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COMPETITION: Dreams Of You In Both Worlds
Sun 14 Jan 13:00 Curzon Soho
Cross the threshold between fantasy and reality to discover secret worlds containing myriad untold stories and dreamscapes; who knows what is real and what is fake? These films show us secret lives rooted in reality and hidden worlds of a more dream-like quality. A strong showing of fantastical animation here is juxtaposed against the reality of a locked-up country house, a hidden daughter, and prison secrets exposed. 98 mins
This competition programme also screens at Rich Mix on Thursday 18th January
Eva Riley 17 mins
Sally’s secretive evening job as a medical roleplay actress forces her to face up to feelings she thought she had under control.
Fateme Ahmadi 15 mins
A Romanian single mother has recently escaped from an abusive husband and fled to London to build a better future for her daughter. She's found a job and place to live, but the landlord has a strict "no children allowed" policy. Trapped in an impossible situation, she has to find a way to hide her daughter being in the flat.
THE HOUSE AWAKENING
Florence Kennard 10 mins
The House Awakening captures the rhythmic and enchanting behind-the-scenes processes at a rural, Norfolk-based National Trust property. Felbrigg Hall is in a state of limbo during its final moments of winter sleep, before the all-female house team begin the preparations for the 2017 opening to the public.
Kitty Faingold 7 mins
A short animated film that wonders what it's like to be just a figment in someone else's imagination.
WEDNESDAY WITH GODDARD
Nicolas Ménard 5 mins
A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.
Richard Gorodecky 15 mins
Paul has an attitude. He’s the kid you cross the road to avoid. The no-hoper you pray your children never become. But there’s more to Paul than meets the eye or the ear. A side that he only finds when he’s truly lost. Little Shit is a lost child’s journey to discover his and London’s hidden nature.
Selina Wagner 12 mins
A girl, more eagle than human, must decide between a life on the wing and her humanity when a stranger arrives on the tide.
Dane Winn 7 mins
Set in the early 1950s, Fisheye is inspired by the classic suspense thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock with an animated twist. The story is about the line between obsession and madness as an oddball writer is compelled to note down everything his neighbours do, no matter what.
Harry Lighton 10 mins
On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.