds himself at the mercy of his wife Diane, who has recently unearthed a deadly secret buried in their past.
Kjetil Alexander Gudmestad 3 mins
A marriage, running well over injury time, ends Woman 1 - Man 0, after Woman [finally] speaks her mind about their thirty years together.
Oliver Greenall 4 mins
A married couple go for a pleasant drive in the countryside in an attempt to rekindle their relationship but they get lost on the way and an argument ensues.
SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS
James Laycock 8 mins
An encounter with a neighbour makes Penny re-evaluate her relationship with Mark.
THE DRIVING SEAT
Phil Lowe 9 mins
One Saturday morning, a middle aged couple decide to make love in their car in the driveway to put a spark back in their marriage - only to find it has rather the opposite effect.
CHICKEN / EGG
James D'Arcy 15 mins
Mark's a good guy. Kenneth not so much. Mark's gonna help Kenneth out. Maybe.
THE WRONG END OF THE STICK
Terri Matthews 10 mins
Malcolm Fetcher is a neurotic, middle-aged teacher lost in a dull marriage with his wife of twenty years, Beverly. As he faces an all-consuming identity crisis, their marriage disintegrates and he is forced to express a deep, hidden desire.
THE SWING OF IT
Douglas Ray 10 mins
A retired couple decide to attend a local swingers party, in the hope of restarting their stalled love life. But not only are they the only attendees, the hosts are a couple of stuck up liberals who have been objecting to their planning application. What follows is a night of brutal honesty, small town politics and not a lot of snogging.