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NEW SHORTS: Contains Sexual Content
Tue 16 Jan 20:30 ICA
One night or two. Solo or extra-marital. With or without the preceding Netflix. A programme of shorts about the hot, heavy, fleshy and fucked up. We probe modern relationships from beginning to end, at their least conventional and most complex. Watch out for Obvious Child writer Karen Maine’s directorial debut Yes God Yes starring Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), and Valene Kane (Rogue One) in No Pain Whatsoever. Oh, er, did we mention our parents aren’t home? 102 mins
Ellie Rogers 16 mins
A teenage girl unexpectedly spends an evening with her father’s hired escort. Despite an initial prejudice a bond develops between them as the escort recognises the girl's feelings towards a delivery girl and offers to help.
YES GOD YES
Karen Maine 12 mins
Fifteen-year old Alice has always been a good Catholic, but when an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy, she finds herself suddenly obsessed with masturbating.
HOTEL DE LA COMETE
Harald Hutter 15 mins
Like the afterburn of a comet, burned-out passion fades in the darkness. A story of desire, romance and eventual heartbreak between young lovers, shot on 16mm in Paris. As Hôtel de la Comète unfolds we discover how Gabrielle and Sasha met, how they loved each other and how they separated.
NO PAIN WHATSOEVER
Alex Kendall 15 mins
Set in 1950s Britain, based on a story by Richard Yates – we follow a young woman, Myra (Valene Kane), as she visits her husband, Harry (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), in a tuberculosis sanatorium. With his recovery seemingly out of sight, she has begun to develop a life away from him and now faces a painful choice between these worlds.
Gregory Oke 16 mins
A young woman goes about her day despite the impending departure of her lover. A portrait of someone determined to carry on and an exploration of the pain of being left.
Madeleine Sims-Fewer / Dusty Mancinelli 11 mins
A dysfunctional couple with a penchant for twisted sexual fantasies fight to stay together as their relationship crumbles over the course of a day.
Justin Batchelor 6 mins
It's Sunday night, hook-up time. The mood goes wrong when Adam thinks too much.
Matty Crawford 11 mins
A husband and wife in a dwindling marriage spend the night together in a Love Hotel as a desperate attempt to regain the intimacy in their relationship. Only for the wife to discover she has lost her wedding ring inside the rectal cavity of her husband.