NEW SHORTS: Short Longes [+ filmmaker Q&As] (in association with Short Sighted Cinema)
14:30 Sun 11 Jan 2015
A chance to spend an afternoon with a series of longer form drama shorts. Join us for a full session of varied cinematic treats from powerful relationship drama in SIREN, SIBLING and THE PRESENT DAY. Plus a powerfully visual showcase of the choreographic work of Dane Hurst in PRIMITIVE, and the surreal playful work of Joern Utkilen in EARTH OVER WIND.
Where possible, each film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers, in association with Short Sighted Cinema.
Joern Utkilen 40 mins (, 2014)A newly separated couple fight about who should take care of their 10-year-old son. A man desperately hunts for someone to share his life with. A young woman fights for her mother's attention. In a unique and absurd way these stories tie together. Earth Over Wind was made through intuition, association and confidence - confidence in the intuitive process, that it would lead to a entertaining and meaningful project.
Tom Rowland 29 mins (, 2014)Set against the iridescent backdrop of London at night, ‘Primitive’ follows a dancer’s journey from bitter heartbreak and violent anger through to creative self-discovery. Featuring choreography and performances by Dane Hurst, one of the world’s most highly-acclaimed contemporary dancers, stunning cinematography and projection-mapped lighting, ‘Primitive’ explores the corrupting force of inner rage and redemption through creativity.
Dee Meaden 25 mins (, 2014)Huw struggles to master the techniques his sister Sylvie teaches him to cleanse the air. If he improves, it might be safe enough for him to go outside. He must not look at the window, or the air outside will feel him looking and will get agitated. He must focus and tune in to the messages Sylvie sends. Remembering won't help him.
Louise Marie Cooke 23 mins (, 2014)A story of lust and desire, of identity and sexuality. Elizabeth’s mundane life is turned upside down when she meets a sensuous older Spanish woman drifting through the sleepy English coastal town where she lives. A desire is awakened in her that grows with intensity, all complicated by her on / off relationship with a local guy called Tom.
Poppie Sköld 24 mins (, 2014)The final instalment in the trilogy film project, 'Lightly Covered in Buttoned Cloth', a collaboration between director Poppie Sköld and writer Ben Webb. Three years in the making, each film concerns itself with a discreet set of characters living in contemporary London. Themes and ideas thread their way through all three parts, creating a cumulatively coherent world. Each part can be viewed individually or as part of the broader triptych.