THE SONG OF WANDERING AENGUS, Dir. Matthew Lawes
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: Gothic!

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20:30 Sat 7 Jan 2017

Hackney Picturehouse

Through a glass darkly: ghosts, Victoriana, dark family secrets and fairy tales abound in these gothic-tinged stories for a dark winter’s night. From Victorian post-mortem portraits, to the sinister photography of South African artist Roger Ballen, to the sexual secrets of a small village community and the strange story of Brancusi’s sculpture of Marie Bonaparte.

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street, London
E8 1HE
0871 902 5734
  • THE PARTING GLASS

    Alexander McNeill 17 mins (UK, 2016)

    Ireland, 1892. A recently widowed mother forms a sinister relationship with the body of her husband, leaving it to her son John to do all he can to part the living and the dead.
  • STAY THE BURNING

    Will Webb 3 mins (UK, 2016)

    Searching for shelter, two women find an abandoned barn. Inside, they play a dangerous game to prove their love.
  • MACBETH

    David Wilson 3 mins (UK, 2016)

    Macbeth Act I, Scene V Macbeth through director David Wilson’s eyes, featuring animation by Ian Miller
  • THE SONG OF WANDERING AENGUS

    Matthew Lawes 4 mins (UK, 2016)

    A magical short animated film about one man's lifelong quest for love.
  • FAMILY PORTRAIT

    Kelly Holmes 15 mins (UK, 2016)

    Margaret must convince her daughter Louise to take responsibility for the family after the death of her father, whilst the family endures the ritual of a family portrait.
  • ROGER BALLEN'S THEATRE OF APPARITIONS

    Emma Calder & Ged Haney 5 mins (UK, 2016)

    An animated theatre of dismembered people, beasts and ghosts, dance, tumble, make love and tear themselves apart, a nightmarish subconscious world, in black and white.
  • POISON TREE

    John Turrell & Tom Turrell 16 mins (UK, 2016)

    Poison Tree is the story of Shirley, a young woman out to avenge her sister's untimely death by gatecrashing the birthday party of an old school friend, the sort of birthday party that only leafy middle class England could make so excruciatingly prim and proper.
  • POLLUTION OF THE HEART

    Oliwia Siem 16 mins (UK, 2016)

    Torn between a high-maintenance girlfriend and his emotionally unstable mother, David finds himself drawn to rituals of death. An old photo may hold the key to his vivid and inexplicable experiences. Is David’s quest for the truth more urgent than the needs of the two women in his life? And what part does their sinister neighbour have to play?
  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X

    Gabriel Abrantes 8 mins (PT, 2016)

    Back to the story of “Princess X”, a golden and futuristic phallus sculpted by Brancusi which in fact is a bust of the amazing little niece of Napoleon, Marie Bonaparte.