NEW SHORTS: Lost In Translation
Mon 15 Jan 18:30 Curzon Soho
We’re more hyperconnected than ever, yet struggling with a disconnect we can’t put our finger on. These shorts probe human interaction and modern camaraderie, complex in real life and lost to the ether - from the refugee experience to the collectivity of dance, the Euro 2016 to the Great Exhibition of 1851. Watch out for Lenny Henry (Comic Strip…, Broadchurch) in Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote and Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) in Oksijan. 100 mins
JOY IN PEOPLE
Oscar Hudson 15 mins
A man seeks happiness & belonging in the company of the largest crowds he can find.
Christina Yianni 14 mins
Set in 1905. A young girl lives an insular life with her widowed mother with only her dollshouse for company. She sees the world through the filter of her mother's eyes until the arrival of her mysterious aunt and cousin. The sensual mother and daughter set her onto a path of self-awakening when she discovers how dangerous a simple game of child's play can be.
DEAR MR SHAKESPEARE
Shola Amoo 6 mins
An exploration of Shakespeare's intentions when writing Othello, exploring the play's racial themes in a historical and contemporary setting and drawing wider parallels between immigration and blackness in the UK today.
THEY LIVE IN FORESTS, THEY ARE EXTREMELY SHY
Saeed Taji Farouky 3 mins
They Live in Forests, They Are Extremely Shy tells the fictionalised story of an Indigenous Australian man invited to London for the Colonial Exhibition of 1886. The guests see him as part-dignitary and part-novelty. He plays the "good native", until a chance encounter forces him to decide whether to live his life with diplomacy or authenticity.
Michael Mante 4 mins
A krump dancer performs amidst the within his degraded home in this surreal art exploration of identity, classism and racism.
HOPE DIES LAST
Ben Price 8 mins
A Polish political prisoner cuts the hair of a German officer.
Alastair Cummings 8 mins
A down on his luck labourer finds a friend in a seemingly abandoned dog.
Will Webb / Phoebe Nightingale 5 mins
A pregnant woman reminisces on her childhood, and wonders how she will bring up her own children without her late mother's guidance.
SOME SWEET OBLIVIOUS ANTIDOTE
Christiana Ebohon 15 mins
When 13 year old Ivie starts speaking in Shakespearean verse her mother takes her to church to be ‘cured’. But when Ivie calls the Paster a vile toad her mother seeks professional help. A therapist with an equally encyclopaedic knowledge of the bard engages Ivie in a Shakespeare face-off on the stage of the National Theatre and the reasons for Ivie’s obsession are uncovered.
Edward Watts 19 mins
The true story of Ahmad, a seven-year old Afghan refugee who's trapped in the back of a refrigerated lorry along with fourteen other refugees trying to reach the UK, when the air inside begins to run out. As the other men’s efforts to escape fail, it falls to Ahmad to save them all. Starring Ella Purnell.