COMPETITION: Pictures Snatched Out The Frame
20:30 Wed 17 Jan 2018
Memories can help us make sense of the past, but the past can sometimes feel like another country. These short films can show the past as both confusing and rose-tinted, like looking through an old photo album where nothing is what it seems. Watch out for Toby Jones (Berberian Sound Studio, The Hunger Games) as a washed-up TV host, and Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country) delving into the past of homosexual life in fifties Britain. 95 mins
This competition programme also screens at Curzon Soho on Saturday 13th January
Toa Stappard 15 mins (UK, 2017)A woman finds herself, lost in the deserted Swazi outback. Shot on location in Swaziland, in siSwati.
Jonathan Vinel 16 mins (FR, 2017)Imagine you wake up one day, all your friends have disappeared. The friends that should be there are gone. So you look. You look everywhere. Every hiding place, each inch of the city, all the marshes, all the rivers. You look, but cannot find them.
Deepa Keshvala 13 mins (UK, 2017)A daughter goes to find her estranged alcoholic father.
Phoebe Montague 13 mins (UK, 2017)100 Women I Know is an unapologetic documentary film compromised of interviews with 4 rape survivors. The intimate insight into these young women's experiences is eye-opening, thought provoking and initiates conversation. This film highlights the prevalence of rape and asks the viewer to consider the (often unspoken) experiences of the women they know.
Sam Ashby 23 mins (UK, 2017)Based on an unrealised film script written in 1964 for The Homosexual Law Reform Society, a British organisation that campaigned for the decriminalisation of homosexual relations between men, ‘The Colour of His Hair’ merges drama and documentary into an impressionistic meditation on queer life before and after the partial legalisation of homosexuality in 1967.
Jonathan Schey 15 mins (UK, 2017)Paul used to be a TV presenter. Now he's forced to make a living as a party entertainer. Charlotte Cohen’s Bar Mitzvah celebration will prompt his emotional meltdown – and his redemption.