ACID RAIN, Dir. Tomek Popakul
New Shorts

NEW SHORTS: U OK hun?

16:30 Sat 18 Jan 2020

Regent Street Cinema

A cross-section of the various lives circulating Web 2.0 - from the mire of the Amazon comments section, through the hyper-connectivity of online adolescence and into the secret depths of BDSM cyberspace.

These shorts dig into the subjective realities that occur between the banalities of the day-to-day and those same experiences distilled through the ether. Digital textures and acid-hued animations take on broken hearts, loneliness and the tricksy dynamics of tight-knit subcultures. Programmed by Philip Ilson. 96’


This programme contains attempted suicide.

Regent Street Cinema

309 Regent St, Marylebone
W1B 2UW
0207 911 5050
Adult £12 / Concessions £11

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.

  • TONI_WITH_AN_I

    Marco Alessi 12 mins (UK, 2019)

    Thirteen-year-old Toni doesn’t fit in at school. One day, after her situation takes a dive, the internet unexpectedly comes to save her.
  • PINK POOL

    Milda Baginskaitė 11 mins (UK, 2019)

    When no one shows up at her birthday party, eighteen-year-old Agnès makes all the wrong choices in a tragedy that tells a story of a girl obsessed with self-image and social media, whilst fighting the two demons that shadow youth - anxiety and loneliness.
  • JANITOR OF LUNACY

    Umi Ishihara 12 mins (UK, 2019)

    A young woman descends into a digital wormhole by means of her obsession with a BDSM account run by an unknown user.
  • IF YOU NEVER ANSWERED X

    Daniel McKee 6 mins (UK, 2019)

    Following the activity of a missing person's phone, connectivity and loss in the 21st century are presented through the prism of notifications appearing on a phone screen.
  • AMAZONIA

    Dominic Hicks 8 mins (UK, 2019)

    Amazonia is a triptych of twisted tales about alienation and obsession based on real reviews from amazon.com.
  • MY SWEET PRINCE

    Jason Bradbury 12 mins (UK, 2019)

    Alcopops. VHS tapes. Cigarettes. Boys. MSN Messenger. Placebo. This is the Isle of Wight, 2003 and Tommy is searching for connection in the advent of the internet age.
  • ZEBEDY'S CULT

    Daniel Fletcher 10 mins (UK, 2018)

    On call like a drug dealer and travelling around in his pimped out rickshaw, across a desolate landscape of old industrial architecture and forgotten countryside, agony uncle Zebedy offers advice and love to various strange and colourful characters who need his help.
  • ACID RAIN

    Tomek Popakul 25 mins (PL, 2019)

    Somewhere in Eastern Europe, Young runs away from her depressing hometown. Her early enthusiasm about the hitchhike out of town dissapates when she finds herself in the city outskirts in the middle of the night, until she meets Skinny and sets off on a journey with no destination.