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NEW SHORTS: Dystopia

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18:30 Fri 13 Jan 2017

Hackney Picturehouse

Where will it all go wrong? Post-apocalyptic landscapes where life and death is a game, dystopian societies where being perfect is illegal, science fiction prophecies, and living with robots all are confronted in this selection of short films. Includes the LSFF winner from the 2016 Milan Videoletters Festival, What Weee Are.

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street, London
E8 1HE
0871 902 5734
  • AFRO PUNK GIRL

    Annetta Laufer 15 mins (UK, 2016)

    In a dystopian, post apocalyptic Britain, a young punk discovers true rebellion when she meets a radical old dandy.
  • THE PROBLEMLESS ANONYMOUS

    Gary Roberts 14 mins (UK, 2016)

    Ivan has tested positive for perfection, but sadly in this world it’s illegal and the law states he must attend a private clinic to be made imperfect.
  • LIFELINE

    Sam Jones 11 mins (UK, 2016)

    A desperate mother risks everything to provide a final lifeline for her son. 17 year old writer/director Sam Jones explores the power of selflessness in a selfish world.
  • NORO

    Duncan Roe 19 mins (UK, 2016)

    Caitlin lives alone in the woods where she grieves her missing son. Her days of therapy and ritual are broken when an encounter with a stranger disturbs her reality. She begins questioning everything around her and soon learns the stranger knows more about her son than she could possibly imagine.
  • HYPER-REALITY

    Keiichi Matsuda 6 mins (UK, 2016)

    Hyper-Reality is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media. It is the latest work in an ongoing research-by-design project by Keiichi Matsuda; previous works include Domestic Robocop, Augmented City 3D and Keiichi’s Masters thesis Domesti/city.
  • WHAT WEEE ARE

    Alessio De Marchi 5 mins (IT, 2016)

    Planting the seeds, Growing the Future Technology pervades every aspect of our lives the way we move, the way we work, the way we meet and communicate, how we make love and what we eat. Yet, in pursuing his quest, man also generates huge amounts of increasingly technological waste.
  • SIGNIFICANCE

    Jack Pirie and Alex Hylands-White 22 mins (UK, 2016)

    Amateur astronomer Miles Roberts, working late at a remote, regional observatory, is amazed to finally discover what he’s been searching for - a giant star about to go supernova. But when the arrival of an unannounced guest uncovers the dark reality of what he has found, and its irreversible consequences, soon Miles is forced to confront what it is he set out to discover, and his own significance.