INTERNATIONAL SHORTS – PROGRAM 1
An insight into the complexity of our existence, this collection of remarkable films shows the extraordinary resilience and courage of people in impossible situations.
Chrisophe M. Saber / Switzerland / 2014 / 12 mins / French, German, Arabic, Italian with English subtitles / Narrative
A disagreement between father and child snowballs out of control in a corner store filled with representatives of Switzerland’s multicultural society.
Alexander Farah / Canada / 2014 / 14 mins / Farsi and English with English subtitles / Narrative
A nuanced dramatisation of the cultural clashes between immigrant parents and their children, as teenager Sahar rebels against her father for the last time.
Megha Ramaswamy / India / 2014 / 8 mins / Hindi with English subtitles / Documentary
“I bet you see many people on this route, but we have memorable faces.” A beautiful and haunting look at acid burn attack survivors.
Thomas Kruithof / France / 2012 / 14 mins / French with English subtitles / Narrative
A tense window into the world of France’s detention centres, where lives are paperwork and empathetic caseworkers are constantly fighting losing battles.
ABAN + KHORSHID
Darwin Serink / Iran and USA / 2014 /13 mins / Persian with English subtitles / Narrative
In an unnamed country, two men await a dreadful punishment for the crime of loving each other.
Elizabeth Lo / USA / 2014 / 8 mins / English with English subtitles / Documentary
The No. 22 bus is the only 24-hour bus route in Silicon Valley, California, and is used as overnight shelter by the area’s homeless.
THE LION’S MOUTH OPENS
Lucy Walker / USA / 2014 / 28 mins / English / Documentary
Marianna is awaiting a diagnosis that could irrevocably change her life – a test to find out whether she has the gene that leads to Huntington’s Disease.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.