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NEW SHORTS: Gothic!
Thu 18 Jan 20:30 BFI Southbank
Through a glass darkly: ghost stories, lost souls, family secrets and fairy tales abound in these gothic-tinged shorts paying homage to their Victoriana heritage. Includes Jennifer Reeder’s new work All Small Bodies featuring Tim Plester (Game of Thrones), and watch out for Maxine Peake (The Falling, Shameless) and Letitia Wright (Humans, Black Panther) in Cake. 96 mins
Please note: this will go on sale to BFI Members 5th Dec, and on general release 12th Dec.
Lucy Catherine 26 mins
On a lonely beach Death waits for the sea to deliver her the souls of the dead. Guiding them home has been her role for eternity. Lately though, she has become restless.
Adriano Curci 11 mins
The past and the present are intertwined in an old abandoned house in the middle of a forest. Into the trees, Martin walks. A tragedy. Into the trees, into the trees. Based on the song "A Forest" by The Cure.
GOD'S LONELY MAN
Sam Johnson 10 mins
In the moors of south-west medieval England, a delirious pilgrim voyages through perilous lands in search of a hallowed monastery, leading him to the site of a mysterious dream.
ALL SMALL BODIES
Jennifer Reeder 20 mins
A feminist, sci-fi take on the Grimm tale of HANSEL and GRETEL, occurring in the distant future among the ruins of a planetary catastrophe, revealing the abuses of history and technology.
Alan Friel 6 mins
Two women sit in a barren desert and discuss the best way to die.
DENTURES OF DEATH
Elias Sommer 14 mins
Dentures of Death is a comedy about timid six-year-old Tommy, whose parents make the terrible mistake of letting insensitive great-uncle Will babysit the child. That same night, sleepless Tommy loses his first tooth, and with no one there to answer his questions, the boy’s vivid imagination runs wild…
Carl Shanahan 9 mins
After some awkward pleasantries and an exchange of cash Rob presents Edmund with an old, creased photo of a woman. As a queue of clients continue to wait outside, Rob has to decide whether to indulge his fantasy at whatever cost.