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NEW SHORTS: Women On The Verge Of
Sun 8 Jan 12:00 Hackney Picturehouse
The bold women of these short dramas are definitely on the edge of something, whether it’s perilous or pushing boundaries. These women are murderesses, astronauts, religious healers, fleeing Nazis and neglectful husbands. Watch out for Steve Waddington, Lesley Manville, Alex MacQueen and Karl Johnson.
THINGS THAT FALL FROM THE SKY
Catherine Linstrum 14 mins
A swan flies into a power line, bringing together a muddy man in a ditch and a woman with blood on her hands.
Aoife O'Kelly 17 mins
1944. In German occupied Poland, as the Gestapo close in on a Polish resistance officer in hiding, his young pregnant wife is faced with the difficult choice between protecting her husband or their unborn child.
Rory Alexander Stewart 15 mins
After a chance encounter with a grieving old friend a charismatic Spiritualist attempts to prove the virtue of her beliefs, but all does not go as planned.
Savanah Leaf 6 mins
F Word is a self-funded short film, exploring both the internal and external journey of a young woman searching for answers about her absent father.
Thomas Voce-Siriani 12 mins
Phoebe won't leave the flat. Phoebe cannot process that Darren has broken up with her. The line between flat and insanity begins to blur. Will Phoebe ever make it out the front door again? 'BRIDGET JONES' on a come-down, 'ROOM' in a different room, 'SELF-HELP!' splices the silly and the surreal and dribbles us through the neuroses of Tinder-Age romance.
Isabelle Sieb 11 mins
A newly separated woman is burgled by an ex offender in the middle of the night, only to find they may be the answers to each others prayers.
Alicia MacDonald 7 mins
In 1919, a tea lady eavesdrops on a top-secret government meeting called to solve the latest, gravest problem facing the British Empire... A satirical comedy which wryly suggests that today’s obsession with female appearance was borne out of one official government meeting just after WW1.
Guillaume Fradin 12 mins
A female astronaut trains for the first expedition to Mars and has been selected for a final test before departure. She must stay one year inside one of the shelters that will welcome the astronauts on the red planet. But before leaving, she has to say goodbye to her only family left, her younger brother.