MADRE, Dir. Simón Mesa Soto
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: International: It Felt Like a Kiss

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18:30 Sat 7 Jan 2017

Picturehouse Central

From the bitter dependency between an elderly woman and her daughter to a lazy French summers afternoon where a boy’s dormant sexuality is awoken by his mother’s sunbathing, this eclectic selection of international shorts, explores the unseemly and often tragic consequences of love, desire and longing.

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  • MADRE

    Simón Mesa Soto 14 mins (CO, 2016)

    16 year-old Andrea comes down from her poor neighborhood in the hills of Medellin to attend a downtown casting call for a porno film.
  • A COAT MADE DARK

    Jack O'Shea 10 mins (IE, 2016)

    Two burglars strike it rich after stealing a mysterious coat with pockets containing an impossible fortune. So begins this darkly comic tale, in which Midnight, an anthropomorphized dog, and his human servant Peter struggle for power, courtesy of the mysterious coat.
  • MINH TÂM

    Vincent Maury 25 mins (FR, 2016)

    At the age of 33, Minh Tâm has given up on love. Devoted to the education of her autistic son, overwhelmed by a domineering mother, she uses men just to escape briefly from daily life. Until the day she meets Olivier, who causes her to question her certainties.
  • HIGH SUMMER

    Josselin Facon 6 mins (FR, 2016)

    A troubling moment in the balminess of a summer in the countryside. While gardening, a young man sees his mother as a woman for the first time.
  • SEMELE

    Myrsini Aristidou 13 mins (CY, 2016)

    Semele will do anything to spend some time with her long absent father. A school note becomes just the excuse for her to visit him at his workplace, where her presence highlights their fragile relationship.
  • DEATH IN A DAY

    Lin Wang 14 mins (CN, 2016)

    Evan, a young Chinese boy who, after visiting his comatose father, witnesses his mother’s struggle and must come to grips with the impending death falling upon their family.
  • THE BEAST

    Daina O. Pusić 20 mins (HR, 2016)

    An old woman called Nada and her daughter Vera live alone. Vera takes care of her mute mother until one evening a bat flies into Nada's room and starts hibernating underneath her bed. The animal's presence gradually reinvigorates the old woman, eternally and fatally changing their relationship.