LAY ME DOWN, Dir. Lucy Tcherniak
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS #6 TEENAGE GIRLS GO CRAZY!

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18:00 Sat 11 Jan 2014

ICA, Cinema 1

Wild girls go through their young lives leaving a cloud of dust and mayhem in their wake as they find their way to adulthood. A selection of films that are hard hitting and bittersweet in equal measures, while pulling no punches. Watch out for Jessica Barden in a powerful story of young love and family secrets in Lay Me Down, and the directorial debut of Irish comedian Sharon Horgan The Week Before Christmas.

108 min

ICA

The Mall, St James's
SW1Y 5AH
  • ARCADE

    Nida Manzoor 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    Set in a games arcade, two schoolgirls are engrossed in a shoot-em-up. Their jokes turn to jibes and soon insults start to fly. The arcade becomes a surreal place as the girls confront their frustrations with deadly consequences.
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY CINDY WEI

    Tsveta Lozanova 10 mins (UK, 2013)

    'Happy Birthday Cindy Wei' follows school underdog, Cindy Wei as she takes her first steps towards building up confidence and overcoming her lack of cultural identity through discovering the flamboyant world of her cross-dressing cousin and his secret job as a phone sex operator.
  • LAY ME DOWN

    Lucy Tcherniak 11 mins (UK, 2013)

    Lay Me Down explores the curious relationship between two girls. A few years younger than Lily, Penny won't seem to leave her alone. But as the hounding escalates we learn the horrible truth that binds them together and the action Lily must take if she is ever going to lift the terrible burden she carries.
  • LITTLE WORLD

    Becky Bailey 7 mins (UK, 2013)

    In this animated short set in the Victorian era, “Little World” tells the story of a young Deaf woman called Beth. She visits the crumbling old Deaf school where she grew up, and she remembers fondly how it shaped her.
  • PICKERING

    Alix Eve 8 mins (UK, 2013)

    As the half term holidays crawl by in a sleepy village Sarah meets tomboy Ellen and experiences her first real crush. But what does this mean for popular and perfect Sarah, and just how real is their time together?
  • QUIET, THE

    Lee Matthews 21 mins (UK, 2013)

    When a young, deaf schoolgirl is bullied and left to take the long walk home alone, she realises she’s being followed and a frantic game of cat and mouse begins. growing ever more sinister as it becomes clear that she may never make it home again.
  • SEA VIEW

    Jane Linfoot 24 mins (UK, 2013)

    Jess and Jason meet at the bus station in a seaside town, seeing each other in daylight for the first time. What at first seemed exciting, forbidden, and divinely careless, soon threatens to be a regretful experience for both. This is not how things were meant to be.
  • STICKS AND STONES

    Corine Dhondee 9 mins (UK, 2013)

    After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young woman Rose, struggles to re-assimilate into the world. Haunted by her past and challenged by her present she is forced to make a decision which affects her future.
  • WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE

    Sharon Horgan 13 mins (UK, 2013)

    The Week Before Christmas is an autobiographical story of a teenage girl during the plucking season on her family's turkey farm. And what happens when she locks eyes with a cute boy across a room of turkey carcasses.