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New Shorts #5: TEENAGE GIRLS GO CRAZY!
Sat 5 Jan 18:15 ICA, Screen 1
Wild girls go through their young lives with a cloud of dust and mayhem in their wake, as they find their way to adulthood. A selection of films that are both hard hitting and bittersweet in equal measures, while pulling no punches. Watch out for Thomas Turgoose in KISS and a soundtrack by NO AGE in THE LIGHTS AND THEN THE NOISE.
Total: 107 min
Jeroen Bogaert 21 mins
Mila, a 12-year-old rebellious girl has a secret crush on her 40 year old neighbour and coach, Sam. When Mila finds out that he's moving away to Italy for at least a year, she conceives the plan to go with him.
Anastasia Kirillova 22 mins
A modern day rites of passage tale of Agnes, a 12 year-old girl, whose spontaneous journey into the woods one evening, leads her to discover the uncertain world of adolescent relationships, unraveling in the midst of nocturnal nature, in all it’s magical ambiguity.
Muriel d'Ansembourg 24 mins
Two teenage girls head into London town on a secret night out, dressed way beyond their years and oozing a sexuality they barely own. Once on the street they find themselves pushed to extremes and the boundaries between innocent play and dangerous seduction start to blur.
Cathy Brady 20 mins
The funfair is in town for one last night and for Laura and Claire it’s their last chance to impress the boy on the waltzers. But with Laura’s younger brother in tow the evening soon spirals out of control.
LIGHTS AND THEN THE NOISE, THE
Mathy & Fran 5 mins
Sneaking out of her bedroom window at night, a young girl encounters an unearthly happening. A sci-fi music short featuring Californian punk band No Age. Produced by award winning shorts company Pico Pictures.
Rankin Waddell 3 mins
Rachael' is a humorous, cinematic snapshot observing the early morning routine of a post-war British family. Mum makes breakfast. Dad reads the paper. Samantha tries to get ready for work but her sister, Rachael, is hogging the bathroom. Soon we see that Rachael, although young, is not as innocent as her parents might hope. Penned by the acclaimed writer Irvine Welsh, and directed by renowned photographer Rankin, 'Rachael' captures a surprising portrait of a family in post-war Britain. The cast include Shaun Dooley ('The Woman in Black', 'Red Riding'), Holliday Grainger ('Bel Ami', 'Jane Eyre'), Maxine Peake ('Shameless', 'Little Dorrit'), and newcomer Suki Alice Waterhouse.
Edward Bishop 12 mins
When Laura hears that her boyfriend, Sam may have cheated on her, it tips her life upside down. She attempts to return it to normal – meeting with Sam and testing his feelings for her – but soon realises that doubt, once seeded, is not so easy to uproot.