COMPETITION: Try To Make A Home Out Of You
20:30 Tue 16 Jan 2018
Home is where the heart is, the place we feel the deepest affection for. But it’s not always a happy place, as these powerful short films illustrate. With strong performances by Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Nina Forever), and Kate Dickie (Red Road, The Witch, Couple in a Hole) amongst the pack, these films show a darker side to home life. 92 mins
This competition programme also screens at Curzon Soho on Saturday 13th January
Meg Campbell 19 mins (UK, 2017)Jenny's playfulness and eccentricity were an asset when her kids were young, but as her teenage daughter anxiously prepares for a school piano recital, Jenny's attempts to ease her concerns only heighten tensions within the family home and her erratic behaviour threatens to spiral out of control.
Tessa Hoffe 14 mins (UK, 2017)Denial and Dinosaurs.
Sean Dunn 15 mins (UK, 2017)In a climate of hyped-up nationalism and an active distrust of the “other”, British by the Grace of God explores a family’s dysfunction and their inability to communicate. Irene is a middle aged woman who loves her husband and reclusive son, but is also somebody who is in search of something beyond her status quo.
Daphne Schmon 15 mins (UK, 2017)A talented musician faces late stage Leukemia that threatens the life she’s built in London. Her best hope is a bone marrow transplant from her estranged family, but reconnecting means confronting a difficult past.
Laura Checkoway 29 mins (US, 2017)Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.