GOLDEN, Dir. Simon Ball
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS #29 YOUTH OF TODAY

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12:30 Sun 19 Jan 2014

Curzon Soho Curzon Soho

A programme of shorts about growing up and coming-of-age in our difficult times. Featuring childhood innocence corrupted, peer pressure among urban youth, and teenage boredom that leads to life-changing situations. Includes Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong’s No Kaddish In Carmarthen.

107 mins

Curzon Soho

99 Shaftesbury Avenue
W1D 5DY
Peak Adult £16.90 / Off-peak Adult £12.50 / Concessions available

Access

Please find all access information here, or drop a line to Helen MacKenzie at access@shortfilms.org.uk for more information or special requests.

  • CHARLIE SAYS

    Lewis Arnold 24 mins (UK, 2013)

    A young boy’s lies cuts through the calm of a family holiday and leaves a trail in its wake that threatens to grow into something more dangerous as dusk approaches.
  • GOLDEN

    Simon Ball 7 mins (UK, 2013)

    Four children hang out in the middle of nowhere. An act of bullying sets them on a journey where they make a discovery that will change their lives forever.
  • HARRIET AND THE MATCHES

    Miranda Howard-Williams 4 mins (UK, 2013)

    “It almost makes me cry to tell what foolish Harriet befell...” 'Harriet and the Matches' is a dark cautionary tale about a lonely little girl. Featuring rising star Helena Barlow and with the vocal talents of Cillian Murphy and Bernice Stegers, the film mixes live action with puppetry and stop motion to create a visually spectacular and atmospheric tale.
  • JASMINE'S REVOLUTION

    Sam Johnson 8 mins (UK, 2013)

    Set on 8th August 2011, Jasmine's Revolution depicts an hour in the life of 9 year old Jasmine, who having watched the London riots on television and radio, goes to some extraordinary and poignant lengths to stand up to the family who ignore and oppress her.
  • NO KADDISH IN CARMARTHEN

    Jesse Armstrong 13 mins (UK, 2013)

    Gwyn is confused. Who is he, how should he act? He's 15 and neither of these things are clear. He's on the edge of being eased out from his daily visits to see his best friend's girlfriend. He's on the verge of being beaten up. Can he survive the beating and protect his most important relationship?
  • PADDY

    Immanuel von Bennigsen / Laurence Spellman 16 mins (UK, 2013)

    There's only so much crap a young boy is willing to take. Knocked down six times, he'll get back up seven. Meet Paddy. He's cooler than you.
  • SAY NOTHING

    Roland Kennedy 14 mins (UK, 2013)

    An innocuous kids’ football game becomes a scene of aggression and loss of control. Separate worlds collide. Minor acts of rebellion are perceived as dark threat by someone who has never known what it is to exist on the other side of the demarcated lines. The film captures the way tragedy can suddenly puncture the banality of everyday life.
  • SOMETHING FOR NOTHING

    Andrew Brand 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    What happens when there's nothing to steal?
  • STRANGERS

    Brian Duffy 11 mins (UK, 2013)

    “Strangers” is about a Deaf teenager in a hearing family, where communication is not clear. An interpreter arrives on her own because the social worker is held up, and suddenly the son has a voice with which to express himself, much the astonishment of his parents.
  • THORNS

    Jonathan Lowe 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    A young boy collects blackberries along a rural London path; a loner preferring the solitude of nature. A young girl approaches, offering him a handful of unripe green berries. He accepts graciously before she is escorted away by three young boys. An act of cruelty and humiliation towards the girl inspires an act of empathy and humanity from the boy.