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COMPETITION: Try To Make A Home Out Of You
Sat 13 Jan 13:00 Curzon Soho
Home is where the heart is, the place we feel the deepest affection for. But it’s not always a happy place, as these powerful short films illustrate. With strong performances by Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Nina Forever), and Kate Dickie (Red Road, The Witch, Couple in a Hole) amongst the pack, these films show a darker side to home life. 92 mins
This competition programme also screens at Rich Mix on Tuesday 16th January
Meg Campbell 19 mins
Jenny's playfulness and eccentricity were an asset when her kids were young, but as her teenage daughter anxiously prepares for a school piano recital, Jenny's attempts to ease her concerns only heighten tensions within the family home and her erratic behaviour threatens to spiral out of control.
Tessa Hoffe 14 mins
Denial and Dinosaurs.
BRITISH BY THE GRACE OF GOD
Sean Dunn 15 mins
In a climate of hyped-up nationalism and an active distrust of the “other”, British by the Grace of God explores a family’s dysfunction and their inability to communicate. Irene is a middle aged woman who loves her husband and reclusive son, but is also somebody who is in search of something beyond her status quo.
ALL OF ME
Daphne Schmon 15 mins
A talented musician faces late stage Leukemia that threatens the life she’s built in London. Her best hope is a bone marrow transplant from her estranged family, but reconnecting means confronting a difficult past.
EDITH + EDDIE
Laura Checkoway 29 mins
Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.