FALLING, Gabrielle Russell
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: Fucked Up Love Part 1: Fucking & Grasping

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14:00 Sat 17 Jan 2015

Hackney Picturehouse, Screen 3

This popular selection of short films comes in two parts. Our first selection brings a powerful unrelenting bleakness to stories of unloving faceless sex and how it can fuck with hearts and minds. Watch out for strong slow burn performances from Sam Spruell in GIVE and Louise Brealey in HEARD, and the musician Barry Adamson directed short THE SWING THE HOLE AND THE LIE.

(106 min)

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street, London
E8 1HE
0871 902 5734
  • BUT WE LOVE EACH OTHER

    Philippe Audi-Dor 12 mins (, 2014)

    A psychology PhD student is struggling to keep work and private life separate when she discovers that her girlfriend has been lying about her past. What starts as a feeling of betrayal soon becomes a question of Ayla’s own motives to be in this unhealthy relationship. How far will she go to sustain it?
  • FALLING

    Gabrielle Russell 23 mins (, 2014)

    Kate has just left her husband. Arriving at her lover’s flat she is swept up in the euphoria of the moment; but as she faces the enormity of what she has done she struggles with guilt and grief. How can she believe in love now? Her fears threaten to overwhelm her, until an unexpected moment of grace brings hope.
  • FUCKING, DRIFTING, GRASPING, CITY LIGHTS

    Ola Jankowska 19 mins (, 2014)

    Two people meeting in dark alleys and closed kebab shops in London. Desperately, urgently. Both married, both successful - they make best companions in severance. A portrait of two characters and a big city that doesn't love them back.
  • GIVE

    Ewan Bailey 13 mins (, 2014)

    Sally has a frighteningly vivid premonition in which her identical twin Kate is killed by a violent husband. Sally goes to their home and tries to warn her. Kate deludes herself that the marriage is getting better. She sees Sally’s presence as interference and tells her to leave. Sally realises only the most extreme sacrifice will save her sister.
  • HEARD

    Lisa Clarke 12 mins (, 2014)

    Ruth is determined today is the day she will escape her isolation and make something happen. A long awaited encounter with the object of her affections falls far below expectations and she is pushed to further extremes. Louise Brealey (Sherlock, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) leads with Ferdinand Kingsley (The Last Legion, Dracula Untold).
  • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU

    Daniel Bayle 17 mins (, 2014)

    A woman plagued with insecurities finds validation through anonymous web-sex, never imagining who might be watching her. “I Only Have Eyes For You” is the story of how two people who cannot connect in the real world provide each other with much needed solace, every night, as online strangers.
  • THE SWING THE HOLE AND THE LIE

    Barry Adamson 10 mins (UK, 2014)

    In this 'golf-­‐noir' thriller, Jane's fragile world teeters on the brink of madness as she seeks to uncover whether boyfriend Samir is up to no good with her best friend and golfing buddy Julie. Her search uncovers a bizarre set of coincidences, which force her to now face several new truths about herself."