NEW SHORTS #8 GLOBAL STORIES PT. 2: MAN ALIVE
20:40 Sat 11 Jan 2014
Our second celebration tonight of British based filmmakers journeying the globe, from the fast paced life of an Amsterdam drug dealer in Sky High, to the surreal life of an Egyptian doctor trying to make his way back home in Odd, to a lonely life in the Norwegian snow-covered landscape in Rift.
Shady El Hamus 15 mins (UK, 2013)23-year old Mounir lives in Amsterdam with his girlfriend. For the first time in months he returns to his family home to celebrate his Father’s 55th birthday party. At the party Mounir is confronted with suppressed emotions and the collapse of his family. ‘About Sons’ is a universal story about family.
Giorgio Bosisio 21 mins (UK, 2013)Pietro lets us follow him along a simple adventure of adolescence time where little things, hidden to the eyes of the ones who can't observe, can reveal the ironic and subtle beauty of life.
Karim Al-Shennawy 13 mins (UK, 2013)At the end of an ordinary day, Adel Iskandar goes back home to find that his neighbors have just fixed the building elevator. They invite him to try it for the first time, but sometimes, it is not easy to fix what was broken.
Rolf Heldal 14 mins (UK, 2013)Lars lives a solitary life working as a security guard. When his father dies he inherits an aggressive dog. Now, Lars has to decide on what to do with the last remaining remnant of a man he’d rather forget.
Shady El-Hamus 13 mins (UK, 2013)Ever since the birth of his son, drugs dealer Mads is looking at his life from a different perspective. Dealing drugs is all he knows and it gives him financial stability, but at the same time he keeps seeing the dark side of this world. Sky High shows the night in which he has to choose between the drugs or a complete new life.