New Shorts

New Shorts #14 A Trick of the Light

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18:45 Wed 11 Jan 2012

Riverside Studios

Short films with gorgeous and sumptuous images make up this stunning collection of rich cinematography. Light – both artificial and natural – is vital to our daily existence, and these dramas use it to full effect, whether as part of the story or simply to show us breathtaking images. Includes Maryam D’Abo and Celia Imrie in the dream-like fantasy Madame Ida.

Tickets for this programme are available on the Riverside Studios website, or by calling the box office on 0208 237 1111.

Films listed below are in alphabetical order.

Riverside Studios

Crisp Road, London
W6 9RL
020 8237 1009
£9.50 / £8.50 concs
  • A PORTAL TO THE IMMORTAL

    Temujin Dorann 4 mins (UK, 2011)

    This very short film is about immortality, and the quest to bring meaning to life and escape what makes us human. It is based on the work of the philosophers John Gray and Arthur Schopenhauer, and the poet Frederick Seidel.
  • AILEMA

    Cecilia Frugiuele 10 mins (UK, 2011)

    Amelia is a 7 year-old dyslexic who has learned to transform her shortcomings into creativity; when confronted with the unforgiving restrictions of the classroom she will use her imagination to overcome her obstacles.
  • FRAMES

    Marti Colomer 14 mins (UK, 2011)

    Marine is a painter. However her passion for painting turns into obsession...
  • GUERRILLERA

    Elle Sillanpaa 20 mins (UK, 2011)

    From inside an anonymous skyscraper, a night time cleaner reveals her secret former life as a Guerrilla fighter in Colombia. She and her partner covertly worked to educate peasants about human rights, with devastating repercussions not just for themselves but their children.
  • MADAME IDA

    Lisa Forrell 17 mins (UK, 2011)

    On the last day of her life, ballerina Ida Rubinstein, is a frail and forgotten figure, full of memories and disappointment with only her three greedy servants in attendance. With one last supreme effort Ida rises from her chair and revealing her ballet shoes she begins to dance.
  • SONUS

    Ronnie West 11 mins (UK, 2011)

    A secret society of artists gather to experiment in bridging the laws of the paranormal with those of physics...
  • THE HALF-LIGHT

    Prasanna Puwanarajah 13 mins (UK, 2011)

    A man yearning for a touch of the past searches for a simple beacon of tungsten light in a darkened world that is under-lit by energy-saving bulbs.
  • THE PAINTING

    Glen Laker 6 mins (UK, 2011)

    Early one morning, at the end of a deserted beach, a painter's solitude is disturbed by the appearance of a mysterious woman.