ABSENCE, Dir. Alex Goddard
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: A Winter's Matinee of Romantic Films

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16:00 Sat 11 Jan 2020

Curzon Soho

Baby, it’s cold outside! From strange corners and hopeless places, a programme of uncynical and unconventional love stories.

Indulge in the naïveté of puppy love, tender queer autobiography, tricksy triangles and the turmoil of unrequited affections. We’ve got sweet and sometimes sour sojourns from Belle & Sebastian-infused ‘80s Glasgow to earth-orbiting satellites, with animated grandpas falling head over heels at first sight and romance transcending language back in London. Programmed by Philip Ilson 92’

This programme contains references to suicide

Curzon Soho

99 Shaftesbury Avenue
W1D 5DY
Peak Adult £16.90 / Off-peak Adult £12.50 / Concessions available

Access

Please find all access information here, or drop a line to Helen MacKenzie at access@shortfilms.org.uk for more information or special requests.

  • THE PURPLE VIDEO

    Halina Kliem 4 mins (DE, 2019)

    Loop or Closing Credits? The Purple Video explores themes of gender, sexuality, love and social issues through a female narrative of the classical melodrama.
  • DARKEST VALENTINE

    Kathrin Steinbacher 3 mins (UK, 2018)

    Love has many very dark sides. It is best to whisper them very quietly to ourselves – and those who are ready to listen.
  • RUSHES

    Benedict Cohen 6 mins (UK, 2019)

    Two ex-lovers fall for each other again while working on a CGI motion capture shoot.
  • SQUARE ONE

    Emily Jo Sargent 12 mins (UK, 2019)

    A semi-autobiographical film about the writer/director's experiences of being in a closeted relationship. And of using fishing as a way to avoid sex.
  • OLVE

    Andrew Twyman 10 mins (UK, 2019)

    Olve follows the story of Him, a young Nigerian kid who has just moved to London. One day he meets Nikki and falls head over heels, the only problem, they don't speak the same language.
  • SPACE FLOWER

    Pam Covington 13 mins (US, 2018)

    A young woman longs for a forbidden love.
  • ABSCENCE

    Alex Goddard 2 mins (UK, 2018)

    A story of heartbreak and a big snake.
  • SOMETIMES, I THINK ABOUT DYING

    Stefanie Abel Horowitz 13 mins (US, 2018)

    Fran is thinking about dying, but a man in the office might want to date her.
  • JEALOUS ALAN

    Martin Clark 16 mins (UK, 2019)

    When Alan discovers his best friend Stuart and Angela are secretly dating, jealousy drives him to destroy the relationship and wrestle with where his passions really lay.
  • A FRIEND

    Christopher Simon 8 mins (UK, 2019)

    After being picked on by bullies one day waiting for the school bus – in full view of his crush - Charlie, an overweight 12-year-old boy, decides to take control of his life and buy some hair dye to change his look.
  • GRANDAD WAS A ROMANTIC

    Maryam Mohajer 5 mins (UK, 2019)

    My grandad was a romantic. He once saw a picture of my granny and realised that she was the love of his life, until one day he decided to go meet my granny.