INTERNATIONAL: In Passing
18:00 Sat 13 Jan 2018
In Canada a woman’s life is thrown into turmoil after a trip to the cinema; in Portugal a boy learns from his teacher that if the heart stops, people die; whilst in Columbia a group of girls are held in a jungle prison camp, enduring the oppressive, harsh terrain. Time ticks on and the shadow of death looms large. From tense real time drama to meditative, languid panoramas, this programme explores the myriad ways in which time and loss intertwine. 91 mins
Regent Street Cinema
Qiu Yang 15 mins (CN, 2017)In a nameless Chinese city, a mother with her daughter missing, refuses to go gently into this good night.
Céline Devaux 15 mins (FR, 2017)Give it time. You'll get over it. Jean celebrates his birthday, gets drunk and recalls the dreadful weekend that led to his break-up with Mathilde.
Sophy Romvari 13 mins (CA, 2017)An unexpected encounter during an afternoon at the cinema catapults a young woman into a confrontation with her own grief, her parents’ pain, and the still raw wound of her missing older brother. Over a single afternoon and evening, Shelby must sift the ground of memory, heartbreak, and hope, ever in search of a way forward.
Andrés Ramírez Pulido 15 mins (CO, 2017)Deep inside the jungle, a group of teenage girls are being kept under supervision. Despite abandonment and hostility, Damiana hopes she can get in touch with her father.
Diogo Costa Amarante 19 mins (PT, 2017)In September the child Frederico learns from his teacher that if the heart stops, people die. In October his mother notices a panorama of changing seasons and horizons. Still lives in motion in a small town.
Carlo Francisco Manatad 14 mins (PH, 2017)Jodilerks is on her last day of duty as a gas station attendant. But her night is just getting started.