NEW SHORTS: Gothic!
20:30 Thu 18 Jan 2018
Through a glass darkly: ghost stories, lost souls, family secrets and fairy tales abound in these gothic-tinged shorts paying homage to their Victoriana heritage. Includes Jennifer Reeder’s new work All Small Bodies featuring Tim Plester (Game of Thrones), and watch out for Maxine Peake (The Falling, Shameless) and Letitia Wright (Humans, Black Panther) in Cake. 96 mins
Please note: this will go on sale to BFI Members 5th Dec, and on general release 12th Dec.
Lucy Catherine 26 mins (UK, 2017)On a lonely beach Death waits for the sea to deliver her the souls of the dead. Guiding them home has been her role for eternity. Lately though, she has become restless.
Adriano Curci 11 mins (AR, 2017)The past and the present are intertwined in an old abandoned house in the middle of a forest. Into the trees, Martin walks. A tragedy. Into the trees, into the trees. Based on the song "A Forest" by The Cure.
Sam Johnson 10 mins (UK, 2017)In the moors of south-west medieval England, a delirious pilgrim voyages through perilous lands in search of a hallowed monastery, leading him to the site of a mysterious dream.
Jennifer Reeder 20 mins (US, 2017)A feminist, sci-fi take on the Grimm tale of HANSEL and GRETEL, occurring in the distant future among the ruins of a planetary catastrophe, revealing the abuses of history and technology.
Magnus Irvin 5 mins (UK, 2013)Fanny Haddock demonstrates how to make a Swiss roll using everyday, household ingredients.
Elias Sommer 14 mins (UK, 2017)Dentures of Death is a comedy about timid six-year-old Tommy, whose parents make the terrible mistake of letting insensitive great-uncle Will babysit the child. That same night, sleepless Tommy loses his first tooth, and with no one there to answer his questions, the boy’s vivid imagination runs wild…
Carl Shanahan 9 mins (UK, 2017)After some awkward pleasantries and an exchange of cash Rob presents Edmund with an old, creased photo of a woman. As a queue of clients continue to wait outside, Rob has to decide whether to indulge his fantasy at whatever cost.